Food & Drink
Break a Plate to Help Dino's Celebrate!
The growing season has officially started. Stop by the Central Park parking lot between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. any Sunday between June 15 and October 26 to stock up on locally-grown meat, vegetables, fruits, flowers and bakery items. Talk to the growers who labor in the fields while the kids play a match-the-vegetable game. As an added plus, the kids get to take home whatever veggies they match and turn them into a yummy recipe suggested by the St. Paul Growers Association. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Woodbury Area Prayer Breakfast team asks a leader to speak on his or her faith and religious journey every year. Mark Crea, the CEO of Feed My Starving Children, will talk on his experiences. Breakfast will be served. Doors open at 6:15 a.m. 651.366.9771.
The first May Day celebrations date back before Christian times. Today, May poles and May Day baskets are commonplace. It calls for a day to dress up, at least in Woodbury. Young girls invite your moms, grandmothers, aunts, friends, sisters; any and all significant women figures are welcome. Festivities include a tea tasting, bingo, a craft and a photo opportunity. Bring your own teacup and camera. 651.714.3583.
Afton House Inn holds a festive wine dinner each month. Each focuses on cuisine from different regions. Head on over to the Inn this month for its March option and feast on a delectable meal, complete with to-die-for wine pairings. If you aren’t feeling up to the drive after dinner, book a reservation in one of the inn’s 25 rooms. Check the website for a full menu listing and prices. 651.436.8883.
Tour some of the area’s finest B&B establishments while sampling tasty chocolate samples. Learn the differences of these residences in the St. Croix River Valley before booking a stay. Each Sunday showcases different B&B spots and multiple local historic locations. Also bring a non-perishable food item for a local food shelf. Visit the website for that day’s featured locations. Bed and Breakfasts of the St. Croix River Valley; 651.436.8883.
Avoid the hustle and bustle and treat your sweetheart a few days early. Visit Afton House Inn for a romantic evening featuring an chef prepared dinner and wine. Afton House Inn encourages its guests to be safe: If you aren’t up for the drive after dinner, book a reservation in one of its 25 rooms. Check the website or call for menu listings and prices. 651.436.8883.