Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Celebrate Farmers Markets during National Farmers Market Week : August 4th – 10th
There is no better time to celebrate farmers market than during National Farmers Market week which takes place this year from August 4th to August 10th. In preparation for National Farmers Market Week, we’re reflecting on how farmers markets support healthy communities: They preserve America’s farmland, stimulate local economies, increase access to fresh, nutritious food, and support healthy communities. Farmers markets are increasing in numbers in Minnesota and around the country, allowing more communities to reap the benefits!
Show support of your local farmers market by visiting the market on Saturday from 8am-1pm or Tuesday from 3pm-7pm, by donating to the market to allow us to continue to keep vendor fees down and work towards equitable access to healthy, local produce, and by volunteering with the market to build capacity and strength of the market.
Thank you for supporting the market!
This Saturday find:
~Raspberries, tomatoes, sweet corn, broccoli, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, carrots, radishes, turnips, beets, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, kale, swiss chard, arugula, scallions, onions, leeks, potatoes, summer squash and zucchini, cucumbers, herbs, grass-fed beef, pasture raised pork and chicken, lamb, eggs, cheese, yogurt, butter, jams and jellies, pickled veggies, maple syrup, artisan breads, granola, flowers, bedding plants and seedlings
~Coffee, tea, bubble tea, scones, croissants, cookies, fruit tarts, breakfast pastries, sambusas, omelets, breakfast sandwiches, kabobs, arepas, tacos, burritos, tamales, burgers, kettle corn, and popsicles
~Jewelry, hand sewn clothing, handmade soap and cutting boards, hoola hoops and photography
This Tuesday find:
~Raspberries, tomatoes, sweet corn, broccoli, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, carrots, radishes, turnips, beets, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, kale, swiss chard, arugula, scallions, onions, leeks, potatoes, summer squash and zucchini, cucumbers, herbs, maple syrup, wild rice, artisan breads, flowers, bedding plants and seedlings
~Kabobs, omelets, popsicles, croissants, cookies and fruit tarts, kettle corn and bubble tea
This Week at the Market:
Saturday, August 3
10:30 am Story Time with East Lake Library
8:30am – 1:00pm Nail Painting by Mujeres en Accion y Poder
Friends of the East Lake Library
MN Transitions Charter School
Bethel Lutheran Church
9am – 11am Kevin Thomas
11am – 1pm Fiddles on Fire
Thank you to Saturday’s Market Sponsor
Friday, July 12th, 2013
Welcome the Colors of the Summer Market!
Now that Mid-July is here and the growing season is in full swing the market is gaining color every day! The luscious reds of strawberries, the yellows and greens of gorgeous summer squash and zucchini, the deep purple of kohlrabi and the vibrancy of our customers fill the market each Saturday from 8am – 1pm and Tuesdays from 3pm – 7pm.
Early birds are welcome to join us at the market at 8am this Saturday for Yoga with Billy (Elizabeth) Harness from the YWCA. Then enjoy the colorful market sights and smells with your neighbors, learn more about reducing waste from the Master Composters, join Martha for the Second Saturday Activity and so much more! Stop by Tuesday for dinner from Tollefson’s Family Pork, and pick up your weekly produce, bread and more.
Thanks to everyone who has made our composting program a success thus far. Keep up the great work and don’t forget – food and paper scraps in the compost bin! If you are interested in helping us implement the program, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Saturday find:
~Strawberries, broccoli, snap peas, green beans, kohlrabi, radishes, turnips, beets, lettuce, spinach, kale, swiss chard, arugula, bok choy, scallions, onions, potatoes, summer squash and zucchini, cucumbers, rhubarb, dried chiles, herbs, grass-fed beef, pasture raised pork and chicken, lamb, eggs, cheese, yogurt, butter, jams and jellies, pickled veggies, maple syrup, artisan breads, granola, flowers, bedding plants and seedlings
~Coffee, tea, scones, croissants, cookies, fruit tarts, breakfast pastries, sambusas, breakfast sandwiches, omelets, kabobs, burgers, tacos, burritos, tamales, Thai dishes, kettle corn, and popsicles
~Jewelry, photography, hand sewn clothing, handmade soap and cutting boards
This Tuesday find:
~Strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, peas, beans, radishes, beets, kohlrabi, summer squash and zucchini, cucumbers, lettuce, salad mix, beta mix, spinach, arugula, collards, rainbow chard, scallions, onions, potatoes, rhubarb, pea shoots, salad turnips, kale, yukina savoy, herbs, pasture raised pork, maple syrup, wild rice, artisan breads, flowers, bedding plants and seedlings
~Burgers, bratwursts, hot dogs, pork chops, popsicles, croissants, cookies and fruit tarts
This week at the market:
Saturday, July 13
8am Yoga with Billy (Elizabeth) Harness from the YWCA
BYO Yoga Mat and Water
10 Second Saturday Activity with Martha Zemur
Big changes happen at the Midtown Farmers Market ! Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons a parking lot along Lake Street turns into a beautiful and festive place to meet up with friends, family, farmers, bakers, and makers. Food comes in and goes out. And now ! recycling of all sorts happens. This Second Saturday from, 10:00 until noon, celebrate the new-this-season recycling efforts by creating some recycling games, making something from “trash,” and sorting it all out ! Everyone welcome, join in.
Cooperative Energy Futures
Anti War Committee
9am – 11am Art Vandalay
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
Support your Midtown Farmers Market November 15th!
With your support, the market has set a record this year dispersing $18,500 in EBT (food stamps), allowing low-income families access to healthy, local produce.
The market serves more than 55,000 customers a year, and here’s is what some of them say about why they love the market:
” Midtown Farmers Market is energizing and impacting local and organic food streams and sustainability way beyond the neighborhood it serves.”
“Great atmosphere, music, great farmers/growers, close by, friendly, good prices, my community.”
“oh so local! Captures the spirit and vibe of South Central Minneapolis”
“Makes you feel proud to live in the Twin Cities!”
“Lots of great fresh food with a strong sense of community”
Show your love for the market tomorrow on Give to the Max Day. Support local farmers, healthy communities and sustainable agriculture by donating to the Midtown Farmers Market!
Thursday, November 8th, 2012
Show your love for the market!
When you support the Midtown Farmers Market, you’re supporting local farmers, sustainable agriculture, and healthy communities–you’re helping to create the kind of community we all want to live in. Mark your calendars for Give to the Max 2012!
Thank you for your support of the market!
Your gift helps us thrive as a local farmers market in the heart of the city, bringing together growers and neighbors in the open air to enjoy fresh food, local music, and a vibrant, diverse, and supportive community.
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
Last market – grab your kale (and pumpkins, honey, apples, and more)!
Did you know? Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat. It contains loads of vitamins A, B, C, and K as well as a wealth of antioxidants. AND you can get a bundle this week before the season is over! Tuesday, October 30th will mark the end of this market season. So be sure and get that last produce to fill your root cellars, freezers, or canning cupboards before winter hits us in full force! Saturday will be filled with produce, baked goods, prepared foods, warm beverages, beautiful handmade crafts and a special musical guest – Cactus Blossoms. Stop by Tuesday for one last chance to grab your fall pumpkins, fresh kale, honey, apples, or whatever else you hope to fill your shelves with to hold you over until next year!
This Saturday find:
~Apples, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, eggplant, potatoes, carrots, squash, beets, pumpkins, kale, chard, kohlrabi, broccoli, peppers, green beans, cauliflower, cabbage, meat, eggs, jams and jellies, artisan bread, lamb, cheese, butter, yogurt, honey
~Coffee, scones, cookies, tacos, breakfast sandwiches, fruit tarts, omelets, tamales, Chai, soda, hamburgers, brats, boiled peanuts
~Handmade ceramics, aprons, children’s clothing, and jewelry
This Tuesday find:
~Pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, potatoes, beets, Brussels sprouts, carrots, kale, broccoli, apples, honey, cauliflower, kohlrabi, cabbage, herbs, artisan bread, jams and jellies