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Farmers Markets

Looking for a winter farmers market? View our 2014-15 list.


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Scroll around the interactive map above to see Minneapolis farmers markets, and click on the pins to see market info for the 2014 market season. See a complete list of Minneapolis farmers markets. Please send corrections or updates to Tamara Downs Schwei, Homegrown Minneapolis Coordinator.

Why buy local?

Local produce is nutritious and affordable. Many Minneapolis farmers markets also sell organic produce, as well as flowers and artisan food and gifts. Purchasing food from local farmers supports the local economy and helps farmers to retain their livelihood. Farmers markets provide the opportunity to connect with the local families who planted and harvested the food. Farmers markets dramatically reduce the journey that food takes to your table and avoid costly, wasteful packaging and emissions. Most farmers markets are accessible by foot or bicycle, providing another way to reduce climate change.

Recipes

With so many fresh food items at the market, sometimes it can be overwhelming to think about all the different meals that you can create with items from the farmers market. For some quick and easy recipes, visit this page that provides with you some great recipes.

Learn more

For a directory of Minnesota farms, markets and garden centers visit the Minnesota Grown Food and Farm directory.

Minnesota Grown directory of markets, co-ops, food outlets

Farmers Markets accepting EBT- current list 

(includes Minneapolis and statewide markets- nearly all Minneapolis markets will be accepting EBT in 2014)

EBT at Farmers Markets - A Report from IATP (7/10)

Resources for starting/maintaining a farmers market or mini-market in Minneapolis

Opening or operating a farmers' market in Minneapolis requires an approval and licensing. There are different types of farmers market licenses/permits depending on the type of market the applicant wants to operate. Public Market is a defined place regulated by the city for the selling and buying of farm products and other market related products. The three (3) categories of recognized and licensed public markets include:

  1. farmers markets
  2. mini markets
  3. produce and craft markets

Apply for a Farmers Market License

Minnesota Farmers Market Association

2012 City-Market Managers Meeting and Fee Fact Sheet (2/27/2012)

Guide to Hosting a Minneapolis Mini-Market (pdf)

Mini-market regulations regarding size and scope:

201.40. Mini market requirements.
The holder of a mini market license issued pursuant to this chapter shall comply with the following requirements:
(1)   Mini markets may contain a maximum of five (5) vendors. At least one (1) vendor must be an agricultural producer.
(2)   Mini markets may contain a maximum of one (1) food market distributor of only fresh fruits and vegetables, and only when those foods are not in season and not available at the market from agricultural producers, and a maximum of one (1) home processor selling foods intended for off-site consumption including pickles, jams, jellies, breads, etc.
(3)   Mini markets may not contain market vendors of the following types:
a.       Food market manufacturers.
b.      Vendors of foods intended for immediate consumption.
c.       Craft producers.
d.      Vendors of services.
e.       Plant vendors.

Last updated Jan 27, 2015