Farmers Market

July 10 - September 25, 2019

The 2019 University of Minnesota Farmers Market will run from July 10 to September 25 on the Gateway Plaza, just outside the McNamara Alumni Center. 

The market features Twin Cities-area vendors who travel two hours or less to sell a variety of fresh seasonal produce, including, berries, sweet corn, tomatoes, apples, and pumpkins. The market also features produce from Cornercopiaa University of Minnesota student-managed organic farm.

The market is held rain or shine, every Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

When you shop at the market bring along a reusable bag to tote your market goods. Also, bring small bills to pay with cash.

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University Market Partners

In addition to buying locally grown produce, berries, and fresh flowers, you can:

Wellbeing Program Special Guests

This summer the Farmers Market is teaming up with special guests to help educate and inspire you to take your health to a new level. Be sure to stop by each week to learn more!

July 10 - Blood Drive with Memorial Blood Centers

You have a chance to do some good for the community while also doing something great for your health. Memorial Blood Centers will be holding a blood drive from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Walk-ins will be welcomed as space allows, but we encourage you to sign up in advance. All the donations will go to local hospitals and clinics, so you can feel great knowing you’re helping your community!

To sign up to donate go to and enter sponsor code 4785. Before you donate make sure you are well hydrated and you have eaten a good meal. Don’t forget your ID! For questions about donating contact Brian at 651-332-7168 or

Even if you don’t want to give blood, representatives will have information on the importance of knowing your blood types as well as fun giveaways.

July 17 - Masonic Cancer Center

Come educate yourself on the cancer-preventing qualities in your favorite fresh produce at the Masonic Cancer Center table! Representatives will be handing out free veggie peelers and measuring spoons when you stop by to show off your healthy market finds. While you’re at the table, grab some information on preventable measures you can take to minimize your risk of getting skin cancer. They’ll even have free sunscreen!

July 24 - University of Minnesota Health Neurosciences

Did you know that 44% of people do not get their severe headaches or migraines diagnosed? You can find out if your headaches are more serious than you think by stopping at the University of Minnesota Health Neurosciences table and take a headache impact test on July 24, 2019. See how the new Headache Care program is helping people throughout our community find their migraine triggers and treatments.

July 31 - DNR

Summer is more fun when you spend time outside. Enjoy the farmers market and discover how to make the most of your Gopher Summer by stopping at the DNR’s table on July 21, 2019. While you’re there soak up information about the programs and events the DNR is putting on this summer, and be sure to pick up all of the maps and guides for Minnesota’s best parks and trails.

Stay tuned for August's Wellbeing Program Special Guests!