With the warm weather now in full swing, farmers markets are kicking off around Minneapolis.
The Mill City Farmers Market will open for a new season on Saturday, May 7 with new vendors, local food and family events.
This season the Mill District market will expand to the other side of 2nd Street on Chicago Avenue for 11 weeks later this summer with new vendors like the Food Building, Serious Jam, Sift Gluten Free Bakery, The Twisted Shrub and Bee Brews.
During the May 7 opening day, the farmers market will celebrate the start of the growing season with a free 10:30 a.m. cooking class with chef Jenny Breen and her daughter, music from Roe Family Singers at 11 a.m. and the expertise from Hennepin County Master Gardeners.
This season brings in a few new vendors. Abrothecary, owned by chef and butcher Andrew Ikeda, offers frozen and ready-to-eat bone broths and soups. Cosmic Wheel Creamery sells aged and fresh farmstead cheeses from Clear Lake, Wisc. Heritage Breads, which is a part of the winter market, will continue offering its bread made from Sunrise Flour Mill grains.
In downtown Minneapolis, the Nicollet Mall Farmers Market will kick off Thursday, May 5 on the Hennepin County Government Center’s South Plaza at 300 S. 6th St.
The market, which is originally hosted on Thursdays on Nicollet Mall, moved to Hennepin Avenue last year due to reconstruction work on Nicollet.
The farmers market will be open on Thursdays from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. through Nov. 10.
The Capella Tower is hosting its own farmers market in the tower’s renovated atrium space.
The market will kick off June 1 and will run on Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. until Oct. 26.
Across the Mississippi River, Riverplace will host a new farmers and artisan market this season that is set to open Wednesday, June 1. The market, located in the building’s cobblestone courtyard near Hennepin & Main Street, will run on Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. through the end of September.
A few of the market’s vendors include The Twisted Shrub, HeathGlen Farms, Ames Farm, Red Table Meats, Vital Kneads and Minnesota Nice Spice.
Mill City Farmers Market
704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55401
Saturdays in May through October from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Nicollet Mall Farmers Market
Hennepin County Government Center’s South Plaza, 300 S. 6th St.
Thursdays from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. through Nov. 10.
Capella Tower Farmers Market
Capella Tower atrium, 225 S. 6th St.
Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. between June 1 and Oct. 26
Riverplace courtyard, 43 Main St. SE
Wednesdays between June 1 and Sept. 28 from 3-7 p.m.