Market Happenings – Tuesday, June 27th

Music – 3:30-5:30pm TBA
FREE Zumba at 5:30 by the YWCA
Community Table–Master Gardeners

Vendors
Cha Veggies, Pflaum Farms,  WI Cheese Outlet, Ge Vue, Dream of Wild Health, Bao Xiong, Leng Chang Kettlecorn & Bubble Tea, Growing Lots Urban Farm, Moon Palace Books

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Summer Poetry Series Begins

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Featuring Keno Evol 

Saturday, June 24th 
Performances at 10am, 11am, and 12pm
To kick off our 2017 Summer Poetry Series, we welcome poet, essayist, and activist Keno Evol. Evol has competed nationally as a spoken word artist, received numerous grants, and been published in Poetry Behind The Walls and on platforms such as Gazillion Voices Magazine, Black Girl In Om, Revolution News and TC Organizer.

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Tuesday, June 20th – Free Seedles!

flowers and pollinatorsIn honor of National Pollinators Week, the City of Minneapolis is offering free “seedles” to the city’s residents, available at farmers markets this week. Seedles are wildflower seed balls that help provide healthy plants – food and shelter for pollinators – in your yard and boulevard.

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Free Market Goodies for Volunteers!

As a nonprofit, community-based market, the Midtown Farmers Market depends on an amazing crew of volunteers to make the market happen every week.  As a small token of appreciation, some Midtown vendors have generously offered free market goodies for our volunteers! Volunteers who complete a shift can choose one of the following items on the day of their shift:

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Market happenings – Saturday, June 17th

Yoga
8:30am – by Imbue Yoga. Free, all-levels. Bring a mat.

Music
9-11am: The Jugsluggers
11am-1pm: Lonesome Dan Kase

Community Tables
Master Gardeners
Market Science
Friends of the East Lake Library
Animal Rights Coalition
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Krishna Sankirtan Society
Urban Arts Academy
Sexual Violence Center
*Learn more about our Community Table progam here.

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Market Happenings – Tuesday, June 13th

Music – 3:30-5:30pm by Brian Pat
FREE Zumba at 5:30 by the YWCA
Community Tables
Master Gardeners
Hennepin County Teen & Child Check-Ups
Minnesota Literacy Council

Vendors (Tues 6/13)
Zoua Lo, Cha Veggies, Pflaum Farms, Timothy Vang, WI Cheese Outlet, Dream of Wild Health, Bao Xiong, Straight River Farm, Leng Chang Kettlecorn & Bubble Tea, Ancient Indian Spices, Moon Palace Books

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Market Events – Saturday, June 10th

Music
9-11am: Mark Grim
11am-1pm: Siama and Dallas

Second Saturday Arts for All
10am-noon: Windy days have been part of the Midtown Farmers Market for 15 years! Celebrate the breeze, make a festive mobile. Join in, everyone welcome!

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Market Bucks Are Back!

Last week, the state budget bill containing funding for the Market Bucks program was signed by the governor, and the program was fired up again for the 2017 season. The Market Bucks were printed and distributed this week, and will be available beginning Saturday at the market info booth. The Market Bucks program improves access to fresh local food for SNAP/EBT (sometimes referred to as food stamps) recipients, by matching up to $10 per day spent in SNAP/EBT at the market dollar for dollar with Market Bucks. Check out the infographic below or visit the Hunger Solutions website for more details on how the Market Bucks program works.

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Now serving up twice the market bounty every week! Tuesday markets happen every week now through Oct 31, 3pm-7pm, in the same location as always – 2225 East Lake St.

Today’s happenings include:
3:30-5:30pm: Music by The Jugsluggers
5:30pm: Free Zumba by the YWCA
Food truck: Habanero Tacos
Fresh local produce and prepared foods straight from local farmers and entrepreneurs.

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Saturday 5/27 – A Unique Live Music, Poetry, Visual Art & Movement Experience -AND- the Debut of Artisanal Mexican Pastries

Photos by Erin Westover

The grooving iNMiGRATiON site-specific performance installation series returns to the Midtown Farmers Market on Sat May 27 from 9am to 1pm, combining live music, poetry, visual art, and movement to create an energized, immersive environment throughout the market space. Co-presented by Wavelets Creative, iNMiGRATiON’s live, spatial sound score will be performed by experimental music collective Sans Le Systeme, with live poetry cameos and the Free Range Orchestra & Choir roving throughout the space. SLS featuring JG Everest, Jacqueline Ultan, Truth Maze, Cesar Moran, Greg Schutte, Ben Clark, and more, plus poets Thomas LaBlanc, Jeffrey Skemp, and Teresa Ortiz.  Pavement murals by Tim Blighton, photography by Jeffrey Skemp and James Everest.  #iNMiGRATiON

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