Lake City Market by the Lake Farmer's Market

Market Hours

Every Thursday, June 22 - September 7, 2017
5:30 - 8:00 pm

Know your farmer. Know your food.

Come visit Lake City Market by the Lake!

We offer a fresh seasonal Farmers Market each Thursday afternoon from 5:30-8:00 pm. Neighboring farmers bring their wares, June through August to Ohuta Beach Park for you to buy. You will find local produce, home-baked goods, jams, food vendor snack and meals, crafts & much more. Enjoy convenient and ample street and marina lot parking.

Enjoy live music performances, kid’s activities, and fun every Thursday night in Lake City, Minnesota overlooking beautiful Lake Pepin!

A free shuttle will be available within Lake City for the Thursday market. Call by Tuesday 651-345-3531 to schedule a ride to the Lake City Farmer Market. 


Happy  Spring, Everyone! The  Lake City Market by the Lake has been chosen to receive a grant to fund the Power of Produce Club during our 2017 Market Season by the Power of Produce Grant Leadership Team!  The Power of Produce (POP) Club provides a fun opportunity for children to engage in the local food system through conversations directly with farmers, educational games and demonstrations, and exposure to new fruits and vegetables.  Each week, children will participate in interactive and educational activities and receive a $2 token to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables and food plants at the market.  The goals of the PoP Club is to empower children to independently make healthy food choices, bring families together to the farmers market, increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables children are eating at home, and promote the sale of fresh, locally-grown produce.  Thank you to the Lake City Rotary Club for partnering with us to make this a sustaining program for years to come!  We are excited to bring this fun and educational program to Lake City!


           22 Neil Rowley
           29 Bluegrass John and the Chance Meetings
              6  Denny Amundson
            13  Bill Cagely
             20 Esther Gullixson
             27  Leonard McCrackin
               3  Karl Burke
             10  Shawn Ogden
             17  Tim Kriese
              24  Jacki Christopher
   31 Paul Schmidt and Troy Hartanek
                  7 Dave Wilson

Market Planning Committee

Ellen Arnston - Lake City Market Volunteer
C. Ellen Arntson
C. Ellen Arntson is a volunteer Market Manager for Lake City Thursday Market for the past three years. She is friendly, efficient and goal oriented. Ellen was educated at the University of Minnesota and received an Associate Degree in Psychology, is an LPN, and has a Bachelor's degree in Hospital Medical Management. She has more than 20 years of management experience and is a great asset to our team.
Susan Draves - Lake City Market Manager
Susan Draves
Susan Draves, a Lake City resident and big supporter of local foods, currently works at the University of Minnesota Extension as a SE Regional Coordinator in health and nutrition programming, sits on the board of directors for the MN Farmers Market Association (MFMA), and is the lead of the SE Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (SE RSDP) Ag and Food Systems workgroup. She's been on the Lake City Market by the Lake planning committee for the last three years, is former manager of the Red Wing Farmers Market, and assisted in implementing the Red Wing and Lake City Farmers Market SNAP EBT/market bucks programs. Susan has also been a Lake City and Rochester Farmers Market vendor, ran a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and owned/operated a health food store in Lake City.
Paul Freid
Paul works and lives on the Lake City Catholic Worker farm in Lake City, raising pigs, chickens, and organic vegetables with his passion being humanely raised antibiotic-free animals.  He is involved with LSP (Land Stewardship Project) mentorship program, which helps him improve the health of his livestock and promotes Holistic Herd Health.  Paul's farm is a community farm, which welcomes visitors to cooperatively learn practical skills and enjoy real food in community.
John Marshall - Lake City Farmer
John Marshall
John has been a vendor at the Lake City Thursday Market since its inception more than 20 years ago. He is a board member and currently acts as treasurer. John operates Lake Pepin Winery 4 miles north of Lake City along hwy. 61 as well as Great River Vineyard and Nursery selling table grapes, raspberries, plums, apples and other fruits as well as locally grown jams and jellies . He also has great fun selling locally grown, fresh picked, cooked on site, sweet corn by the ear during the market. John is a current and charter member of the Minnesota Grape Growers Association and remains a dedicated life member to the present time. John loves farmers markets in general and can be found most Thursday evenings selling sweet corn and table grapes to anyone who comes by.
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