Every year when we have one of these sneaky warm days and the spring flowers start popping up in the grocery stores, I get spring fever. I start craving meat grilling in the backyard and fresh veggies on my plate. Unfortunately, as Minnesotans, we know better. It’s just a little too early to bust out our shorts and sandals.
But just because we can’t walk the rows of our favorite outdoor markets alive with goods just picked from the ground, that doesn’t mean we’re out of luck. Many of our favorite local producers are readily available at Winter Farmers Markets throughout the metro. Find a local vendor near you and get inspired to bring great Minnesota-made goods to your table while you wait for the spring flowers to bloom.
Check out these six farmers’ markets operating year-round!
Mill City Farmers Market | 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis
First and third Saturdays through April, 10AM – 1PM. 100+ vendors move inside Mill City Museum. It’s a great source for healthy, local, and sustainable groceries plus a vibrant community connection.
Downtown St. Paul Farmers Market | 290 5th St E, St Paul
Saturdays through April 9 AM-1 PM. Head to the Saint Paul Farmers Market in Lowertown for a festive, family-friendly experience this season. You can find holiday meats from local vendors or indulge your taste buds with world-class chocolate sweetened only by honey!
St Paul Farmers Market Hosted by Bachman’s | Various Bachman’s locations
Times and dates vary. Check the calendar for details. The same great selection you find at the Downtown St Paul Farmers is coming to your local Bachman’s stores throughout the metro on select dates. Bachman’s locations include Lyndale, Maplewood, Apple Valley and Fridley.
Northeast Farmers Market | Earl Giles Distillery, 1325 Quincy Street NE Minneapolis
Second Saturday of the month through April 11AM-3PM. Shop for meat, cheese, baked and canned goods, crafts, and more at this monthly market featuring great local vendors.
Neighborhood Roots | Bachman’s Lyndale 6010 Lyndale Avenue, Minneapolis
March 11 10AM-2PM. The Nokomis, Fulton, and Kingfield farmers markets combine in South Minneapolis to offer many great winter market finds from your favorite regular vendors at these markets.
Bloomington Winter Market | Bloomington Civic Plaza 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington
March 11 9AM-1PM. The Bloomington Farmers Market moves indoors where you can stock up on winter produce like squash and apples, seasonal decor, honey, baked goods, canned goods, locally-made crafts, and other farmers market favorites.
Market in the Valley | 2nd Floor of Brookview Community Center, 316 Brookview Parkway, Golden Valley
March 12 10AM-1PM. Come support your local community by shopping for Minnesota-grown produce and other goods at the Brookview Community Center. from 10am-1pm.