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Farmers markets around the Twin Cities 2015

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Sugar snap and snow peas for sale last season at Mhonpaj's Garden farmers market table at the Mill City market in Minneapolis.
Jennifer Simonson | MPR News 2014

Updated: 9:00 a.m., May 22 | Posted: 2:49 p.m., April 25

Signs of spring in Minnesota include migrating geese overhead, packed restaurant patios and, of course, farmers markets. The Minneapolis Farmers Market officially kicks off its season on Saturday, April 25. It will be followed by the St. Paul Farmers Market on May 2. 

But big cities no longer have a lock on farmers markets. They've sprouted up all over the region, and those smaller markets are beginning to thaw out as well. There are neighborhood markets like the Midtown Farmers Market in south Minneapolis, which starts up on Saturdays on May 2. Suburban markets in cities like White Bear Lake and Bloomington are also getting ready to open. And specialized projects like a farmers market based on the University of Minnesota campus are also ramping up. 

Although the amount of local produce available at early spring farmers markets can be limited, many farmers do carry seedlings for gardeners. And many of the neighborhood markets include food trucks or coffee vendors for shoppers who want a snack as they search for the perfect kohlrabi.

To update or change the 2015 listings, please email jon.collins@mpr.org.

Twin Cities-area farmers markets

Minneapolis

Camden Farmers Market:  4400 Osseo Rd. Minneapolis, MN 55412.  Opens July 9, 2015. Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Fulton Farmers Market: 4902 Chowen Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55410. Opens on May 16, 2015. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

IDS Center Farmers Market: 80 South 8th Street, Minneapolis MN 55402. Opens March 17, 2015. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Kingfield Farmers Market: 4310 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409. Opens May 17, 2015. Sundays, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  

Midtown Farmers Market: 2225 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407. Opens Saturdays on May 2, 2015. Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Opens Tuesdays on June 2, 2015. Tuesdays, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

 Mill City Farmers Market: 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Opens May 9, 2015. Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Minneapolis Farmers Market: 312 East Lyndale Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405.  Opens April 25, 2015. Every day 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Nicollet Mall Farmers Market: On Hennepin Avenue between 5th Street and 10th Street, Minneapolis, MN. Opens May 7, 2015. Thursdays, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 Nokomis Farmers Market: 5167 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, 55417. Opens June 17, 2015. Wednesdays, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

Linden Hills Farmers Market: 2813 West 43rd St., Minneapolis, MN 55410. Opens May 17, 2015. Sundays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

 Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market: 629 2nd St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Opens May 30, 2015. Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 University of Minnesota Farmers Market: 200 SE Oak St, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Opens July 8,  2015. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

West Broadway Farmers Market: 1000 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411 Opens June 19, 2015. Fridays, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

St. Paul

 Highland Village Farmers Market: Ford Parkway and Cleveland Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55116. Opens June 7, 2015. Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

 Hmongtown Farmers Market: 217 Como Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55103. Every day, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.

St. Paul 7th Place: 7th Place Mall, St.  Paul 55101. Opens June 9, 2015. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  

St. Paul Farmers Market: 290 E 5th St. St. Paul, 55101. Opens May 2, 2015. Saturdays, 6 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Sundays, 8 a.m. - 1p.m.

St. Thomas More Church: 1079 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. Opens May 1, 2015. Fridays, 1:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

West Side Farmers Market: 63 George St W, St Paul, MN 55107. Opens July 2015. Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Suburbs and Greater Minnesota

Afton Farmers Market: Afton Town Square Park, Afton MN 55001. Opens May 21, 2015. Thursdays, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Aldrich Arena Farmers Market: 1850 White Bear Ave, Maplewood, MN 55109. Opens May 13, 2015. Wednesdays, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Anoka Market: 420 Main St., Anoka MN 55303. Opens July 16. Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Apple Valley Farmers' Market: 7100 W 147th St., Apple Valley, MN 55124. Opens June 13, 2015. Saturdays, 6 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Blaine Market: 707 89th Ave. N. Blaine, MN 55434. Opens May 2, 2015. Saturdays, 7 a.m. - .12 p.m. 

Brooklyn Park Farmers Market: 8717 Zane Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55443. Opens June 17, 2015. Wednesdays, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Bloomington Farmers Market: 1800 West Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN 55431. Opens June 6, 2015. Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Burnsville: 200 West Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville, MN 55337. Opens June 13, 2015. Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Burnsville Market: 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville, MN 55337. Opens May 7, 2015. Thursdays, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Centennial Lakes Farmers Market: 7499 France Ave. S., Edina, MN 55435. Opens June 11, 2015. Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Chisago City Farmers Market: 10625 Railroad Ave., Chisago City, MN 55013. Open May 22, 2015. Fridays, 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Inver Grove Heights: 8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077. Opens June 21, 2015. Sundays, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Lakeville Market: 208th & Holyoke, Lakeville, MN 55044. Opens June 10, 2015. Wednesdays, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturdays starting on June 20, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Maple Grove: 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN  55369. Opens June 11, 2015. Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

 Market in the Valley: 7800 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55427. Opens Jun 28, 2015. Sundays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Minnesota Zoo: 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley MN 55124. Opens July 8, 2015. Wednesdays, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

Plymouth Farmers Market: 15500 County Rd. 6, Plymouth, MN 55447. Opens Jun 24, 2015. Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

 Ramsey Market: 14455 Rhinestone St., Ramsey, MN 55303. Opens July 16, 2015. Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Richfield Saturday Farmers Market: 64th Street & Portland Ave S, Richfield MN 55423 Opens May 16, 2015. Saturdays,  7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Rosemount Market: 13885 So Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068. Opens June 16, 2015. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Roseville Market:  2131 Fairview Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113. Opens May 5, 2015. Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Savage Market: Quentin & Highway 13, Savage, MN 55378. Opens June 7, 2015. Sundays, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

South St. Paul: 1151 Southview Blvd., South St. Paul MN 55075. Opens July 1, 2015. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Stillwater Minnesota Farmers Market:  3rd Street South and Pine Street East, Stillwater MN 55082. Opens June 13, 2015. Saturdays 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Waconia Farmers Market: City Square Park, S. Spruce St., Waconia MN 55387. Opens May 30, 2015. Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

West St. Paul Market: 1201 South Robert St.,  West St. Paul, MN 55118. Opens June 12, 2015. Fridays, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

 White Bear Lake Farmers Market: Washington Avenue between 3rd Street and 4th Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Opens on June 26, 2015. Fridays, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Woodbury Market: 2175 Radio Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125. Opens June 14, 2015. Sundays, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.