North Dakota Department of Agriculture
BISMARCK – Garlic, veggies, lefse, baked goods, canned goods, mushrooms, honey and more will be on sale Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the 16th annual North Dakota Farmers Market Day at the Capitol.
“There’s no better way to celebrate National Farmers Market Week than to buy North Dakota grown or raised products directly from the farmer or rancher,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “It’s a great time to discover what’s in season in North Dakota, and support our farmers and ranchers.”
Farmers, ranchers and Pride of Dakota companies from across the state will participate in the market, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the west parking lot of the state Capitol building off Fourth Street. Attendees are asked to follow the one-way directional signs as they move through the market.
Lunch will be available from Fireflour Pizza using local ingredients.
The free, public event is sponsored by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA), the Council of State Employees and the North Dakota Farmers Market and Growers Association, as part of a nationwide weeklong celebration of farmers markets.
“National Farmers Market Week recognizes the growing importance and awareness of farmers markets across the nation,” Goehring said. “North Dakota has more than 40 farmers markets and there are more than 8,600 farmers markets in the U.S. offering farm-fresh and affordable products.”
Goehring said the NDDA supports farmers markets, food co-ops, community-supported agriculture (CSAs), community orchards, roadside stands and pick-your-own produce businesses in the state. Most of these are listed on the Local Foods Directory Map, created by NDDA and available at www.nd.gov/ndda/NDLFMAP.