Did you know that Vadnais Heights has a farmers market?
On Wednesday afternoons in the summer, the St Paul Growers Association puts on the Vadnais Heights Farmers Market. From 2-6pm, vendors congregate in the parking lot of the Helene Houle Medical Center to sell their goods to people who work and live in the Vadnais Heights area. Because they like to eat a healthy diet, Dr. Tracy and her family to come to the market to find fresh produce and other great products. We found out about this while working with the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation. Dr. Tracy and other local healthcare providers have set up informational tables at the market, it’s a great, informal way to find out more about local caregivers.
Consider stopping by if you live or work in Vadnais Heights, it’s a convenient way to pick up some fresh, healthy food and to meet some of your neighbors. It’s also fun to get to know the vendors and see how their offerings change with the season. Bringing the kids to see this gives them a hands on way to learn about how food is grown. We think it’s great for them to understand that the food we eat doesn’t just show up on a grocer’s shelf. Produce from local growers is typically picked at the peak of ripeness since it doesn’t have to travel a long distance to get to you. Because of this, the flavors are great, and you can usually find things that are hard to find in stores.
These smaller markets depend on our support, so check out the Vadnais Heights Farmers Market and consider making it a part of your weekly routine. More information about this and other local markets can be found on the St Paul Farmers Market webpage or the City of Vadnais Heights webpage
Dr. Tracy took a shot of Mark picking up some tomato and herb plants for the garden. The plants look great, and they had varieties you can’t find at the big box stores! Our girls love helping to plant and water our little garden. We’re really getting excited to pick tomatoes that we grew ourselves!