Farmers’ Markets open for the seasonFarmers’ markets in Superior open for the season June 4 at the Barker’s Island and June 8 at the Superior Public Library.
Farmers’ markets in Superior open for the season June 4 at the Barker’s Island and June 8 at the Superior Public Library.
Barker’s Island Farmers’ Market runs 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday near the SS Meteor.
The library market runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday in the parking lot north of the library, 1530 Tower Ave.
“In spite of the cool weather, we’re ready to get the markets open,” said Sue Ann Dumke, market manager. Early season produce includes fresh spring greens, scallions, Swiss chard, kale, and spinach. Eggs from free range chickens will be available and customers will be able to order pasture raised chicken.
“The maple syrup season this year was long and late, but very productive and of excellent quality,” Dumke said.
Customers may expect an ample supply at the markets along with homemade seasonal jams, mustards and other condiments.
“We have a couple of local beekeepers who produce beautiful honey, which everyone looks forward to,” she said.
Coffee and baked goods can be enjoyed while browsing the booths. Perennial and annual plants, herbs and garden art create a colorful display.
Both markets are managed by the Douglas County Farmers’ Market Association and are open every Saturday and Wednesday through October, rain or shine.
All products at the markets are locally grown, raised or made. For information, call Dumke at (715) 372-8441.