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

Brainerd Lakes Area Farmers Market
Reviewed May 8, 2018
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.

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Farmers Market Schedule:

Tuesdays      May 15th - Mid October             Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot      8:00am - 12:30pm 

Thursdays    May 10th - Mid October             American Legion, Nisswa      8:00am - 12:30

Fridays         May 11th - 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.
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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, 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:
Other:

Lettuce

Flowers
Cucumbers
Herbs
Tomatoes
Lotions/Lip Balms
Cherry Tomatoes
Maple Syrup
Rhubarb
Honey
Raspberries
 Fresh Eggs
Blueberries
Baked Goods
Jellies and Jams
Buffalo Meat
Grapes
Mushrooms/Mushroom Kits
Broccoli
Gourds
Cabbage
Homemade Soap
Cauliflower
Chicken
Pickles
Duck
Sweet Corn
Lamb
Canning Tomatoes
Goose
and much more...
Rabbit

 

LAKES AREA GROWERS MARKET 2018 MEMBERSHIP  T: Tuesday, TH: Thursday, F: Friday
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
lmwiensfarm@gmail.com  Mel
nasmeadows2015@gmail.com  Nolan
Processed Chicken, Ducks, Lamb & Goose
Brambling Rows Berry Farm T/TH/F
John & Ruth Jansen
8754 Cook RD
Brainerd, MN 56401
218-829-3241
rjansen@brainerd.net
berries@bramblingrows.com
Bedding Plants, Berries, Veggies,
Jams & Jellies
Burt's Bees
T/TH/F

Carla & Burt Scripture
33710 Timberlane RD
Motley, MN 56466
218-352-9202
burtsbees@brainerd.net
Gladiolas, Honey, Baked Goods, Jams & Jellies
Dazzling Dangles
TH
Linda Dietrich
Motley, MN
Homemade Jewelry, Pickles
Fruits Nuts and Vegetables LLC
T/TH/F

Matt & Christy Ratliff
Fort Ripley, MN
320-266-7743
info@fruitsnutsandvegetables.com 
Mushrooms, Some Produce
Hanson's Honey
T/TH/F

Phillip & Martha Hanson
42504 294th Lane
Aitkin, MN 56431
218-927-3010
mhanson42504@gmail.com
Honey/Bees Wax, Maple Syrup
Hay Creek Stock Farm
TH
Mary Fickes
44617 County Highway 75
Sebeka, MN 56477
218-837-6109
haycreek@wcta.net
Grass Fed Beef, Organic Tomatoes, Greens, Salsa
Hilltop Produce
TH
All & Violet Holmquist
18919 344th Street
Clarissa, MN 56440
320-224-5293
Veggies, Berries, Melons, Herbs, Gourds, and Eggs
Jake & Scout's Berry Farm
TH
Lise Herron
1822 County Road 29
Lake Shore, MN 56468
218-821-1145
Blueberries, Asparagus, Cut Flowers
Knotty Pine Bakery
T/TH

Kirsch, Marie/Froehle, Leila
323 North 10th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
612-710-0962
mariekirsch@gmail.com
Homemade Pies, Pastries, Breads, and Treats
Ladys of the North
TH
Delaine Achermann
Staples, MN
Handmade Rugs, Shawls, and Other Textiles; Homemade Soaps
Lindholm Farm
T/F

Ron & Becky Lindholm
14507 Ironwood Lane
Brainerd, MN 56401
Becky Cell: 218-251-6348
Ron Cell: 218-251-3773
scandiavalleydairy@gmail.com 
Fresh Eggs
Mary Ella’s Breads
F

Martin, Mary Ella
26194 Co. RD 16
Browerville, MN 56438
320-630-3678
Baked Goods
Meadowview Farm
TH

Junior & Darline Plattner
Staples, MN
Quilts, Embroidery, Potholders, Cookies, Muffins
Natural Spring Farm
T/F

Alan & Marcy Cunningham
13536 Thorson RD
Brainerd, MN 56401
Al cell: 218-820-8982
Mar cell: 218-820-8980
acunning@brainerd.net/mmcunning63@yahoo.com
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 annette.schmidlin@icloud.com
Traditional German: Quisine, Kuchen, Spatale, Artisan Breads
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
F

Duane or Mary Hayes
15132 346th ST
Bagley, MN 56621
218-694-2290
hayesbuf@gvtel.com 
Buffalo Meat
Patchwork Farms
T/TH/F

Tim & Gayle Stevens
8744 County RD 127
Nisswa, MN 56468
218-839-0145
patchworkfarmsmn@yahoo.com
Pork, Chicken, Rabbit, Duck, Goose

Snowy Pines Tree Farm
F

Marcia Rapatz
33334 321st Ave.
Browerville, MN 56438
320-594-6317
gregandmarcia@snowypines.net
Vegetables, Maple Syrup, Berries, Apples,
Whole Grain Breads

Sugar Hills Enterprises
T/F

Dawn Ykema/Jeff Kroschel
8872 Cokato Way
Onamia, MN 56359
320-532-5775
ykema@frontiernet.net
Maple Syrup,
Lotions/Balms w/Bees Wax,
Embroidered/Hand Woven Dishtowels,
Fresh Eggs, Hair Conditioner, Table Runners & Scarves
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
T/TH/F
Mike & Eloise Thorson
39157 County RD 79
Browerville, MN 56438
218-894-3071
mthorson@twecwb.com
Fruits, Vegetables, Wild Rice, Gourds, Jam
Twin Lakes Gardens
T/TH

Mervin C. Eisel
4406 Cty RD 2
Fort Ripley, MN 56449
218-829-2586
mervin_eisel@yahoo.com
Berries, Rhubarb, Peonies, Cut Flowers, Perennial Plants, Jewelry
Wildflower Chocolate
TH

Kate Stumvoll
4436 Lower Roy Lake Rd
Nisswa, MN 56468
kate.stumvoll@gmail.com
Homemade Chocolates Made with Local Ingredients
Wild Rice
TH
John Rutsen/Claire McGuigan
Pequot Lakes, MN
Minnesota Harvested Wild Rice

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 15 - Mid October
Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
8:00am - 12:30pm
Thursdays May 10 - Mid October American Legion - Nisswa 8:00am - 12:30pm
Fridays May 11 - 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
Raspberries
 
 

 

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