Capitol farmers market

The sixth annual North Dakota Farmers Market Day at the Capitol is set for next Wednesday.

In conjunction with National Farmers Market Week, the public can buy fresh-picked fruit and vegetables, meet the growers and get recipes and tips on buying produce, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said.

Vendors from across the state will participate in the market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the top of the Capitol loop on the south lawn.

Aviands Capitol Cafe will offer $5 brown bag lunches featuring local products. Entrees include either a turkey club wrap or roasted vegetable wrap, accompanied by a bag of chips, a cookie, an apple or orange, and a bottle of water.

Local singer-songwriter Mike Swenson will perform from noon to 1 p.m., and fresh vegetables will be grilled on-site for sampling during market hours.

The market is free and open to the public.

In a news release, Goehring said the event and week recognize the growing importance and awareness of farmers markets across the nation. The U.S. now has more than 3,800 farmers markets, he said.

More information about North Dakota farmers markets, including times and locations, can be found on the North Dakota Farmers Market and Growers Association website at