Food & Drink

Food Preservation

U of M Extension Master Gardener volunteers are eager to share research-based gardening best practices that promote healthy landscapes, healthy foods, and healthy lives with the people in their community. Learn how to save, store, and preserve seasonal fruits and vegetables to enjoy the best flavors and highest for as long as possible. This class introduces participants to the many different methods of food preservation.

Instructor: Ramsey County Master Gardener

Cost: $5/free for co-op owners Read more about Food Preservation

How to Cook Kale

Join River Market Co-op and Maggie Wescott, chef/recipe creator/writer at for a virtual cooking class featuring kale. Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around and one way to be sure to enjoy outstanding nutrition and flavor from kale is to cook it properly. You'll want to include kale as one of the cruciferous vegetables you eat on a regular basis if you want to receive the fantastic health benefits provided by the cruciferous vegetable family. Read more about How to Cook Kale

Paris in the 20's Dinner

Paris in the 20's - Saturday April 18th

6.00 : Social Hour Hors D'oeuvres:

Plateau des fromages (French Cheese & Fruit platter)

Pâté du Printemps (pâté of young spring vegetables)

Pâté de Truites fumées Star Praire (smoked Trout pâté)

7.00 : Plated Dinner Read more about Paris in the 20's Dinner

Chilly Chili Fest

Join the South Uptown neighborhood at this annual fundraising chili festival. Hot chili and fixings will be served—vegetarian options available—along with drinks and desserts. Bid in the silent auction and get the chance to win a door prize. All proceeds will go to support the Joyce Uptown Food Shelf. All ages. 612.370.4907 Read more about Chilly Chili Fest

2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival

The Winter Carnival is back for 2020! This year’s events will include ice carvings, merchandise and food sales, music and much more. Bring out the whole family and come join the fun at the recently renovated Rice Park and Landmark Center. This all-day event will be a fun time for everyone in the winter months. All ages.  Read more about 2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Afton Strawberry Festival & Marketplace

The Afton Strawberry Festival & Marketplace 2020 will be celebrated in the historic village of Afton, MN. The festival honors the long & rich heritage of strawberry crops grown in the area since the 1800s. This FREE 2 day outdoor celebration will feature a blend of 80+ artists showcasing & selling their good sand a business expo. Great food, live music, & fun activities for the entire family. Read more about Afton Strawberry Festival & Marketplace


Celebrate locally brewed beer with the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild this winter. Sample the wares of over 90 breweries in a festive party atmosphere, pair your unlimited samples with specially crafted small plates and enjoy live entertainment. Ages 21 and up. Read more about Winterfest


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