MINNEAPOLIS— The first spring farmers markets have opened, kicking off the 2023 season. The Minneapolis Farmers Market and the Farmers Market Annex opened April 29 with the Midtown Farmers Market and Mill City Farmers Market following May 6.
The other 13 farmers markets and mini-markets open over the next several weeks.
Market Bucks and SNAP
Shopping at farmers markets is an easy way for everyone to get healthy, local food on the table. The Market Bucks incentive matches up to $10 worth of coupons per day to customers who use SNAP benefits to buy eligible food at participating farmers markets. Participating markets are noted in the farmers markets map and downloadable list on the City website.
2022 was a record year for SNAP and Market Bucks use citywide, bolstered by Produce Market Bucks offering a double match on SNAP dollars. Farmers market customers in Minneapolis spent more than $350,000 in SNAP, Market Bucks and Produce Market Bucks last year.
Spring, summer, fall farmers market locations and schedules
To see the 2023 farmers markets schedule, visit the City website.
To learn more about local farmers markets, visit the farmers markets page on the City website.
How local is local? In 2022, the average distance traveled from farm to market was 45 miles.
Homegrown Minneapolis also offers other ways to get healthy, local food on the table. Homegrown Minneapolis is a citywide initiative expanding our community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods.