Still Looking for Fresh Local Food?

Still looking for locally-grown food? Two of our vendors will be selling from their farms today:

Valley View Farm – 741 Shoreview Heights Rd, 9am-noon – pumpkins, corn stalks, jalapeno jelly, apple pie filling, caramel apples, cut flowers, kale, lemon cucumbers

New Song Farm – 1971 Waldo Rd, 10am-3pm – pumpkins, squash, carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, hot pepper jelly, apple butter

2nd Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 21, 2013 – 9am-noon at Band Shell Park

Celebrate harvest season at the Two Harbors Farmers Market!

  • Live music
  • Farm animal petting zoo
  • Harvest themed photo area
  • Drawing for a market basket, including one item from each vendor. $1 suggested donation to benefit the local food shelf.
  • Collection box for the local food shelf. Bring food from your garden or purchase fresh food from the market to donate.
2nd Annual Harvest Fest

2nd Annual Harvest Fest

Meet the 2013 Market Vendors

Meet some of the 2013 market vendors and organizers!
Thank you to Caitlin Nelson from GnarFoodz for the photos!

New Song Farm

New Song Farm: New Song Farm is a small family farm owned by Dan & Monica Highmark. They grow and sell vegetables, flowers, apples, and berries.

Alex, Bianca, Heather, Brian

Alex, Bianca, Heather, Brian: Locally grown produce, bunnies, red wiggler worms, and farmers market organizers.

Valley View Farm

Valley View Farm: Valley View Farm is a 100 acre hobby farm 2 miles west of Two Harbors. We have lived on our farm for 15 1/2 years and have raised beefalo for about 6 years. We also raise chickens, turkeys and pork on a small scale for ourselves and a few others all free of steroids, antibiotics and hormones. We also grow as many vegetables as possible. We strive to produce as much healthy, home grown meat, eggs and veggies as we can, all done naturally. I also enjoy crafting and creating items for the garden.


GnarFoodz: We are a collection of young people looking to change the world through food.  We support local and sustainable food systems and believe in the importance of personal health and wellness.   Currently, we operate a handful of organic gardening plots throughout Duluth and practice only sustainable farming methods.  We also make some unique healthy snacks!

Saw Tooth Apple Orchard

Sawtooth Apple Orchard: Locally grown, chemically free apples in a sustainable environment.

Upcycled and hand crafted items.

Kim: Upcycled and hand crafted items.

JP Veggies

Dave & Judy Peterson with garlic and seasonal fresh vegetables.

Harvest season at the market








Tables are piled with produce! Come get fresh zucchini, heirloom tomatoes, Minnesota kiwi, pumpkins, squash, apples and more! Pet a cute baby bunny 😉

Summer’s bounty as close as your farmers’ market

The Two Harbors Farmers Market was recently featured in the Lake County News Chronicle.

See the original article here.

seed bombs

Bianca Seay, of Silver Creek Institute, holds seed bombs she’s made from flower and vegetable seeds and soil. She sells them at the Two Harbors Farmers’ Market. Seay says the bombs are thrown into a green space at random. She calls it a form “guerrilla gardening.”

New Song Farm

Monica Highmark of New Song Farm refills her basket of green beans at the Two Harbors Farmers’ Market in Thomas Owens Park Saturday morning. She also sells a variety of cut flowers, homemade jams and baked goods. Most market days she has fresh chicken eggs for sale, too.

Silver Creek Institute

Blanca Seay and Alex Deters of Silver Creek Institute are just two of the farmers and craftspeople who sell the fruits of their labor at the two Harbors Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturdays.

Gnar Foods

Melissa Borer and Kevin Hard sold their homemade Gnarfoods granola, honey, maple syrup, wild rice and produce at the Two Harbors Farmers’ Market. The pair grow vegetables on four plots in Duluth and are part of a community of other area growers and harvesters.


Kim Svaboda recycles and repurposes clothing and vintage linens. Here she shows a vest she designed from items purchased at thrift and resale shops. She also makes reusable grocery bags and a variety of other items.

Among the many vendors were Kim Swartout and two of her four children selling produce they grow at Valleyview Farm. So far the season’s yield has been small, but Swartout is cautiously optimistic.

“My gardens are finally producing something. I’m so afraid we’re going to get hit with a frost, but I’m so excited that it’s a nice day,” she said. In addition to vegetables, she has raised beefalo for six years and has a waiting list of customers who buy the high protein, low-fat, low-cholesterol meat.

Monica Highmark of New Song Farm in Two Harbors, had a broad array of colorful jars of jam, with beans, lettuce,swiss chard, tomatoes and bright yellow sunflowers from her gardens. She also sells eggs and baked goods. Her busy stall was a one-stop-shop for the season’s treasures.

Sawtooth Apple Cooperative members, Susan and Kristiana Jordan, were selling apple garlands and caramel treats among other items. In years past cooperative members would be awaiting the apple harvest and looking forward to pressing cider. This year, however, the late frost froze the apple blossoms, said Susan Jordan, reducing the amount of fruit, but not the group’s enthusiasm. She said coop members will press the fruit they have at harvest time. The coop was founded by Jan Errickson and her late partner, Marek Fuller, who passed away in March.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Errickson said of this year’s sparse crop, “everyone says the trees are mourning him. I’m hoping we can at least press once because it’s just so much fun.”

Kim Svaboda who lives just south of Two Harbors, displayed repurposed clothing items at her booth. Her unique pieces include t-shirts made into reusable grocery bags and denim vests redesigned to include vintage linen elements.

“I don’t like to throw things away,” she said, adding that she buys the bulk of her materials from Savers and Goodwill and enjoys the creative process, as well as the social aspects of the weekly gathering of crafters, farmers and community members. Svaboda shares her booth with paper artist, Carol Svihla, who makes themed greeting cards. She creates collages of words and images, many with humorous, but inspirational messages for women battling breast cancer.

Katya Gordon, who recently returned from a year-long sail to the Caribbean with her family, now sells her homemade breads at the market and would like to turn her love of the loaf into a money-making


“My goal is to be a weekly bread seller. I’m hoping to have a home business,” she said, adding that her breads appeal to customers who appreciate healthy whole-grain loaves.

Two Harbors Farmers’ Market organizer Heather Jellum said the roster of vendors has increased, as has the number of customers.

“It’s been great this season. There are more customers and repeat customers this year. We’re getting more vegetables now and it’s picking up,” she said. “We’re hoping to go into October if the weather holds out and we’ll be having a harvest festival the third week in October in the park.”

The Two Harbors Farmers’ Market takes place Saturdays from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. For more information, visit the website at where you’ll also find information about other markets and resources.

Farmers’ Market Shopping Tips

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of shopping at the market.

  • Go to the market EARLY. There is a better selection.
  • Farmers’ Markets are outdoors. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
  • Bring a stroller or wagon for your child or children. It can also be useful for storing your purchases.
  • Bring a cloth bag or wire fold-able cart to carry your produce.
  • If driving make sure you keep track of your car keys.
  • Walk through the entire market before you buy. Make a list of what you want, then return to those vendors to make your purchases.
  • Bring change and smaller denominations of money as each farmer is an individual business. Some farmers will accept checks but cash is preferred.
  • If you have questions about certain fruits or vegetables ask the farmer. Most will be happy to tell you how it was grown and cared for and how to make the best selection. Many will even share a favorite recipe!
  • Bargaining is not recommended but asking to buy smaller amounts is acceptable. Most farmers will divide amounts.
  • HINT: Some of the best tasting fruits and vegetables are the least appealing to the eye.


Opening Day of the 2013 Market

Thank you to all the visitors and vendors for coming to the market today! We had a great time despite the cool, foggy, rainy weather.
Produce and local goods from today’s market included:

  • Apple cider
  • Apple pie filling
  • Starter plants
  • Rhubarb
  • Parsnips
  • Leeks
  • Pickled veggies
  • Granola
  • Quality hand made canvas bags, clothing, dish cloths, coasters, barn wood signs, and more.

Check out these photos from the opening day!


2013 Market Season Begins this Saturday

Two Harbors Farmers MarketWe are excited to announce that Saturday, June 22 is the start of the 2013 Two Harbors Farmers Market! The market is open 9-12, rain or shine.

Stop by the market at our new central location, Band Shell Park. Meet local farmers and producers. Find out what’s growing and being produced in the area. Coffee and cookies will be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!

2013 Market Location & Information

We are pleased to announce that the Two Harbors Farmers Market has a new location for the 2013 market season. The market will be located at Thomas Owens Park (Band Shell Park), on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 6th Street.

Thomas Owens Bandshell Park

The market will be opening on Saturday, June 22nd.

Hours are 9am-noon.