Farmers' markets and community gardens offer easy access to inexpensive and healthy foods grown locally.
Many communities offer community garden plots for a small rental fee. Planting a community garden plot allows residents to choose what foods they grow, teach children where food comes from, and participate in physical activity. Check your community's website, or contact your local city offices to learn more.
Farmers' markets are a great place to find fresh fruits, vegetables and other foods the whole family will enjoy. Visit Minnesota Grown from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for information about locally-grown foods, and to find local Minnesota farmers and markets.
Carver County Farmers' Markets
12984 Co. Rd 51 (Norwood Young America)
Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Chanhassen Farmers' Market
City Center Park
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Carver County Government Center Farmers' Market
600 East Fourth Street, Chaska, MN 55318
Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Community Gardens in Carver County
West Union Church Community Gardens
Co. Rd. 50 and Market Ave, Cologne
15' x 30' plots
Call (952) 466-3363
Norwood Young America Community Garden
Call (952) 467-1800
Olson Community Gardens
Corner of Kerber Boulevard and Santa Vera Drive, Chanhassen
10' x 10' plots
Call (952) 227-1133
Waconia Community Gardens
6 garden locations with garden plots and raised beds
Watertown Community Gardens
15' x 20' plots
Off of Lewis Avenue North, Watertown