Opening Day is finally here!

Guide to the Opening Day Food Truck Fest

Join us in celebrating the start of market season this Saturday from 8am-1pm! Want to plan for your big day out? May we suggest this 10-step guide…

  • Step 1Walk, bike or bus it to the market. We’re just steps off the Blue line Lake Street/Hiawatha light rail stop, and a few blocks from the Midtown Greenway, so why not soak in the long-awaited spring sunshine and avoid the hassle of traffic and parking?
  • Step 2Grab breakfast from our lineup of food trucks & vendors.
  • Step 3:  Enjoy live music by Lonnie the L Train from 9am-11am while you eat.
  • Step 4:  Stock up on fresh, locally produced veggies and other foods to take home and enjoy.
  • Step 5: Enter your name in our drawing to win bundles of market goodies. We’ll be giving away MFM merch and products from our stellar vendors!
  • Step 6: Shop for beautiful handmade items like furniture, photography and jewelry for yourself, your friends, and the mothers in your life.
  • Step 7: Re-fuel with delicious lunch from one (or more) of our array food trucks and vendors.
  • Step 8: Groove to tunes by Javier Trejo from 11am-1pm while you digest.
  • Step 9Donate blood at the Memorial Blood Center’s donation bus.
  • Step 10: You just saved a life, you better have one more snack before hitting the road.

For full event details, and to invite your friends – click here! See you at the market!

Community Tables
Master Gardeners
Market Science
ASSE Student Exchange Program
*Learn more about our Community Table Program.

Food Trucks 
Potter’s Pasties
Whole Sum Kitchen Food Truck
K-Town Street Foods
Emconada Food Truck
MidNord Empanadas
Taqueria Victor Hugo

Market Stage
9am-11am–Music by Lonnie the L Train
11am-1pm–Music by Javier Trejo 

Stop by the Arts for All tent between 10am and noon to create a May Wreath to wear, or hang up. Everyone welcome and this activity is free! Contributions for supplies welcome.

Do you dream of becoming a hula hoop champ? Participate in a hula contest by Hooperina at 10:45am!

What’s Available This Saturday?
Fruit, Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers —  apples, parsnips, shallots, green onion, spinach, rhubarb, flower and veggie starts, cut flowers 
Animal Products — pasture raised pork and lamb, aged and fresh cheeses, honey 
Prepared/Packaged Foods — maple syrup, bread, salsa, pickles, canned fruits, granola, nut mixes, pickled vegetables, jams, jellies and other preserves
Ready-to-Eat Foods — omelettes, tamales, chana masala, Tibetan dumplings, lamb meatball sandwiches, cookies, muffins, scones, and other baked goods, coffee, tea, kombucha, mango lassis, and other refreshments
Arts, Crafts, and More—soapsflower photography prints, note cards, magnets, and tote bags, crocheted baskets and dishcloths, birdhouses, glass pendants, semi-precious stone jewelry and other fine items.
Vendors (Saturday 5/5)
Food and Agricultural Vendors— Lor Family Farm, Cha Veggies, Sheepy Hollow at Native Oaks FarmHazlewood Creek FarmsJirik Family Farms, Morning Scape Farm, Burning River Farm, Wisconsin Cheese Outlet, Double Dog KombuchaJirik Family Farm, Peter’s Pumpkins & Carmen’s CornHavlicek’s Veseli Vrsek OrchardWinter Goddess FoodsSpicy Girl Sauces, UMSF Preserves
Ready-to-Eat Food Vendors–KabomeletteFireroast CafeAkshay Paatram, Himalayan Momo, Bad Gyros, Rider Nitro Coffee
Art and Craft Vendors–  Mary Foster Creative, SRS Mythic Designs, mayamade, Art + Soul, Putzinbob, Wyrd Sisters



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