Pine River Market Square growers and crafters market starts May 27

Farmers market runs through the summer with some indoor winter dates.


PINE RIVER — Pine River Market Square, a local growers and crafters market, will start its 12th season in Pine River on Friday, May 27, by the Pine River Depot on the corner of Barclay Avenue and Highway 371 at the traffic light.

The Pine River Garden Club plant sale will take place at this first market, offering many perennials that grow in their gardens and so are “seasoned” for this area.

Area musician Charley Wagner, of Longville, will perform as a new feature for the opening of the season. Wagner is a singer/songwriter and arborist from the north woods of Minnesota. With the use of a guitar, harmonica and foot rhythm, he retells captured moments from the past. With a strong work ethic, honest demeanor and passion for life, he strives to bring his captured moments in story and song.

The market will run from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays, May 27-Sept. 23, featuring a variety of vendors with local goods, including fresh produce, starter plants, baked goods, eggs, meat, fresh cut flowers in season, crafts and more.

Vendors are welcome and invited to participate. Growers and crafters who are within 100 miles of Pine River and meet the market vendor guidelines are welcome.


Tips for customers coming to the market are: use correct change as much as possible to buy goods (cash is always best, though some vendors do have credit card capability, and checks are welcome); and bring a bag for all your goods while shopping.

In partnership with the farmers market, Heritage Group North will open the depot to the public Friday afternoons. Inside the depot, they will have local crafters selling their wares. Those who attend may visit the new depot history displays and check out the crafts.

Whether you are a seasoned vendor or considering becoming a market vendor, you can access the vendor guidelines and application, and learn more about the market, at or by calling the market manager, Mim Brien, at 218-838-1943.

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