Find great local food in North Dakota with this seasonality guide and farmers market guide.
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North Dakota Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables
North Dakota's growing season is short but sweet.
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North Dakota Farmers Markets
Farmers markets tend to have short seasons in North Dakota – June through September is common, but some markets are only open in July and August.
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North Dakota Specialties: Bison
Bison once again roam some of the plains in North Dakota. The North American Bison Association is a great place to learn more about bison, and order some up, if you're so inclined.
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North Dakota Favorites: Chokecherries
Chokecherries are small almost black berries that grow on bushes. While they grow over much of North America, their astringent flavor as a fruit has kept them from being widely cultivated. They are a useful fruit from the prairie, however, and were traditionally dried or made into fruit leathers. Syrup and jelly made from chokecherries is rich and delicious, and chokecherry wine is a distinctive, drinkable treat. Try chokecherry products from Maple River Winery and see.
Note that the leaves and... seeds of chokecherries can be poisonous when eaten in large quantities.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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North Dakota Favorites: Ground Cherries
They look like small yellow tomatillos and have the sweet tartness of the sweetest tomato you've ever tasted. Look for ground cherries at farmers markets.
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North Dakota Products: Flax
Along with wheat and sugar beets and some corn and sunflowers, North Dakota grows a lot of flax. high in omega-3s, fiber, and protein, flax seed has become an increasingly popular cooking ingredient. Flax USA, started in 2001 by John and Stephanie Stober, fifth-generation flax farmers, in Goodrich, North Dakota to market local North Dakota flax seed.