The 10 Best Farmers Markets in Minnesota!

As a Midwestern state, Minnesota has a deep agricultural tradition. While this meant hardship and struggle for some of the state’s earlier settlers, today it means urban dwellers have ready access to farm-fresh produce, meats, and dairy products. The North Star State’s best farmers markets, though, are more than just places where farmers sell the fruits of their labors, and are actually great places to spend a few hours.

1. Minneapolis Farmers Market, Minneapolis, MN

Although the Minneapolis Farmers Market offers downtown dwellers a shot at its goods a couple days a week, its Lyndale Market is where the party is. Open daily, year-round (with limited winter hours), the MFM burgeons to dozens of vendors on summer weekends. You can buy fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, and even olive oils, while strolling under the awnings with a brat or a cappuccino from one of the many on-site vendors. Live music is a regular feature, and the Farmers Market is even a perfect place to pick out a Christmas tree.

2. Duluth Farmers Market, MN

The Duluth Farmers Market has been in operation for over a century. Housed in a low-slung, red building on 14th Ave. E. at 3rd St., it’s open Wednesdays and Saturdays from Mothers Day weekend, through October. It’s the perfect place to buy a bouquet for Mom, pick a plump pumpkin for Halloween, and everything in between.

3. Mill City Farmers Market, Minneapolis, MN

The brainchild of local restauranteur, Brenda Langton, who’s known for vibrant vegetarian dishes and locally-sourced ingredients, Mill City Farmers Market opened in June 2006. The market is a zero-waste market that specializes in locally-grown and organic produce, meat, and dairy products. Its location along the Mississippi River near the Guthrie Theater makes Mill City one of the prettiest farmers markets, as well. The market is open Saturdays, year-round. From November through April, the Winter Market is located inside the Mill City Museum.

4. Whistle Stop Park Farmers Market, Dilworth, MN

The Whistle Stop Farmers Market is an ideal spot for folks in the Fargo-Moorhead area to find their fresh produce fix. The market is open Thursday evenings from July to September. Although the season is short, the market attracts local farmers with their freshest produce, as well as other hand-crafted products like jams, jewelry, and jellies.

5. St. Paul Farmers Market, St. Paul, MN

Older than the state itself, the St. Paul Farmers Market has been in operation for over 160 years. The market is located in the heart of Lowertown, near CHS Field and the Green Line terminus. It’s open throughout the year but with limited hours during the winter months. The St. Paul Farmers Market guarantees that its products are 100 percent local and offers kid-friendly activities, as well as occasional live music, so the whole family can enjoy themselves for a few hours.

6. Rochester Downtown Farmers Market, Rochester, MN

In a place that’s known throughout the world for its healthcare facilities, fresh, healthy produce is important. The Rochester Downtown Farmers Market obliges the city’s health-conscious appetites. With a mission to support family farms and sustainable agriculture, the market features goods produced in Southeastern Minnesota. The market open every Saturday from May through October in, as the name implies, downtown Rochester, and on select off-season Saturdays at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds.

7. Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market, Minneapolis, MN

This vibrant, community-based (the first in the Twin Cities) market has a lot going on. Although its beginning in 2000 was as the precursor for Eastside Food Co-op, the market has taken on a life of its own. Vendors rotate seasonally, but in addition to sustainable, local produce, you’ll find food trucks, live music, crafts, kids activities, and perhaps even a massage or tune-up for your bicycle. The NMFM is open year-round, and its limited winter market feels like more of party than a shopping experience, complete with music and a full bar. 

8. St. Cloud Area Farmers Market, St. Cloud, MN

Located in the heart of downtown St. Cloud, the St. Cloud Area Farmers Market is open seasonally, from May through October. Most of the vendors offer locally-grown produce, meats, and dairy products. While some of the products are not from the area, they are locally-vetted and carefully selected. For example, you can buy organic, fair-trade coffee beans—clearly not from Minnesota—but they are roasted and packaged locally.

9. Mankato Farmers Market, Mankato, MN

From May through October, Mankato residents head to the east side of town (not far from Minnesota State) to feed their cravings fro fresh fruit and other produce. All goods are substantially grown or made within 40 miles of Mankato and the market encourages the use of heirloom plants and heritage animals among its vendors. Mankato Farmers Market is open Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as Saturday mornings during its season. Live music and kids’ activities are regular Saturday features.

10. NoMo Farmers Market, Moorhead, MN

This is one for Fargo-Moorhead folks to keep their eyes on. A brand new market on the grounds of Junkyard Brewing Company, co-hosted by Ugly Food of the North, NoMo Farmers Market is a potential game changer. Beer and produce? You got it! This food-only market requires vendors to plant, raise, and harvest their products within 150 miles of Moorhead. Keep an eye on the website, as they hammer out the schedule.

Minnesota Search
View more Minnesota Farmers Markets.
Farmers Markets Near Me
Find Farmers Markets Near Me
42099 Highway 47, Isle, MN
The Isle Farmers' Market was started in 2006 ,it is located on Main Street in Isle, Minnesota between the Isle Bakery and Muncipal Liquor Store, wa... Read More
4401 Xylon Avenue North, New Hope, MN
Vision:To create a vibrant, open-air market in New Hope where residents and visitors can shop for locally grown and produced foods;  purchase ... Read More
Corner of South Third and Pine Streets, Stillwater, MN
Season: Summer Market Hours: June 12 - October, 2021Saturdays, 7:30am - 12pm Location: Corner of South Third and Pine Streets Read More
Fountain and Broadway Avenue, Albert Lea, MN
Located on Fountain Lake at the end of East Broadway. Easily accessible location with plenty of parking and convenient access to all our vendors.We... Read More
104 Northwest 4th Street, Grand Rapids, MN
Locally Grown fresh fruits & vegetables. Honey and Maple Syrup. Home raised meats, Fresh Baked Goods, & Canned Goods. Season: SummerMarket... Read More
Downtown White Bear Lake on Clark between 2nd and 3rd Streets., Saint Paul, MN
The White Bear Lake Farmer's Market was started in the 1970s.  It features 51 vendors - many of whom have been with the market for many years ... Read More
Corner of Oakland Avenue East and 4th Street North East, Austin, MN
4310 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Season: Summer Market Hours:Mid-May - October, 2021Sundays, 8:30AM - 1PMLocation: 4310 Nicollet Avenue South Read More
3032 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Mission, Vision, and Values:The mission of the Midtown Farmers Market is to create a vibrant forum in South Minneapolis that connects community res... Read More
700 Division Street, Saint Cloud, MN
Season: Summer Market Hours: May 1 - October 30, 2021Saturday, 8AM - 12PM Location: Lady Slipper Parking Lot, 700 Division Street, St. Cloud, MN Read More
100 1st Avenue Northeast, Buffalo, MN
Season: Summer Market Hours: May - October, 2021Saturdays, 8:00am - 12:00pm Location: 100 1st Ave NE, Buffalo, MN 55313 Read More
312 East Lyndale Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
About Us:The Central Minnesota Vegetable Growers AssociationThe Central Minnesota Vegetable Growers Association is a member-based, nonprofit associ... Read More
River Street, Cook, MN
Season: Summer Market Hours: June 19 - September, 2021Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Location: City Park, River Street Read More
1400 Madison Avenue, Mankato, MN
Mankato Farmers Market will fulfill all your spring, summer and fall needs. Starting in May with bedding and perennial plants, spring vegetables th... Read More
13885 South Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN
Season: Summer Market Hours: June 15 - September 28, 2021Tuesday, 1:00pm- 5:00pm Location: 13885 South Robert Trail Read More
Main Street Just Off Highway 30, New Richland, MN
Main Street, Sandstone, MN
We are a community operated Farmers' Market dedicated to providing an economic outlet for local farmers, growers and food producers; and community ... Read More
12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN
Season: Year Round Market Hours: Outdoor May 13 - October 21, 2021Thursday, 3PM - 7PM Location: Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weave... Read More
Members Cooperative Credit union, Parking Lot 8th and Main Street, North Branch, MN
Vegetables, fruits, flowers, ornamentals, canned items, farm fresh eggs, baked goods and a variety of other Items. Season: Summer Market Hours Ju... Read More
Show More
Select a Minnesota town to find
the Best Things-To-Do and Places To Go around you
Kanabec County