Taking time to enjoy a getaway to Minneapolis is always a treat for travelers. Whether you’re an adventurer with a passion for shopping and dining your way through a stay or you have a heart for incredible entertainment, historical stops, and time out in nature too, this area has the best of it all to offer year-round. While passing through can provide visitors with a ton of fun to enjoy, those who are looking to connect with the community they find themselves in can do so as well at the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market. Adding this stop to your itinerary is a great way to support the local economy and enjoy access to fresh, flavorful, and one-of-a-kind purchases while you’re in town.

A Mission of Connection and Community

fresh vegetables in eco cotton bags on table in the kitchen. lettuce, corn, potatoes, apricots, bananas, rucola, mushrooms from market. zero waste shopping concept. ban plasticLocal farmers, gardeners, and artisans find a place to connect at the Minneapolis Farmers Market. A shared love of fantastic and fresh food brings residents and visitors together and strengthens the sense of community that’s so prevalent in this area. The mission of the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market is to help create a personal connection between people and the food they consume. Understanding where it comes from, how it’s grown, and how to prepare it can foster a new appreciation for healthy living. The Minneapolis Farmer’s Market is the largest farmer-managed market of its kind in the state of Minnesota. The market is an integral part of The Central Minnesota Vegetable Growers Association which is a nonprofit and member-based organization hosting over 100 members to date. Those who are part of the association market their vegetables, fruits, and farm products at the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market with a direct-to-consumer approach in place. Those who participate in the association have resources available to them through partnerships with the University of Minnesota as well as the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The association highlights the importance of sustainable growing practices which include regenerative agriculture, greenhouse farming, hydroponics, and beyond.

Plan Your Visit to the Farmer’s Market

box of fresh farm vegetablesThe Minneapolis Farmer’s Market first opened in 1876 and was located at the corner of Hennepin Avenue and First Street. Today, the farmer’s market is found at the location it moved to in 1937 which is 312 East Lyndale Avenue North. Upon arrival, guests will want to keep their eyes open for the three iconic red sheds that cover the market and indicate you’ve found yourself in the right place! In total, the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market supports more than 100 on-site vendors who share a combined 170 stalls for displaying their food and farm products. Vendors at the farmer’s market sell everything from produce and eggs to meat, artisanal products, flowers, plants, ready-to-eat treats, and more. In warm weather months, the market is typically open from 6:00 am until 1:00 pm with the most vibrant market experience available on Saturdays and Sundays. In the wintertime, the market is open on select dates from 9:00 am until noon.

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