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Here at Cameron’s Coffee, we treasure slow Saturday mornings.

After a full five days of roasting your favorite blends, we’re ready to wake up on our own terms, make a pot of coffee, and spend some quality time with family. If we’re feeling a little bit more ambitious, we often head to a nearby farmers market to pick-up fresh goodies for a big breakfast spread. Just as we prioritize building relationships with our coffee growers all over the world, we love getting to know the hard-working farmers, butchers and artisans in our own backyard.

Farmers Market table with fresh vegetables

Here are some of our favorite places to shop fresh and local near our hometown, Shakopee, Minnesota:

Bloomington Farmers Market

June-October – Saturdays 8AM-1PM

Just a few miles East of Cameron’s HQ, the Bloomington Farmers Market offers a variety of locally grown vegetables, herbs, flowers, specialty meats and baked goods. We especially love that we get to browse to quality, live music—there’s usually a local folk, country or bluegrass band performing from 10AM ‘til noon.

Mill City Farmers Market

May-October – Saturdays 8AM-1PM

Set along the banks of the mighty Mississippi, we love the Mill City Farmers Market for its picturesque views and quality, sustainable products. Some of our favorite treats to scoop up are tomatoes from Burning River Farm, zucchini muffins from Green Garden Bakery, and energy bars from Ommie Snacks.

Farmers Market table with fresh vegetables

St. Paul Farmers Market

May-November –  Saturday 7AM-1PM – Sundays 8AM-1PM

Known for its rows upon rows of gorgeous, fresh-cut flowers, the St. Paul Farmers Market is the perfect spot to spend a few fragrant hours on a weekend morning. In addition to a bouquet, it’d also be a good idea to pick up a bunch of spinach, and a wheel of Love Tree Farmstead cheese to make this delicious frittata.

Linden Hills Farmers Market

May-October – Sundays 10AM-1PM

Minneapolis’ Linden Hills neighborhood really has it all—cute little shops, award-winning restaurants, and a bustling weekend farmers market. Go on a quick tour of the shopping district, then drop the kids off at the market’s craft station, so that you can take your time perusing fresh produce and local art.

We hope this list of Minnesota markets inspires you to explore the bounty of fruits and greens grown in your own backyard. In our opinion, weekends are best spent sipping smooth coffee, and nibbling on fresh, seasonal produce.
Farmers Market shelf with fresh vegetables