About Us

Mankato Farmers Market

The Mankato Farmers’ Market is the regions premiere destination for farm fresh, hand made, local products. We take great pride in the fact that our market requires all producers and makers to be located within a 40 mile radius of Mankato. Not only that, but we also require that our vendors only sell products that they grow, raise or substantially transform. When you shop at the Mankato Farmers Market you truly are buying and supporting local!

The Mankato Farmers Market has been in business since the early 1980s making it one of the regions oldest farmers markets. Since then we’ve had several locations as our market and our needs as a market have grown and changed over time. We are located in the Best Buy parking lot during our summer season which runs from May through the end of October. We are located inside Bomgaar’s Supply during our winter season which runs from November through the end of March.

Why Shop at the Market?

Shopping at and supporting the farmers’ market circulates money within our community, helping to keep it strong. Our vendors and artisans are required to be located within a 40 mile radius of Mankato and to grow, raise or substantially transform their products within that 40 mile radius. Product hawking and reselling is not allowed at our market so you know that everything you buy at the Mankato Farmers Market is local in the truest sense of the word.

Other reasons to shop at the market include:

  • Access to the freshest farm products available.
  • Access to heirloom varieties and products not found in grocery stores.
  • We are able to accept EBT/SNAP/FMNP
  • Build a sense of community
  • Support new entrepreneurs
  • Reduce the environmental footprint of the foods you buy
  • Meet new people
  • Learn about new foods and new ways to prepare them
  • Buy one of a kind gifts and decor
  • Access to natural personal care items
  • Know your farmer and where your food comes from
  • Food security

About Our Market

  • We’re open 11 months out of the year!
    • Summer Season: May – October
      • Saturdays: 8a-noon
      • Tuesdays & Thursdays starting in June. Open hours are 3:30-6pm.
      • Located outside in the Best Buy Parking Lot
    • Winter Season: November – March
      • 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month. Open hours 9a-noon.
      • Located inside Bomgaars Supply.
  • All of the Mankato Farmers’ Market vendors are local growers or artisans who live and farm/garden within 40 miles of Mankato, MN.
  • SNAP/EBT/FMNP accepted at our market.
  • No pets are allowed in the Market vending areas (except service animals). It is the law!
  • We are a smoke-free event.
  • There is plenty of free parking stalls within a one-block radius of the Best Buy parking lot.
  • Credit cards are accepted.
  • Need a creative gift idea? How about some Mankato Farmers’ Market tokens? These tokens are good for the entire season and can be used at any of our vendors.
  • The markets open hours are strictly enforce. No early sales. This allows customers a fair and equal opportunity to shop high demand or rare items. This also allows all vendors a fair and equal chance to set up their market stand.

Fun for the Family!

Kids Tent!

Every Saturday, we will have some great things available for the kids.  They may include games, art projects, and educational opportunities.  Many times there are special guests that join the fun and are free of charge. 

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