FREE Fitness Classes Begin + Live Music by Iña Yukka this Saturday, May 19th

FREE Fitness Classes Begin + Live Music by Iña Yukka
This Saturday @ the Midtown Farmers Market

Start your weekend off right with FREE feel-good fitness classes at the market. Starting this week, we’ve got FREE Zumba or Yoga classes on offer most weeks. Scope out the schedule:

  • All-levels Yoga by Imbue Yoga – 1st and 3rd Saturdays @ 8:30am.  (now on the grass 🙂 Bring a mat. Imbue’s vision is to offer a safe, welcoming, body-positive place that will “imbue” all who enter with a sense of well being, permeate with good energy, and inspire compassion out in the world. (Starting THIS SATURDAY 5/19).
  • Zumba by Silvia Perez of Mujeres en Accion y Poder – 2nd Saturdays @ 8:30am.  Get your body moving with Silvia and bring that energy into the rest of your day! Class will be instructed in Spanish, but you don’t need to be a Spanish speaker to participate – just watch and follow. All are welcome. (Starting Saturday June, 9th).
  • Zumba by the YWCA Midtown – Tuesdays @ 5:30pm June-August. (Starting June 5th).

We recommend you follow up your workout with some breakfast, shopping for local produce (asparagus is in!), and this Saturday – free live music by local duo Iña Yukka – bringing Chilean folk to our market stage**. Check out a sample of their music below and come see them live on Saturday from 9am-11am. Read more


Treat your Mom – Saturday, May 12th at the Market!

Celebrate Moms at the Market! 


Looking for a special something for your mom this Mother’s Day weekend? Why not pick something up from one of our vendors as a gift this Saturday – or better yet – bring her for brunch and a day out! Plant starts will be available this weekend from Pollinator Works, Green Earth Growers, and Spark-Y. Urban Layers will also be at the market with chicks and chickens to visit! Read more


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! Read more


Hello New Vendors!


 

Meet some of our New Vendors!

Market season is almost here! Here’s a look at another batch of our brand new vendors:

Red Wheat Bakery
“Asa’s Red Wheat Bakery is in its germination phase, its radicle just emerging and preparing to put out roots. We will be selling bagels, bialys and a rotating selection of other breads and baked goods starting in the spring 2018.”

Sin Fonteras Farm and Food
Sin Fonteras will be selling tortillas, tacos, tortes, tamales, salsas and aqua fresca this year at the market starting in June. “Our mission is to cultivate culturally appropriate foods for our communities using sustainable growing practices that restore and respect our Mother Earth, Tonantzin.”

Green Light Farm
“We grow over forty varieties of cut flowers in every imaginable color. We take great care of our flower beds, and cut only the best blooms at the optimal times to ensure the longest possible vase life. Our flowers are pesticide-free and pollinator-friendly, so if you’re the type to hold a bouquet to your face, go ahead and breathe deep.”

We’re kicking off Opening Day Food Truck Fest on Saturday, May 5th from 8am-1pm. Come visit vendors and enjoy live music, reconnect with neighbors, chow down with food trucks, play lawn games, and maybe even enter the hula hoop contest! RSVP here and get updates as we count down the days!


Welcome New Vendors + Volunteer with Us!


Meet some of our New Vendors!

Market season is fast approaching — take a sneak peek at a few of our brand new vendors:

mayamade
mayamade is a botanical atelier and apothecary, using local, organic, and wild harvested ingredients.

Rider Nitro Coffee
Rider Nitro Coffee is a bike-based cart serving nitro coffee, lemonade, tea, and more!

Hexagon Projects & Farm
From the farmers: “We grow delicious, nutrient-dense veggies and some fruit, using organic and sustainable methods and many heirloom varieties. We value community and creativity and are developing artist residency/internship projects as we grow the farm.”

We’re kicking off Opening Day Food Truck Fest on Saturday, May 5th from 8am-1pm. Come visit vendors and enjoy live music, reconnect with neighbors, chow down with food trucks, play lawn games, and maybe even enter the hula hoop contest! RSVP here and get updates as we count down the days!

Volunteer with Us!  

As a nonprofit community-based market, the Midtown Farmers Market relies on the support of passionate volunteers to make the market magic happen every week. Are you a market lover? Join the crew!


Save the Date for Opening Day Food Truck Fest 2018!


Spring is on its way (we think!), and we are gearing up for Opening Day at the Midtown Farmers Market! With just one month to go, our Opening Day Food Truck Fest sounds to us like the ultimate cure for spring fever. We are looking forward to getting outdoors, visiting our favorite vendors, and reconnecting with neighbors like you. Hope to see you at the market for a community celebration of spring on Saturday, May 5th! Read more


Interested in interning with the Midtown Farmers Market?

We are looking for a Community Outreach and Marketing intern for the 2018 market season! Join us for a fun summer outdoors while gaining communications and community building experience! See the job description and details here.

Send cover letter and resume in one document to Assistant Market Manager Kate Sheldon, kate@midtownfarmersmarket.org by April 15th. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and position open until filled. No phone calls or walk-ins please. Read more


2018 Vendor Application Now Open

The Midtown Farmers Market is currently accepting vendor applications for its 2018 market season! Quality vendors are the heart and soul of the market and we strive to create a balanced and diverse vendor mix each season. Applications from Minnesota and Wisconsin farmers, artisans and producers are welcome! There is high customer demand for eggs, meat, value-added foods, and unique arts and crafts. Visit www.midtownfarmersmarket.org/vendors to access the 2018 vendor application, which includes vendor requirements, fee schedules, and other pertinent information. Questions? Contact Market Manager Mallory Forseth at mallory@midtownfarmersmarket.org. Read more


We’re Hiring! – Assistant Manager, Midtown Farmers Market

Does this view make your heart sing as loudly as it does ours? Come work with us and soak in scenes like this all market season!

The Midtown Farmers Market is now accepting applications for an Assistant Manager.  Part-time year-round position, $14-$17/hr DOE, plus paid vacation, holidays and sick time, and the rewards of working with an amazing community of people to build a more just, equitable, and sustainable food system. People of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, and veterans highly encouraged to apply. Read more


2017 Season Recap & Reflections

2017 Season by the Numbers

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. Read more



Do you love your market? Help us thrive!


Volunteer Donate Sign up for our email newsletter

info@midtownfarmersmarket.org  |  (612) 724-7457
Send mail to: 3451 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407