These are some top picks of farmer's markets in the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. These farmer's markets sell wonderful fresh produce from Minnesota and western Wisconsin, flowers, baked goods, cheese, and honey. Many more farmer's markets operate in other cities in the Twin Cities metro area.
Hours and days of these markets are subject to change, and weather and other conditions will affect opening hours, and what produce is available. It's best to verify that the market will be open via their telephone contact information on their website before setting out. Happy shopping!
Downtown St. Paul Farmer's Market
This is the flagship farmer's market in St. Paul. It's held in a dedicated space in the Lowertown district of downtown St. Paul. Live bands play every weekend, children's crafts, and Master Gardeners in attendance to give out garden advice. It's a fun morning out! The Black Dog coffee shop, across from the southwest corner of the market, is a great place to get a coffee to sip while you browse.
The St. Paul Farmer's Market is on the block at the corner of Fifth Street and Wall Street.
Free parking is available in several lots surrounding the market, and meter parking is free on Saturday and Sunday near the market.
Saturdays and Sundays, April - November.
Saturday hours: 6 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday hours: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Seventh Place Mall Market, St. Paul
The Seventh Place Mall Market is held in the pedestrianized part of Seventh Street, opposite the Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul. It's smaller than the main Lowertown market, but still has a good selection of goods for sale.
St. Paul Farmer's Market is on 7th Place, Downtown St. Paul. 7th Place connects St. Peter Street and Wabasha Street, between 7th and 6th Street.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, June - October
Tuesday and Thursday hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Tuesday market closes earlier in the year than the Thursday market. Check their website for the latest information on opening hours.
St. Thomas More Church Market, St. Paul
Another satellite market of the St. Paul Farmers Market, this market is held on Friday afternoons in the Mac-Groveland neighborhood.
St. Paul's Farmers Market is at St. Thomas More Church, on the corner of Summit Avenue and Lexington Avenue, St. Paul. The market is in the lot behind the church. There's plenty of free street parking around the market.
Fridays, May - October
Friday hours: 1.15 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The Mill City Farmer's Market has a great location: right on the bank of the Mississippi, next to the Guthrie Theater and the Mill City Museum.
Mill City Farmers Market is on Second Street and South Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis.
Saturday hours: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
This is the first of two locations of the Minneapolis Farmer's Market. It occupies a five-block stretch of Nicollet Mall on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Thursday market is open all day, handy for those who are not early birds!
The Minneapolis Farmers Market is by the Nicollet Mall, between 5th Street and 10th Street.
Thursdays, May - October.
Thursday hours: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The second of the two markets run by the Minneapolis Farmer's Market is held just west of Downtown. This market is every day of the week and has plenty for sale.
Minneapolis Farmers Market is at 312 East Lyndale Avenue North, Minneapolis.
Every day, April-December
Daily hours: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At Minneapolis' Midtown Farmer's Market, local artists and community groups have stalls together with a huge selection of produce, plants, bread, dairy and meat products. This market accepts VISA and MasterCard and Food Stamps (EBT). Market shoppers can use their card to buy wooden market tokens at the market's information tent, which can then be used like cash at the market.
The market has plenty of free parking and is also close to the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station.
Midtown Public Market is located at 2225 E. Lake Street, on the corner of Lake Street and 22nd Avenue.
Tuesdays and Saturdays, May - October
Tuesday hours: 3.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.
Saturday hours: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
There are many more farmer's markets in cities all around the Twin Cities metro area. St. Paul's Farmers Market runs farmers markets in many cities in St. Paul's suburbs and other markets operate in Minneapolis' suburbs and other cities in the Metro area. Find your nearest farmer's market at LocalHarvest.com.