The Minnesota Grown program of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture maintains listings of nearly 150 farmers markets throughout the state of Minnesota.
CLICK HERE to search the program’s listings of farmers markets.
The Minnesota Farmers’ Market Association, with over seventy Minnesota farmers markets as members, offers services and programs to support and promote Minnesota farmers markets. The Association monitors rules and laws affecting food processing, product labeling, and local merchant ordinances. It also offers workshops and conferences on promoting farmers markets and improving operations and has published a Farmers’ Market Manual for Minnesota, A Guide for Management and Vendors, which can be downloaded at its website, www.mfma.org.
The Farmers Market Coalition maintains a Resource Library for farmers, managers of farmers market, market researchers, and organizations which sponsor or are looking to start farmers markets. The Coalition’s database of resources “were developed by a wide spectrum of organizations, agencies and academic institutions” and it recognizes “the spirit of sharing” which allows it to make the resources available in one searchable portal.
Albert Lea (Freeborn County)
Albert Lea Farmers Market
(i) 2440 Bridge Avenue (Herberger’s parking lot at Northbridge Mall)
Saturdays (mid May-Oct) 9:00AM-noon
(ii) Intersection of North Broadway and Fountain Street (City parking lot by community theater)
Wednesdays (mid May-Oct) 4:00PM-6:00PM
(iii) Winter Market at 2440 Bridge Avenue (inside Northbridge Mall)
Saturdays (Nov-Christmas) 10:30AM-1:30PM
Austin (Mower County)
Austin Farmers Market
(i) Intersection of Oakland Avenue E & 4th Street NE
Mon & Thurs (mid May-Oct) 4:00PM-7:00PM
(ii) Winter Market at 1301 18th Avenue NW (Oak Park Mall)
Thursdays (Nov-early May) 4:00PM-6:00PM
Grand Rapids (Itasca County)
Grand Rapids Farmers Market
Downtown, Highway 2 (across from the Mall), Between 1st Ave. NW & 2nd Ave. NW
Wednesdays & Saturdays (May-Oct) 8:00AM-1:00PM
Mondays (May-Oct) 3:00PM-7:00PM
Mankato (Blue Earth County)
Mankato Farmers Market
1400 Madison Avenue
Tuesdays & Thursdays (early May-Oct) 3:30PM-6:00PM
Saturdays (early May-Oct) 8:00AM-12:00PM
The Minneapolis Farmers Market [www.mplsfarmersmarket.com] operated by the Central Minnesota Vegetable Growers Association (a member-based association with over 200 members, which directly markets their vegetables, fruit and farmstead products) sponsors a flagship farmers market, its Lyndale Market, between East Lyndale Avenue & Border Avenue in Minneapolis seven days a week (May-Dec) from 6:00AM-1:00PM and its Nicollet Mall Market, between 5th and 12th Streets on the pedestrian mall in Minneapolis on Thursdays (May-Nov) from 6:00AM-6:00PM. CLICK HERE for information on these two farmers markets.
The St. Paul Farmers Market [www.stpaulfarmersmarket.com] sponsors in the Minneapolis metro area, farmers markets at five locations: Andover, Burnsville (at transit station), Burnsville (at Mary, Mother of the Church), Lakeville and Savage. CLICK HERE for information on the days and times of operation at the various locations in the Minneapolis metro area.
Midtown Farmers Market
Lake Street East & 22nd Avenue South
Saturdays (May-Oct) 8:00AM-1:00PM
Tuesdays (June-Oct) 3:00PM-7:00PM
Mill City Farmers Market
704 South 2nd Street
Saturdays (early May-mid-Oct) 8:00AM-1:00PM
Richfield (Hennepin County)
Richfield Farmers Market
Wednesdays, Lyndale Gardens Market @ 64th & Lyndale Avenue) (June-Aug) 2:00PM-7:00PM
Saturdays, Veterans Park @ 64th Street & Portland Avenue (early May-October) 7:00AM-12:00PM
Rochester (Omsted County)
Rochester Downtown Farmers Market
4th Street SE & 4th Avenue SE
Saturdays (May-Oct) 7:30AM-12:00PM
St. Cloud (Stearns County)
St. Cloud Farmers Market
Saturdays, Bremer Bank parking lot, 1100 W St. Germain St. (early May-Oct) 8:00AM-12:00PM
Wednesdays, Eastman Regional Park, Lake George, 1101 7th Street South (early June-Aug) 5:00PM-9:00PM
St. Joseph (Stearns County)
St. Joseph Farmers Market
College Avenue (County Road 2), 4 blocks north of Highway 75, under City Water Tower, along Lake Wobegon Regional Trail
Fridays (mid-May-mid-Oct) 3:00PM-6:30PM
The St. Paul Farmers Market [www.stpaulfarmersmarket.com] sponsors farmers markets at thirteen locations in the St. Paul metro area: Aldrich Arena, Apple Valley, Hugo, Inver, Grove Height, Rosemount, Roseville, St. Paul-Downtown, Saint Paul-7th Avenue, St. Thomas More Church, South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Woodbury, and Woodbury-City Walk. In the Minneapolis metro area, it sponsors farmers markets at five locations: Andover, Burnsville (at transit station), Burnsville (at Mary, Mother of the Church), Lakeville and Savage. CLICK HERE for information on the days and times of operation at the various locations in the St. Paul/Minneapolis metro area.