Midtown Farmers Market—Fresh Local Flavor For All.
Enjoy freshly prepared food while you fill your bag with produce, meats and cheeses from local farms, browse the wares of local artists, and enjoy the entertainment. Join us every Tuesday and Saturday throughout the season at the most accessible market in the Twin Cities. Whether you’re coming by car, bus, bike, or train, we’d love to see you at the market!
At last! Spring is here and with it, the beginning of the Midtown Farmers Market season! On May 2nd, come check out our Opening Day Food Truck Fest at the market to taste some of the first fresh produce of the year, and graze through the delicious offerings of some of the Twin Cities’ best food trucks. Come early to hear music by the Wailing Loons and stay for the Roe Family Singers.
Location of the Market.
The market is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of East Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue, at 2225 East Lake Street in Minneapolis. This year, to accommodate construction of Hennepin County’s Family Service Center along with Phase 1 of the L&H Station development, the market will be operating just around the corner from where it has previously been (see image and news release below for additional information about the market and the L&H station development). A Public Plaza to accommodate the Midtown Farmers Market and other public activities will be built during Phase 2.
Speaking of the light rail, did you know you can ride the Blue Line to the market for FREE on the first Saturday of every month? Thanks to our partners MetroTransit for this awesome opportunity! Stay tuned and visit our website in the coming weeks for more details and to download your free pass.
Now that you know how easy it is to find us, what do you want to eat first?
Come to the market hungry because the all these amazing food trucks and ready to eat food vendors will be onsite serving delectable dishes: Kabomelette, The Moral Ominvore, Peep’s Hot Box, Fireroast Cafe, Wild Earth Wood Fired Pizza and more! Stay tuned via Facebook and Twitter as we reveal additional food trucks that will be at the market in the coming weeks!
Save lives, donate blood!
Once you’ve had something delicious to eat, please stop by the Memorial Blood Centers donation bus to donate blood and save lives! Then treat yourself to a happy spring gift or find the perfect gift for the mothers in your life.
The location of the farmers market this season offers new opportunities to engage more fully with our surroundings. This summer, we’ve partnered with the placemaking firm The Musicant Group to transform underused portions of the new space into active places for people to enjoy. Visitors will be treated to outdoor ping pong, sloped seating and a giant skeeball game on the grassy knoll fronting the LRT station. These installations will not only improve the market experience, but help guide the eventual design and programming of the permanent plaza to be built as part of phase 2 of the L+H Station development.
The Midtown Farmers Market is Hiring!
The Midtown Farmers Market is now hiring for a seasonal, part-time Outreach Coordinator to promote our SNAP/EBT and Market Bucks incentive programs for the 2015 market season. Click here to view the job posting and learn more!
The Midtown Market strives to bring sustainable, affordable food to the community. While there's no roof over an outdoor market, the Market still has overhead expenses: as farmers are busy growing the vegetables and fruits, market staff are hard at work on the nuts and bolts of making a market run. Administering the EBT access, providing a stage for local performers, even the signs and maintaining the parking lot where it all happens takes money and staff time.
Vendor fees only cover half of the cost of running the Market. We rely on the community to contribute the rest. Please donate today!
Online contributions are quick, easy and secure. The Midtown Farmers Market is a project of the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization — please designate your donation to the Market. The Midtown Farmers Market is a 501(c)3. Learn more about what it means to be a Friend of the Market here.