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Welcome to our seasonal feature that showcases planting tips, seasonal vegetables, cooking tips and healthy recipes.

Check back throughout the summer and fall for additional updates and articles. Click the links below to review the following articles:

Spruce Up Your Salads

Don't let your salad become routine and boring. Use spices and flavorings from around the world to keep your taste buds interested. Alyssa Monson, Registered Dietitian from Lifestyle Health, shows us how.

Season Opener!

After this year's long winter, the opening of this year's Farmers Market season is a very welcome sign of spring!

In Central Minnesota, St. Joseph's Farmers Market (Friday afternoons), St. Cloud Area Farmers Market (Saturday mornings) and Sartell's Market Mondays are open for the season.

Monticello's Outdoor Farmers Market (Thursday afternoons) opened on May 17. Big Lake Farmers Market (Wednesday afternoons) opens on June 6.

For more details on the Farmers Markets in Long Prairie, Paynesville and Melrose, see the updated information on this page.

For more information and to find a Farmers Markets throughout the state, visit Minnesota Grown's online directory

Find a Farmers Market Near You

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Farmers Markets at CentraCare Health

Farmers Markets are available at the following CentraCare Health locations:


Every Wednesday at CentraCare Health – Paynesville from 11 am - 1 pm. Starting May 23.

Long Prairie

Every Friday at CentraCare Health – Long Prairie from 2 - 6 pm. Starting June 1. 

Visit us at the Monticello and Big Lake Farmers Markets

CentraCare Health – Monticello will offer education that supports healthy eating and wellness at various dates throughout the summer.


Visit us on May 31 at the Monticello Farmers Market, located at the Monticello Public Library, from 3:15 - 7 pm.

Big Lake

Visit us on June 27 at the Big Lake Farmers Market, located at Lakeside Park, from 2:45 - 7 pm.

New for 2018! Visit the Melrose Community Farmers Market

CentraCare Health - Melrose is one of the organizers of this year's brand new Melrose Community Farmers Market. Each Wednesday, from 3 to 6 pm the market will take place at the Coborn's parking lot, located at 105 East Main Street. Starts on June 6.

Long Prairie Farmers Market Video