• Asparagus First Crop of the Season

    Aspargus Officinalis

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  • Air Show Inflatables

    Inflatables at FCM Air Expo July 11-12, Eden Prairie, MN 

  • Lobster

    Lemongrass Infused Grilled Lobster & Peaches

  • LocallyLaid Eggs
  • EP Hometown Celebration
  • SWLRT Funding
  • Blueberry Stars Pie

    What to Bake the 4th of July: Blueberry Stars Pie

  • Dial-a Ride SW Transit
  • Minnesota Fishing Season 2013

    Minnesota Fishing Season 2015, Click for where and when to fish

  • Eggs & Robots
  • FCM Air Expo
  • 101 & 61 Reconnection Project
  • July 4th 22015
  • Twin Cities Farmers Market
  • Donuts
  • Things to do at The Bakken
  • Rainbow Trout

    Stuffed Rainbow Trout with Herbed Corn Bread & Pumpkin Seeds

  • PHLSHOP Stars Towels

                                                   

 

 

Minnesota Food...

 

 LocallyLaid Eggs

CLUCK CLUCK: we know you've just been walking on eggs for #PHL's Q & A on @LocallyLaidEggs. Have you brushed up on your egg idioms, egg-speak? In an eggshell, we know the first question that comes to mind: which came first, the chicken or the egg? It's still a hard egg to crack after centuries of disagreement, but the scientific community says a proto-type egg came first, of course from a non-chicken ancestor. To end what has been a vicious circle problem you really can't lay an egg on scientific consensus.

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Remarkable Women...

 

Prop: Janet Palmer  

Janet Palmer was recently named Executive Director for People Reaching Out to People (PROP). She's been with the organization since 2008 after a career change from the private sector. "At that time, I decided that I wanted a change and do something that felt more meaningful to me and closer to my community," she recalled. PROP is a local food shelf and emergency service organization that serves Eden Prairie and Chanhassen. "I'm excited and honored to be taking over this role," she said.

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Minnesota Communities...

 

SWLRT Funding/Station Cuts?

John Welbes, Communications/ Media Relations for the Southwest LRT project, responded to a Q & A on the current status of funding/ possible cuts for six LRT stations including: .Southwest Station, Eden Prairie Town Center and Mitchell Stations and Golden Triangle Stations in Eden Prairie. The Royalston Station in Minneapolis and the Penn Station in St. Louis Park. The towns in the train's path include: Minneapolis,St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie.

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Home and Garden...

 

Green Acres Enchanted Event Center

Cinderella Story: once upon a time fertile fields stretched for miles across what used to be all woodland, marsh and natural prairie. Barns dotted Eden Prairie's rolling landscape. After decades of exposure to the elements, the repurposed Goodrich Ramus Barn, the oldest standing barn in Eden Prairie, was barn again by Steven Shussler, the creator of the well-known Rain Forest Cafes®, and head of Schussler Creative, with support from the City of Eden Prairie and the Eden Prairie Historical Society.

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Places to Go...

 

Gold Mine Antiques, Wayzata MN

Gold Mine Antiques in Wayzata, Minnesota retains the celebrity of being Minnesota's oldest antique store. The venture began with a coterie of "Gold Miners," women who collected so many treasures they had to find a place to store, display, and sell them. Today, they have the luxury of other antique collectors bringing in their own silver, china and paintings, so gone are they days of treasure hunting. The treasures now come to them. Housed in a 1880 Queen Anne clap board with a front porch, belonging originally to the Braden Family, the house itself is No.2 of the 26 historically significant sites in Wayzata, according to Robert Vogel, an architectual historian.

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Minnesota Happenings...

 

Twin Cities Farmers Markets

Where to go in the South-West burbs for MN Grown: from honey to wax beans, here's a list at MN GROWN, plus up-coming food events this summer. From rhubarb to bacon and beer, there are events for all tastes. Find out more about local CSA farms, Community Supported Ag Farms near you. Here's a directory of 90 farms including ones that grow root veggies and heirlooms, apples and berries, and more.. and from MNGrown a local availabilty chart . June: Rhubarb, Spinach, Carrots, Cauliflower, Peppers, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes and more...

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Things to Do...

 

Bakken Museum

Bakken Museum: "Grounded in the past, Wired for the Future.." at the Bakken there are things to do for every kid, from building robots, creating art-work that utilizes a form of green energy, to the "Passport to Invention Program," field trips and science work-shops. Find out about the Bakken's "Gadgetorium" and the "Meet the Makers Program."

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Minnesota Grown...

 

Eden Prairie Sunday Growler Sales?

Please take-me-home: Growlers, and Tap Rooms in Eden Prairie: In May of 2015 Governor Dayton signed off on a new law allowing the sale of beer growlers on Sunday. The law allows brewpubs and tap rooms to sell growlers and 750ml bottles to take home. But before craft breweries can sell they first have to get permission of local city councils. The Eden Prairie city council approved the second reading of an ordinance that would allow Sunday growler sales.

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  Transportation...

 

Update 6-15: HWYS 101 and 61

Update 6-22-15- There will be short term closure from June 23 to June 24 which includes no access to the river crossing. Both directions of County Highway 101 will close from the intersection of Scott County Highway 69 in Shakopee to Carver County Highway 61 in Chanhassen as construction crews perform the second deck pour on the new causeway bridge of the Southwest Reconnection Project.

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Home & Garden...

 

 

Fourth of July Desserts from Better Homes & Gardens: Blue and White Stripe Shooting Star Sugar Cookies with Surprise Red centers.  

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Out and About...

 

 

2015 International Balloon Feista in Albuquerque Oct 11-13. Find out what's happening at the Festival. Artisans, Kids Day, Film Fest, Music Fest, Balloon Glow...

 

 

 

Happening Now...  

 

 

What's happening now? #growler sales on Sunday in Eden Prairie? Second reading of city ordinance by the Eden Prairie City Council to allow Sunday Growler sales. Here's what a Growler station looks like filling a 64oz growler.