According to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz's executive order, farmers markets will be allowed to open amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There are some new expectations at farmers markets this year because of COVID-19.

Vendors will have their own individual line and one person/household can approach a table at a time. You should not be touching the products, vendors will be there to help you with your purchase. Many places will have hand washing stations for you to use it. Kids are not encouraged to attend.

With that being said, it's officially almost farmer's market season in central Minnesota. Here's your ultimate guide to local farmers markets in our area.

Sartell Farmers Market--Every Monday from May to October from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. vendors will be selling a variety of locally grown and produced products in Bernick's Arena. The market season opener is set for May 11.

St. Cloud Farmer's Market--Every Saturday between May and October St. Cloud will host a farmer's market in the Lady Slipper Parking Lot (between Perkin’s downtown & Fitzharris). The event goes from 8 a.m. to noon. The first Farmers Market starts May 9.

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St. Joseph Farmer's Market--These are held Fridays starting in May at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall from 3 p.m to 6 p.m.

Cold Spring Farmer's Market--They'll be open again for the summer market every Wednesday in May, starting on the 14th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. outdoors in the country store parking lot.

Stillwater Flea Market--Their flea market gets underway May 16th and 17th at the Washington County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, according to their Facebook page.

Sauk Rapids Farmer's Market--The market will be in the parking lot of Coborn's in Sauk Rapids. It's open every Thursday from 3P-6P starting June 4th.

Rice Farmer's Market--TBA

Is there a farmer's market that you know about that's not on this list? If so, let us know by commenting below and we'll add it to this list! Happy Farmer's Market season!!