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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.

Interested in local food? Homegrown Minneapolis is an initiative to create recommendations to promote locally grown foods in the City of Minneapolis to positively impact the health, food security, economy and environment.

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)

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 Nov 14, 2014