Access to Healthy Fruits and Vegetables

Access to Healthy Fruits and Vegetables
Posted on 09/10/2019
Farmers MarketWe are fortunate in the Farmington area to have a lot of great, affordable, healthy food options easily accessible during this time of year.  See below for a list of resources, links and short descriptions of just a sampling of some of the food sources in our area, besides the standard grocery store. 

Local Food Sources

*Farmer’s Markets- An opportunity for local farmers to sell their fruits, vegetables and homemade foods directly to the customer. 


Lakeville Farmer's Market

20851 Holyoke, Downtown Lakeville


June 13- October 31

EBT Accepted.


Lakeville Farmer's Market

Corner of Holyoke & 210th St.

Saturday's, 9a-1p

June 23 -September 9


Apple Valley Farmer's Market

Corner of County Road 42 and Galaxy Avenue, near City Hall

Saturday's, 8a-1p

June 9- October 27

Rosemount Farmer's Market

13885 S Robert Trail, in the Community Center Parking Lot  

Tuesday's, 1p-5p

June 12- September 25.


Northfield Farmer's Market

Riverside Park on West 7th Street, Downtown Northfield

Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:45a - 1p

Saturdays, 9a-11am


*Community Supported Agriculture Shares (CSA’s)-  a program where “shareholders” or consumers pay in advance for a "share" of what the farm produces in a growing season, then they receive a portion of each week’s harvest.  The relationship provides farmers with much needed capital at the beginning of the growing season and shareholders know who is growing their food (and how), and in some sense, have a farm to call their own.


Click here to learn more about CSA’s. 

Click here to search for a CSA grower in your area. 


Free/Low Cost Food Sources-  resources that are available to community members who might need an extra boost during challenging times.  Click on the sites below to learn more about each organization.


360 Communities

Provides a network of five Emergency Food Shelves and two Family Resource Centers to offer immediate aid to individuals and families and give them access to resources to help them reach long-term self-sufficiency.

510 Walnut St

Farmington, MN, 55024-1284


Crossroads Church

On the first Saturday of the month, they give away free groceries to those in need.

Inver Grove Heights Campus

5590 Babcock Trail

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077


Open Door Pantry

Assists thousands of local individuals each month through a variety of programs designed to connect those in need with fresh, nutritious food options

The Open Door Mobile Pantry® Center

14757 Energy Way, Apple Valley

Client Appointment Line: 651-686-0787