Grab your leash and pull out your tote bags! Today we’re yappin’ about the seasonal shopping delight known as farmers markets. The only thing that makes this harvest hunt better is having a furry pal by your side while you sniff out the scene, paw-ruse local produce at its peak, and pick up tempting treats and handmade goods.
Before Pup Visits Minnesota Farmers Markets
Woof to the wise: non-retractable leashes are a must, as is a stash of poo bags. Be safe! Bring a supply of water, take time to seek out shade on steamy days, and for the love of dog, do not hit the pavement if the temp is intolerable for pupper paws.
Pssst…our exclusive Patio Leash™ is the pawfect length for keepin’ pup by your side while you’re out and about.
Farmers Markets in Minneapolis
Lakeview Terrace Farmers Market (previously Camden Farmers Market)
Saturdays, 8 a.m.–12 p.m., May 21–Sept. 17
With a new location and name, this Robbinsdale market offers an array of fresh produce, flowers, soaps, honey, food trucks, and more. This Black-owned farmers market has a focus on fitness, and will be hosting free on-site fitness classes with partner, Fitness Sisters.
Sundays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., May 15–Oct. 30
The 2022 Linden Hills Market is in full swing in the Settergrens Hardware Store parking lot. With 50+ small businesses and food trucks onsite, you and pup are sure to find plenty to cronch on.
Saturdays, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., May–Sept.; 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Oct.
Can’t beat a sunny Saturday at this popular Minneapolis market, where you’ll even find locally made dog treats from Barkley’s Bistro! Please note—dogs are not allowed in the train shed but are allowed in all open-air areas.
Minneapolis Farmers Market (Nicollet Mall)
Thursdays, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., June 16–Sept. 29
This downtown farmers market between 6th and 9th St. S. has cheeses, meats, honeys, salsas, and hot sauces. Oh, and some of the best dang flowers in town and unique creations from local artisans. What ya waitin’ for?
Farmers Markets in the Suburbs (And Greater Minnesota)
Centennial Lakes Farmers Market (Edina)
Thursdays, 3–7 p.m., June 9–Sept. 29
Centennial Lakes Park is a gorgeous urban retreat, made even more lush on the eves when 30 vendors set up along its walkways. Some vendors even put out fresh water for floofy frens.
Fridays, 2–6 p.m., July–Sept.
Pupping up to Duluth or the North Shore for the weekend? Stop on the way fur a variety of fresh products from local growers and artisans. You’ll also be treated to live music, cooking demos, and activities for hooman kiddos in tow.
Wednesdays, 4–8 p.m., June–Sept.
In addition to more than 55 market vendors, this sunny South Metro festival hosts theme nights and live concerts where you can embarrass your pooch by partaking in a dance party when you’re done with your shopping. Who knows, she may say to heck with it and wanna join in.
Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.–12 p.m., June 18–Oct. 29
Looking to make a barkcuterie board? Between the locally grown produce, artisan products, cheeses, and meats, this farmers market has got it all. Be sure to get your paws on the preferred customer weekly raffle too!
Wednesdays, 2–6:30 p.m., June 1–Oct. 12
Enjoy fresh flowers, produce, baked goods, and other T-R-E-A-T-S. Plus, you can enter your name for a chance to win a Vendors Variety Gift Basket!
Saturdays, 8 a.m.–12 p.m., May–Oct.
This market has it all: produce, art, coffee, live music, bistro seating, and more. Woof to the wise: some of its vendors have been known to dispense dog treats, too.
Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m., June 11–Oct. 29
SWD insiders have long known that Stillwater’s a happenin’ spot for dog lovers—now you and the pup can add the city’s farmers market to your summer bark-et list. Pro tip: Check out The Friends of Stillwater Area Dog Park to run off all those treatos afterwards!
Fridays, 8 a.m.–12 p.m., June 24–Oct. 28
In addition to traditional farm fare, wildflowers and gelato make for a colorful weekday doggy date in this northeast ‘burb.
Get out there and enjoy the noms! And don’t furget to tag @SidewalkDog in your farmers market pics on Instagram for a chance to be featured.
Featured photo: @thestellarpack
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