It's farmers market season in MPLS, there's a new map to help find them


Saturday marks the official start of farmers market season in Minneapolis.

The Lyndale Market will be the first in the city to open. It'll run from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. every weekend.

According to the City of Minneapolis, finding farmers markets is getting a lot easier this year.

The city just released a new interactive map. It provides helpful information like the locations of the markets, season dates and opening times for each market.

That could help minimize confusion seeing that nearly 40 markets, mini markets and farm stands are expected to pop up throughout the city this year.

Thursday Nicollet Mall Farmers Market shoppers won't be able to find their food in the market's usual spot this year. It's moving to the Hennepin county Government Center South Plaza at 300 S. 6th St. in downtown Minneapolis. That's because of the ongoing Nicollet Mall construction.

A news release says that market is set to open on May 5 and will be open every Thursday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. through November.

Meanwhile in St. Paul, farmers market season kicks off April 30. According to the Pioneer Press, the Lowertown market will run 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays.

The paper says more markets are set to open the first week in May. Among those are the markets at Church of Corpus Christi in Roseville, St. Thomas More Church in St. Paul and Mary Mother of the Church in Burnsville.

In the meantime, the Lowertown winter market will continue through April 23.

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