May 30th is Youth Leadership Day at the Market!

Posted May 26, 2015 at 11:03 am

This week, the market will have the delicious food and beautiful art that you have come to expect.

In addition, it is Youth Leadership Day sponsored by Wellington Management, Inc.!

Stop by the market to hear a range of talented youth musicians, spoken word artists from Truartspeaks, and talk to our youth-focused community tables.youth poetry

More about the Poetry Showcase (10:30-11:30 am):
This past spring, young spoken-word artists from around the state competed in a series of poetry slams– dynamic, audience-centered poetry readings of original work. Representing a diverse range of voices, experiences, and identities, these teen poets shared their stories, their perspectives, and their boundless creativity with roaring crowds, and when the dust settled, six of them became the 2015 Be Heard MN Youth Poetry Slam Series team. This July, that team will head to Atlanta for Brave New Voices, the annual international youth poetry slam tournament and festival. Before that, however, they will be performing at the Midtown Farmers Market from 10:30-11:30!

The Poetry Showcase will be kicked off by 1st graders from New City Charter School.

More about the Music:

At the Market Stage:
9:00-10:30 Young Fiddlers Association of Minnesota
11:30-1 34th St. Jazz Combo and Mpls Street Beats

Around the market:
9:30-10:30 Mariachi Band from Folwell Arts Magnet School

From 8-1pm, we will have 7 youth-focused community organizations tabling at the market to share their missions and programs with market shoppers.


-Risen Christ School


-Market Science

-Minneapolis Transitions High School

-Urban Arts Academy

-Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light

And, of course, the Hennepin County Master Gardeners will be at the market to answer all your plant questions!

Available at this week’s market:

~Asparagus, rhubarb, radishes, spring greens, herbs, seedlings, bedding plants, hanging baskets, free range chicken and eggs, pasture raised pork and lamb, cheese, butter, yogurt, honey, maple syrup, jellies and jams, sauces and salad dressings, kimchi, sauerkraut, granola, bread, baked goods, omelettes, kabobs, chilaquiles, bahn mi sandwiches, tacos, burritos, tamales, samosas, pakoras, coffee, juices, kettle corn, boiled peanuts, bubble tea, frozen fruit bars and more.

~Handmade furniture, birdhouses, terrariums, soap, lotion, photography, t-shirts and clothing, books and more.

Thank you to this Saturday’s market sponsor, Wellington Management!

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Call for Theater at the Midtown Farmers Market 2015 Season!

The Corcoran Neighborhood Organization seeks experienced theater groups to provide engaging, fun, family-friendly performances at the Midtown Farmers Market during the Market season: May – October 2015. Ideal performances would be 1-hour or shorter as the Market has a variety of programming throughout each market day.
Click here for more information.

Market Seeks Volunteer with Urban Design Skills 

Do you love the Midtown Farmers Market? Do you also have professional skills in urban design, site planing, or architecture? The Market seeks a strong “spatial thinker” to represent its interests on a citizen committee that will advise on design of the new public plaza to be built at the market’s current location ( learn more about plans to accommodate the Market in redevelopment plans here). If you are interested please contact Market Manager, Miguel Goebel at
or 612-724-7457 or stop by the market info booth and introduce yourself!

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