Southeastern Minnesota 2012 farmers market directory
Albert Lea Farmers Market, parking lot on North Broadway Avenue next to Marion Ross Performing Arts Center.
Locally grown or raised (within 35-mile radius) fruits and vegetables, beef, pork, chicken and eggs, plus maple syrup, honey, jams, jellies, baked goods, cut flowers, bedding plants, soy candles, soap and handmade crafts.
Wednesdays, 4 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon,
May 16 through Oct. 31.
Information: Verlys Huntley,
Austin Area Farmers Market, two locations (see below).
Locally grown fruits, vegetables, eggs, chicken, honey, jams, jellies, homemade baked goods, bedding plants, ornamental plants, cut flowers and craft items.
Oak Park Mall, 1301 18th Avenue NW, Mondays, 3:30 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., May 19 though Oct.; North Main Street, Thursdays, 3:30p.m. to 6 p.m., May 19 through Oct.
Information: Heidi Harrabi,(507) 433-2545; www.austinafm.org
Bayport Farmers Market, Perro Park, Highway 95 and 3rd Avenue North.
Locally grown/produced Minnesota and Wisconsin fruits; vegetables, including “baker” potatoes and heirloom tomatoes, herbs, beef, free-range chickens and turkeys eggs, cheeses, jams, jellies, canned produce, baked goods including artisan breads, honey and beeswax products, cut flowers, potted plants and handmade bath and body products. Also artisan gelato vendor and Thai food concession.
Mondays, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.,
July 9 through Oct. 15.
Information: Patti Alt
Byron Farmers Market, 3D’s Sports Bar parking lot.
Locally grown vegetables and fruits, handyworks, baked and canned goods.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 16 to mid-Oct.
Information: Ann Diercks,
Cannon Falls Farmers Market, public parking lot off Highway 19 in downtown Cannon Falls.
Saturdays, approximately 8 a.m. to
noon through Sept.
Chatfield Growers Market, City Park, Main and Third streets.
Locally grown (within 20-mile radius) vegetables, fruit, eggs, black walnuts, honey, syrups, baked goods, jams and preserves, potted plants and fresh-cut flowers.
Thursdays, 3 to 6 p.m.,
May 10 through Oct.
Information: Chantelle Prigge, (507) 951-8405.
Dennison Farmers Market, city park on Goodhue Avenue.
Locally grown produce.
Wednesdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
May 23 through Sept.
Information: Ceil Rasmussen, (507) 581-9400;
Faith Lutheran Church Farmers Market, east parking lot at corner of 2nd Street NW.
Locally grown fruits and vegetables, potted plants, handmade crafts and flea market collectibles. We welcome new vendors and customers!
Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m.,
June 6 through Oct. (Weather permitting in Oct.)
Information: Gary Norstad,
(507) 374-2642. email@example.com
Eagan Market Fest, Eagan Festival Grounds at 1501 Central Parkway.
Rated the #1 Farmers Market in Minnesota and a Top 20 Market nationwide, the Eagan Market Fest features over 50 locally grown produce and specialty food and artisan vendors. Products include produce, eggs, flowers, strudels, artisan breads and bakery items, toffee, kettle corn, jams, sauces, salsas, honey, maple syrup, beef jerky, chocolate confections and onsite concessions. This event also features concerts in the park June - August.
Wednesdays, 4 to 8p.m., June 13 to Sept.
Information: Kerry Phillips (651) 675-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org; www.cityofeagan.com/marketfest
Faribault Farmers Market, Central Park, 2nd Avenue and 5th Street N.W..
Area grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, preserves, jams and jellies, potted plants, cut flowers, handmade soap and handmade crafts and jewelry.
Saturdays, 7 a.m. to noon, June 2 through Oct. 27; Wednesdays 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. July 11 through Sept. 26.
Information: Donna Bauer,
Downtown Farmington Farmers Market, downtown on Third Street.
Locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs, including Asian vegetables, plus honey, bakery goods, granola, cut flowers, apple products, packaged meat, handmade soaps and lotions, German sausage and horseradish.
Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m., June 14 to Sept. 13.
Information: Cindy Muller, (651) 280-6803; www.ci.farmington.mn.us
Amish Farmers Market, Country Lodge Inn parking lot, 525 Main Avenue North (U.S. Route 52
Seasonal Amish-grown vegetables and fruits, plus jams, jellies, pickles, cookies, pies, rolls, quilts, baskets, needlework, quilts and jewelry.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or sold out, May through Oct.
Hastings Farmers Market, Westview Mall parking lot, 1355 South Frontage Road.
Locally grown fruits and vegetables, plus honey, maple syrup, jams, jellies, pickles, homemade bread, chocolate, cut flowers and handmade crafts.
Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 19 through Oct.
Information: Bea Westerberg, (651) 437-8573.
Lake City Market, on the corner of Washington and Center Street.
Vegetables, fruits, flours, cereals, baked goods, preserves, cut flowers, annual and perennial potted plants, soaps, handmade crafts and art, organic beef, chicken, pork, and eggs.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 19 through Oct. 6.
Information: Margaret Haase, (651) 345-5229.
La Crescent Farmers Market, Crucifixion School parking lot, 420 South 2nd Street.
Locally grown or raised (within 50-mile radius) fruits and vegetables, beef, bison, pork and eggs, plus honey, picked vegetables, barbecue sauce, sauerkraut, baked goods and bedding plants. Handmade crafts include bird houses, baskets and jewelry.
Tuesdays, 4 to 7 p.m., May 15 to Oct. 12.
Winter market: 336 South 1st Street; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov., Dec. and Feb.
Information: Martha Meyer, (507) 429-7985 or email@example.com; www.lacrescentfarmersmarket.com
Lanesboro Farmers Market, Sylvan Park, three blocks north of the intersection of State Highways 16 and 250.
Fruits, vegetables, eggs, mushrooms, black walnuts, honey, maple syrup, preserves, relishes, homemade baked goods, soaps, herbs, bedding plants and flowers.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, May through Oct. Kid’s Day, July 28; Customer Appreciation Day, Sept. 29; Oktoberfest, October 27.
Information: Jerilyn Eddy, (507) 467-2358; www.lanesborolocal.org; www.lanesboro/MN.gov
Mankato Farmers Market, 1400 Madison Avenue in Madison East Center parking lot.
Locally grown/created (within 40-mile radius) fruits, vegetables, herbs, naturally raised beef, chicken, duck, and pork, eggs, cheeses, baked goods including artisan breads, granola, preserves, honey, maple syrup, herb and spice blends, fresh-cut and dried flowers, perennials and bedding plants. Also handmade linens, bath and body products, arts, crafts, entertainment and activities.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 to 6 p.m., May 7 through Oct. 29.
Information: (507) 420-8711; www.mankatofarmersmarket.com
Farmers Market and Flea Market, Riverside Park lot at State Highway 57 and 4th Street.
Organic and conventional vegetables, fruits, baked products, preserves, honey, cut flowers, and bedding plants; plus antiques, homemade crafts and garage sale items.
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 15 to Oct.
Information: Lynnette Nash, (507) 635-5814;
Northfield Area Farmers Market, Riverside Park on 7th Street.
Locally grown or raised (within 15 miles) fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, poultry, fresh and dried flowers, potted perennials and annuals, maple syrup, honey, preserves and homemade baked goods.
Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 to 11 a.m., May 14 through Oct.
Information: (651) 463-3577.
Farmers and Central Park Market, Central Park, Cedar and Broadway Streets.
Organic and conventional vegetables and fruits, eggs, honey, baked goods including European pastries, jams and preserves, pickled items, plants, cut flowers, crafts, and jewelry. All vendors are Steele County residents.
Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Saturday in May through last weekend in Oct. May 31 through Aug. 9, 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday night concerts in the park, none on July 26.
Information: (507) 455-0969.
Pine Island Farmers Market, Historic Creamery Building, East Center Street and 1st Avenue.
Regionally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, honey, potted plants, crafts and local vendors.
Fridays, 2 to 6 p.m. May 25 to Oct.
Information: Jim Dolan, (507) 843-4680; www.pineislandmn.com
Plainview Farmers Market, Lannings Food Center.
Locally grown vegetables and fruits, locally raised meats and chicken, eggs, baked good, jams, jellies, preserves, bedding plants and perennials.
Wednesdays, 4 to 8 p.m. or until sold out, May through Sept.
Information: Laurie Timm, (507) 534-2034.
Preston Farmers Market, Root River Bike Trailhead.
Seasonal vegetables and fruits, herbs, eggs, mushrooms, jams, jellies, plants, flowers, handmade crafts and furniture.
Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Friday in May through last Friday in Oct.
Information: Sandy Benson, (507) 765-3364; www.lanesborolocal.org
Red Wing Farmers Market, two locations (see below).
Regionally grown fruits and vegetables, meat, honey, maple syrup, dried herbs, fresh-ground organic peanut butter, cut flowers, homemade soaps and lotions and baked goods, including gluten-free bread.
Weekday market at City Hall: Sunday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 4 through Oct 31. Train Depot: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. New this year: Special Wednesday Market from 4 - 8 p.m.
Rochester Downtown Farmers Market’s Outdoor Summer Market, 4th Street SE and 4th Avenue SE, one block east of Government Center.
Growers-only market, featuring foods grown or raised within 50 miles, primarily from Minnesota. Find organic and conventional vegetables and fruits, including Asian produce, organic and grass-fed meats and free-range poultry, farm-raised game meats, eggs, cheeses, mushrooms, potted and fresh herbs, bedding plants, perennials and native plants, honey, salsa and sauces, preserves, maple syrup, artesian water, wide variety of baked goods, fresh-cut flowers, dried arrangements, soaps, candles and wood crafts. Live music.
Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to noon, May through Oct. Rochester Downtown Wednesday Farmers Market: Every Wed. starting in June. K-Mart parking lot.
Information: (507) 273-8232 or firstname.lastname@example.org; www.rochesterdowntownfarmersmarket.org
Rochester Downtown Winter Farmers market
Where: Building #41, Graham Park/Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester
When: January 5 & 19; February 2 & 16; March 2, 16 & 30, 9 a.m. to noon.
What: Vendors will have handmade candies, ice cream, baked goods, lefse, honey, jellies, jams, goat milk soap and other specialty products from local family farms.
Cost: Free admission
For more info: rochesterdowntownfarmersmarket.org
Stillwater Farmers Market, Third and Pine Riverview Lot, across from the Historic Courthouse.
Minnesota vegetables, fruits, chicken, eggs, cheeses, maple syrup, honey, cut flowers, potted herbs, homemade dog biscuits, handmade soaps and bakery goods.
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to noon, June to Oct. 30.
Information: Beverly Friendt, (651) 704-9996.
Wabasha Farmers Market, two locations (see below).
Fruits, vegetables, eggs, poultry, beef, lamb, and pork grown or raised within 50 miles of Wabasha; canned goods, including jams and jellies, baked goods, cut flowers and bedding plants.
Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center parking lot, 1200 Grant Boulevard West, Mondays, 3 to 5 p.m.; 2nd Street beneath State Hwy 60 bridge: Thursdays, 4 to 6:30 p.m., beginning May 17.
Information: Sarah Nienow, (507) 273-2618.
Wanamingo Farmers Market, business park at 751 3rd Avenue, in grass on south side of Buckstop Grocery Store.
Locally raised beef, pork and chicken, and locally grown fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, plants and cut flowers. Also artists and crafters.
Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m., May 17 through Oct. 25.
Information: Barney Nesseth, (507) 824-2003.
Winona Farmers Market, West 2nd and Main Streets.
Organically and conventionally grown fruits and vegetables, herbs, grass-fed beef and lamb, organic chicken, eggs, honey, fresh-cut flowers and bedding plants. Also canned goods, including jams and jellies, and baked goods, including gourmet cupcakes, French bread and scones.
Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to noon, and Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m., May 5 to Oct.
Information: Bryan Crigler, (507) 450-5877; www.winonafarmersmarket.com
Covered Bridge Farmers Market, East Park, one block east of Main Street between 6th and 7th Streets.
Regionally grown produce, beef, pork, eggs, jams and jellies, potted vegetable and perennial plants and handmade crafts.
Mondays, 1 to 6 p.m.,
May 21 to Oct.
Information: Jim Dolan, (507) 843-4680; www.ci.zumbrota.mn.us.
Midtown Farmers Market, Lake Street and 22nd Avenue.
Minnesota and Wisconsin grown/produced foods, including fruits and vegetables, some certified organically grown, Asian vegetables, and heirloom produce, eggs, beef, lamb, chicken, pork, cheeses, honey, jam, jellies, cut flowers and bedding plants. Also handmade items like soaps and arts and crafts, including aprons, crocheted clothing, pottery, bird houses, stationery and jewelry. Plus music.
Tuesdays, 3 to 7 p.m., June through Oct.; Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., May through Oct. Accepts EBT cards.
Information: (612) 724-7457; http://midtownfarmersmarket.org
Mill City Farmers Market, Chicago Avenue and 2nd Street South, next to Guthrie Theater.
Sustainably grown or raised, mostly local foods and handmade or small-batch items, including vegetables: heirloom vegetables; fruits; beef; lamb; pork; poultry; eggs; flours; cheeses; specialty seeds (flax, wild rice); pasta; baked goods; clothes; fresh and smoked trout; wild Alaskan salmon; custom-blended teas; and canned goods, including jams, jellies, chutneys, butters and preserves. Also potted plants.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 12 to Oct. 27.
Information: (612) 341-7580; www.millcityfarmersmarket.org.
Minneapolis Farmers Market, 312 East Lyndale Avenue North (main location).
Produce, most of which is locally grown, herbs, eggs, chicken, turkey, duck, goose, Berkshire pork, Saint Croix lamb, grass-fed Scottish Highland beef and other meats, cheeses, including fresh cheeses, trout, honey varieties, maple syrup and maple sugar products, wild rice, variety of bakery breads and goods, pastas and pasta sauces, fresh-made ethnic foods, custom-blended tea, jams, jellies, potted annual and perennial plants, hanging baskets, cut flowers, dried arrangements, ornamentals, crafts and concessions.
Weekdays, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 22 to Dec. 24; December market has special vendors and different hours of operation. Plus Christmas trees and meats. Largest number of vendors sell on weekends, between 140 to 150 vendors total.
Information: (612) 333-1718; www.mplsfarmersmarket.com.
Farmers Market Annex of Minneapolis, adjacent to Minneapolis Farmers Market, 200 East Lyndale Avenue North.
Area grown fruits and vegetables, including Asian vegetables and certified organically grown, meats, cut flowers, handmade arts and crafts, entertainment, concessions. Urban Garden design center features green initiatives/alternatives for home gardens.
Saturdays and Sundays 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., April 28 through Oct. 28; Christmas trees and holiday items in Nov. and Dec.
Information: (612) 573-0148;
Nicollet Mall Farmers Market, between 5th and 12th Streets.
Same seasonal vendors as Minneapolis Farmers Market but with no concessions or holiday trees.
Thursdays, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., until Nov. 8.
Information: (612) 333-1718;
Hmongtown Marketplace, 217 Como Avenue (at Marion Street).
Asian general market with hundreds of vendors, including farmer vendors. Vegetables, fruits, herbs, chicken, beef, pork, fish, sausages, smoked meats; also cultural merchandise, crafts, souvenirs, and food court with ready-to-eat specialties.
Daily, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., year round.
St. Paul Farmers Market, downtown location at 290 E. 5th Street (at Wall Street), plus satellite locations with separate schedules throughout Twin Cities metro area.
Locally grown-only produce, organically or conventionally grown, plus eggs, cheeses, poultry, variety of meats, maple syrup, honey, beeswax products, wild rice, infused vinegars, herbal condiments, dessert sauces, canned goods, baked goods including artisan breads, bath and body products, cut flowers, potted plants and shrubs. Mushrooms and trout.
Downtown Market: Saturdays, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 28 to Nov. 18. From Dec. 1-20, the market runs only on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Christmas trees and Valley products.
Information: Jack Gerten, (651) 227-8101; www.stpaulfarmersmarket.com.
For a statewide, comprehensive list of farmers markets, visit www.minnesotagrown.com.
Cameron Park Farmers Market, Cameron Park, King Street between 5th Avenue and 4th Street.
Vendor-run market featuring locally grown produce, including Certified Organic and sustainably grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers; plus beef, bison, bakery goods and mixes, dairy products, sauces, candles, jewelry, crafts and compost. Entertainment, food concessions.
Fridays, 4 to 8 p.m., May through
Information: www.cameronparkmarket.org or email@example.com.
Viroqua Partners Farmers Market, 220 South Main Street.
Locally grown/produced, including Certified Organic and conventionally grown, vegetables, fruits, herbs, and eggs; plus beef, bison and pork. Also honey, maple syrup, baked goods including artisan breads, cut flowers, potted plants, homemade candies, Amish baskets and quilts, artisan made soaps, salves and homeopathic remedies, crafts, jewelry and ready-to-eat homemade crepes.
Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon, First Saturday in May through last Saturday in Oct.
Information: (608) 637-2575.