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Food & Drink published Aug. 4, 2022

The food and drink classes and farmers markets calendar is published weekly on Thursdays. Email submissions to news@wctrib.com by noon Monday.

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Willmar Community Center

WILLMAR — Advance registration is required for all the classes, call 320-262-5288 .

Cooking With Riley — shrimp boil: Aug. 20, 2 p.m., $30. Enjoy making a mess in this one-pot meal enjoyed in the deep south. It includes baby potatoes; fresh, sweet summer corn; and shrimp. We’ll top everything off with herbs, spices and a delicious lemon garlic butter and make Mint Cucumber Lemonade. This month we are offering a BOGO option — bring your friend.

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The food and drink classes and farmers markets calendar is published weekly on Thursdays. Email submissions to news@wctrib.com by noon Monday.

Becker Market

WILLMAR — Becker Market offers several ways to buy locally grown food. The store is part of Fabulous Finds, 414 Becker Ave. S.W., downtown Willmar, and is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It participates with nine other markets through Renewing The Countryside to aggregate farmers market products.

Summer season online: Customers may purchase a variety of local foods online at openfoodnetwork.net/becker-market/shop , and pick up between 4 and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Delivery is available in Willmar. The open order cycle begins at 8 a.m. Friday and closes at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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Real Food Hub: Sign up for year-round weekly delivery of local produce to the region via subscription at realfoodhubmn.com .

Farmers Markets

Litchfield: 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Community Market on Fourth Street on the north side of Central Park

Benson: 3 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Railroad Park on Main Street

Montevideo: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Smith Park across from City Hall

Willmar: 6:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, American Door Works on U.S. Highway 12 East

Willmar: 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Uptown Willmar parking lot next to Aldi’s.

New London: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Holm Park

Montevideo: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Smith Park across from City Hall

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Glenwood: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, parking lot south of Pope County Museum on State Highway 104

Paynesville: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, corner of James Street and Augusta Avenue downtown

Willmar: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Robbins Island

Kerkhoven: 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pillsbury Park shelter

Glenwood: 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, parking lot south of Pope County Museum

Paynesville: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, corner of James Street and Augusta Avenue downtown

Willmar: 11 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Uptown Willmar parking lot next to Aldi’s

Bird Island: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, north side of city park on Dogwood Avenue between Main and Sixth Street

Related Topics: FOODFARMERS MARKET
Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at dmiddleton@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4341.
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