When you see the word Spring in the title, you know that time of year has officially arrived. Although the Saint Paul Farmers’ Market is open year round, we are excited to see that the spring edition is just around the corner (starting on April 23rd). Located at 290 5th Street East in downtown Saint Paul, the SPFM only allows fresh, locally grown produce to be sold directly from the grower to the customer. The baked goods, artisan foods, and confections are also produced locally. This is what makes this farmers’ market genuinely unique.
What To Expect
The spring-summer market kicks off later this month with a celebration featuring vendor food demos and samplings, kids’ crafts and activities, live music, and free outdoor yoga. A supplies donation drive for the nonprofit Face to Face, which serves homeless and insecurely housed youth in Ramsey County, will also be on site.
Free Yoga: 10am – 11am
Bring your mat and wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move and stay warm during the free outdoor yoga class. All skill levels are welcome.
Kids Activities: 10am – 12pm
The team from FriendChip Farm will have fun activities for the kids. Granola-making craft using sunflower seeds, balsa wood flowers to decorate, a market scavenger hunt, and a free packet of sunflower seeds for each child to take home and plant.
Vendor Demos and Samplings: 9am – 12pm
Face to Face Supplies Donation Drive: 7am – 1pm
In their commitment to giving back to the local community, the SPFM will hold a supplies donation drive for the nonprofit Face to Face. This incredible organization provides comprehensive medical care, mental healthcare, housing support, case management, employment training and support, and other social services. Shoppers are encouraged to bring full-size shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, and other basic needs. For a full wish list, you can visit https://face2face.org/donate/supplies.
The Saint Paul Farmers’ Market’s Spring Market is the place to be every Saturday from 7am-1pm and Sunday 8am-1pm starting April 23rd. This spring, save money on your organic produce while supporting the local economy and farmers.