Upcoming Events

Check this out and circle these 2017 dates on your calendar now!!

Spearfish Farmers Market is open every week between June 3, 2017 and October 30, 2017, from 9:00 am to noon, at Brady Park which is located at the corner of Grant Street and Meier Avenue. We have a variety of vendors who bring their arts and craft: jewelry, pottery, jewel cases, and furniture. There are baked goods, honey, jams, jellies, relishes and salsas, beef, farm fresh eggs and, of course, fresh produce, from places like Lookout Gardens and Moonrise Mountain Ranch and Good Earth Natural Foods. 

* * ***** Contact: (605) 642-4932 or mwkyte@spe.midcpo.net * * *


Black Hills Farmers Market...Master Gardeners will be at the market to answer questions Saturday mornings beginning the first Saturday in June.  New locations for the market within Rapid City have been talked about during recent months. Keeping the market consumer-friendly is always helpful, according to a recent article

Here is the schedule of Master Gardeners who will be at the Market to answer food/gardening questions, usually from 9:00 to 12:00 on Saturday market days.





19 Cathie Draine, Anna Seefeldt

26 Theresa Nordin, Vaud Oberlander, Mel Glover


2 Cathie Draine

9 Harley and Joann Paulson

16Theresa Nordin





Drowning In Tomatoes? Try Something Different This Year.


If you’re a home gardener about to drowned in tomatoes rolling in off the vines and demanding to be consumed before they go bad, hang on. Here comes a life preserver.

I chop up a small bowlful of fresh very ripe tomatoes, add chopped red onion or scallions, minced garlic, chopped fresh basil, and extra-virgin olive oil.  I sometimes add Kalamata olives. I make this dish in the morning and let it set on the kitchen table all day. By evening meal time, the flavors have melded nicely, and I serve it over hot cooked spaghetti noodles and top it with fresh grated parmesan for an easy meal on a hot summer day.

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