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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Margaret Hart, Communications Coordinator
651.201.6131, Margaret.Hart@state.mn.us

New farmers market comes to State Capitol!

Capitol Farmers Market to open June 29

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A new farmers market with approximately 30 vendors is set to open next week near the Minnesota State Capitol. The Capitol Farmers Market is a satellite of the St. Paul Farmers Market and is expected draw hundreds of state employees with offices in and around the Capitol complex. Hours for the market, which is open to the public, will be 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. every Friday from June 29 through September 28.

The Capitol Farmers Market will feature plenty of fresh produce, including a wide variety of greens, fruits and vegetables for Capitol complex employees to purchase just in time for weekend cooking at home or at the cabin. Vendors will also offer meats, flowers and other products for sale throughout the summer growing season and into the fall.

Minnesota Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon says the market will provide state employees better access to fresh, healthy food.

“I’m pleased to welcome the vendors and shoppers to the Capitol Farmers Market this season,” said Prettner Solon. “It will offer more locally grown, healthy foods to employees and the public and more marketing opportunities for Minnesota’s farmers.”

The Capitol Farmers Market will be located along Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard directly south of the State Capitol.