The Brooklyn Park Farmers Market is excited to offer a gathering place to purchase vendor-grown produce and vendor-made specialty foods and consumable items.
About our Farmers Market
The farmers market promotes and supports healthy living, local agriculture, and community interaction all in an upbeat, welcoming atmosphere. Farmers and producers sell their products directly to the public, allowing consumers to have a direct relationship with the vendor. We look forward to seeing you at The Brooklyn Park Farmers Market!
We are now accepting applications for our 2023 Farmers Market.
Application deadline: April 11, 2023
SNAP/EBT and Market Bucks
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients can use their EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) cards at the market. Stop by the market’s information tent, market staff will give you $1 wooden tokens for the SNAP/EBT purchase. SNAP/EBT tokens never expire, but can only be used at the Brooklyn Park Farmers Market.
- The same rules apply when using your SNAP EBT card at farmers markets that do at any other merchant. SNAP dollars are not eligible for ready-to-eat/prepared foods or non-food items (art, flowers, soap, etc). SNAP tokens and market bucks are valid for produce, meat, eggs, dairy, breads/bakery items, honey, jam, edible plants and packaged foods intended as take-home groceries. Vendors cannot issue change for SNAP tokens or market bucks.
- Through the Market Bucks program, Brooklyn Park Farmers Market is able to match SNAP EBT transactions 2:1 up to $10 every day that they shop at the market. For the first $10 charged on your SNAP EBT card, you will be given an additional $20 in Market Bucks for free ($10 market bucks, $10 produce market bucks)! Market Bucks can be spent the same way (and are subject to the same restrictions) as SNAP EBT tokens. The Market Bucks program is currently run by Hunger Solutions Minnesota.
- Market Bucks can be used at participating markets, but do expire on 10/31/23.
The 2023 Farmers Market will be open on Wednesdays from July 12 through October 11 from 2 – 6 pm
North Hennepin Community College (access off West Broadway)
7411 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Farmers Market Vendor FAQs
How do I apply to be a vendor?
We are accepting applications for the 2023 season. Applications are due April 11.
What I want to be part of the market but am not selling produce?
Food trucks and art crafters are welcome to vendor at the market.
Do I need a cottage food license to be part of the market?
Yes, if you are selling homemade food items you will need a cottage food license. Learn more about cottage food license on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture website.
How can community organizations table at the farmers market?
Please contact Community Engagement Specialist, Brenda Morales at email@example.com
Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
Michelle Chang, Community Events Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org
What food-related license do I need?
Please reference the helpful chart in the MFMA Market Requirements.
Why do I need to fill out an ST-19?
Every market is required to have on file for every vendor the Minnesota Department of Revenue Form ST19 Operator Certificate of Compliance with sales tax requirements. Markets must collect these forms from vendors every year and must keep these forms for 3.5 years.
How much should my insurance cover?
The City requires $2,000,000 of General Liability Insurance for all vendors, and it is required that Brooklyn Park is listed as additionally insured during the dates of the Farmers Market.