Opening Day – Saturday, May 4th!

Just one more month until you can party with us every Saturday at Moon Palace Books!

Join us on Saturday, May 4th from 8am-1pm for opening-day-only food trucks like, Food Truck El Victor and K-Town Street Foods. Enjoy music from Lonnie “the L Train” and the Brass Messengers in celebration of spring’s return! Visit with new vendors and old favorites. Don’t forget (and spread the word!) you’ll find us in the lot between Moon Palace Books and the Hub Bike Co-op this season and next. Read more


Night Out for the Market

Save the Date – March 4th @ DuNord!

Join the Midtown Farmers Market on Monday, March 4th for a night out at Du Nord Craft Spirits! We’re celebrating our move to Moon Palace Books, and we want to share our excitement with you. Come for a fun evening of market-themed trivia, craft drinks, a local meat drawing, and fresh, new market merch.For every drink purchased, $1 goes to the market. Thanks, Du Nord! Read more


Help us Grow the Midtown Farmers Market Community in 2019

Try It! Applications are Open!

Are you interested in vending at the market, but a little intimidated by the process? Midtown Farmers Market and Corcoran Neighborhood’s Try It! Program could be for you! 

The Try It! Program seeks to give small businesses an opportunity to try a farmer’s market experience at the Midtown Farmers Market with limited financial investment. Our goal is to help emerging entrepreneurs explore whether or not becoming a vendor at the Midtown Farmers Market is a good fit for them and their product. We prioritize Twin Cities residents who identify as having low-income, are black, indigenous and/ or people of color, identify as women, trans, femme, or gender non-binary. Since 2003, the Midtown Farmers Market has built a reputation for incubating small businesses, and we strive to ensure that the opportunity to innovate and grow is accessible and beneficial to all community members.

Find more information here.  Read more


Social Media Workshop

 

Social Media Workshop: Getting Started and Advancing Your Practice

Wow! We have exceeded our anticipated registration number for the Social Media Workshop – Getting Started and Advancing Your Practice” on Friday, February 15th at 1-4pm, Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis.

Although registration space is full for the upcoming workshop, we are planning to host another in the near future. Please complete this form if you are interested in 1) being waitlisted for the workshop on February 15th or 2) attending another workshop in the future.

We will keep you in the loop as we schedule the next Social Media Workshop. Thank you for your interest!!

 

 

Are you a farmers market vendor or potential vendor? We learned from surveys conducted last season by the Farmers Market Metrics Project that the #1 topic vendors would like training on is social media. We’re excited to offer a hands-on workshop for all levels of experience with social media. With tailored break-out groups, you’ll learn how collaborative marketing can extend your reach and come away with ideas on how to build upon your brand, expand your network, and target messages for meaningful content. =&0=& to all Minneapolis farmers market vendors and market staff!

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Date and Time
Friday, February 15th 1-4pm
Location
Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave in Minneapolis

Co-facilitators
Emily Lund of Neighborhood Roots
Jenna Yeakle of Midtown Farmers Market
Low Kling of Pickle Witch
Pat Lang of Hexagon Projects and Farm
Darla Evanosky of Upper Mississippi Specialty Fruits and Preserves

Sponsors
The Farmers Markets of Minneapolis and the Farmers Market Metrics Project

Please=&2=&by February 6th. Space is limited, so register ASAP!

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions regarding this year’s market season, please feel free to contact Jenna at manager@midtownfarmersmarket.org or call 612-724-7457.


Vendor Applications are Open! + Other Opportunities

Applications are Open!

Midtown Farmers Market is excited to welcome local farmers, producers, artisans and makers to apply to vend with us this year. We’d be delighted to have you vend with us for our 2019 season at Moon Palace Books! Find our application with guidelines and more information here. Read more


Support Your Market – Give to the Max!

The Midtown Farmers Market creates a vibrant space in South Minneapolis that connects residents and local food producers in a beautiful, beneficial economic and cultural exchange. The Midtown Farmers Market is a community-based food system that assures equitable access to healthy, locally produced food, supports reinvestment in the community, and provides for the long-term viability of our foodshed.
Here’s a little bit about our 2018 season –

  • Hosted 45 total markets with over 45,000 market goers
  • Brought over $73,000 into the local food economy
  • Including over $15,000 of Market Bucks supported by Hunger Solutions
  • Facilitated monthly musical, literary and tactile arts
  • Experienced several cooking demonstrations
  • Ran 3 blood drives
  • Celebrated East African Cultural Day
  • Exercised with yoga and zumba instructors
  • Welcomed 9 new vendors through the TryIt! Program
  • Supported over 75 local farmers and growers, artists, prepared food vendors and ready-to-eat food vendors
  • Read more


    Last Saturday Market of the Season! 🎃

    Last Saturday Market

    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, 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.

    Just three markets left! Join on today, Saturday, October 27th and Tuesday, October 30th and help us put a beautiful end cap on a wonderful season!  Stock up on all your fall favorites, listen to locals Dead Media spin tunes, visit your favorite farmers and artists one more time, and pick up your pumpkins for Halloween carving and Thanksgiving pies!

     


    Ina Yukka, Javier Trejo, + Don’t miss out on fundraiser tickets!

    Midtown Farmers Market Fundraiser Brunch

    Don’t miss out on early bird Fundraiser Brunch tickets! Purchase tickets for $20 at the market this week and next, or buy online here. You’ll receive a made-to-order brunch donated by a bunch of our wonderful vendors – Kabomelette, Fireroast Coffee, Asa’s Red Wheat Bakery, Akshay Paatram, and more! Bid on fabulous items in the silent auction, all while the Juglsuggers kick your morning off right with some tunes, AND you can feel good about supporting your market. We dare you to find a better way to spend your Sunday morning! See you on September 23rd at Moon Palace Books (10am-1pm).

    Market Events
    Tuesday, September 11th

    Community Tables
    Our Streets

    Market Events
    Saturday, September 15th

    Activities 
    8:30am – 9:30am – Yoga hosted by Imbue

    Market Stage
    9am – 11am – Ina Yukka
    11am – 1pm – Javier Trejo

    Community Tables
    Master Gardeners
    Market Science
    COPAL

    What’s available?*

    Zucchini, melon, apples, carrots, cucumbers, sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans, beets, kale, chard and other greens, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, peas, onions, potatoes, herbs, cut flowers, pasture raised lamb, aged and fresh cheeses, honey, maple syrup, pickles and other preserves, cookies, scones, and other baked goods, granola, chai, nut mixes, handmade soap, jewelry, hot sauces, kettle corn, bubble tea, omelettes, tamales, samosas, chana masala, Tibetan dumplings, coffee, tea, mango lassis, and other refreshments

    *subject to the forces of mother nature, and while supplies last. 

    Vendors (Tuesday 9/11)
    Food and Agricultural Vendors—  Cha Veggies, Pflaum Farms, Dream of Wild Health, Veseli Vrsek – Happy Hill Orchard, Lor Family Farm,  Straight River Farm, Peter’s Pumpkins and Carmen’s Corn, Chang’s Kettlecorn, Timothy Vang, Sauce Science

    Ready-to-Eat Food Vendors— Finca El Mar Coffee, Bad Gyros

    Art and Craft Vendors mayamade

    Vendors (Saturday 9/15)
    Food and Agricultural Vendors— Alanna Yang, Vue Vegetables, 

    Green Earth Growers Read more


    Prepare for Labor Day at the Market

    We are sad to announce that today’s market has been cancelled due to thunderstorms in the forecast. Stay dry and we’ll see you Saturday for the East African Cultural Celebration!


    We’re Hiring + Midtown Flavors Cooking Demo – this Saturday!

    Work with Us!

    Are you passionate about the Midtown Farmers Market? Want to work with an amazing community of people to build a more just, equitable, and sustainable food system? The Midtown Farmers Market is looking for a Market Manager! People of color, LGBTQ+ folks, women, and veterans highly encouraged to apply. Know the right person? Or a great place to find them? Please pass it on!

    Follow link for full requirements and application instructions.

    Tickets Now Available for the MFM Brunch

    Mark your calendars for a Midtown Farmers Market Fundraiser Brunch on Sunday, September 23rd! From 10am-1pm we’ll be at the wonderful Moon Palace Books celebrating and lovin’ on the market. A ticket ($20 advance/$25 at the door) gets you a made-to-order omelette breakfast from our vendor Kabomelette, with coffee (hot or cold from Fireroast) and all the fixins, as well as a mango juice from Akshay Patraam! Find tickets online, and in-person at the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization office or Market Info Booth.

    Market Events
    Tuesday, August 21st

    Market Stage
    3:30pm-5:30pm — The Jugsluggers

    Activities
    5:30pm-6:30pm — Snapology

    FREE Zumba Class
    5:30pm-6:30pm — Hosted by the YWCA

    Market Events
    Saturday, August 25th

    Midtown Flavors Cooking Demo 
    Lisa will be cooking up a Summer Corn Salad for us to sample! Recipes available at the market.

    Market Stage
    9am-1pm — Dead Media DJ

    Community Tables

    Master Gardeners Read more



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