Whether you're planning meatless Mondays or you want some veggies to throw on the grill with your steaks, farmers’ markets are the best places to get fresh produce. Check out these great markets near our Springs Twin Cities luxury apartment communities.
Springs at Apple Valley
Fresh Thyme Farmers' Market
14880 Florence Trail
0.3 miles from Springs at Apple Valley
Fresh Thyme combines the best features of a farmers’ market and a grocery store, resulting in a year-round source for healthy foods. Fresh produce, including many locally-grown and organic fruits and vegetables, is literally and figuratively the centerpiece of the market. Other offerings include natural hormone-free meat, artisan baked goods, and gluten- and dairy-free options. Fresh Thyme has a location in Savage at 14100 Hwy. 13 S. (0.8 miles from Springs at Egan Drive) and both are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Apple Valley Market
7100 W 147th St
0.4 miles from Springs at Apple Valley
The Apple Valley Market is an offshoot of the Saint Paul Farmers' Market, which dates back to the city's first public market in 1854. All produce is from local vendors and specialty products are made with local ingredients wherever possible. You'll also find flowers and plants for your apartment as well as herb and veggies starters for your own at-home garden. The market is open every Saturday through October 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Springs at Egan Drive
4800 W 123rd St
3.6 miles from Springs at Egan Drive
The Saint Paul Farmers' Market network also has a convenient location in Savage with all the same top-quality produce and food items. Hours are every Sunday through October 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Prior Lake Farmers' Market
16228 Main Ave SE
4.0 miles from Springs at Egan Drive
In addition to providing a wide selection of high-quality local produce and food products, the Prior Lake Farmers' Market serves as a community gathering place where neighbors can spend time together. Linger over a cup of java from the organic coffee booth or enjoy authentic Mexican food from the El Jefe food truck while listening to live music. Market hours are 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday through October.
Bloomington Farmers' Market
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
9.5 miles from Springs at Egan Drive
The Bloomington Farmers' Market focuses on giving consumers an opportunity to meet and talk directly with the farmers and growers who are actually producing the food items they purchase. Each week there are also one to three non-selling booths staffed by organizations educating visitors on leading a healthier lifestyle. Local folk, country and bluegrass musicians provide live entertainment between 10 a.m. and noon. The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 21.
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