2016 Vendor Applications Now Available!

Are you interested in vending at the Midtown Farmers Market? Quality vendors are the heart of the Midtown Farmers 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! For more information and to access the 2016 vendor application click the following link:

2016 Midtown Farmers Market Online Vendor Application

 

Application Schedule and Deadlines: 

 March 4: Applications due for all vendors except arts and crafts vendors

March 11:  Acceptance notification

April 1: Application deadline for arts and craft vendors

April 2: Annual Spring Vendor Meeting

April 8: Acceptance and first half schedule notification for art and craft vendors

May 7: Opening day, Saturday market

June 7: Opening Day, Tuesday market

August 6: Final payments due, annual vendors

October 25: Closing Day, Tuesday market

October 29: Closing Day, Saturday market

*Applications received after the due date will only be considered if space is still available.

Get Involved, Join the Midtown Farmers Market Advisory Committee!

Are you interested in volunteering and becoming more involved with the Midtown Farmers Market? If so, the market is currently looking for passionate individuals who are interested in helping the market with event planning, communications and public relations, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and on-site market day support. A position description can be found here. Please contact market manager, Miguel Goebel by e-mail,manager@midtownfarmersmarket.org, or by calling 612-724-7457 for more information and additional informational materials about the Midtown Farmers Market Advisory Committee.

 

Construction Begins! 

Hennepin County Human Services Center and mixed-use development at Lake St/Hiawatha Ave

November 2nd marked the start of an exciting new chapter in the market’s history!A ground breaking ceremony was held for the new Hennepin County Human Services Center this past Monday, November 2nd. The transit-oriented development will feature a range of residential options with more than 500 housing units, as well as retail space and parking. Additional elements will include a transit plaza connecting to a public gathering space – a permanent home for the Midtown Farmers Market!Our thanks to Commissioner Peter McLaughlin and Councilmember Alondra Cano for their visionary leadership on this redevelopment project! Thanks to Hennepin CountyMinneapolis Public Schools and the BKV Group as well.Learn more about the groundbreaking ceremony by reading one of the articles below.

Confused about the market’s location? Don’t be! We’re just 300 ft east of where we used to be. See the map below for our exact location:

 

Have a question we didn’t answer?  Ask on Facebook or Twitter, or send an email to info@midtownfarmersmarket.org


Happy Fourth of July!

Stop by the market on July 4th to shop for all the fresh produce and tasty treats you need for the Holiday Weekend!

Having brunch? Pick up pastries, fresh yogurt, the last of the season’s strawberries, and the first blueberries.

Having a picnic or grilling? Pick up some carrots, beets, or broccoli to roast on the grill along with local meat from Hilltop Pastures or Native Oaks Farm, and don’t forget the sauerkraut from Fierce Ferments.

Looking to find lunch before you head out of town? Grab lunch at one of our hot food vendors including Taco Taxi, Peeps Hotbox, Fireroast Cafe and Kabomelette. Or pick up a cold frozen fruit bar and some fresh kettle corn.

Available at Saturday’s market:

~Strawberries, blueberries, kohlrabi, broccoli, new potatoes, peas, pak choi, napa cabbage, beets, rhubarb, radishes, lettuce, collards, kale, green beans, onions, green onions, herbs, seedlings, bedding plants, hanging baskets, grass fed beef, free range chicken and eggs, pasture raised pork and lamb, cheese, butter, yogurt, honey, maple syrup, jellies and jams, sauerkraut, kimchi, sauces and salad dressings, granola, baked goods, omelettes, kabobs, tacos, burritos, tamales, chilaquiles, banh mi sandwiches, pancakes, coffee, juices, kettle corn, boiled peanuts, bubble tea, frozen fruit bars, and more.
~Handmade clothing, aprons, bags, jewelry, soap, books and more.

Available at Tuesday’s market:

~Meats, eggs, kohlrabi, broccoli, new potatoes, peas, pak choi, napa cabbage, beets, rhubarb, radishes, spring greens, kale, green beans, green onions, herbs, seedlings, bedding plants, hanging baskets, cheese, sauces and salad dressings,  kettle corn, bubble tea, sliders, fries, soaps, body products, and more.

Saturday Market Stage Schedule                                Saturday Community Tables

9:00-11:00am The Jugsluggers                                                      – Hennepin County Master Gardeners

11:00-1:00pm The Skally Line

Tuesday Market Stage Schedule                                  Tuesday Community Tables

3:30-5:30 Brian Peterson                                                                  – Sierra Club

Don’t forget about the FREE YWCA fitness classes at the market each week!  R.I.P.P.E.D is on Saturdays from 8:30-9:30.  Zumba is on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30.

Thanks this week’s market sponsor:


Celebrate African American Heritage with the Midtown Farmers Market!

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Come to the market on Saturday for the season’s first Cultural Heritage Celebration and the first installment of our Summer Poetry Series, presented by  the Loft Literary Center and sponsored by Wellington Management.

In addition to amazing poetry by talented local poet, Maya Washington, there will be music by Lonnie the L Train and  Ancestor Energy.

Don’t forget to leave enough time in your market visit to talk to this week’s community tables: InnerG, Oak Park Center, and Hennepin County Child & Teen Check up program.

 Meet this week’s poet: Maya Washington
Maya Washington is a filmmaker, actress, playwright, poet, and arts educator making a difference in the world.Maya is dedicated to projects that have a sense of “purpose” in the world, selecting stories that illuminate some aspect of the human experience that is untold, rarely seen, or might benefit from new approaches to issues of diversity and inclusion, primarily in America.

Read her full bio here.

Available at Saturday’s market:

~Strawberries, kohlrabi, broccoli, new potatoes, pak choi, napa cabbage, beets, asparagus, rhubarb, radishes, kale, lettuce, green beans, summer squash, green onions, herbs, seedlings, bedding plants, hanging baskets, grass fed beef, free range chicken and eggs, pasture raised pork and lamb, cheese, butter, yogurt, honey, maple syrup, jellies and jams, sauces and salad dressings, granola, artisan breads, baked goods, omelettes, kabobs, tacos, burritos, tamales, chilaquiles, banh mi sandwiches, pancakes, samosas, pakoras, coffee, juices, kettle corn, boiled peanuts, bubble tea, frozen fruit bars, sauerkraut, kimchi, and more.

~Handmade clothing, furniture, bags, jewelry, soaps and body products, books and more.

While you’re at the market on Saturday stop by the    bus to donate blood!

Available at Tuesday’s market:

~Strawberries, kohlrabi, broccoli, new potatoes, pak choi, napa cabbage, beets, asparagus, rhubarb, radishes, kale, lettuce, green beans, summer squash, green onions, herbs, seedlings, bedding plants, hanging baskets, kettle corn, bubble tea, sliders, seedlings, jams, sauces, rhubarb, cheese, soaps, and more.

 

Saturday Market Stage Schedule                      Tuesday Market Stage Schedule:

9:00-11:00am Lonnie the L Train                                 3:30-5:30pm Four Legg Fish

11:00-1:00pm Ancestor Energy

Saturday Community Tables                            Tuesday Community Tables
Hennepin County Master Gardeners                               Youth for Understanding

Market Science                                                                           Friends of the Earth Action

InnerG

Loft Literary Center

Hennepin County Child & Teen Check Up program

Oak Park Center

Thanks to our poetry series partners!

Want more information? 

Confused about the market’s location? Don’t be! We’re just 300 ft east of where we used to be. See the map below for our exact location:

Have a question we didn’t answer?  Ask on Facebook or Twitter, or send an email to info@midtownfarmersmarket.org


Celebrate Honey Bees and Native Pollinators this Saturday!

We think honey bees and native pollinators are pretty neat.  Come to the market this Saturday from 8-1 to find out why!

Schedule
8-1pm: Stop by the Market Science Booth to watch meet real honey bees, taste honey and more!

8:45-9am: Enjoy your market breakfast while listening to a presentation about Native Pollinators from local author, Heather Holm.

10am-12pm: Midtown Flavors Cooking with Honey Demonstration

10:30am: Bring the kids to the MN Literacy Council tent for Bee and Pollinator themed story time.

10:50-11:05am: If you missed Heather Holm’s earlier talk, here’s your second chance to hear an awesome presentation about Native Pollinators.

11:30am: Story time #2

12:30pm: Story time #3

As you meander through the market, stop and say “hello” to our regular honey vendor, Bare Honey, and our two special guest vendors, Worker B and Mademoiselle Miel.

Thank you to this Saturday’s Market Sponsor, Nicollet Ace Hardware!

Don’t forget to stop by the information booth under the green tent to enter the FREE drawing to win a bee keeping kit!

Available at Saturday’s market:

~Honey, honey chocolates, strawberries, kohlrabi, broccoli, new potatoes, pak choi, beets, asparagus, rhubarb, radishes, spring greens, green beans, green onions, 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, granola, artisan breads, baked goods, omelettes, kabobs, tacos, burritos, tamales, chilaquiles, banh mi sandwiches, pancakes, samosas, pakoras, coffee, juices, kettle corn, boiled peanuts, bubble tea, frozen fruit bars and more.

~Handmade clothing, aprons, bags, jewelry, soaps and body products, terrariums, photography, books and more.

 

Available at Tuesday’s market:

~Strawberries, asparagus, rhubarb, radishes, spring greens, green beans, green onions, herbs, seedlings, bedding plants, hanging baskets, kettle corn, bubble tea, sliders, seedlings, hanging baskets, jams, sauces, rhubarb, cheese, henna and more.

 

Saturday Market Stage Schedule:                            Tuesday Market Stage Schedule:

9:00-11:00am Sister Theda                                                             3:30-5:30pm Mark Grim

11:00-1:00pm Matt Yetter

Saturday Community Tables:                                    Tuesday Community Tables

-Hennepin County Master Gardeners                                           -League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa)

-Market Science                                                                                       -Save the Boundary Waters

-MN Literacy Council

-Author Heather Holmes

-Pollinator Revival


Feed the Carrot on June 13th!

This weekend is our second “Feed the Carrot!” day of the 2015 market season, when we ask you to support the market with a cash donation. Your donation shows your love for the market, and helps it continue to grow and thrive. This is your chance to show your support! Make sure to take pictures, make posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, then tag them with #FeedTheCarrot to encourage your friends, family and neighbors to do the same.

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Why should you donate to the market?

Vendor fees pay for less than one-half of the operating costs of keeping our market running. Passing on the full cost of the market operations to our vendors would cause prices to rise and be passed on to customers. But shoppers at the market can offset this cost by donating what you can, keeping the market as affordable and accessible as possible!

A link to our Facebook event can be found here – be sure to click attending and share it with friends and neighbors!

Don’t forget about FREE YWCA classes at the market each week!  R.I.P.P.E.D is on Saturdays from 8:30-9:30am.  Zumba is on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30pm.

Available at Saturday’s market:

~Asparagus, rhubarb, radishes, spring greens, green beans, green onions, herbs, seedlings, bedding plants, hanging baskets, grass-fed beef, 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, artisan breads, baked goods, omelettes, kabobs, tacos, burritos, tamales, chilaquiles, banh mi sandwiches, pancakes, samosas, pakoras, coffee, juices, kettle corn, boiled peanuts, bubble tea, frozen fruit bars and more.

~Handmade clothing, soaps, terrariums, photography, books and more.

Available at Tuesday’s market:

~Asparagus, rhubarb, radishes, spring greens, green beans, green onions, herbs, seedlings, bedding plants, hanging baskets, kettle corn, bubble tea, sliders, seedlings, hanging baskets, jams, sauces, rhubarb, cheese, and more.

~Henna art, homemade hair and body products, and more.

 

Saturday Community Tables:

-Hennepin County Master Gardeners

-Market Science

-Risen Christ School

-Women Against Military Maddness (WAMM)

-Animal Rights Coalition

-Big Brother and Big Sisters

-Association of Nepalis in MN

 

Saturday Market Stage Schedule 

9:00-11:00am Folks ‘n’ Thieves

11:00-1:00pm The Skally Line

Tuesday Market Stage Schedule

3:30-5:30pm String Alliteration

Want more information?

 Confused about the market’s location? Don’t be! We’re just 300 ft east of where we used to be. See the map below for our exact location:

Have a question we didn’t answer?  Ask on Facebook or Twitter, or send an email to info@midtownfarmersmarket.org

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 atmanager@midtownfarmersmarket.org

or 612-724-7457 or stop by the market info booth and introduce yourself!