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!

Sorry, no dogs please!

This week: Beets, pears, pizza and more!


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It’s hard to believe that it’s already midway through September and there are only eleven markets left! There are still quite a few events planned for this month and next, and there is still lots of great produce in season so make sure that you and your family come to the market this Saturday and throughout September and October. Shop, sample the Midtown Flavors recipe, talk to community tables, grab breakfast and listen to our great market music. Bring your neighbors too!

Market shoppers are also in for a special musical treat this Saturday morning, when Accordo, recently named “Best Chamber Ensemble” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune will preview their 2014-15 concert series the Midtown Farmers Market. Accordo is composed of Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra principal string players Rebecca Albers, Ruggero Allifranchini, Steven Copes, Erin Keefe, Kyu-Young Kim, Maiya Papach and Anthony Ross; and former SPCO principal cellist Ronald Thomas.
Accordo is presented by The Schubert Club and Kate Nordstrum Projects at the National Historic Landmark Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave S

What’s Available?

This Saturday find:
~Apples, melons, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, spinach, kale, collards, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, cabbage, onions, garlic, radishes, beets, carrots, beans, bok choy, potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, winter squash, cucumbers, okra, herbs, flowers, grass fed beef, free range chicken and eggs, pasture raised pork and lamb, cheese, butter, yogurt, honey, maple syrup, nut butters, jellies and jams, kimchi, sauerkraut and other fermented products, canned goods, granola, baked goods, omelets, kabobs, tamales, tacos, beef and vegetarian sliders, fried tomato BLTs, wood-fired pizzas, boiled, peanuts, coffee, iced tea, lemonade and other refreshments

~Handmade furniture, jewelry and clothing, soaps, apothecary products and photography

This Tuesday find:
~Apples, melons, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, spinach, kale, collards, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, cabbage, onions, garlic, radishes, beets, carrots, beans, bok choy, potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, okra, herbs, free range chicken, pasture raised pork, maple syrup, honey, wild rice, jams, beef and vegetarian sliders, fried tomato BLTs, wood-fired pizzas, kettle corn and bubble tea
~Handmade jewelry and clothing

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This Week at the Market:

Saturday, September 20th

Community Tables:

Open Arms
Midwest Food Connection
East Lake Library
Moon Palace Books

Market Entertainment:

9:00 am-10:30 am: Dick Bruesehoff
10:30 am-11:00 am: Accordo
11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Matt Yetter

Midtown Flavors:

Stop by the Midtown Flavors cooking demo booth to try this week’s one pot recipe, Chili Mac n’ Cheese.

Tuesday, September 23rd

Community Tables:

MN Sure
Waite House
Minneapolis Community Education
League of Women Voters

Next Saturday, September 27th

Next Saturday, September 27th is the Native American Day Celebration at the Midtown Farmers Market! There will be a health and resource fair, cultural activities, exhibition dancing, food demos and more! Check out the Facebook event here.

 

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Thank You to this Tuesday’s Sponsor:
Christ Church Lutheran

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Volunteer Opportunities with the Midtown Farmers Market!

Do you love the Midtown Farmers Market? Did you know that the Midtown Farmers Market relies on volunteers to help it run smoothly every week? We do! Volunteers are needed every week to fill many different roles, from compost monitors, to dancing around and wearing a carrot costume, to volunteering with events! If you are interested in learning about being a volunteer, stop by the market information booth this Saturday or Tuesday and meet market staff and learn about how YOU can best support the market! Sign up here, or by emailing outreach@midtownfarmersmarket.org.

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Midtown Flavors Market Recipe:

One Pot Chili Mac & Cheese

As summer winds down into fall, soups for cool days start to become very appealing. This one-pot recipe from the blog damndelicious.net is an easy, satisfying recipe made with pantry staples and can be on the table in 30 minutes and will serve 4. You can dress it up with cornbread or chips and add any other favorite market vegetables such as fresh tomatoes and peppers.

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INGREDIENTS

* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 2 cloves garlic
* 1 onion, diced
* 8 ounces ground beef
* 4 cups chicken broth
* 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
* 3/4 cup canned white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
* 3/4 cup canned kidney beans, drained and rinsed
* 2 teaspoons chili powder
* 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
* Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
* 10 ounces elbows pasta
* 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
* 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
INSTRUCTIONS

* Heat olive oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add garlic,
onion and ground beef, and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to
crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat.
* Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes, beans, chili powder and cumin; season with salt and
pepper, to taste. Bring to a simmer and stir in pasta. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat
and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 13-15 minutes.
* Remove from heat. Top with cheese and cover until melted, about 2 minutes.
* Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired

Contribute Today.

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.