Top-9 Area Farmers Markets
We have finally entered into the season for Farmers Markets. I can appreciate all the hard work the growers have put into their locally-grown produce or handmade products. There is something to say about homemade jams and jellies or farm fresh eggs. PLUS you are supporting local businesses! I've tracked down the top-9 area farmers markets and put together this list in no particular order.
You can find a farmers market near you using the Minnesota Grown Directory
The Faribault Farmers market runs on two different days during the summer months. Saturdays from 7am-Noon June through October and then on Wednesdays 1:30 - 5 pm July through September.
Riverside Park on 7th St. Tue & Fri 11:45a, Sat 9a.
This is just one of two farmers markets to be held in Northfield, with the second farmers market being held in Historic Downtown Northfield on Bridge Square. Jun 2-Oct 20: Sat 9a-1p. Closed 9/8 for Defeat of Jesse James Days.
Located at 20851 Holyoke in downtown Lakeville and runs Wednesdays Noon-5p from Jun 13-Oct 31, and Saturdays 9a-1p Jun 23-Sep 29.
The Zumbrota Farmers Market runs Tuesdays from 4pm - 8pm in East Park.
The market is held on Tuesdays 10a-5p, rain or shine, at the Riverside Park Parking Lot. The market runs from May-Oct.
Veterans Harvest Market is a unique market: while you shop to support local growers & artisan vendors, you also support veteran suicide prevention & family support programs. Market proceeds benefit local non-profits providing this support. The market runs Thursdays 4-7pm from mid-June - mid-Oct.
The Rochester Downtown Farmers Market is unique due to it's two different locations depending on the day of the week. The Saturday market runs 7:30a - 12p May through October at 401 4th St SE, Rochester, MN 55904.
The Wednesday market runs from 2p - 6p June through September at 901 Apache Mall, Rochester, MN 55902.
Much like the Rochester farmer markets, there are two locations you need to know depending on the day. The market is open Wednesdays 3:30-5:30p in downtown Albert Lea corner of N Broadway Ave & Fountain St. and Saturdays 9a-Noon in Northbridge Mall parking lot.
This is one of these most open markets in the area. The farmers market is located in front of Shopko on 18th Ave NW just off I-90. The market is open rain or shine May 15-Oct 30: Mon 4-6p, Thu 4-6p & Sat 9a-Noon.