Brainerd Lakes Vacationland Business Directory
Brainerd Farmers Market - 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.
2023 Farmers Market Schedule:
Brainerd (Opens May 9) - TUESDAYS 8-12:30 | Franklin Art Center Parking Lot, 1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd, MN 56401
Baxter (Opens May 5) - FRIDAYS 8-12:30 | Westport Shopping Center, 14091 Baxter Drive, Baxter, MN 56425
Nisswa (Opens May 11) - THURSDAYS 8-12:30 | American Legion, 25807 Main Street, Nisswa, MN 56468
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.
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:
Jellies and Jams
and much more...
BRAINERD FARMERS MARKET VENDORS
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Travis & Rachel Cobb, Brainerd. Tomatoes, instant gardens, lettuce, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, garlic, rhubarb and a large variety of veggies.
Double T Acres
Todd and Tracy Linbo, Lake Shore. Blueberries, asparagus, cut flowers.
Al Holmquist, Clarissa. Veggies, berries, melons, herbs, gourds, and eggs.
Fall Mums and Perennials.
Natural Spring Farm
Al & Marcy Cunningham, Brainerd.
Produce, bedding plants, flowers and hanging baskets.
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Erik & Sara Thorson and Mike & Eloise Thorson, Browerville. Large variety of in-season vegetables and fruits plus wild rice.
Twin Lakes Gardens
Merv Eisel, Fort Ripley. Berries, rhubarb, cut flowers, perennial plants, jewelry.
Phillip & Martha Hanson, Aitkin. Honey, honey sticks, bees wax
Hay Creek Stock Farm
Mark Fickes, Sebeka. Grass Fed Beef, organic tomatoes, greens, salsa.
Tim & Gayle Stevens, Nisswa. Pork, & Beef.
Rachel Ingberg and Rob Prekker, Pine River. Locally grown gourmet mushrooms.
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Duane & Mary Hayes, Bagley. Buffalo meat.
Carla & Burt Scripture, Motley. Fresh cut flowers, baked goods, honey, jams & jellies.
Linda Dietrich, Motley. Homemade jewelry, pickles.
Ladys of the North
Delaine Achermann, Staples. Handmade rugs, shawls, and other textiles; homemade soaps.
Tim & Nichole Wolf. Bloody Mary Mix, pickled vegetables (beans, peas, carrots, asparagus, peppers), Dill pickles, sauerkraut.
Baked goods including brownies, cookies, and cakes.
Knotty Pine Bakery
Marie Kirsch, Brainerd. Homemade pies, pastries, breads, and treats.
Junior & Darline Plattner, Staples. Quilts, embroidery, potholders, cookies, muffins.
Lois & Julius Mass. Whole wheat breads, cakes & wheat; Quick Mix.
Sugar Hills Enterprises
Dawn Ykema & Jeff Kroschel, Onamia. Honey, Maple Syrup, Soaps, Lotions, Salves, Lip Balm, Deodorant, Sugar Scrubs, Embroidery-Towels.
Julie Broughton & Teagan Olin. Jams/jellies, granola & blueberry syrup.
Kate Stumvoll, Nisswa. Handmade chocolates.
Fours Sons & Four Daughters
Patrick Harrison, Aitkin. Handcrafted salsas, sauces, spices, and dry rubs.