Farmers market readies for June 17 opening

3 Jun 2021


With the pandemic receding, the Elk River Farmers Market will return in 2021 with all the bells and whistles people have become accustomed to — plus a few new ones.

The market opens Thursday, June 17, in the northwest corner of the parking lot behind Kemper Drug in downtown Elk River.

The market will be open Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. through Oct. 7.

More than 40 vendors are signed up to participate this year — a full slate with more on a waiting list.

Karen Wingard, market coordinator for the city of Elk River, said people can expect to find plenty of vegetables, bedding plants, flowers, chicken, pork, beef, eggs, cheese, bread, berries, herbs, maple syrup, honey, jam, soap, CBD products, hot sauce, salsa, candles, coffee, pickles, lemonade, kettle corn, hand-crafted items and more. Many of the vendors are returning and some are new.

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