Nothing beats dining on fresh produce, such as sweet corn, kale, and cherry tomatoes. Stop by the farmers markets of Minneapolis Northwest to get your fix of fresh seasonal fruits and veggies, bakery items, jams and preserves, and artisan specialty foods. Thanks to Minneapolis Northwest’s rich cultural diversity, you can also shop at authentic Asian and African markets year-round for all the ingredients you need. Savor the flavors you know or discover new dishes to fall in love with!
Brooklyn Park Farmers Market
The Brooklyn Park Farmers Market offers a gathering place to purchase vendor-grown produce, and vendor-made specialty foods and consumable items. The market promotes and supports healthy living, local agriculture, and community interaction all in an upbeat, welcoming atmosphere. Due to the rich diversity in Brooklyn Park, the farmers market provides culturally diverse produce like plantains, okra, bok choy, soybean sprouts and more. New this year Brooklyn Park offers both a Farmers and Community Market throughout the summer and early fall. Vendors sell their products directly to the public, allowing consumers to have a direct relationship with them.
Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., July 12 through October 11, 2023
North Hennepin Community College - 7411 85th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park
Brooklyn Center Farmers Market
The Brooklyn Center Farmers Market will open this summer in late June and will be held every Thursday through the end of October. Enjoy shopping the wide variety of produce, flowers, and baked goods.
Thursdays, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 29 through October 26, 2023
7200 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center
Dragon Star Supermarket
Hailed as one the largest international supermarkets in Minnesota, Dragon Star Supermarket offers 60,000 square feet of the finest world grocery products available. The store carries Asian, African, Indian, Hispanic, and Middle-Eastern products. Recent arrivals include durian fruit, Thai mangoes, blue crabs, crawfish, pork, chicken wings, tofu, rice, and so much more.
Dragon Star Supermarket (in Parksquare Shopping Center)
8020 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park
Viengchan Oriental Market
For a quick pick-up, head to Viengchang Oriental Market, a wonderful little Hmong grocery store selling Asian and African foods, including rambutan, red garlic, papaya salad sauce, bamboo, boba ice cream bars, fresh mangoes, longan, and pho noodles. You also get 5% cash back rewards through June 2, 2023, when you shop in-store!
3050 Brookdale Drive, Brooklyn Park
Value Foods African Market
Value Foods African Market has multiple locations for everything you need to prepare and feast on authentic African dishes. Meat and poultry are humanely raised, processed, packed, and distributed under HALAL guidelines and dietary laws. The market specializes in whole lamb, whole goat legs, and a wide variety of dry fish and seafood products. Located in the Zanebrook Shopping Center in Brooklyn Park, the market also features an African “grill” in the back of the store. Set up cafeteria-style, choose pre-cooked food from the extensive warming tray selections like okra stew, attieke, roasted goat, tobogee, and domoda (peanut butter stew).
7609 Welcome Ave N, Brooklyn Park // 6820 Humboldt Ave N & 615 66th Ave N #5, Brooklyn Center
African International Market
African International Market is an online store with a warehouse based on Brooklyn Park. It’s a great place to do online shopping for everything you need for delicious African and Caribbean dishes, including chili pepper sauce, palava sauce, cassava leaves, goat meat, banku mix, stock fish, red palm oil, and kenkey. The market also sells spices, natural supplements, cosmetics, and health and beauty products like Carotone Body Lotion.