Minnesota has a long farming tradition and love of fresh, wholesome food. Immigrant communities with farming traditions of their own add to the mix at larger urban markets, making a trip to the farmers market exciting indeed. Find a market near you here.
The St. Paul Farmers Market is a huge, vibrant, fabulous market every Saturday (6 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Sunday (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) at 290 E 5th Street in downtown St. Paul from the end of April until the end of November. The organization also runs 17 satellite markets in the St. Paul area, all of which are detailed on their website
Mill City Farmers Market in downtown Minneapolis is small, fully organic, and in a most delightful setting. It is at Chicago Ave. and 2nd St. south between the Guthrie Theater and Mill City Museum every Saturday morning.
The Minneapolis Farmers Market runs seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. in season on North Lyndale and every Thursday on Nicollet Mall from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. This market has plenty of local produce from local growers, but it also features a lot of fruits and vegetables being brought it from other places. Ask questions from the vendor is local if important to you.
This market also features lots of nursery plants and flowers for spring and summer color.
This free, downloadable directory lists markets as well as farms by region and county