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Farmers Markets

2015 Minneapolis Farmers Markets

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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 2015 market season. Please note that EBT/Market Bucks information is from 2014 and will be updated as soon as 2015 data is available. Farmstand locations will also be added very soon. Please send corrections or updates to Tamara Downs Schwei, Homegrown Minneapolis/Local Food Policy Coordinator.

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

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.

Learn more

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)

Tips for using SNAP/EBT at farmers markets and setting up SNAP/EBT or Market Bucks at a farmers market you operate

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

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:

  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 Apr 15, 2015