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.
2016 Minneapolis Farmers Markets
Mini markets information and other pending information will be updated as it becomes available.
The interactive map above shows Minneapolis farmers markets, mini markets, and farmstands. Click on the pins to see market info for the 2016 market season. You can also view a PDF list of markets. Please email any corrections or updates to Tamara Downs Schwei.
EBT & Market Bucks Initiative
The EBT & Market Bucks Initiative supports a network of farmers markets that accept EBT. The 2016 Market Bucks incentive matches up to ten dollars' worth of coupons per day to customers who use SNAP benefits to purchase eligible foods at participating farmers markets.
The 2016 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 Hunger Solutions.
For a directory of Minnesota farms, markets and garden centers visit the Minnesota Grown Directory.
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
Last updated May 24, 2016