Visiting the Lyndale Market
Our convenient downtown location makes the Market an easy destination from wherever you’re traveling. Click here for driving directions and a detailed Lyndale Market map. Or, consider taking public transportation – many bus lines run nearby. To find a route that works for you, go to the Metro Transit Web site.
Our Lyndale Market is open 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., seven days a week from mid-April until mid-November. Many of our vendors continue to sell on Saturdays throughout the winter months; check with your favorite vendors to learn about their off-season availability. We also offer Holiday trees and ornamentals at the Lyndale Market from mid-November until Dec. 24.
That depends on what you enjoy most about our Market. If you want the BEST SELECTION, come visit us on a Saturday or Sunday when we typically have the most vendors and the largest selection of products to offer.
If you’re trying to BEAT THE CROWDS, plan to visit on a weekday or early in the morning on the weekend. We officially open at 6 a.m., but you’ll find a handful of vendors who are happy to help customers even earlier. Plus, parking is easier during non-peak hours. In addition to our regular free parking lots, we’re able to open our unused Market stalls for customer parking Monday through Thursday.
If you want the BEST SELECTION WITHOUT THE CROWDS, stop by on a Friday. We have nearly as many vendors and products as on the weekend, but with a much smaller crowd.
If you ENJOY THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE of a busy Market, visit us mid-morning on a Saturday or Sunday. The Market is abuzz with customers eager to fill their bags and make a few new friends.
If you’re trying to BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT, come early in the morning during Minnesota’s warmer months. You’ll have a chance to enjoy the eagerly anticipated warm weather before the unbearable heat, humidity and mosquitoes hit and make you want to stay indoors!
Of course! We’re open seven days a week, rain or shine. But don’t worry – you won’t get wet under our famous red sheds.
The three larger sheds on the north side of Third Avenue are a part of our Market, which is managed by the Central Minnesota Vegetables Growers Association (CMVGA). We’re a membership-based organization with specific regulations and guidelines that benefit our members – and our customers.
The three smaller sheds on the south side of Third Avenue are run by the Farmers Market Annex. The Minneapolis Farmers Market Annex is a privately run business and is not affiliated with our Market.
We want to make sure everyone is able to visit and enjoy our Market. All three of our Lyndale Market sheds have wheelchair-accessible ramps, and we have handicap-accessible restrooms in our concession building at the west end of the middle row.
We also offer handicap parking at Third Avenue N. and Lyndale Avenue, and at Third Avenue N. and Border Avenue. Click here to view a map showing the locations.
We’d love for you to fill a whole wagon during your visit! You can use a wagon or cart on the Market’s street level, but we ask that you don’t take them down our busy vendor aisles.
Rollerblading would be a great way to get here, but for the safety of all our visitors, we ask that you take them off while you’re in the Market.
On the weekends, we set up a visitor seating area on the south side of the concession building so you can relax, chat with friends, enjoy a cup of joe, etc.
As much as we love pets, we ask that you leave your four-legged friends at home during your visit. Service dogs are permitted, but must be clearly displayed.
Parking at the Lyndale Market
We work hard to secure as much parking for our guests as possible and offer free parking in several parking lots near our Lyndale Market. When those lots fill up, street parking is also available. Click here to view our maps, which show parking locations.
We offer handicap parking at Third Avenue N. and Lyndale Avenue, and at Third Avenue N. and Border Avenue. Click here to view these locations on a map.
Parking in the stalls is permitted Monday through Thursday, but isn’t allowed on weekends, due to our high volume of visitors.
There is a bike rack on the east side of the market along Border Ave. where you can lock your bike.
Products & Vendors
Most of our vendors grow, harvest and sell their own products. However, with Minnesota’s short growing season (only 107 to 163 frost-free days), we also include produce grown elsewhere so we can offer you the widest selection of fresh food for the longest time.
Every vendor is required to display signage featuring the Minneapolis Farmers Market logo that indicates whether they are a local grower, producer or manufacturer or a Minneapolis licensed reseller.
We know our customers have individual needs and commitments when it comes to their food, and our vendors offer a wide variety of products to meet those needs. Some offer organic products. Some follow organic growing methods but haven’t gone through the official screening process to be able to use the organic classification. If you’d like more information about the products you find at our Market, feel free to ask our vendors. They love to talk with visitors about their products.
Come visit us on Saturdays and Sundays to find the most vendors with the largest product selection. During the week, Friday offers the largest selection of products.
The Lyndale location has up to 170 vendors on weekends, and our Nicollet Mall Market has up to 60 vendors. We take pride in the diversity of our products and our vendors. While most of our vendors are from the seven-county metro area, we have one of the most diverse collection of market vendors in the Upper Midwest. From Laos to Trinidad to California, our vendors are from all over the world, and now call Minnesota and Western Wisconsin home.
Call the Minneapolis Farmers Market office at 612-333-1718 to find out when your favorite vendors will be here.
Purchases at the Markets
We accept both WIC FMNP coupons and EBT at both our markets.
At our Lyndale Market, an ATM is located in the coffee concession building at the west end of the middle row.
Some of our vendors accept credit cards. To keep prices affordable, however, some vendors choose not to incur the costs of setting up a credit card payment system. Your best bet is to ask each vendor before making a purchase.
Yes. Please see Market Manager Pat Nelson or call the office at (612) 333 -1718 for more information.
History, Membership & Affiliations
At Minneapolis Farmers Market, we have a rich tradition of providing the freshest and widest variety of products to the greater metropolitan area. Visit our History page to learn more about how we got started.
We appreciate your interest in becoming a part of this great tradition. If you would like more information or want to become a vendors, please email email@example.com.
We are thankful to our sponsor, Country Financial. CF is responsible for the annual Chef Challenge and Market Bag Contest.
The Minneapolis Farmers Market and the Farmers Market Annex are two separate organizations. While we’re membership based and are managed by the Central Minnesota Vegetables Growers Association, The Annex is a privately run business, located next to us at Glenwood Avenue and East Lyndale Avenue North.
We are proud to offer the largest selection of products of any farmers market in the Upper Midwest. You’ll find a wide range of local products and fresh produce – and for a great value. We love seeing families and people of all ages come to visit us, and we hope you’ll have fun interacting with our friendly and knowledgeable vendors. We also offer educational classes, live entertainment and tasty hot treats to make your trips to our Market a unique and fun experience.