Food & Drink published March 23, 2023

The food and drink classes calendar is published weekly on Thursdays. Email submissions to by noon Monday.

Serving platter of fruit, crackers, sausage and dip.

Willmar Community Center

WILLMAR β€” Advance registration is required for all the classes by calling 320-262-5288 or register online at .

Community Kitchen β€” Salsa with Homemade Chips: April 27, 3:30 p.m., $8. Make salsa and chips for Cinco de Mayo. Advance registration required by April 24.

Willmar Community Education

WILLMAR β€” Advance registration is required for all the classes, register online at or in person at Jefferson Learning Center.

Crazy cake pops: April 24, 5:30 to 7 p.m., $35, Jefferson Learning Center, kindergarten through fifth grade, instructor Charlene Bzdok. Learn how to read a recipe and follow directions to make cake pops, learn how to use candy melts and review kitchen safety. There will be some to bring home. Limited space available.

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Becker Market

WILLMAR β€” Becker Market is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fabulous Finds, 414 Becker Ave. S.W., downtown Willmar. It participates with nine other markets through Renewing The Countryside to aggregate farmers market products. It also is part of the Real Food Hub that offers year-round weekly delivery of local produce via subscriptions at .

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 or phone 320-214-4341.
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