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Find a farmers market near you in Northern Minnesota

A man in a yellow jacket holds leeks in his hands while standing behind a pile of more leeks.
Maple Ridge Produce
Erik Heimark from Maple Ridge Produce poses with leeks grown in 2023.

Farmers markets abound in Northern Minnesota. We've collected a list of locations, dates and times in towns like Pine River, Walker, Grand Rapids, Cook, Virginia, Bemidji, Brainerd and more!

One of the surest signs in spring and early summer is the reappearance of our local farmers markets. Those who grow and make food and crafts have been busy preparing for another market season.

The University of Minnesota Extension program reminds us shopping at a farmers market stimulates local economies, increases access to fresh, nutritious food and supports healthy communities.

Adrianne Reiners, a Deer River farmer who serves on the board of the Grand Rapids Farmers Market, joined the KAXE Morning Show recently.

“Lots of farmers have new plants started, and they're going to be excited to give you some plant starts, whether it's peppers or tomatoes," she said. "And then you've also got your creators, so people who are artisans who sell different things that they create.”

Listen above for the full conversation with Adrianne Reiners from the Grand Rapids Farmers Market!

A carton of brown eggs sits on a green checkered tablecloth with a "Farm Fresh" sign behind it.
Pine River Market Square Farmer's Market
Tanya's Eggs on display at Pine River Market Square Farmer's Market in 2023.

Find a market near you!

  • Aitkin Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, mid-May through October. Located near the roundabout on Highway 169, next to Tractor Supply Co.
  • Bagley Area Farmers Market: 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays, starting July 5 through September. Located just off Highway 2.
  • Baxter Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays, open as of May 10, at Westport Shopping Center.
  • Bemidji Area Farmers Market: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays. Located at the St. Michel's Furniture parking lot. Open July through October.
  • Bemidji’s Natural Choice Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, open June through October in Union Square.
  • Brainerd Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, open as of May 14 at Franklin Art Center.
Various jars of salsa, pickles, and jam sit on a table with a black tablecloth at an outdoor market.
Grand Rapids Farmers Market
Preserved goods on display at the Grand Rapids Farmers Market in 2023.

  • Cook Area Farmers’ Market: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, opening mid-June on River Street in historic downtown.
  • Cuyuna Range Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in the bike pavilion at the corner of Cross Avenue and Main Street in Crosby. Open June through October.
  • Grand Rapids Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Open as of May 8. Located at the intersection of Pokegama Avenue South and Golf Course Road.
  • Hibbing Farmers Market: 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, starting June 11. Located at 1309 E. 40th Street. Park on the motel side of the fence.
Grand Rapids Farmers Market

  • Nisswa Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. Open as of May 9 at the American Legion.
  • Palo/Markham Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1p.m. on the first Fridays of June through Sept. at the Loon Lake Community Center.
  • Park Rapids Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, open May 25 through September. Located on Highway 34, across from Thielen Motors.
  • Pine River Market Square: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays at Pine River Depot, opens May 24, located on Highway 371.
  • Virginia Market Square Farmers Market: 2:30-6 p.m. Thursdays. Opens June 13. Located at 111 S. Ninth Ave. W. on Silver Lake.
  • Walker Community Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays. Open June through September at Green Scene, 617 Michigan Ave. W.

Find out more about farmers markets at Arrowhead Grown or Minnesota Grown.

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