Winter Markets and Tree Lot to open November 19

Winter Markets and Tree Lot to open November 19


Richfield, Minn. (November 18, 2022) After five winter seasons at the Community Center, the Richfield Winter Market will soon be held at Veterans Park, indoors, next door to the summer farmers market location.

Fans of the Farmers Market and Veterans Park will recognize the space as the former Richfield Arts Center located at 6335 Portland Ave S, which now houses the Wheel Fun Rentals Mini Golf & Malt Shop along with indoor restrooms for park visitors.

“Our new winter market space will be a familiar and convenient place for patrons to shop with their favorite farmers market vendors.” said Bonnie Hanna-Powers, Coordinator of the Richfield Farmers Market. “The B&J Evergreen tree lot sets up in the Veterans Park Pavilion, and the winter markets will be held right next door.”

More than 25 vendors will offer local foods and handmade gifts at three Saturday Winter Markets to be held on November 19, December 3 and December 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The B&J Tree Lot also opens for the season on November 19, offering their locally grown trees, decorative greens, wreaths, garlands, swags, porch pots and more. Their hours are:
  • Nov 19 & 20: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Nov 21, 22 & 23: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Regular hours begin Nov 25:
    • Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    • Sunday through Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Local ingredients and treats for holiday meals will also be available, including cheeses, microgreens, meats, eggs, preserves and a range of sweet and savory baked goods.

“The winter market will be a place to enjoy wonderful local products, including our delicious comfort food and BBQ.", said Rebi Humes, owner of local business Soul to Soul BBQ. "I believe this event will make the season brighter for everyone who stops by."

Farmers Market favorites Atacama Catering and Soul to Soul BBQ will be on site, serving up hot coffee and cocoa, empanadas and a full menu of soul food.

The market will also boast beautiful handmade gifts, including jewelry, wood-turned pens, kitchen towels, soaps, mittens, aprons and seasonal décor.

“The winter markets at Veterans Park will be extra festive in conjunction with the annual holiday tree sale,” observed Amy Markle, Richfield Recreation Director. “I am confident that the community will enjoy their visit to the park and the market.”

Shoppers coming to the market will have the option of purchasing farmers market tokens if they do not have cash. Tokens can be purchased with touchless payment, credit card or debit card. The market also accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program / Electronic Benefit Transfer (SNAP/EBT) benefits at the winter markets, with the first $10 spent matched with an additional $20 in Winter Market Bucks.