The St. Paul Farmers market dates back to 1852, when the city’s streets were paved with dirt and most folks lived in simple wood cabins. Times have changed as has the market. Today it’s operated by the St. Paul Grower’s Association and the offerings have grown from whatever was in season 164 years ago to offering fresh produce even in winter.
Becoming a Vendor
If you’d like to become a vendor at the St. Paul Farmers’ Market vendor you’ll need to download, complete and mail in the membership application (you can find it online here). They accept only producers, not resellers, and you must join the St. Paul Growers’ Association. You’ll also be required to carry Worker’s Compensation Insurance. See additional rules here.
They haven’t posted any changes in membership fees for 2016. Membership for 2015 was $460 for new members and $360 for renewal memberships.They haven't updated this amount for 2016, but check the website to be certain.
You'll find an amazing selection of fresh, local products available for you to enjoy. In fact, the association has quite specific rules for vendors, only allowing fresh, locally grown produce. You’ll also find baked goods, meat and poultry, cheese, eggs, maple syrup, honey and other items.
The winter market is held on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. through April. The St. Paul Farmers’ Market is located in Lowertown at 290 E 5th St. East. You will find a parking map here and additional details here. To keep up to date in real time, follow the market on Facebook.