Pine River Market Square farmers market season begins May 28

Some precautions still in place


Pine River Market Square, a local growers and crafters market, will begin its 12th season in Pine River starting Friday, May 28, by the Pine River Depot on the corner of Barclay Avenue and Highway 371 at the traffic light.

The plant sale operated by the Pine River Garden Club will take place at this first market of the season.

The market will run from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays, May 28-Sept. 24, and will feature a variety of vendors with local goods, including fresh produce, starter plants, meat and poultry, baked goods, eggs, crafts and more. New this year will be local garlic from Dragonfly Bay Garlic Co. in Hackensack.

COVID-19 guidelines will still be in place, including social distancing and hand sanitizing. Masking is not required for farmers markets this year. Farmers markets are still restricted from any food sampling and on-site eating of any food goods this year.

Some tips for customers coming to the market are to use correct change as much as possible in purchasing goods (cash is always best, though some vendors do have credit card capability, and checks are welcome); save your tasting and eating of any goods for home; and bring your patience and good humor.


The market is still a place to celebrate community and support local growers and crafters in providing the freshest goods possible.

Growers and crafters who are within 100 miles of Pine River and meet the market vendor guidelines are welcome for the upcoming season. Vendors can access the vendor guidelines and application, and learn more about the market via the website at or by calling the market manager, Mim Brien, at 218-838-1943.

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