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

Brainerd Lakes Area Farmers Market
Updated May 8, 2017
Shelly Summer

Original Article Posted
July 19, 2006
Mary LaPorte

Brainerd/Baxter Lakes Area Growers Market (table lined with every type of vegetable including cucumbers, squash, green beans, tomatoes, onions, turnips, beats, lettuce, and rhubarb)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 16th - Mid October             Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot      8:00am - 12:30pm 

Fridays         May 12th - Mid October               Gander Mountain Parking Lot           8:00am - 12:30pm

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

Pink and yellow dayliliesThe 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 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.

Please Note: NEW LOCATION for Friday market.
The Viking Land Harley Davidson Parking Lot
7915 State Highway 210, Baxter, MN (Old Dondelinger Parking Lot)

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:


Lotions/Lip Balms
Cherry Tomatoes
Maple Syrup
 Fresh Eggs
Baked Goods
Jellies and Jams
Buffalo Meat
Mushrooms/Mushroom Kits
Homemade Soap
Sweet Corn
Canning Tomatoes
and much more...


Acorn Ridge Farms T/F
Mel Wiens
1702 Airport RD T-142 (Mel home)
(Site address) 2 rented sites
Staples, MN 56479
Mel: 218-296-0681
Nolan Sellers 207 Roosevelt St. SW Staples  Mel  Nolan
Processed Chicken, Ducks, Lamb & Goose
Brambling Rows Berry Farm T/F
John & Ruth Jansen
8754 Cook RD
Brainerd, MN 56401
Home: 218-829-3241
John C: 218-838-3044
Ruth C: 218-838-3954
Bedding plants, berries, veggies, jams &jellies
Fruits Nuts and Vegetables LLC T/F
Matt & Christy Ratliff
Cell: 320-266-7743
Mushrooms, some produce
The Glad Lady T/F
Scripture, Carla
33710 Timberlane RD
Motley, MN 56466
218-352-9202…C: 218-821-7545
Gladiolas, honey, baked goods, jams &jellies
Hanson, Phil & Martha T/F
42504 294th Lane
Aitkin, MN 56431
218-927-3010 C: 218-513-6403
Honey/bees wax, Maple Syrup
Knotty Pine Bakery T (1)
Kirsch, Marie/Froehle, Leila
323 North 10th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
C: 612-710-0962
Pies, Pastries, Bread, etc.
Lindholm Farm T/F (1)
Ron & Becky Lindholm
14507 Ironwood Lane
Brainerd, MN 56401
Becky Cell: 218-251-6348
Ron Cell: 218-251-3773 
218-828-9127……. Fresh eggs
Mary Ella’s Breads F
Martin, Mary Ella
26194 Co. RD 16
Browerville, MN 56438
Baked Goods
Natural Spring Farm T/F
Alan & Marcy Cunningham
13536 Thorson RD
Brainerd, MN 56401
Al cell: 218-820-8982
Mar cell: 218-820-8980
Produce, bedding plants, flowers, hanging baskets
Oma’s Bread T
Schmidlin, Annette/Willis, Yvonne
404 3rd. Ave NE
Bertha, MN 56437 H: 218-371-0658
C: 218-371-1847
Traditional German: Quisine, Kuchen, Spatale, Artisan Breads
Patchwork Farms T/F
Tim & Gayle Stevens
8744 County RD 127
Nisswa, MN 56468
 pork, chicken, rabbit, duck, goose
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch (F) every other
Duane or Mary Hayes
15132 346th ST
Bagley, MN 56621

Snowy Pines Tree Farm F
Marcia Rapatz
33334 321st Ave.
Browerville, MN 56438
C: 320-594-6317
Vegetables, M. Syrup, berries, apples, Wh. Gr. breads

Sugar Hill Enterprises T/F
Dawn Ykema/Jeff Kroschel
8872 Cokato Way
Onamia, MN 56359
H:320-532-5775 C:320-232-3478
Maple Syrup ,lotions/balms w/bees wax,
Embroidered/hand woven dishtowels,
Fresh eggs, hair conditioner, table runners & scarves
Thorson, Mike & Eloise T/F
39157 County RD 79
Browerville, MN 56438
Fruits, vegetables, wild rice, gourds ,jam
Twin Lakes Gardens T
Mervin C. Eisel
4406 Cty RD 2
Fort Ripley, MN 56449
H: 218-829-2586
Berries, rhubarb, peonies, cut flowers, perennial plants, jewelry

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.

Table showing potatoes, onions, cucumbers and broccoli
7 pop up tents where venders sell their product
Farmers Market Schedule:
Tuesdays May 16 - Mid October
Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
8:00am - 12:30pm
Fridays May 12 - 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.
*Above are examples of some of the things you will find. The selection and farms represented change each week depending on weather and season.
Jelly in jars with tags showing these came from Brambling Rows Berry Farm


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