MPLS Farmers Market

Now Open Daily

6 am to 1 pm | Rain or Shine
EBT Hours: Thurs - Sun from 8am - 1pm

312 East Lyndale Ave North,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405

As the largest farmer-managed markets in the state, we serve as a community resource, meeting place, tourist draw and, most importantly, a place to access Minnesota’s greatest selection of fresh produce, plants and locally made products!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the Market?

Click here for Google Maps directions. Our address is, 312 East Lyndale Ave North, Minneapolis MN 55405. Consider taking public transportation to find a route that works for you, please visit the metro transit trip planner website by clicking here.

When is the “best” time to visit the Lyndale Market?

You know what they say, early bird gets the worm! For the best selection of produce come to the market right when we open at 6am. It is very common for produce that has just begun to be in season to sell out very quickly. If you’d like more time to talk with our vendors and shop with less people around, we recommend trying out our weekday market Monday - Friday and parking is free in any available spot inside the market.

Is the Lyndale Market open even if it’s raining?

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.

Are all six sheds part of the Minneapolis Farmers Market?

The three larger sheds on the northside 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.

Is the Lyndale Market handicap accessible?

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 office 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.

Can I bring a wagon or cart to carry my purchases?

We’d love for you to fill a whole wagon during your visit!

Are inline skates or any other type of recreational modes of transportation permitted?

For the safety of all our visitors and products of our vendors, we ask that you take them off while you’re in the Market vicinity.

Is there a place to eat?

Eating is only allowed in the designated eating area located near the women’s restrooms. We have tables that are available for up to four guests from the same party. You must keep your distance from one another and only have your mask off while eating. Otherwise all food is prepared for to-go only.

Are dogs allowed at the Lyndale Market?

As much as we love pets, we ask that you leave your four-legged friends or any live animal at home during your visit. Service dogs are permitted, it’s helpful to staff to have it be clearly displayed.

Where can I park?

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.

Is there handicap parking available?

We offer handicap parking at Third Avenue N. and Lyndale Avenue, and at Third Avenue N. and Border Avenue.

Can I park in stalls that are not being used by vendors?

Parking in the stalls is permitted Monday through Friday, but isn’t allowed on weekends, due to our high volume of visitors.

Do you have a bicycle parking area?

There is a bike rack on the east side of the market along Border Ave. where you can lock your bike.

What products are in season right now?

MNGrown has provided a calendar click here to check it out.

Is everything at the Market locally grown?

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.

How can I tell if a vendor’s produce is locally grown?

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.

Are organic products available?

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.

When do you have the largest selection?

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.

How many vendors are at the Market?

The Lyndale location has up to 170 vendors on weekends. 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 collections 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.

Are Electronic Benefit Transfers (EBTs) or WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons accepted?

We accept both WIC FMNP coupons and EBT at both our markets.

Where can I find an ATM?

At our Lyndale Market, an ATM is located in the office building at the west end of the middle row, located near the restrooms.

Do vendors accept credit cards?

Some of our vendors accept credit cards but not all. You can help by bringing smaller bills and offering our vendors exact change if using cash.

I want to sell my products at the Market. How do I become a vendor?

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 mplsfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

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