These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In North Dakota For 2018

These are the best farmers markets the state of North Dakota offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in North Dakota? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best North Dakota farmers markets:

  1. Bismarket, Bismarck, ND
  2. Farmers Market & Beyond, West Fargo, ND
  3. North Prairie Farmers Market – Minot, Minot, ND
  4. Bottineau Farmers Market, Bottineau, ND
  5. Twin Towns Gardeners’ Market, Wahpeton, ND
  6. Drake Farmers Market, Drake, ND
  7. Lisbon Farmers Market, Lisbon, ND
  8. Watford Market, Watford City, ND
  9. Grafton Farmers Market, Grafton, ND
  10. Lamoure Farmers Market, Lamoure, ND

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in North Dakota?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in North Dakota, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Peace Garden State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of North Dakota, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

1. Bismarket

Bismarket -- Bismarck, ND

Source: Public Domain

Score: 48.6
City: Bismarck, ND
Address: None, Bismarck, ND 58501
Times: Tue: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Sat: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Farmers Market & Beyond

Farmers Market & Beyond -- West Fargo, ND

Source: Public Domain

Score: 45.7
City: West Fargo, ND
Address: 500 13th Ave. W., West Fargo, ND 58078
Times: Mon: 3:30 PM-6:30 PM Thu: 3:30 PM-6:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

3. North Prairie Farmers Market – Minot

North Prairie Farmers Market - Minot -- Minot, ND

Source: Public Domain

Score: 42.9
City: Minot, ND
Address: Corner of 3rd Ave SW and Broadway, Minot, ND 58701
Times: Sat: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: N
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

4. Bottineau Farmers Market

Bottineau Farmers Market -- Bottineau, ND

Source: Public Domain

Score: 37.1
City: Bottineau, ND
Address: 6th Street and Main Street, Bottineau, ND 58318
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-11:00 AM

Credit Cards: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: N
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

5. Twin Towns Gardeners’ Market

Twin Towns Gardeners' Market -- Wahpeton, ND

Source: Public Domain

Score: 34.3
City: Wahpeton, ND
Address: 8th Street North and 2nd Avenue North, Wahpeton, ND 58075
Times: Thu: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: N
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

6. Drake Farmers Market

Drake Farmers Market -- Drake, ND

Source: Public Domain

Score: 31.4
City: Drake, ND
Address: Main St-6th Ave, Drake, ND 58736
Times: Tue:5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Credit Cards: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

7. Lisbon Farmers Market

Lisbon Farmers Market -- Lisbon, ND

Source: Public Domain

Score: 28.6
City: Lisbon, ND
Address: 800 Main Street, Lisbon, ND 58054
Times: Mon:3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Thu:3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Credit Cards: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

8. Watford Market

Watford Market -- Watford City, ND

Source: Public Domain

Score: 25.7
City: Watford City, ND
Address: 950 2nd Ave SW, Watford City, ND 58854
Times: Thu: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

9. Grafton Farmers Market

Grafton Farmers Market -- Grafton, ND

Source: Public Domain

Score: 25.7
City: Grafton, ND
Address: 695 West 12th St, Grafton, ND 58237
Times: Tue: 4:30 PM-6:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: N

10. Lamoure Farmers Market

Lamoure Farmers Market -- Lamoure, ND

Source: Public Domain

Score: 25.7
City: Lamoure, ND
Address: Highway 13, Lamoure, ND 58458
Times: Mon: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Thu: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Credit Cards: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: N
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In North Dakota

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Peace Garden State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

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Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In North Dakota

Name City Rank Score
Bismarket Bismarck 1 48.6
Farmers Market & Beyond West Fargo 2 45.7
North Prairie Farmers Market – Minot Minot 3 42.9
Bottineau Farmers Market Bottineau 4 37.1
Twin Towns Gardeners’ Market Wahpeton 5 34.3
Drake Farmers Market Drake 6 31.4
Lisbon Farmers Market Lisbon 7 28.6
Watford Market Watford City 8 25.7
Grafton Farmers Market Grafton 9 25.7
Lamoure Farmers Market Lamoure 10 25.7
Mcclusky Farmers Market Mcclusky 11 22.9
Cankdeska Cikana Community College Farmer’s Market Fort Totten 12 17.1
Rolette Farmer’s Market Rolette 13 17.1
Great Plains Produce Assn. Community Fm (Fargo) Fargo 14 14.3
North Prairie Farmers Market – Velva Velva 15 14.3
Cando Farmers Market Cando 16 14.3
Anamoose Market In The Park Anamoose 17 8.6
Coteau Hills Farmers’ Market Kulm 18 2.9
Downtown Festival Market Fargo 19 0.0
Capital Farmers Market I Bismarck 20 0.0
Capitol Farmers Market Ii Bismarck 21 0.0
Urban Harvest Bismarck 22 0.0
Town Square Farmers Market Grand Forks 23 0.0
Minot Farmers Market Minot 24 0.0
Western Co-Op Credit Union Williston 25 0.0
Roughrider Homegrowers Association Dickinson 26 0.0
Mandan Farmers Market Mandan 27 0.0
Jamestown Farmers Market Jamestown 28 0.0
Devils Lake Community Market Devils Lake 29 0.0
Valley City Farmers Market Valley City 30 0.0
Sakakewea Farmers Market Of Beulah Beulah 31 0.0
Rugby Chamber Farmers Market Rugby 32 0.0
Sakakewea Farmers Market Of Hazen Hazen 33 0.0
Country Market Stanley 34 0.0
North Prarie Farmers Markets-Stanley Stanley 35 0.0
Rendezvous Region Langdon Farmers Market Langdon 36 0.0
Harvey Farmers Market/harvey Chamber Harvey 37 0.0
Yesterday’s Farmers-Kustom Gardens Bowman 38 0.0
Garrison Farmers Market Garrison 39 0.0
Lewis & Clark Farmers Market Washburn 40 0.0
Cavalier Farmers Market Cavalier 41 0.0
Cooperstown Farmers Market Cooperstown 42 0.0
Tioga Farmers Market Tioga 43 0.0
Walhalla Farmers Market Walhalla 44 0.0
Crosby Farmers Market Crosby 45 0.0
Yarker At Beach Gardens Beach 46 0.0
Emmons County Farmers Market Linton 47 0.0
Enderlin Farmer’s Market Enderlin 48 0.0
Spring Creek Market Killdeer 49 0.0
Cowtown Farmers Market New Salem 50 0.0
North Prairie/kenmare Farmers Market Kenmare 51 0.0
Ashley Farmers Market Ashley 52 0.0
Npfm – Mohall Mohall 53 0.0
Elgin Farmers Market Elgin 54 0.0
Pembina Farmer Market/chamber Pembina 55 0.0
Ray Farmers Market Ray 56 0.0
North Prairie Farmers Market- Burke County Bowbells 57 0.0
Grenora Farmers Market Grenora 58 0.0
Paha Yamni Porcupine District Farmers Market Selfridge 59 0.0
North Star Market Carpio 60 0.0
Wing Farmers Market Wing 61 0.0
Cleveland Farmers Market Cleveland 62 0.0
Pingree Farmers Market Pingree 63 0.0
Gardendwellers Farm Produce Party Churchs Ferry 64 0.0
About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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