2015 Minneapolis Farmers Markets
The interactive map above shows Minneapolis farmers markets, mini markets, and farmstands. Click on the pins to see market info for the 2015 market season. You can also view a PDF list of markets. Please email any corrections or updates to Tamara Downs Schwei.
EBT and Market Bucks information on this map is updated periodically. For the most up-to-date map of 2015 Minnesota farmers markets participating in the EBT & Market Bucks Initiative, please visit z.umn.edu/farmersmarkets. Farmstand locations are added as information becomes available.
EBT & Market Bucks Initiative
The EBT & Market Bucks Initiative supports a network of farmers markets that accept EBT. The Market Bucks incentive matches up to five dollars' worth of coupons per day to customers who use SNAP benefits to purchase eligible foods at participating farmers markets.
The 2015 EBT & Market Bucks Initiative also offers free promotional materials and technical assistance. For more information on how you or a farmers market near you can get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
For a directory of Minnesota farms, markets and garden centers visit the Minnesota Grown Directory.
Farmers Markets accepting EBT- 2014 list (includes Minneapolis and statewide markets- nearly all Minneapolis markets will be accepting EBT in 2014)
Resources for starting and maintaining a farmers market or mini market in Minneapolis
Opening or operating a farmers' market in Minneapolis requires 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:
- Farmers Markets
- Mini Markets
- Produce and Craft Markets
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 Jul 2, 2015