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Farmers Markets of Minneapolis

National Pollinator Week is June 18-24! To support pollinators, participating farmers markets are distributing free Seedles –wildflower seeds encased in a ball of nutrient rich soil and clay. Free Seedles will be available (one per person) at the following markets during Pollinator week: Audubon Farmers Market, Camden Farmers Market, Farmers Market Annex, FINNEGANS Market, Four Sisters Farmers Market, Fulton Farmers Market, Hennepin County Government Center Farmers Market, Kingfield Farmers Market, Midtown Farmers Market, Mill City Farmers Market, Mill City Night Market, Minneapolis Farmers Market, Nicollet Mall Farmers Market, Nokomis Farmers Market, Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market and West Broadway Farmers Market. (Limited quantity at each market- Seedles will be available while supplies last.)
East Isles, Tiny Diner and Whittier markets will offer Seedles when they open for the season.
Simply throw them & watch them grow! 

Farmers markets promote healthy local economies, communities and ecosystems. The interactive map below shows Minneapolis farmers markets and mini markets. Click on the pins to see market info. View market mapView a list of market schedules. Follow the Farmers Markets of MPLS on Facebook for market updates and event information. Visit the Farmers Markets of MPLS website.

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Farmers Markets of Minneapolis Collaborative

Farmers Markets of Minneapolis Collaborative Strategic Plan 2017 Farmers Markets of Minneapolis Accomplishments
There are nearly 30 farmers markets and mini-markets operating in Minneapolis in 2018. The Farmers Markets of Minneapolis collaborative officially formed in early 2017. Current activities include collaborative metrics collection, marketing, technical assistance and other collaborative opportunities to build a more connected, accessible and effective market system, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis, University of Minnesota, Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council, Minnesota Department of Agriculture and other market champions. The collaborative welcomes and encourages all markets to participate.

A leadership and planning team is coordinating the efforts, comprised of five market managers, the Homegrown Minneapolis/Local Food Policy Coordinator Tamara Downs Schwei, and University of Minnesota Applied Economics faculty Hikaru Peterson and researcher Joe Nowak. Market Managers in the leadership team include: Martha Archer (Mill City Farmers Market), Emily Lund (Neighborhood Roots Markets -- Fulton, Kingfield & Nokomis), Mallory Forseth (Midtown Farmers Market), Pat Nelson (Minneapolis Lyndale and Government Center Plaza Markets) and DeVon Nolen (West Broadway Farmers Market). Additional partners current include Kristen Klingler (Minneapolis Health Department), Tabitha Fischer (Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department), Claire Baglien (Minneapolis Food Policy Aide), Mai Yang (Minneapolis Health Department), Ann Fix (NEON), Kathy Zeman (MFMA), Helene Murray (MISA), MDA Minnesota Grown team, Beth Dooley, David Nicholson and many others.

Market Bucks

The Market Bucks incentive matches up to ten dollars worth of coupons per day to customers who use SNAP benefits to purchase eligible foods at participating farmers markets. Participating markets are noted on our Farmers Markets of Minneapolis map and downloadable list. For more information on how you or a farmers market near you can get involved, please contact Hunger Solutions.

Resources for starting and maintaining a farmers market or mini market in Minneapolis

Vendors - Find permit information on the Health Department Farmers market Webpage

Opening or operating a farmers' market in Minneapolis requires approval and licensing. There are different types of farmers market licenses/permits depending on the type of market the applicant wants to operate. Public Market is a defined place regulated by the city for the selling and buying of farm products and other market related products. The three (3) categories of recognized and licensed public markets include:

  1. Farmers Markets
  2. Mini Markets
  3. Produce and Craft Markets

Apply for a Farmers Market License

Minnesota Farmers Market Association

Guide to Hosting a Minneapolis Mini-Market (pdf)

USDA information for farmers markets on how to apply to accept SNAP/EBT

USDA resources about SNAP and farmers markets

Learn more

For a directory of all Minnesota farms, markets and garden centers visit the Minnesota Grown Directory.

Last updated Jun 15, 2018

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