Shop the farmers markets of Minneapolis Northwest for an unbeatable selection of fresh produce, bakery items, meats, dairy products, and artisan goods. Farmers markets provide a meaningful way for consumers to have a personal relationship with local growers while supporting the local economy. They’re also social events, often with music and entertainment, where friends, family, and even four-legged family members can gather.
Photo Credit: Maple Grove Farmers Market
The Maple Grove Farmers Market is a beloved, year-round tradition in Minneapolis Northwest. The popular outdoor market is held every Thursday afternoon at the Maple Grove Community Center, May 13 through Oct. 21. During the cold-weather months, the market moves indoors and is held once a month. This farmers market offers the Power of Produce Kids' Club to help little ones get excited about healthy eating, and a Frequent Shopper Program that offers savings for loyal customers. Shop a wide variety of vendors, including pastries and baked goods, and specialty products like goat's milk soap.
The Brooklyn Park Farmers Market is held Wednesday afternoons starting July 7 through Oct. 13 at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center. After many years, it continues to grow and bring the community together in a special way. This farmers market features a diverse offering of vegetables from vendors that reflect the local community, such as cassava, plantains, okra, bok choy, soy bean sprouts and more.
Thanks to Minneapolis Northwest’s 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! Dragon Star Supermarket provides 60,000-square-feet of the finest world grocery products available, including Asian, African, Indian, Hispanic, and Middle-Eastern goods.
Viengchang Oriental Market is a wonderful little Hmong grocery store selling Asian and African foods, including rambutan, papaya salad sauce, bamboo, longan, and pho noodles. Value Foods African Market has multiple locations for everything you need to prepare authentic African dishes. Meat and poultry are humanely raised, processed, packed, and distributed under HALAL guidelines and dietary laws. The market also features an African “grill” in the back of the store.