Well folks, here we are: the last two markets of the season!
It has been a great year at the Midtown Farmers Market; cultural and special event days have been celebrated, musicians and spoken word poets have moved us, neighbors have convened, conversations, laughter, food, drink, song and dance have been shared, new recipes have been tried, ping pong battles have been won and lost, heat waves, rainstorms and windstorms have been weathered, and heaps of fresh, healthy, local food and art have been bought, sold, and enjoyed by our conscientious community.
Join us this Saturday, October 28th and Tuesday, October 31st and help us put a beautiful end cap on a wonderful season! Stock up on all your fall favorites, listen to wonderful live music, visit your favorite farmers and artists one more time, and pick up your pumpkins for Halloween carving and Thanksgiving pies!
Market Events – Saturday, October 28th
Community Meeting – Livability Concerns at Hiawatha & Lake
10am-11:30am — Over the summer, the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization has been hearing concerns from residents about crime and safety as well as homelessness at the Hi-Lake Interchange. Come to hear from elected officials and government agencies about the work they have been doing to address these concerns. The meeting will occur in the Hennepin County Service Center next to the market site (2215 E Lake) from 10-11:30am on Saturday, October 28th. Go to the CNO website for more information.
What’s Available This Saturday?
Fruit, Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers — apples, melons, potatoes – white, yellow, red, purple, fingerling, cucumbers, radishes, carrots, beets,, collard greens, carving pumpkins, sugar pie pumpkins, sweet onions- red, yellow, white, jalapenos, multiple varieties of kale, cabbage, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, arugula, squash – acorn, butternut, spaghetti, hubbard, delicata and others, green beans, green onions, bell peppers – green, red, yellow and orange, multiple varieties of eggplant, thai chiles, white and purple cauliflower, banana peppers, multiple varieties of sweet potatoes, rutabaga, salad greens, swiss chard, broccoli rabe, turnips, braising greens, lemongrass, garlic, dill, mint, cilantro, thyme, rosemary, sage, fresh cut flowers, and more
Animal Products — cage free eggs, pasture raised pork and lamb, free range chicken, aged and fresh cheeses, honey
Prepared/Packaged Foods — maple syrup, salsa, pickles, canned fruits, granola, nut mixes, pickled vegetables, jams, jellies and other preserves
Ready-to-Eat Foods — omelettes, tamales, samosas, chana masala, Tibetan dumplings, lamb meatball sandwiches, cookies, muffins, scones, and other baked goods, coffee, tea, hot chocolate or cider, kombucha, mango lassis, and other refreshments
Arts, Crafts, and More—flower photography prints, note cards, magnets, and tote bags, crocheted baskets and dishcloths, glass pendants, semi-precious stone jewelry and other fine items.
Vendors (Saturday 10/28)
Food and Agricultural Vendors— Bao Xiong, Cha Veggies, Alanna Yang, Justin Her, Mee Vue, Pflaum Farms, Mao Lee, Sheepy Hollow at Native Oaks Farm, Hazlewood Creek Farms, Wozupi Tribal Gardens, Jirik Family Farms, Ge Vue, Morning Scape Farm, Burning River Farm, Cher Kao Her, Wisconsin Cheese Outlet, Double Dog Kombucha, Straight River Farm, Jirik Family Farm, Peter’s Pumpkins & Carmen’s Corn, Havlicek’s Veseli Vrsek Orchard, Winter Goddess Foods, Auntie Annie’s Fields, Spicy Girl Sauces, Pickle Witch, Hepp’s Salt Co., UMSF Preserves
Market Happenings – Tuesday, October 31st, 3pm-6:30pm*
Our final market of the season falls on Halloween – come celebrate with us! Costumes highly encouraged. Trick-or-treating with the kiddos? Swing by the market and grab a treat from us at the green MFM info booth, and get some shopping done while you’re at it.Music – 4-6pm – The Jugsluggers
Hot Food – Bad Gyros
Vendors – Timothy Vang, Cha Veggies, Pflaum Farms, Bao Xiong, Peter’s Pumpkins & Carmen’s Corn, Havlicek’s Veseli Vrsek Orchard, Straight River Farm
Community Tables – Waite House*Please note time change. We will be closing at 6:30pm instead of 7pm on Tuesdays in October.
Thank you to this week’s sponsors: