Brian Naykki manages the Ely Farmers Market. The Ely Market prides itself on being the Minnesota farmers market with the shortest growing season. That said, yesterday it hosted 42 vendors selling a variety of products including strawberries, vegetables, kombucha, oven fired pizza, syrup, and local art. Ely may have the shortest growing season in the state, but it celebrates gardening in a big way. From vegetable races to the kid-focused plant-your-own-pizza party to rhubarb leaf contests, Ely gets into its Farmers Market.