Map makes it easy to find Minneapolis farmers markets

The City has an online interactive map that makes it easy to find one of the 29 convenient farmers markets all over Minneapolis this year. Clicking on the map pins will show the address, season dates and opening times for each market.

Local produce is nutritious and affordable. Buying food directly at a farmers market strengthens the bond between the farmer and the consumer, and supports the regional economy by allowing the local farmer to keep 80 to 90 cents per dollar of sales. Many Minneapolis residents can reach a farmers market on foot or by bicycle, which is good exercise and doesn’t pollute.

Seven of the markets accept “electronic benefits transfer” cards as payment to give residents on federal food assistance easier access to fresh, healthy food. Thirteen of the farmers markets are special small markets that the City licenses to make fresh and affordable produce available to low-income neighborhoods.

Check out Homegrown Minneapolis for more ways to get healthy, local food on the table. Homegrown Minneapolis is a citywide initiative expanding our community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, locally-grown foods.

 

Published Jun. 20, 2012