Since 1912, the Falls Park Farmer’s Market has been an outdoor destination for the freshest produce, flowers, baked goods, and more. The market is located at Falls Park, and is open Saturdays in May through October from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.The open-air market hosts local vendors like Skipping Stone Pizza. Founded and owned by Kyle VanDerWerff and his wife, Nicky, this Sioux Falls catering service and regular at the farmers market is known for its variety of wood-fired pizzas.
A favorite at the location is the Breakfast Pizza topped with egg, ham, bell pepper, and onions.
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Kyle and Nicky also like to test out some nontraditional, but equally delicious pizza toppings like Mac and Cheese, Philly Cheesesteak, and Chicken and Waffles. “If it tastes good by itself, it probably tastes good on a pizza crust,” said Kyle. “Cheese usually makes things better.”
This season, Skipping Stone Pizza offers a Carnitas Verde Pizza with fresh herbs grown by the owners themselves.
The small business caters for a variety of events like graduation parties, weddings, family reunions, and just about any event a customer may suggest. Skipping Stone also serves their pizza at Strawbale Winery on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. from May to September.
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“There’s a lot more that a person can do using natural substances and natural methods than we realize, and herbs are a vital part of this,” said Willis.
For the summer, Willis recommends a Vitamin C Tea to promote hydration, as well as Herbs4You’s Indian Lemonade.
Known for their integrity and service, Herbs4You can help customers maintain a healthy lifestyle this summer.
Another first-time vendor is Farm Life Creamery, a small batch, handcrafted business out of Ethan. Though previously under the name Valley Side Farm, Farm Life Creamery is under new owners, Laura Klock and Chad Blase.
Farm Life Creamery offers a range of flavored cheeses as well as cheese curds, mozzarella, Gruyère, and several aged cheddars. Coffee cheddar has been a surprisingly popular product this summer, as well as fresh cheese curds.
Blase says the company is known for its unique flavors as well as their willingness to try new flavors.
“You’ll never walk away from our cheese wondering what flavor it was,” said Chad.
Farm Life Creamery raises and milks their own family cows.
“It’s truly a farm to table company,” said Klock.
In the future, Farm Life Creamery hopes to host an open house in Ethan as well as host an event to demonstrate how their cheese is made. To end a trip to the Falls Park Farmer’s Market on a sweet note, check out Heart of the City Bakery. April Smith is the owner of this gluten-free, peanut-free bakery located in Sioux Falls.
Smith decided to start the bakery after seeing there was a need in her community for gluten-free options.
“It drove me nuts that people couldn’t just go out and get a cupcake,” said Smith.
The bakery also caters to many dietary restrictions like diabetes as well as foods that are friendly to vegan, keto, and paleo diets. After five years of operation, Heart of the City Bakery’s products can be found at Hy-Vee stores across Sioux Falls, as well as Pomegranate Market in Sioux Falls, and Sunshine Foods in Brandon.
During the summer months, Heart of the City Bakery can also be found at 12th and Philips in downtown Sioux Falls from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
At the farmer’s market, Smith says Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp is a typical fan favorite and pairs well with Skipping Stone Pizza’s Breakfast Pizza.
Another summer favorite is the Paleo Quiche for a savory treat.
Heart of the City Bakery gladly takes requests for new products and accommodations for food preferences.
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