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Farmers Markets of Minneapolis 

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Winter markets begin in November. View schedules and locations.

Farmers markets have been named a critical service in Minnesota and are still operating with safety modifications and related expectations for customers. Please check individual market websites and social media, linked below on the map & PDF, for specific updates.

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Farmers Markets of Minneapolis Map of Locations and Schedules

Click on a pin to see information about a market. If you prefer, view this map as a separate webpage. You can also download market schedules as a PDF, available in English and Spanish.

 

Farmers Markets of Minneapolis Collaborative
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There are more than 20 farmers markets and mini-markets operating in Minneapolis. The Farmers Markets of Minneapolis collaborative officially formed in early 2017. Current activities include collaborative metrics collection, marketing, technical assistance and other collaborative opportunities to build a more connected, accessible and effective market system, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis, University of Minnesota, Homegrown Minneapolis, Minnesota Department of Agriculture and other market champions. The collaborative welcomes and encourages all markets to participate.

A planning team is coordinating the collaborative efforts, comprised of six market managers, the Homegrown Minneapolis/Local Food Policy Coordinator Tamara Downs Schwei, and University of Minnesota Applied Economics faculty Hikaru Peterson and researcher Joe Nowak. Market Managers in the leadership team include: Martha Archer (Mill City Farmers Market), Elizabeth Day (Four Sisters Farmers Market), Emily Lund (Neighborhood Roots Markets -- Fulton, Kingfield & Nokomis), Keeya Allen (Midtown Farmers Market), Mao Lee (Minneapolis Lyndale and Nicollet Mall Markets) and DeVon Nolen (West Broadway Farmers Market). Additional partners current include Evalyn Carbrey (Minneapolis Health Department), Mai Yang (Minneapolis Health Department), Kathy Zeman (MFMA), Helene Murray (MISA), Beth Dooley, David Nicholson and many others.

Curious to know more? Check out the Farmers Markets of Minneapolis Collaborative Strategic Plan, and the Farmers Markets of Minneapolis 'By The Numbers'. 

Market Bucks

The 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. Participating markets are noted on our Farmers Markets of Minneapolis map and downloadable list. For more information on how you or a farmers market near you can get involved, please contact Hunger Solutions.

Resources for starting and maintaining a farmers market or mini market in Minneapolis

Vendors - Find permit information on the Health Department Farmers Market Webpage

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. A 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

Guide to Hosting a Minneapolis Mini-Market (pdf)

USDA information for farmers markets on how to apply to accept SNAP/EBT

USDA resources about SNAP and farmers markets

For a directory of all Minnesota farms, markets and garden centers visit the Minnesota Grown Directory.

Report

View the   Farmers Markets of MPLS 2018 report "By the Numbers"

Last updated Oct 7, 2020

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