As the growing season gets off to a slow start, watch the farmers markets in the Twin Cities area

The growth of farmers’ markets, both locally and nationally, has been on an upward trajectory for years. In 1985, the Twin Cities metropolitan area had 20. In 2009, there were more than 50; today the count is well into the 60s.

With so many markets to choose from, why not make it your goal to explore unfamiliar shopping territory? The beauty of markets is that no two are alike and you never know what to expect. If you’re on the go, map your market at

Andover Farmers Market: Tues. 2 p.m.-6 p.m., 13655 Round Lake Blvd. (Grace Lutheran Church), Andover. Ends October 25.

Anoka Farmer’s Market: Tues. 3-6 p.m., 205 Harrison St., Anoka. Opening June 22.

Apple Valley Farmer’s Market8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 7100 W. 147th St. (Apple Valley Civic Center), Apple Valley. June 4-Oct. 29.

Blaine Farmers Market: Sat. 8am-12pm from June 16; Tues. 3pm-6pm from June 22. 707 89th Ave NE. (St. Timothy’s Church), Blaine. Ends October 25.

Bloomington Farmers Market: Sat. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road (Bloomington Civic Plaza), Bloomington. June 11-Oct. 15.

Brooklyn Park Farmer’s Market: Wed. 2-6 p.m. 5600 85th Ave. N. (Community Activity Center), Brooklyn Park. July 6-Oct. 12.

Buffalo Farmers Market: Sat. 8am-noon. 100 1st. A V. NE., Buffalo, Minn. May 7-Oct. 29.

Burnsville Farmers Market: Thu. 11:30am-4:30pm 3333 Cliff Road (Mary, Mother of the Church), Burnsville. May 12-Oct. 27.

Burnsville Farmers Market: Sat. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy., Burnsville. June 11-Oct. 29.

Chanhassen Farmer’s Market: Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 7700 Market Blvd. (City Center Park Square), Chanhassen. June 4-Sept. 24.

Downtown Chaska Farmer’s Market: Wed. 3-6 p.m., 300 Chestnut St. (City Square Park), Chaska. June 22-Sept. 7.

Centerville Main Street Market: Thurs. 5-7 p.m., 1721 Westview St., Centerville. July 8-August. 12.

Centennial Lakes Farmer’s Market: Thu. 3 p.m.-7 p.m., 7499 France Av. S., Edina. June 9-Sept. 29.

Champlin Farmer’s Market: Wed. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 12165 Ensign Av. N. (Chamlin Ice Forum), Champlin. July 13-Oct. 12.

Chisago City Farmer’s Market: Fri. 2-6 p.m., 10656 Railroad Av. (Moberg Park), Chisago City, Minnesota July-September.

Coon Rapids Farmers Market: Wed. 3-6 p.m., 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd. (Coon Rapids Ice Center), Coon Rapids. June 22-Oct. 12

Crystal Producers Market: Tues. 3-7 p.m., 5539 Douglas Drive N. (Becker Park), Crystal, June 14-Sept. 27.

Delano Farmers Market: Wed. 2 p.m.-6 p.m., highway. 12 and County Line Road, Delano. May 4-Oct. 26.

Eagan Market Festival: Wed. 4-8 p.m., 1501 Central Pkwy., Eagan. June 1-Sept. 28 (from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Sept.).

Elk River Farmers Market: Game. 2-6 p.m., 716 Main St. NW. (Park Plaza Main Street), Elk River, Minnesota June 16-Oct. 6.

Excelsior Farmer’s Market: Tues. 2-6 p.m., Excelsior Elementary East parking lot off Water St. June 14-August. 30.

Four Sisters Farmer’s Market: Thurs. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 1414 E. Franklin Av., Mpls. June 2-Oct. 28.

Golden Valley Farmer’s Market: Sun. 9am-1pm, 7800 Golden Valley Road (Golden Valley City Hall), Golden Valley. June 19-Oct. 9.

Hmongtown Market Square Farmer’s Market: 9am-6pm daily, 217 Como Av., St. Paul.

Hopkins Farmers Market: Sat. 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 16 9th Ave. S., Hopkins. June 18-Oct. 29.

Inver Grove Heights Farmer’s Market: Sun. 8am-1pm, 8055 Barbara Av. (Veterans Memorial Community Center), Inver Grove Heights. June 12-Oct. 9.

Jordanian Farmer’s Market: Sat. 9am-12pm, 225 Water St., Jordan. June 4-Oct. 29.

Lakeview Terrace Farmers Market (formerly Camden Farmers Market): Sat. 8 a.m.-noon, boul. Bootie. and Lakeland Av., Robbinsdale. May 21-Sept. 17.

Lakeville Farmers Market: Wed. 12 p.m.-5 p.m., 20851 Holyoke Av. (Market Square), Lakeville. June 8-Oct. 26.

Lakeville Farmers Market: Sat. 9am-1pm, 20965 Holyoke Av. (Lakeville Area Center for the Arts), Lakeville. June 18-Sept. 24.

Little Canada Farmers Market: Mon. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., 2920 Rice Street, Little Canada. June 6-Oct. 3.

Maple Grove Farmers Market: Thu. 3-7 p.m. (3-6 p.m. Oct.), 12951 Weaver Lake Road (Maple Grove Community Center), Maple Grove. May 12-Oct. 20.

Maplewood Farmers Market: Wed. 8 a.m. to noon, 1850 N. White Bear Ave. (Aldrich Arena), Maplewood. May 18-Oct. 26.

(Minneapolis) Eastern Isles Farmer’s Market: Thu. 4 p.m.-8 p.m. (no market on August 4), the Mall, between Hennepin and Humboldt Av. S., deputies. June 23-Sept. 29.

(Minneapolis) Fulton Farmer’s Market: Sat. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 4901 Chowen Ave. S., MPs. May 21-Oct. 29.

(Minneapolis) Kingfield Farmer’s Market: Sun. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 4055 Ave. Nicolet. S., deputies. (north end of MLK Park). May 22-Oct. 30.

(Minneapolis) Linden Hills Farmer’s Market: Sun. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2813 W. 43rd St., Mpls. linden May 15-Oct. 30.

(Minneapolis) Midtown Farmer’s Market: Sat. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tues. 3-7 p.m. starting June 7), 2225 E. Lake St., Mpls., 612-724-7457. Ends October 29.

(Minneapolis) Mill City Farmers Market: Sat. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 2nd St. and Chicago Av. S., MPs, 612-341-7580. Ends October 29.

Minneapolis Farmers Market: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. 312 E. Lyndale Ave. N., Deputies. Now open until Oct.

Minneapolis Farmer’s Market (Nicollet Mall): Nicollet Mall between 6th and 9th streets, Mpls. June 2-Sept.

(Minneapolis) Nokomis Farmer’s Market: The Nokomis Farmers Market is on hiatus for 2022.

(Minneapolis) Northeast Farmer’s Market: Sat. 9am-1pm 629 NE. 2nd Street (St. Boniface Catholic Church), Mpls. May 14-Oct. 15.

(Minneapolis) Stevens Square Farmer’s Market: Wed. 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Nicollet and Franklin Avs. (Plymouth Congregational Church), Mpls. July 6-Sept. 28.

(Minneapolis) West Broadway Farmer’s Market: Fri. 3-7 p.m., 2027 W. Broadway (The Plaza @ the Capri), Mpls. June 17-Oct. 14.

Minnetonka Farmer’s Market: Tues. 3-7 p.m., 14600 Minnetonka Blvd. (Minnetonka Civic Center), Minnetonka. June 7-Sept. 27.

Monticello Farmer’s Market: Thu. 3:30-7 p.m. (closes 6 p.m. in September), 200 W. 6th St. (Monticello Public Library), Monticello, Minn. May 19-Sept. 29.

The new Mound Farmers Market and more: Sat. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 5515 Shoreline Drive (Veterans Memorial Plaza), Mound. May 21-Oct. 8. Follow on Facebook for updates.

New Brighton Farmers Market: Wed. 3pm-7pm 400 NW. 10th St. (New Brighton Community Center), New Brighton. June 1-mid-Oct.

New Hope Community Farmer’s Market: Sat. 9am-1pm, 4401 Xylon Ave. N., New Hope. June 18-Sept. 24.

New Prague Farmer’s Market: Sat. 9 a.m.-noon, 801 E. Main St. (Carbone’s), New Prague. May 7-Oct. 29.

Northfield Riverwalk Market Fair: Sat. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5th and Division Streets (Bridge Square), Northfield. May 21-Oct. 15.

Oakdale Farmer’s Market: Wed. 2-6 p.m., 1584 Hadley Ave. (Richard Walton Park), Oakdale, 651-747-3872. June 1-Oct. 12.

Osseo Farmer’s Market: Tues. 3-7pm (3-6:30pm in September), 416 Central Av. (Boerboom Veterans Park), Osseo. July 12-Sept. 27.

Plymouth Farmers Market: Wed. 2.30pm-6.30pm, 15500 County Road 6 (Parkers Lake Playfield), Plymouth. June 22-Oct. 5.

Princeton-Zimmerman Farmers Market: Sat. 8:30 a.m.-noon, 111 S. Rum River Drive (Princeton Mall), Princeton, Minnesota, 763-389-7098. Ends October 29.

Previous Lake Farmers Market: Sat. 8:00 a.m.-noon, 16228 SE. Main Street, Prior Lake. Until October.

Richfield Farmers Market: Sat. 7 a.m.-noon. Sat. 6335 Portland Ave. S. (Veterans Memorial Park), Richfield. May 14-Oct. 15.

Rosemont Farmer’s Market: Tues. 1-5 p.m. Tues., 13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. June 14-Sept. 27.

Roseville Farmers Market: Tues. 8 a.m. to noon, 2131 N. Fairview Av. (Corpus Christi Catholic Church), Roseville. Ends October 25.

St. Paul Farmer’s Market: Sat. 6 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sun. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 290 E. 5th St., St. Paul. Ends November 20.

St. Paul Farmers Market (House of Hope Presbyterian Church): Fri. 1:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., 797 Summit Av., Saint-Paul. Ends October 28.

St. Paul Farmers Market (Securian): Wed. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 400 N. Robert St., St. Paul., July 13-August. 31.

Wild Farmers Market: Sun. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 4800 W. 123rd St. (Savage Depot), Savage. June 5-Oct. 30.

Shakopee Farmer’s Market (Downtown): Wed. 8 a.m. to noon, 113 Lewis St., June 22-August. 3.

Shoreview Farmers Market: Tues. 3-7 p.m. (3-6 p.m. Sept. 6-Oct. 11), 4580 N. Victoria St. (Shoreview Community Centre), Shoreview. June 7-Oct. 11.

South St. Paul Farmers Market: Wed. 2-6 p.m., 1151 Southview Blvd., South St. Paul. June 15-Oct. 12.

Stillwater Farmers Market: Sat. 7:30 a.m., Pine and S. 3rd Street, Stillwater. June 11-Sept. 24.

Wayzata Farmer’s Market: Thu. 1:30-5:30 p.m., 850 N. Lake St., Wayzata. June 2-Sept. 29.

West St. Paul Farmers Market: Fri. 8 a.m. to noon, 1201 S. Robert St. (Signal Hills Mall), West St. Paul. June 10-Oct. 28.

White Bear Lake Farmers Market: Fri. 8am-12pm, Clark Av. between 2nd and 3rd streets, White Bear Lake. June 24-Oct. 28.

Woodbury Farmers Market: Sun. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury. June 5-Oct. 30.

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