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Twin Cities Farmers' Markets

A basket of cucumbers at the Minneapolis farmers' market on Nicollet Mall \ photo by Caitlin Abrams
Photo by Caitlin Abrams

Bloomington

Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 7 through Oct. 11. The market goes indoors from Nov. 8 to Dec. 13 inside the Bloomington Civic Plaza. 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington, bloomingtonmn.gov

Centennial Lakes

Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m., June 12 to Sept. 25. 7499 France Ave. S., Edina, edinamn.gov

Eagan

Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. (In September the market closes at dusk.) June 4—Sept. 24. 1501 Central Pkwy., Eagan, 651-675-5550, cityofeagan.com

Excelsior

Thursdays 2 to 6 p.m., May 1 through October. Between 2nd and 3rd Streets, Excelsior, excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com

Fulton

Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 17 to Oct. 25. 4901 Chowen Ave. S., Mpls., fultonfarmersmarket.org

Golden Valley

Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting June 22. 7800 Golden Valley Rd., Golden Valley, marketinthevalley.org

Highland Park

Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 14 through Sept. 27. Ford Pkwy. and Cleveland Ave.,St. Paul, highlandfarmersmarket.com

Kingfield

Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 18 through Oct. 26. 4310 Nicollet Ave., Mpls., kingfieldfarmersmarket.org

Linden Hills

Not only is this market kid-friendly, it offers plenty of activities. Sundays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 1 through October. 2813 W. 43rd St., Mpls., 612-345-0946, lhfm-mpls.com

Maple Grove

Thursdays 3 to 7 p.m., June through September; 3-6 p.m. in October. 12951 Weaver Lake Rd., Maple Grove, maplegrovemn.gov

Midtown

Hiawatha line commuters should consider themselves lucky. This market is one of the few open on a weeknight. Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., May through October, and Tuesdays 3 to 7 p.m., June through October. 2225 E. Lake St., Mpls., midtownfarmersmarket.org

Mill City

Each week has a theme, with speakers and demos on everything from raising urban chickens to planting herbs. In the winter you can find this market inside the Mill City Museum on the second Saturday of each month. Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 10 through Sept. 27. 704 S. 2nd St., Mpls., millcityfarmersmarket.org

Minneapolis

Though it's open every day, the weekends have more vendors. Expect everything from asparagus to alpaca meat; it also often has cooking demos and lots of live music. The Nicollet Mall Market downtown is open Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting April 24. Daily from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting April 26. 312 E. Lyndale Ave. N., Mpls., mplsfarmersmarket.com

Minnetonka

Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m., July 1 through Sept. 30. 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, eminnetonka.com

Northeast

Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting May 31. 629 NE 2nd St., Mpls., northeastmarket.org

Plymouth

Wednesdays from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., June 18 through Oct. 1. 3650 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth, plymouthmn.gov

Richfield

Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. (in October hours shift to 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.), May 17 through Oct. 25. 636 E. 66th St., Richfield, richfieldfarmersmarket.org

St. Paul

If you're on the lookout for new Minnesota-made products, lots of artisans debut here. Saturdays and Sundays from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. 290 E., 5th St., St. Paul, stpaulfarmersmarket.com

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