What a beautiful year 2017 was at the Midtown Farmers Market! Nearly 50,000 customers came out to support the livelihoods of 75 local farmers and entrepreneurs, we provided access to over $35,000 worth fresh local food to those most in need, and created a vibrant space for neighbors to gather weekly to see local artists on the market stage, eat, shop, and enjoy the richness of our community.
None of this would have been possible without your support! As you spend time with your loved ones and reflect on the past year, we ask you to also reflect on your visits to the market this season – the vendors and neighbors you connected with, the entertainment you enjoyed, the fresh local food you savored – consider what you value about those experiences, and make a gift to help us reach our year-end fundraising goal today.
As a community-supported market, vendor fees cover less than half of the costs of making the market happen. We rely on donations from supporters like you to sustain things like our SNAP/EBT (formerly called food stamps) program, cultural events, phenomenal live music, poetry and dance by local artists, access to restrooms, places to sit, our composting and recycling program, and all of the little details that make the market such a great place to shop, eat, and gather. By making a tax-deductible donation, you can help us continue our work to strengthen our local economy, advance food equity, and unite neighbors for many years to come.
- $10 buys 20 bilingual (English/Spanish & English/Somali) outreach flyers.
- $25 buys ingredients for one cooking demo.
- $50 allows us to compensate one musician for sharing their time and talents on the market stage.
- $100 supports the equipment costs of our SNAP/EBT token program for one week.
- $150 pays our restroom rental fees for one Saturday.
- $200 would buy a chair cart to make set-up and tear-down a breeze for our volunteers.
- $500 would buy a new tent to keep our musicians and community table partners shaded and dry.
Every dollar has an impact! With your generous support, we can keep vendor fees affordable for the farmers and entrepreneurs you love connecting with, and continue to work together to build the kind of community we all want to live in. Thank you for your support and your presence as a member of the Midtown Farmers Market community. We look forward to seeing you at the market in 2018!
Online contributions are quick, easy and secure. The Midtown Farmers Market is a program of the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization – by donating through this link, your donation will be designated to the market.
Donations can also be made by check and mailed to:
Midtown Farmers Market
3451 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407