290 East 5th St.
St Paul, MN 55101
Consumers can be assured of the integrity of products at the St. Paul Farmers Market. The 185-member St. Paul Growers Association, Inc. has strict guidelines guaranteeing that all food products sold are actually raised on a members’ own farm in Minnesota. The member must have planted, maintained and harvested any food product it sells. Craft vendors are limited to those who have been in the market before 2005. Downtown St Paul has hosted a farmers market since 1853. The Growers Association has established more than twenty other markets. Find one near you on the St Paul Farmers Market website.
312 East Lyndale Ave N.
Dates: Daily through October from 6:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Farmers have been bringing their produce to sell direct in downtown Minneapolis since 1876. That tradition runs strong as more than a hundred growers and sellers show their wares every day of the week under the red sheds of the Minneapolis Farmers Market. Beat the crowds by coming early. Get your best selection on the weekends. Pick up your best prices on perishables at the end of the day. Look for the Minneapolis Farmers Market logo to determine whether the vendor is a local grower, producer, manufacturer or reseller. Autos and bikes park free. The Minneapolis Farmers Market also runs the Nicollet Mall Farmers Market, which is relocated due to construction. It now operates at the Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every Thursday.
Veterans Memorial Park
6335 Portland Ave S.
Richfield, MN 55423
Dates: Saturdays, now through October at 7:00 a.m. to noon.
Operating since 1990, Richfield ranks high on the list of true farmers markets, as it grants space only to local growers and cottage food producers. For example, the Chai Xiong & Family from Rosemount has been bringing lettuce, potatoes, green onions, eggplants, squash and tomatoes for 15 years.
12951 Weaver Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Dates: Thursdays, June 9 to Oct. 20, 2016 at 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. but closing at 6:00 p.m. in Oct.
Northwest suburbanites have been buying fresh homegrown produce, farmstead foods and products directly from local farmers since 2004. The market also features ready-to-eat foods, chef demonstrations, recipes and live entertainment. The market has grown to about 50 vendors, who bring their farm-fresh produce every Thursday.
Markets in south Minneapolis neighborhoods are open one day every week like Kingfield Farmers Market Sunday mornings at 43rd and Nicollet, the Nokomis Farmers Market Wednesday evenings at 49th and Chowen and the Fulton Farmers Market Saturday mornings at 52nd and Chicago. Later in the summer, you can buy produce at the Stevens Square mini market on Wednesday afternoons and Ebenezer Park on Tuesday afternoons.
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