Food & Drink published Sept. 22, 2022

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Sep. 22—WILLMAR — There will be a free Shuttle Bus to all the Willmar farmers markets on Sept. 24.

The shuttles will run from 8 a.m. to noon.

A CCT bus will pick up from the following locations: the High Rise-Lakeland Apartments, Highland Apartments, Becker Bus Station, Fifth Street Southwest Bus Stop, Dana Heights Bus Stop and Cardinal Apartments.

Patrons can shop and socialize at each of the following farmers market locations: the Robbins Island market, the Highway 12 market in the parking lot near American Door Works and the market in the Uptown Mall parking lot near Kohls.

Funding is provided by Vision 2040 Health and Wellness Committee.

The full schedule is on the Mid-Minnesota Development Commission's Facebook page in a post dated Sept. 9.

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

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

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

WILLMAR — Advance registration is required for all the classes, register online at

or in person at Jefferson Learning Center.

Halloween cookie decorating: Oct. 20, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Jefferson Learning Center, for kindergarten through fifth grade with instructor Charlene Bzdok. Spooky, Halloween-themed cookies will be decorated, with some to bring home and a class activity while the cookies are drying. Limited space available. Additional cooking classes will be held Nov. 4 and Nov. 23.

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

, 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.

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