Since 1990, Richfield Recreation Services has coordinated the Richfield Farmers Market in Veterans Memorial Park to provide access to local, healthy, and affordable foods. We offer this transformative gathering space where long-term sustaining connections between MN farmers & producers, community members, and neighbor to neighbor relationships are strengthened. The Market emphasizes educational and recreational activities to promote active living and community enrichment.
The Richfield Farmers Market is a member of, and supports the initiatives set forth by the Minnesota Farmers Market Association and Minnesota Grown. We also participate in EBT & Market Buck Initiative, provided through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and the MN Department of Human Services, which allows customers who use SNAP/EBT to purchase food from the farmers markets. We are committed to making healthy food accessible to everyone who comes to our market. And we are proud to say that all our vendors come to us from 200 miles or less and at least 80% of the market items are produced right here in Minnesota!
Founded in 1990, the Saturday market has a long tradition of offering locally grown produce and products to the Richfield community. The market is held at one of the best locations in the twin cities, in Veterans Memorial Park, under the wooden picnic pavilion. Around 25 different local vendors come to sell at the market, many of who have been selling with us for years. Besides the market, the park offers plenty of other fun activities like walking trails through a wooded area and wetland, a mini golf course, a malt shop café, an updated playground, free activities in the arts building as well as holds the Honoring All Veterans Memorial. There is ample seating and onsite restrooms available at the market for customers.
Saturday Veterans Memorial Park Farmers Market Information
64th Street & Portland Ave S, Richfield MN 55423 (held under the picnic pavilion at Veterans Memorial Park)
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Saturdays May 16-October 24, 2015
7:00 am-Noon (May thru September)
NOTE: The Farmers Market will be closed on July 4th, 2015 this season.
We accept SNAP/EBT cards, Market Bucks (which are funded by the Center of Prevention at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MN), Credit and Debit cards and WIC & Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers.
Parking: Free parking spaces are available in the parking lot right next to the pavilion where the market is held. Extra parking is also available in the American Legion lot off of Portland Ave.
Public Transportation: Take Metro Transit Bus Route #5. There is a bus stop (on both sides of the street) right next to the entrance to Veterans Memorial Park at Portland Ave and 64th Street.
Activities at the Market*:
- Richfield Arts Commission, every 2nd Saturday
- Read-A-Story For Families and Children, every 3rd Saturday
- Mayor Debbie’s Hour, every 4th Saturday 9:30-10:30am
- Local Community Information Tables
- Live Musical Performances at the Market
- University of MN Extension Master Gardeners, every Saturday
- Plus more one-time events and activities! Come to the Market to find out
*Activities subject to change. Follow us on Facebook for all the latest events and activities.
VEAP Produce Pick-up: The number one item requested by people who access food pantries is fresh produce. We partner with VEAP to collect produce which is then donated to VEAP’s food pantry*.
TO DONATE: Look for the green tubes located near the entrances and the information booth at our market. Help make local produce more accessible to everyone in our community.
VEAP operates the largest food pantry in the state of Minnesota and serves the communities of Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, and a portion of South Minneapolis….VEAP provides services to over 7,000 individuals each month through its food pantry, children and youth services, social services and transportation programs.
No Pets Please: Pets and animals of any kind, except service animals, are not allowed within the picnic shelter area and/or within the Farmers Market selling area during market hours. Source: MN Dept. of Health Code:4626.1585 6-501.115 Prohibiting Animals.
Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited at the market, in addition, no person may use tobacco products on city-owned parks, conservation areas, open spaces, or recreational facilities, including without limitation: trails within parks used for walking and biking, picnic shelters, athletic fields, and play areas. Bill No. 2010-20 Section 1, city code 840.13.
For Vendors: We are no longer new hiring vendors for the 2015 season. Please check back in Feb. 2016. All our vendors must be located within 200 miles of our location/Richfield. Please complete the Vendor Application as well as see the Vendor Information page.
For Musicians: Sorry, we are filled up for the 2015 season. Check back next year. Musicians, would you like to perform at the Richfield Farmers Market? If you have special musical talent that you can take on the road (or to the Market), we’d love to have you perform on at the market on Saturday morning. At this time we are unable to pay our performers, however you may to set out a tip jar. To sign up for a 3 hour slot on Saturdays, go to our online Sign-Up Genius Webpage which has more instructions (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a49afac2c7-20151) OR email FarmersMarket@cityofrichfield.org OR call 612-861-9385.
For Information Booths: We allow community-based groups, non-profits organizations, social service and city/state/county agencies to table at our markets for promotional and educational purposes at no extra cost (however, this space cannot be used for political campaigning). A reservation application must be filled out and submitted 1 week prior to the planned market date. Interested groups will need to read & fill out a Community Table Application and mail it to the address below. Please contact us for more information.
Richfield Community Center,
c/o Farmers Market
7000 Nicollet Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423
For more information, call Richfield Recreation at 612-861-9385 or email FarmersMarket@cityofrichfield.org or visit us at the Richfield Community Center (7000 Nicollet Ave S)
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