2018 Farmers Markets of Minneapolis Schedules Coming Soon!
Farmers markets promote healthy local economies, communities and ecosystems. The interactive map below shows Minneapolis farmers markets, mini markets, and farm stands. Click on the pins to see market info. Follow the Farmers Markets of Minneapolis on Facebook for market updates and event information. Click here to view Farmers Market map.
New Minneapolis Farmers Market 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), Mai Yang (Minneapolis Health Department), Ann Fix (NEON), Kathy Zeman (MFMA), MDA Minnesota Grown team, Beth Dooley, David Nicholson and many others. Contact Tamara Downs Schwei for more information.
The EBT & Market Bucks Initiative supports a network of farmers markets that accept EBT. 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. The EBT & Market Bucks Initiative also offers free promotional materials and technical assistance. For more information on how you or a farmers market near you can get involved, please contact Hunger Solutions.
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:
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
For a directory of all Minnesota farms, markets and garden centers visit the Minnesota Grown Directory.