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Local Food Contest Needs Taste-Testers

Kingfield Farmers Market's veggie bake-off is Sunday.

With food trucks and great farmers, Southwest Minneapolis' three farmers markets are always a place to find great food. But this weekend, you'll get to do so for free, with the annual veggie bake-off.

Entries can be savory, they can be sweet, but all must have one or more kinds of vegetables in them. Taste-testers should show up at 10:30 a.m.to sample and vote on who gets two $25 gift cards to the . Want to make something for the event? Email asstmgr@kingfieldfarmersmarket.org. 

If you just want to go to the market for food, here's what you can expect:

Look for watermelons and cantaloupe this week, as well as apples and pears.  In the veggie department, there'll be tomatoes, peppers (bell, sweet, and hot), cukes, okra, sweet corn, leeks, summer squash, eggplant, greens, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, and even some artichokes!

The will have the good folks from the Cooks of Crocus Hill, plus: 

As usual, find all your favorites: eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, beets, wax beans, cantaloupe, watermelon, salad greens, kales, peppers of all sorts, chard, basil, many varieties of onions, garlic, cabbages, broccoli, zucchini and, of course, sweet corn!

Last but not least, here's what you'll find at the :

Watermelon + tomatoes + basil = Robin Asbell, chef & author of Big Vegan will be at the market on Sunday cooking up something delicious and refreshing!

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