Minneapolis Farmers Market – Fresh & Local Radio Show
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of farmers markets – what’s not to love? – and the Minneapolis Farmers Market in particular because it’s my “home” market. I shop there every week, most weeks two or more times, loading up on all of my favorite fruits, vegetables, and local meats and cheeses. The market represents everything I love about cooking and food – best ingredients, local growers, seasonal bounty. (In fact, when food is this good – syrupy strawberries, warm tomatoes, fragrant basil, soft cheeses, rich honey – you don’t even need to cook. But shhh, don’t tell readers of this blog…)
I love to go on the weekends, when the scene is like a smaller, healthier version of the Minnesota State Fair – throngs of people from all over the world, eating, shopping, watching cooking demonstrations, buying flowers, listening to music, all wrapped in the smoky perfume of grilling brats and sweet corn. Slightly chaotic. Excellent people watching. Pure summer.
But I love shopping on weekdays too, the yin to the weekend’s yang. It’s mostly produce during the week, quiet as an eggplant, with easy parking and a calm, peaceful vibe. I whip in and out of there in 10 minutes, loaded down with enough produce to feed an army. Or my family. If weekends are energizing, weekdays are relaxing.
Needless to say, I’m very excited (and honored) to chat with Susan Berkson on the Minneapolis Farmer Market’s Fresh & Local radio show tomorrow morning. Tune in to AM 950 if you’re up and at ’em around 8 a.m., sipping coffee, kicking back and planning your gorgeous summer Saturday. (If you miss it, or are out of range, you can listen later in the week off the MFM/Fresh & Local website.)
See you at the market!
Update: the interview is up, have a listen to Saturday, August 7, Part III, and the tail end of Part IV. I had a great time!