Farmers markets play an essential role in communities by providing goods at lower costs to consumers by selling directly. The markets also make it easy for residents to support local businesses that sell food, crafts, and entertainment. Purchasing local reduces your carbon footprint since it requires fewer natural resources. It is also a way to be more mindful of what you put into your body, knowing it went directly from farm to table. Not to mention, visiting one is a fun experience in and of itself. In proximity to your Minneapolis apartments at 4Marq, sits three charming farmers markets worth checking out.
Minneapolis Farmers Market
Located at 312 E Lyndale Avenue N, this market is one of the largest in the Twin Cities. With over 200 vendors, you’ll find freshly prepared food, retailers, and local produce to enjoy from April to November each year. It’s also conveniently open during the week from 6 am — 1 pm daily and lets you pre-order items if crowds aren’t your thing. Also, parking is free!
Mill City Farmers Market
This vibrant market is in the downtown Mill District at 704 2nd Street. Peruse the diverse selection of vendors while you marvel in the stunning views of the Mississippi River and Stone Arch Bridge, or take a free cooking class (now offered online). Be sure to also check out Mill Ruins Park and the Endless Bridge at the Guthrie Theater to snap a good Instagram photo. Mill City Farmer’s Market has paid parking nearby and also has the option to pre-order items.
Northeast Farmers Market
You’ll find an abundance of culture at this Minneapolis Arts District market, located at 629 2nd Street NE. Being within a residential neighborhood, you’ll find street parking nearby. This chic market has it all with food trucks, eccentric artists, vegetables, freshly baked goods, and live music. They have an online shop and, of course, have pre-ordering options.
There’s just something about grabbing coffee and fresh flowers at the farmers market that brings serenity to a Saturday summer. Perhaps you can top your morning off with some yoga and continue with a more mindful weekend. 4Marq is excited to share more ways to stay connected here in Minneapolis, contact us today for more information.