Yes, summer is winding down but that doesn’t mean that the farmers market season is over. And that’s a very good thing since six from the area made it onto the list of the 101 Best Farmers Markets in the Country, according to The Daily Meal.
What’s more, all six fell into within the top 50, with one claiming the number 5 spot!
To determine which farmers markets were the best in the country, The Daily Meal ranked the best in each state based on three main criteria that they found to be the most vital qualities a farmers market should have.
First, they considered the quality, number, and variety of products sold at the market, and the availability of each vendor’s background information. They also took into account how often the market is open weekly and year-round. And finally, they looked at what people are saying about the market, what kind of fan base it has on Facebook, Twitter, and Yelp, as well as any awards or recognition it’s been given.
So, which Twin Cities-area markets made the list? They are as follows:
48. Fulton Farmers Market, Minneapolis
46. Minneapolis Farmers Market Annex, Minneapolis
40. Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market, Minneapolis
29. Kingfield Farmers Market, Minneapolis
27. Midtown Farmers Market, Minneapolis
5. St. Paul Farmers Market, St. Paul
For a full list of the 101 Best Farmers Markets and to learn more, visit The Daily Meal’s website.
And congrats to all of those that made the list!