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Rochester's first outdoor farmers market of the season is this Saturday

Rochester's first outdoor farmers market of the season is this Saturday

The Rochester Farmers Market will be back outdoors this weekend.

The first event of the spring will take place this Saturday, May 4 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The market, which runs every Saturday through October 26, is located along the Zumbro River at 401 Fourth Street Southeast.

Consistently ranked among the best markets in Minnesota, the Rochester Farmers Market features 65-75 family farms and small businesses each week. To keep things as local as possible, all farm vendors at the market must live and grow their products within 50 miles of Rochester.

In the coming months, market organizers plans to host guest chef demonstrations, family activities, and other events on select dates. (You can follow the market on Facebook and Instagram for updates).

The market accepts cash and most major credit/debit cards. It also offers, according to a news release, a dollar-for-dollar “Market Bucks” match — up to $10 per market — for customers using their EBT food benefit to shop.

Other upcoming markets

In addition to the Saturday market, there will be other opportunities throughout the summer to support our local farmers:

Wednesday Market

June 12 through September 25, 2-6 p.m.

Graham Park (new location)

35 Fairgrounds Ave SE, Rochester, MN

3rd Street Mini Market on Thursdays

June 6 through August 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Thursdays Downtown (formerly Thursdays on First & 3rd)

24 3rd St SW, Rochester, MN

Cover photo courtesy the Rochester Farmers Markets

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