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Farmers Market - Brainerd Lakes Area Growers' Market - Fresh Produce

One of the perks of visiting or living in the Brainerd Lakes Area is the food…especially the locally grown produce and meats. The best place to pick up fresh groceries is at the Brainerd/Baxter Lakes Area Growers’ Market.

Here you will find everything you need for your cooking and grilling plans. You can get high quality fresh food right off the farm. There are vegetables, flowers, herbs, spices, meats and fruits that you can choose from. The selection depends on the season and weather, so if you stop by more than once, you’ll find new fruits and vegetables that may not have been there the week before.

All the products are grown within a 50 mile radius and there is a vast variety of vegetables, meat and herbs to choose from.

Farmers Market Schedule:

Tuesdays May 12th - Mid October Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot 8:00am - 12:30pm

Thursdays May 7th - Mid October American Legion, Nisswa 8:00am - 12:30

Fridays May 8th - Mid October The Viking Land Harley Davidson Parking Lot 8:00am - 12:30pm

From Mid-May to Mid-October and the selection depends on the time of year and weather.

The farmers and their family members run the stands themselves. Listen to their stories of how they grow their produce and experiences they have in their profession. Ask and you may be able to get answers for some of your own gardening questions.

Open Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot, Thursdays at the Nisswa American Legion and Fridays at the Viking Land Harley Davidson Parking Lot from 8:00am to 12:30pm. The market runs from Mid-May to Mid-October and the selection depends on the time of year and weather.

Below are examples of some of the things you will find. The selection and farms represented change each week depending on weather and season.

Fruits & Vegetables:

Lettuce
Cucumbers
Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes
Rhubarb
Raspberries
Blueberries
Jellies and Jams
Grapes
Broccoli
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Pickles
Sweet Corn
Canning Tomatoes
and much more...

Other:

Flowers
Herbs
Lotions/Lip Balms
Maple Syrup
Honey
Fresh Eggs
Baked Goods
Buffalo Meat
Mushrooms/Mushroom Kits
Gourds
Homemade Soap
Pork
Beef

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Brambling Rows Farm, Tue/Thu/Fri

Travis & Rachel Cobb
Brainerd, MN 56401
bramblingrows@gmail.com
bedding plants, raspberries, blueberries
grapes, vegetables, herbs, flowers

The Glad Lady, Tue/Thu/Fri

Burt & Carla Scripture
Motley, MN
burtsbees@brainerd.net
Gladiolas, honey, jams&jellies
floral arrangements for weddings, etc.

Thorson’s Farm Fresh Produce, Tue/Thu/Fri After June 1

Eloise & Mike Thorson, Erik & Sara Thorson
Browerville, MN
eloisethorson@gmail.com
erikthorson@gmail.com
Fruits, vegetables & wild rice

Natural Spring Farm, Tue/Thu/Fri

Al & Marcy Cunningham
Brainerd, MN
mmcunning63@yahoo.com
Produce, bedding plants, flowers, hanging baskets

Dazzling Dangles, Thu

Linda Dietrich
Motley, MN
irvalent61@gmail.com
Homemade jewelry & pickles

Knotty Pine Bakery, Thu

Marie Kirsch
Brainerd, MN
mariekirsch@gmail.com
Baked goods: Homemade pies, breads etc.

Fruits Nuts & Vegetables LLC, Thu

Matt & Christy Ratliff
Pine River, MN
www.fruitnutsandvegetables.com
mushrooms, mushroom kits

Mary Ella Martin, Tues/Fri

Browerville, MN
Baked goods: cookies, brownies, pies, rolls, bread

Patchwork Farms, Tues twice a month, All-Thu & Fri

Tim & Gayle Stevens
patchworkfarmsmn@yahoo.com
USDA pork & beef. Rabbits available at farm

Sugar Hills Enterprises, Thu/Fridays

Dawn Ykema/Jeff Kroschel
Onamia, MN
dawnykema@hotmail.com
Eggs, maple syrup, lotions/lip balms w/bees wax.
Embroidered/hand woven dishtowels, hair conditioner
handmade soap, dryer balls, hand dyed yarn scrubbies & Honey

Gladys Hoover, Fridays in the fall

Browerville, MN
mnprofence@daystar.io
Fall Mums, perennials

Watermelon Creek, Tue/Fri

Aitkin, MN
bluebirdzoo@aol.com

Jams, jellies, granola & blueberry syrup

Hay Creek Stock Farm, Thu

Mark Fickes
Sebeka, MN
hayycreek@gmail.com
Grass fed Beef, organic tomatoes, greens, salsa

Double T Acres, Thu

Todd & Tracy Linbo
Lake Shore, MN
Blueberries, asparagus, flowers

Made with Love Baked Goods, Thu

Paulette Zimmerman
pzimmerman63@gmail.com
Baked Goods

Northwoods Creations, Tue/Fri

Brainerd, MN
lcaugh43@hotmail.com
Whole Wheat breads, cake, Quick mix
Everything made with fresh milled wheat flour

Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch, Fridays once a month

Duane & Mary Hayes
Bagley, MN
hayesbuf@gvtel.com www.bisonisbetter.com
USDA approved Buffalo meat

Hanson’s Honey, Tue/Thu

Phil & Martha Hanson
Aitkin, MN
phanson42504@icloud.com
Honey, bees wax, honey sticks

Twin Lakes Gardens, Thu/Fridays

Fort Ripley, MN
mervin_eisel@yahoo.com
Blueberries, rhubarb, peonies, cut flowers, perennial plants, Homemade jewelry

Lupine Farm, Tue/Fri

Tim & Nichole Wolf
Deerwood, MN
nwolf56093@gmail.com
Bloody Mary Mix, Pickled Vegetables (peppers,
beans, peas, carrots, asparagus) & sauerkraut

Lady’s of the North, Thu

Delaine, Achermann
Staples, MN
Rugs, homemade soaps

Hilltop Produce, Thu

Al Holmquist
Clarissa, MN
holmquistap@gmail.com
Veggies, berries, cantaloupe, herbs, gourds, eggs

Meadowview Farm, Thu

Junior & Darline Plattner
Staples, MN
insidetractdar@outlook.com
Quilts, Embroidery items, potholders cookies & muffins

John Rutsen, Thu

Pequot Lakes, MN
Wild Rice

Rebecca Martin, Tues/Fri

Long Prairie, MN
Strawberries

The current Farmer's Market Manager is Alan Cunningham (Natural Spring Farm). If you have any questions regarding the Market, including information about selling your farm-fresh goods, please contact Ruth Jansen at 218-829-3241.