Midtown Farmers Market—Fresh Local Flavor For All.
Enjoy freshly prepared food while you fill your bag with produce, meats and cheeses from local farms, browse the wares of local artists, and enjoy the entertainment. Join us every Tuesday and Saturday throughout the season at the most accessible market in the Twin Cities. Whether you’re coming by car, bus, bike, or train, we’d love to see you at the market!
Public Hearing on Plan to Develop Midtown Farmers Market Site
Thursday, April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm at 2225 East Lake Street
Hennepin County is working on a proposal to redevelop the 6.4 acre property at 2225 East Lake Street, currently owned by Minneapolis Public Schools, and the seasonal location of the Midtown Farmers Market. You are invited to learn more about the plan and express questions, suggestions, and concerns at a public hearing on April 3, 6:00pm at the Adult Basic Education Center (2225 East Lake Street).
Your input could help shape the plan, which includes retail offerings, sustainability and urban agriculture, bike/walk connections, plaza design, and more. Based on public input, Corcoran Neighborhood Organization’s Board will take on official position on the plan. Childcare, translation for Spanish speakers, and light refreshments will be provided at the meeting.Invite your neighbors and friends to also attend by inviting them on facebook. Questions? Contact Eric at eric@corcoranneighborhood.
Vendor Application Updates & Reminders
We’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU! to the vendors who have already submitted applications to our office. The first round of vendor acceptance notifications were sent out on Thursday, March 13 and Friday, March 14. It you are a grower or prepared foods vendor still interested in selling at the market, please submit your application at your earliest convenience–applications will now be processed on a rolling basis.
The application deadline for arts and crafts vendors is April 4th. Acceptance for arts and crafts vendors selling during the first half of the market will be sent on April 11th. Vendor applications can be accessed here.
The full application schedule is as follows:
March 7: Applications due for all vendors except arts and crafts vendors
March 14: Acceptance notification
March 29: Annual spring vendor meeting
April 4: Application deadline for arts and craft vendors
April 11: Acceptance and first half schedule notification for art and craft vendors
May 3: Opening day, Saturday market
June 3: Opening Day, Tuesday market
August 9: Final payments due, annual vendors
October 28: Closing Day, Tuesday market
October 25: Closing Day, Saturday market
Spring Vendor Meeting Details
Our annual vendor meeting will be held from 9:00-11:00am on Saturday, March 29 at the Corcoran Park Building (3334 20th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407). The meeting will include announcements and a season overview, token and Market Bucks agreement signing, a compost program training that is strongly recommended for all immediately consumable foods vendors and optional for any other vendors who are interested in learning more about the program (details below). The meeting will also include updates on the future of the farmers market site, which will continue to be held at 2225 East Lake Street for the 2014 season, but may be redeveloped in the future. Vendors will have the opportunity to give input on ideal redevelopment of the site and ask questions. Attendance at the meeting is a requirement for new vendors and optional for returning vendors. Hmong interpretation will be provided. Please contact Miguel by March 17 to let him know 1) If you plan to attend the meeting and 2) If you will be participating in the compost program training so that we can plan accordingly. You can reach Miguel by phone (612-724-7457) or email (manager@midtownfarmersmarket.
The Midtown Market strives to bring sustainable, affordable food to the community. While there's no roof over an outdoor market, the Market still has overhead expenses: as farmers are busy growing the vegetables and fruits, market staff are hard at work on the nuts and bolts of making a market run. Administering the EBT access, providing a stage for local performers, even the signs and maintaining the parking lot where it all happens takes money and staff time.
Vendor fees only cover half of the cost of running the Market. We rely on the community to contribute the rest. Please donate today!
Online contributions are quick, easy and secure. The Midtown Farmers Market is a project of the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization — please designate your donation to the Market. The Midtown Farmers Market is a 501(c)3. Learn more about what it means to be a Friend of the Market here.