Food & Drink Published July 14, 2022 – West Central Tribune

Willmar – Pre-registration required for all classes, call 320-262-5288.

Cooking with Riley – Salads: July 16, 2 p.m., $30. Make a Japanese soba noodles salad and a spicy Chinese cucumber salad. The soba has honey soy sauce and the option of adding different vegetables. Spicy Cucumber Salad has many different variations, and the class will make Chinese-style mashed cucumber salad. Both are great summer dishes.

Litchfield: 1-5 p.m. Thursday, 4th Street Community Market on the north side of Central Park

Benson: 3 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Main Street Railroad Park

Montevideo: 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Smith Park opposite City Hall

Wilmar: 6:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, American Door Works on US Highway 12 East

Wilmar: 7 a.m. to Saturday noon, Uptown Wilmar car park next to Aldi

New London: From 8 a.m. to Saturday noon, Holm Park

Montevideo: From 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Smith Park is across from City Hall

Glenwood: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, parking lot south of the Bob County Museum on State Highway 104

Paynesville: From 9 a.m. to Saturday noon, the corner of James Street and Augusta Street downtown

Wilmar: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Robbins Island

Cemeteries: 3-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pillsbury Park Shelter

Glenwood: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, parking lot south of the Pope County Museum

Paynesville: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, the corner of James Street and Augusta Street downtown

Wilmar: 11-5pm on Wednesdays, Uptown Wilmar car park next to Aldi

Bird Island: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, the north side of City Park on Dogwood Street between Main Street and Sixth Street

Willmar – Becker Market offers several ways to buy locally grown foods. The store is part of Fabulous Finds, 414 Becker Ave. SW, downtown Willmar, and is open 10am-5:30pm on weekdays and 10am-2pm on Saturdays. It is partnering with nine other markets by renovating the countryside to gather farmers’ market produce.

summer season online Customers can buy a variety of local foods online at, and pick up between 4 and 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Delivery available at Wilmar. The open order cycle starts at 8 AM on Friday and ends at 6 PM on Tuesday.

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