Find special events, great food in National Farmers Market Week

Several of the farmers markets in Minneapolis are celebrating National Farmers Market Week Aug. 7-13 with special events. The City has an online interactive map that makes it easy to find farmers markets all over the city. Clicking on the map pins at will show the address, season dates and opening times for each market. Nearly 30 farmers markets and mini markets are operating in Minneapolis this year.

Farmers market at Hennepin County Government Center’s south plaza

The Nicollet Mall farmers market moved to the Hennepin County Government Center’s south plaza this year due to the ongoing reconstruction of Nicollet Mall. The market is open Thursdays 6 a.m.-6 p.m. through Nov. 10.

Local produce

Local produce is nutritious and affordable. Buying food directly at a farmers market strengthens the community between the farmer and the eater, and it supports the regional economy by allowing the local farmer to keep 80 to 90 cents per dollar of sales. Many Minneapolis residents and workers can reach a farmers market on foot or by bicycle, which are good ways to exercise and don’t pollute. Many of the farmers markets also serve to build community with prepared food, environment-themed educational activities and music.

It’s easy for people to buy local produce in Minneapolis. Most of the markets accept “electronic benefits transfer” cards as payment to give residents on federal food assistance easier access to fresh, healthy food. Some of the farmers markets are mini markets, special small markets that the City licenses to get more fresh and affordable produce on the table in low-income neighborhoods.

Check out Homegrown Minneapolis for more ways to get healthy, local food on the table. Homegrown Minneapolis is a citywide initiative expanding our community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods.

Get free produce at participating farmers markets this summer with your Healthy Savings card

Show your Healthy Savings card at the information booth at participating farmers markets, and you’ll get a voucher for a free tray of produce valued at $3 or less.

Participating Minneapolis farmers markets

Other local participating farmers markets and dates

See the full list of participating farmers markets.

About Healthy Savings

The free Healthy Savings program through Medica, the City’s health insurance provider, gives you discounts on healthy food at participating grocery stores and farmers markets. You can save more than $50 a month on your grocery bill with your Healthy Savings card.

When you sign up for Healthy Savings, you'll receive an email each week listing the discounts that have been automatically loaded onto your Healthy Savings card. Scan your card at the checkout for instant savings on that week’s discounts or show your card at the information booth at participating farmers markets for your free produce voucher.

Learn more about the Healthy Savings program at If you have questions about the program, call Medica’s Healthy Savings customer service at 855-633-4220.

Published Aug 9, 2016



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