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Brainerd Lakes Area Farmers Market
Updated March 25, 2014
Laura Hasse

Original Article Posted
July 19, 2006
Mary LaPorte

Brainerd/Baxter Lakes Area Growers Market (table lined with every type of vegetable including cucumbers, squash, green beans, tomatoes, onions, turnips, beats, lettuce, and rhubarb)One of the perks of visiting or living in the Brainerd Lakes Area is the food…especially the locally grown produce and meats. The best place to pick up fresh groceries is at the Brainerd/Baxter Lakes Area Growers’ Market.

Here you will find everything you need for your cooking and grilling plans. You can get high quality fresh food right off the farm. There are vegetables, flowers, herbs, spices, meats and fruits that you can choose from. The selection depends on the season and weather, so if you stop by more than once, you’ll find new fruits and vegetables that may not have been there the week before. All the products are grown within a 50 mile radius and there is a vast variety of vegetables, meat and herbs to choose from.

Pink and yellow dayliliesThe farmers and their family members run the stands themselves. Listen to their stories of how they grow their produce and experiences they have in their profession. Ask and you may be able to get answers for some of your own gardening questions.

Open Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot and Fridays at the Gander Mountain Parking Lot from 8:00am to 12:30pm. The market runs from Mid-May to Mid-October and the selection depends on the time of year and weather.

Below are examples of some of the things you will find. The selection and farms represented change each week depending on weather and season.

Fruits & Vegetables:


Cherry Tomatoes
Baked Goods
Jellies and Jams
Buffalo Meat
Maple Syrup
Goat Cheese
Sweet Corn
Mushrooms (16 varieties)
Canning Tomatoes
and much more...
Bird Houses
Homemade Soup
Hand Turned Wooden Bowls
Painted Cake Pan Lids


Some of the many Vendors & Farms represented at the Market :

Becky's Bread
Rebeca Martin
Baked Goods
29693 Cty 25
Browerville, MN 56438

Brambling Rows Berry Farm
John & Ruth Jansen
Bedding Plants, Berries, Veggies, Jams & Jellies

8754 Cook Road
Brainerd, MN 56401

Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Chuck & Lois Tangen
Vegetables, Herbs, Pickles, Wood Bowls, Glassware

9311 Oak Grave Rd SW
Motley, MN 56466
Fruits Nuts and Vegetables LLC
Matt & Christy Ratliff
Mushrooms, Produce
15383 273rd St.
Fort Ripley, MN 56449
The Glad Lady
Carla Scripture
Gladiolas, Honey, Baked Goods, Jams & Jellies
33710 Timberlane Rd
Motley, MN 56466
Phil & Martha Hanson
Honey, Bees Wax, Maple Syrup
42504 294th Lane
Aitkin, MN 56431

Ladys of the North
Desiress & Delaine Achermann
Bread, Rugs, Knitted Products, Soap
717 Postel Drive
Motley, MN 56466
218.397.2425 (Delaine)
218.352.6110 (Desiree)

Lindholm Farm
Ron & Becky Lindholm
Goat Gouda Cheese
14507 Ironwood Lane
Brainerd, MN 56401
Natural Spring Farm
Alan & Marcy Cunningham
Produce, Bedding Plants, Hanging Baskets, Flowers
13536 Thorson Rd
Brainerd, MN 56401
218.820.8982 (Al)
218.820.8982 (Marcy)
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Duane or Mary Hayes
Buffalo Meat
15132 346th St.
Bagley, MN 56621
Slumbering Hills Ranch
Nick & Angela Ellenburg
Pork, Chicken, Produce, Eggs
4646 Crawford Rd.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Snowy Pines Tree Farm
Marcia Rapatz
Vegetables, Maple Syrup, Berries, Apples, Whole Grain Breads
33334 321st Ave.
Browerville, MN 56438
Sugar Hill Enterprises
Maple Syrup, Lotions & Balms with Bees Wax, Embroidery
8872 Cokato Way
Onamia, MN 56359
Mike & Eloise Thorson
Vegetables, Fruits, Wild Rice, Gourds, Jam
39157 County Rd 79
Browerville, MN 56438

The current Farmer's Market Manager is Alan Cunningham (Natural Spring Farm). If you have any questions regarding the Market, including information about selling your farm-fresh goods, please contact Ruth Jansen at 218.829.3241.

Table showing potatoes, onions, cucumbers and broccoli
7 pop up tents where venders sell their product
Farmers Market Schedule:
Tuesdays May 13 - Mid October
Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
8:00am - 12:30pm
Fridays May 9 - Mid October Gander Mountain Parking Lot 8:00am - 12:30pm
From Mid-May to Mid-October and the selection depends on the time of year and weather.
*Above are examples of some of the things you will find. The selection and farms represented change each week depending on weather and season.
Jelly in jars with tags showing these came from Brambling Rows Berry Farm

Contact us with your questions or comments.

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