Farmers' Market


The Walker Community Farmers’ & Craft Market serves as a gathering place for community members and visitors. Guests can purchase vendor- grown produce, specialty foods, consumables, crafts, jewelry & much more. The market promotes and supports education, healthy living, local agriculture, and community interaction all in an upbeat, welcoming atmosphere. Farmers and producers sell their products directly to the public, allowing consumers to have a direct relationship with the vendor. 

  • DATES: THURSDAYS, June 7-September 20 (16 Market Days)
  • TIME: 9:00AM-2:00PM 
  • LOCATION: Green Scene Market, 617 Michigan Avenue W, Walker MN 56484 
  • SEASONAL MEMBER RATE: (16 market days): $240 Drop-In Rate: $20/day
  • CONTACT: ERIN HAEFELE 218- 547-2880 or
  • VENDOR FORMS: See section below


  • April 9, 2018: Application deadline for returning vendors.
    (New vendors are considered for acceptance throughout the season.)
  • May 17, 2018: Vendor orientation meeting at 6pm, located at Green Scene Market. Please RSVP at or call (218) 547-2880. Dinner provided.
  • June 7, 2018: First Farmers’ Market of the Season!
  • June 14, 2018: TBD
  • June 21, 2018: Art Pub.
  • June 28, 2018: Pancake Breakfast
  • July 5, 2018: Independence Day Celebration! Watermelon Eating Contest
  • July 12, 2018: TBD
  • July 19, 2018: Yoga Day
  • July 26, 2018: Pie Baking Contest.
  • August 2, 2018: TBD
  • August 16, 2018: TBD 
  • August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2018: TBD 
  • September 20, 2018: Last Farmers’ Market for the season!
  • September 23, 2018: Vendor Wrap-Up Pot Luck Party 4-7pm

Each Market Features

  • Live acoustic entertainment
  • Breakfast and Lunch Specials
  • Fresh Cold-Pressed Juices & Smoothies
  • A Wide Variety of Locally Grown Produce
  • Hand-Crafted Baked Bread + Gluten-Free
  • Fresh Hand-Crafted Fruit Pies, Bundt Cakes, Granola, Cookies and Dessert Bars
  • Jams & Preserves
  • Local Raw Honey & Maple Syrup
  • Hand-Harvested Wild Rice
  • Locally Raised Fresh Chicken
  • Garden Plants & Flowers
  • Goat Soap, Natural Bath & Body Products, and Other Personal Care Products
  • Hand-Crafted Jewelry
  • Vertical Aeroponic Growing Systems
  • Wood-Fired Sourdough Bread Varieties
  • Hand-Crafted Birch Jewelry & Art Works
  • See current vendor list below for more!

Vendor Requirements

Backyard Farmers, Home Bakers & Canners! YOU can sell at the Farmer’s Market! Please contact us to reserved a seasonal booth space these types of local products!

  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Baked Goods
  • Jams & Jellies
  • Syrup & Honey
  • Wild Rice
  • Local Crafts
  • Flowers & Plants
  • Eggs & Cheese
  • Locally Raised Chicken, Beef & Pork


  • Operational Guidelines: Please read and adhere to the operational guidelines for Farmers Market Vendors as set by the MN Department of Agriculture: MN Dept Agriculture Guidelines
  • Cottage Food Law: Register for the new Cottage Food Law if applicable. This is a new requirement set by the Department of Agriculture. Cottage Food Law
  • Set up & Breakdown: Our market begins at 9:00am and ends at 2:00pm. Please arrive in enough time to be ready to open by 9:00am. We ask that you do not disturb customer traffic or other vendors at any time during your breakdown.
  • Click here for Farmer's Market Application & Requirements

Walker Community Farmers’ Market Pie Contest

It's our First Annual Walker Community Farmers’ Market Pie Contest! 


  • Limit of one entry per person; pie must be made by the person whose name is on the entry form.
  • Pie must be all natural (ie; no artificial ingredients, coloring agents or chemical preservatives)
  • Pie must be prepared in a 9 inch pie pan. Please label if using a reusable pan.
  • Pie must be brought to the farmers market by 10:30am on July 6.


  • Adults
  • Kids 14 & Under

PRIZES (3 prizes per division)

  • Grand Prize = $50 value
  • Second Prize = $25 value
  • Third Prize = $10 value

Winners will be announced at 12:30 pm on July 6 at the Farmers’ Market. Criteria will include:

  • Crust taste and texture
  • Filling taste and texture
  • Creativity
  • Overall Appearance
  • Overall Taste


Please download and print the entry form, complete and bring with your pie to the Farmers’ Market on Thursday July 6, 2017

Opening Day at the Farmer's Market!

As reported by the Pilot Independent on June 9th, 2015

Opening day at Green Scene’s Walker Community Farmer’s Market begins bright and early with fresh locally roasted coffee brewing, quiche-baking and canopies going up for the season June 18.

Vendors arrive at the market from all directions in the region; there is excitement in the air as they greet each other and the market patrons with hugs and salutations after a long winter spell.

At 9 a.m. the market opens and vendor booths are filled with locally grown produce, varieties of  fresh-baked bread, pies, and specialty desserts, locally-roasted coffee, chocolate and caramel confections, jams, preserves, honey and syrup, fresh flowers, artisan jewelry and collectibles, chemical-free personal care items, healing salves, and much more.

Four year alumni market vendors, the Stauffer, arrive with their locally-grown preserves, maple syrup, and honey.

Local artisan and wood fired oven baker, Linnea Dietrich, along with local artisan bakers Joe Razidlo and Peggy Schmitke, display their varieties of fresh baked breads.

Five-year alumni market vendors Sandy and Paul Gilbertson of Armstrong Acres arrive with their famous “Over the Rim” bars, fresh open-range poultry and local produce.

Hege Gardens, Molnar Gardens, Balsam Marsh Gardens and several other vendors offer a wide variety of locally-grown produce.

Frequent shoppers at the market are in anticipation of opening day and share what the market means to them.

“I go to the market for the great atmosphere, the variety the vendors have to offer, live entertainment and of course Melanie Rice’s famous cream-filled chocolate cupcakes,” said Mary Andrus.

“I enjoy the quality and unique type of vendors that come to the market as well as the delicious ready to eat foods that are available while shopping,” noted Tamara Pederson.

“Walker Farmer’s Market is where we consistently shop to stock up for the week. The vendors are passionate about the products they sell and are always willing to share their knowledge of farming. Fresh eggs, free range poultry, local honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies as well as healing balms and chemical free body care are available along with in-season fruits, vegetables and greens,” said Theresa Bilben. “The fresh roasted coffee beans pair perfect with Mel’s specialty cream filled ganache-draped cupcakes, hand-crafted breads, granola, pies, chocolates and deserts are also a favorite. It’s my every Thursday breakfast spot where I dine outside to live music and meet up with family and friends. A shout out of gratitude to Green Scene  and Charlie Thompson for hosting in their green space.”

Danielle Smith added, “As consumers, many of us have become separated from our food sources. I admire the Green Scene’s continuous efforts to engage and connect community members with local farmers and vendors”

“Green Scene’s Walker Community Farmer’s Market is a unique atmosphere that welcomes and embraces people of all ages and backgrounds. Vendors are knowledgeable and helpful, without being aggressive in their sales techniques. There is a sense of camaraderie between the shoppers as they enjoy shopping, listening to live music, and the pleasant, easy to access, location. Green Scene Farmer’s Market feels a bit like a family reunion where you honestly LIKE the crazy ‘relatives’ you’re surrounded by,” said Stacy Christianson.

Phil and Sandy Lavoi love the farmer’s market. “It is a great way to meet people who grow the produce we buy. Last but not least we really enjoy having breakfast made by Green Scene, sitting outside at the market, listening to great music and chatting with friends. We look forward to the market every Thursday.”