Farmers Markets of MPLS
Farmers Markets of MPLS Collaborative
The Farmers Markets of MPLS Collaborative welcomes and encourages all markets to participate. Formed in 2017, the collaborative's activities include:
- Technical assistance
- Metrics collection
- Other opportunities to build a more connected, accessible and effective market system
The collaborative works with partners:
- City of Minneapolis
- University of Minnesota
- Homegrown Minneapolis
- Minnesota Department of Agriculture
- Other market champions
A planning team coordinates the collaborative's work. The planning team is comprised of:
- Market managers
- Alison Babb, Health Program Manager - Homegrown Minneapolis
- University of Minnesota Applied Economics faculty Hikaru Peterson and researcher Joe Nowak
Farmers Market Managers in the leadership team include:
- Mill City Farmers Market
- Four Sisters Farmers Market
- Neighborhood Roots Markets - Fulton, Kingfield & Nokomis
- Midtown Farmers Market
- Minneapolis Lyndale and Nicollet Mall Markets
- West Broadway Farmers Market
Many additional partners support the work and collective impact of the markets.
Starting a farmers market
Minneapolis has resources for starting and maintaining a farmers market or other market.
Visit the Farmers Market Vendors page to learn about how to be a vendor at a Minneapolis farmers market.
Visit the Farmers Market Managers page for information and resources on managing a farmers market.
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 you want 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 categories of recognized and licensed public markets include:
- Farmers Markets
- Mini Markets
- Produce and Craft Markets
Visit the Minnesota Grown Directory for a directory of all Minnesota farms, markets and garden centers.