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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 6 through Oct. 17 (closed July 4). The market goes inside the Bloomington Civic Plaza from Nov. 14 to Dec. 12. 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington, bloomingtonmn.gov

Centennial Lakes

Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m., June 11 to Sept. 24. 7499 France Ave. S., Edina, edinamn.gov

Eagan

Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. (In September the market closes at dusk.) June 3—Sept. 30. 1501 Central Pkwy., Eagan, 651-675-5550, cityofeagan.com

Excelsior

Tuesdays 2 to 6 p.m., May 5 through October. Between 2nd and 3rd Streets, Excelsior, excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com

Fulton

Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 16 to Oct. 24. 4901 Chowen Ave. S., Mpls., fultonfarmersmarket.org

Golden Valley

Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting June 10. 7800 Golden Valley Rd., Golden Valley, marketinthevalley.org

Highland Park

Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 7 through Sept. 27. Ford Pkwy. and Cleveland Ave.,St. Paul, highlandfarmersmarket.com

Kingfield

Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 17 through Oct. 25. 4310 Nicollet Ave., Mpls., neighborhoodrootsmn.org

Linden Hills

Not only is this market kid-friendly, it offers plenty of activities. Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 17 through October. 2813 W. 43rd St., Mpls., 612-345-0946, lindenhillsfarmersmarket.com

Maple Grove

Thursdays 3 to 7 p.m., June 11 through Oct. 22; 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 2 through Oct. 24, and Tuesdays 3 to 7 p.m., June 2 through Oct. 27. 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 9 through Sept. 26. 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. Daily from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting April 25. 312 E. Lyndale Ave. N., Mpls., mplsfarmersmarket.com

Minnetonka

Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m., June 30 through Sept. 29. 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, eminnetonka.com

Nicollet Mall

This year, downtown Minneapolis' farmers market is displaced to Hennepin Ave. between 5th and 10th Streets. Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. mplsfarmersmarket.com

Nokomis Farmers Market

Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., June 17 through Sept. 30. 5167 Chicago Ave S., Mpls., neighborhoodrootsmn.org

Northeast

Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 30 through Oct. 24. 629 NE 2nd St., Mpls., northeastmarket.org

Plymouth

Wednesdays from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., June 24 through Sept. 30. 15500 County Rd. 6., 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 16 through Oct. 24. 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 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 2 through Nov. 22. 290 E., 5th St., St. Paul, stpaulfarmersmarket.com

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