Farmers markets have come a long way in the past decade or so. At one point, you could only find a handful in the Twin Cities metro area. Now, they are peppered all over the city, including the newly reopened outdoor Nicollet Mall location in downtown Minneapolis.
It’s a good thing, too, because these area markets are goldmines for accessing locally grown produce and reducing your carbon footprint. You can score everything from fruits and vegetables at their seasonal peak to farm fresh eggs, meats and goodies like spices, honey, jams, and jellies. Some locations even have artisan vendors with such offerings as jewelry, paintings, pottery, clothing and other crafts.
Farmers markets are not just a weekend thing, either. Many are open during the week and a few are even open daily. Here, we have compiled a list of nearly 40 farmers markets in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and surrounding suburbs to visit this summer.
Read on to see what locations are near you.
Don’t see your city? Visit minnesotagrown.com for a complete listing of the nearly 200 markets throughout the state.
Brooklyn Park Farmers Market, Zane Sports Park, 8717 Zane Ave. N., Brooklyn Park. Wednesdays, 2-6 pm, July 18- Oct. 3. brooklynpark.org. 763-493-8333.
Camden Farmers Market, North Market parking lot, 4414 Humboldt Ave N. Thursdays, 3-7pm, June 7-Oct. 11. facebook.com/CamdenFarmersMarketMpls.
East Isles Farmers Market, The Mall, between Hennepin Ave. S. and Humboldt Ave. S. Thursdays, 4-8 pm, June 28-Oct. 4 (No Market on August 2). eastisles.org.
Fulton Farmers Market, 4901 Chowen Ave. S. Saturdays, 8:30 am — 1 pm. through Oct. 27. neighborhoodrootsmn.org. 612-207-7893.
Golden Valley Farmers Market, Golden Valley City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley. Sundays, 9 am — 1 pm, June 17 – Oct. 7. marketinthevalley.org. 612-440-2648.
Kingfield Farmers Market, 4310 Nicollet Ave. S. Sundays, 8:30 am — 1 pm through Oct. 28. neighborhoodrootsmn.org. 612-207-7893.
Linden Hills Farmers Market, 2813 W. 43rd St. Sundays, 9 am — 1 pm through Oct. 28. lindenhillsfarmersmarket.com. 612-867-0854.
Midtown Farmers Market. 2225 E. Lake St. Saturdays, 8 am — 1 pm and Tuesdays, 3-7pm through Oct. 30. midtownfarmersmarket.org.612-724-7457.
Mill City Farmers Market, 2nd St. and Chicago Ave. S. Saturdays, 8 am —1 pm through Oct. 27. millcityfarmersmarket.org. 612-341-7580.
Mill City Farmers Market – The Commons, 425 Portland Ave. S. Tuesdays, 4-8 pm millcityfarmersmarket.org. 612-341-7580. June 5-Sept. 25.
Minneapolis Farmers Market, 312 E. Lyndale Ave. N. Daily, 6 am — 1 pm through November. mplsfarmersmarket.com. 612-333-1718.
Minneapolis Farmers Market – Hennepin County Government Center, 300 S. 6th St. Tuesdays, 9 am — 3 pm through November. mplsfarmersmarket.com. 612-333-1718.
Minneapolis Farmers Market – Nicollet Mall, between 5th and 10th streets. Thursdays, 6 am — 6 pm through Oct. 25. mplsfarmersmarket.com. 612-333-1718.
Nokomis Farmers Market, corner of 52nd and Chicago Ave. S. Wednesdays, 4-8 pm from June 13-Sept. 26. neighborhoodrootsmn.org. 612-207-7893.
Northeast Farmers Market, St. Boniface Catholic Church, 629 NE. 2nd St. Saturdays, 9 am — 1 pm through Oct. 20. northeastmarket.org.
Stevens Square Mini-Market, corner of Nicollet and Franklin avenues. Wednesdays, 2 pm-6:30 pm from July – mid-October. neighborhoodrootsmn.org. 612-207-7893.
University of Minnesota Farmers Market, 200 SE. Oak. St. Wednesdays, 11 am — 2 pm from July 11-Sept. 26. umn.edu.
West Broadway Farmers Market, Freedom Square, 2034 W. Broadway, Fridays, 3-7 pm from June 15-Oct. 5. appetiteforchangemn.org. 612-353-5178.
Whittier Farmers Market at Calvary Baptist Church, 2608 Blaisdell Ave. S. Saturdays, 8:30 am — 1 pm from June 30-Sept. 29. whittierfarmersmarket.com. 612-524-9850.
Andover Farmers Market, Grace Lutheran Church, 13655 Round Lake Blvd., Andover. Tuesdays, 2-6 pm through Oct. 30. stpaulfarmersmarket.com.
Apple Valley Farmers Market, Apple Valley Municipal Center, 7100 W. 147th St., Apple Valley. Saturdays, 8 am — 1 pm from June 9 – Oct. 27. stpaulfarmersmarket.com.
Burnsville Farmers Market, 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy., Burnsville. Saturdays, 8 am — 1 pm from June 16 – Oct. 27. stpaulfarmersmarket.com.
Burnsville Farmers Market – Mary, Mother Of The Church, 333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Thursdays, noon -5 pm through Oct. 25. stpaulfarmersmarket.com.
Inver Grove Heights Farmers Market, Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave. Sundays, 8 am — 1 pm from June 17-Oct. 14. Inver Grove Heights. stpaulfarmersmarket.com.
Lakeville Farmers Market – Market Plaza, 20851 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Wednesdays, noon-5 pm from June 13-Oct. 31. stpaulfarmersmarket.com.
Lakeville Farmers Market – Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Saturdays, 9 am — 1 pm through June 23-Sept. 29.stpaulfarmersmarket.com.
Maplewood Farmers Market, Aldrich Arena, 1850 White Bear Ave. N., Maplewood. Wednesdays, 8 am-noon through Oct. 30. stpaulfarmersmarket.com.
Rosemount Farmers Market, 13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Tuesdays, 1-5 pm from June 12-Sept. 25. stpaulfarmersmarket.com.
Roseville Farmers Market at Corpus Christi Church, 2131 Fairview Ave. S. Tuesdays, 8 am-noon through Oct. 30. stpaulfarmersmarket.com.
St. Paul Farmers Market, 290 E. 5th St. Saturdays, 6 am — 1 pm and Sundays, 8 am — 1 pm through Nov. 18. stpaulfarmersmarket.com. 651-227-8101.
St. Paul Farmers Market – St. Thomas More Church, 1093 Summit Ave. Fridays, 1:15-5 pm through Oct. 26. stpaulfarmersmarket.com.
St. Paul Farmers Market – 7th Place Mall, 1 W. 7th. Pl. Tuesdays, 10 am — 1:30 pm and Thursdays, 10 am — 1:30 pm from June 12 – Oct. 11. stpaulfarmersmarket.com.
South St. Paul Farmers Market, 1201 Southview Blvd. Wednesdays, 2-6 pm from June 20 – Sept. 26. stpaulfarmersmarket.com.
Savage Farmers Market, Savage Depot, 4800 W. 123rd St., Savage. Sundays, 8 am — 1 pm from June 3 – Oct. 28. stpaulfarmersmarket.com.
West St. Paul Farmers Market at Signal Hills Shopping Center, 1201 S. Robert St. Fridays, 8 am-noon from June 15-Oct. 26. stpaulfarmersmarket.com.
Woodbury Farmers Market, 2175 Radio Dr., Woodbury. Sundays, 8 am — 1 pm from June 10 – Oct. 28. stpaulfarmersmarket.com.
Stephenetta Harmon is a Black beauty editor, curator, and digital media and communications expert who builds platforms to celebrate the power, impact, and business of Black beauty. She is the former EIC for Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (2018-19) and current host of MSR Forefront, a digital roundtable series. She is the founder of Sadiaa Black Beauty Guide, the premier directory dedicated to Black-owned hair and beauty businesses. Find her at stephenetta.com.