This week: Bike Day! Bike valet, raffles and more.

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Bike Day at the Farmers Market!


It’s here again! Bike Day at the Midtown Farmers Market is this Saturday, August 16th. Just like last year, Midtown will host an incredible array of local organizations and resources for cyclists right at the market! Bike to the market and leave your bike safe and secure with the bike valet with Calhoun Cycles while you shop and participate in some exclusive Bike Day activities. Bring your helmet to the information booth and enter our Bike Day raffle for your chance to win a number of different prizes! Of course be sure to stick around to shop the market’s wonderful selection of fresh fruits, veggies and other goods, enjoy some great live music and enjoy something to eat for breakfast or lunch.

What’s Available?

This Saturday find:

~Apples, raspberries, blueberries, melons, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, kale, collards, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, cabbage, onions, garlic, radishes, beets, carrots, beans, peas, bok choy, potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, herbs, flowers, bedding plants, grass-fed beef, free range chicken and eggs, pasture raised pork and lamb, cheese, butter, yogurt, honey, maple syrup, nut butters, jellies and jams, kimchi, sauerkraut and other fermented products, canned goods, granola, baked goods, omelets, kabobs, tamales, beef and vegetarian sliders, fried tomato BLTs, wood-fired pizza, sambusas, popsicles, coffee, iced tea, lemonade, fresh pressed juices and other refreshments.

~Handmade jewelry and glass work, furniture, lamps and clocks, soaps, apothecary products, photography

This Tuesday find:

~Apples, blueberries, melons, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, kale, collards, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, cabbage, onions, garlic, radishes, beets, carrots, beans, peas, bok choy, potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, herbs, flowers, grass-fed beef, pasture raised pork, maple syrup, honey, wild rice, jams, beef and vegetarian sliders, fried tomato BLTs, wood-fired pizza, kettle corn, popsicles and bubble tea

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This Week at the Market:

Saturday, August 16th & Tuesday, August 19th

Community Tables:

Spokes

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Nice Ride MN

Calhoun Cycle

Varsity Bike and Transit

LoLa

Moon Palace Books

Market Entertainment:

9:00 am-11:00 am Nathaniel Harris

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Maya Vilaplana

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Thank You to this Saturday’s Sponsor:

Seward Co-op

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Volunteer Opportunities with the Midtown

Farmers Market!

 

Do you love the Midtown Farmers Market? Did you know that the Midtown Farmers Market relies on volunteers to help it run smoothly every week? We do! Volunteers are needed every week to fill many different roles, from compost monitors, to dancing around and wearing a carrot costume, to volunteering with events! If you are interested in learning about being a volunteer, stop by the market information booth this Saturday or Tuesday and meet market staff and learn about how YOU can best support the market! Sign up here, or by emailingoutreach@midtownfarmersmarket.org. lowest photo mfm newsletter

 

This Week’s Market Recipe:

Baby Potatoes with Tomato-Corn Saute

 

Ingredients

 

  • 12 ounces small baby potatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons thinly sliced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 crushed red garlic
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 ounce fresh Parmesan cheese, shaved

 

Preparation:

  1. Place potatoes in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes or until tender; drain.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add corn and next 3 ingredients (through pepper) to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Add potatoes and tomatoes to pan; cook 1 minute. Top with cilantro and cheese.
Recipe from Cooking Light.

 


This week: National Farmers Market Week!

It’s National Farmers Market Week!

It’s here! August 3rd – 9th is National Farmers Market Week! The Midtown Farmers Market kicked off the celebration at our Tuesday market with a visit from Representative Keith Ellison, who browsed, shopped, and talked with vendors and market patrons about the importance and impact of farmers markets on our local community, health and the economy. It was such an honor to have him at our market! 

Fun Farmers Market fact: there are over 8, 269 farmers markets nationwide! We hope you choose us on Saturday!

The USDA is asking everyone to share their favorites memories of their farmers markets – tag your photos #FarmMktWk @USDA.

A really great reason to visit us this week in addition to National Farmers Market week? Apples are here! Be sure to get to the market early to taste the first apples of the season!

What’s Available?

This Saturday find:

~Apples, raspberries, blueberries, melons, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuce, spinach, kale, collards, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, onions, garlic, radishes, beans, peas, bok choy, potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, herbs, flowers, bedding plants, free range chicken and eggs, pasture raised pork and lamb, cheese, butter, yogurt, honey, maple syrup, nut butters, jellies and jams, kimchi, sauerkraut and other fermented products, canned goods, granola, baked goods, omelets, kabobs, falafel, cheese curds, tamales, sambusas, popsicles, coffee, iced tea, lemonade and other refreshments

~Handmade jewelry, soaps, apothecary products, laser art, photography, hand sewn clothing and aprons and tie dyed t-shirts

This Tuesday find:
~Apples, raspberries, blueberries, melons, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuce, spinach, kale, collards, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, onions, garlic, radishes, beans, peas, bok choy, potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, herbs, flowers, bedding plants, pasture raised pork, maple syrup, honey, wild rice, jams, beef and vegetarian sliders, fried tomato BLTs, wood-fired pizza, kettle corn, popsicles and bubble tea

This Week at the Market:
Saturday, August 9th & Tuesday, August 12th
Second Saturday Family ActivityThe Midtown Farmers Market has music from voices, strings, and banging things.  Stop by the Second Saturday tent to make an instrument before or after, you explore what’s in from the local fields.
Midtown Flavors: Cooking Demo
Midtown Flavors will be providing a live cooking demo, with samples and recipe cards available. Recipes focus on whats in season and available that day at the market. This Saturday the recipe will be “Southwestern Chopped Salad”. Stop by and give it a taste!

Community Tables:

Women Against Military Madness

Midtown Flavors 

Master Gardeners

LoLa

DFL

MNSure

Second Saturday Family Activity

MN Literacy Council


Market Entertainment:

10:00 am,11:00 am, 12:00 pm Open Eye Figure Theatre Driveway Tour
9:00 am-11:00 am Dan Kase
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Matt Yetter
Thank You to this Saturday’s Sponsor:

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities with the Midtown

Farmers Market!

 

Did you know that the Midtown Farmers Market relies on volunteers to be the greatest market we can be? We do! Volunteers are needed every week to fill many different roles, especially during events! If you are interested in learning about being a volunteer, stop by the market information booth this Saturday or Tuesday and meet market staff and learn about how YOU can best support the market! Sign up here, or by emailing outreach@midtownfarmersmarket.org.

 

This Week’s Market Recipe:

Ingredients:

Ingredients for the dressing:

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • taste and add salt if needed
  • Ingredients for the tortilla strips:
  • 6 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 1 ½ tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
Ingredients for the salad:
  • 1 medium head romaine lettuce , chopped in approximately ½ inch pieces
  • 1 medium bell pepper, diced in ¼-inch pieces, I used small orange-hued peppers (the mini ones). Feel free to use whichever color you want.
  • ½ medium red onion, diced in ¼-inch pieces
  • ½ medium jicama, peeled and diced in ¼-inch pieces
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced in ¼-inch dice
  • 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced into ¼-inch dice
  • 4 ears corn
  • 1½ cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed ½ cup finely chopped cilantro, plus whole cilantro leaves for garnish, if desired 

Instructions

 

  • For the dressing, combine lime juice, honey, cumin garlic and salt. Stir to combine. In a slow, steady stream, add the oils, stirring continuously with a fork or small whisk. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed. Set aside.
  • For the corn tortilla strips, preheat oven to 400?F. Stack corn tortillas on a cutting board. Cut in half. Cut each stack of halves into thin strips, crosswise, about ¼ inch thick.
  • Transfer tortilla strips to a sheet pan. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with salt and toss to coat.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, or until light golden brown and crisp. Set aside to cool.
  • For the salad, place corn, two ears at a time, in the microwave and cook for 3½ minutes. Remove from microwave with a hot pad and allow to cool for 5 minutes. After cooling, cut bottom end of corn off, about 1½ inches from end. Pull back husk and silks (almost all of the silk should easily pull away). Cut kernels from husks and set aside.
  • Combine corn and other salad ingredients in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Add dressing and stir to coat all ingredients. Garnish with cilantro leaves, if desired. Serve with tortilla strips on top or place a bowl on the side and let guests help themselv

Recipe courtesy of thecafesucrefarine.com


This week: Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Cucumbers and more!

The Tomatoes are Coming!

We are a mere day away from the beginning of August, and as hard as it can be to realize how far we are in to the summer there are plenty of wonderful and exciting things to distract us – such as the incredible abundance of colorful and flavorful produce ready for harvest. One of the most anxiously awaited? Tomatoes! And they’re here!
Stop by the farmers market this weekend and pick up some delicious tomatoes, some sweet corn, and some other wonderful goodies to make the perfect summer meal to ring in the month of August.

What’s Available?

This Saturday find:

~Raspberries, blueberries, sweet corn, tomatoes lettuce, spinach, kale, collards, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, onions, radishes, beans, peas, bok choy, potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, rhubarb, herbs, flowers, bedding plants, grass fed beef, free range chicken and eggs, pasture raised pork and lamb, cheese, butter, yogurt, honey, maple syrup, nut butters, jellies and jams, kimchi, sauerkraut and other fermented products, canned goods, granola, baked goods, burgers, pork chops on a stick, tacos, omelets, kabobs, tamales, sambusas, popsicles, coffee, iced tea, lemonade and other refreshments

~Handmade jewelry, soaps, apothecary products, laser art, photography, hand sewn clothing and aprons and tie dyed t-shirts.

This Tuesday find:

~Raspberries, blueberries, sweet corn, tomatoes lettuce, spinach, kale, collards, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, onions, radishes, beans, peas, bok choy, potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, rhubarb, turnips, herbs, flowers, bedding plants, pasture raised pork, maple syrup, wild rice, jams, beef and vegetarian sliders, fried tomato BLTs, kettle corn, popsicles and bubble tea.

 

 

This Week at the Market: 

Market Entertainment:

Music Presented by Blackbird’s Music Store

9:00 am-11:00 am Jugsluggers
11:00 am-1:00 pm Farewell Tenney

Volunteer Opportunities with the

Midtown Farmers Market!

Did you know that the Midtown Farmers Market relies on volunteers to be the greatest market we can be? We do! Volunteers are needed every week to fill many different roles, especially during events! If you are interested in learning about being a volunteer, stop by the market information booth this Saturday or Tuesday and meet market staff and learn about how YOU can best support the market! Sign up here, or by emailing outreach@midtownfarmersmarket.org.

Thank You to this Saturday’s Sponsor:


This week: Sweet Corn, Berries, Summer Squash…and More!

First Sighting: Sweet Corn!

One of the greatest rewards of the middle of the summer is the first harvest of sweet corn, and its finally here! Come down to the farmers market this Saturday to pick up your first batch, along with some other delicious goodies like raspberries and blueberries to complete a perfect midsummer meal. Make sure to arrive early, as some popular items will go fast!

 

What’s Available?

 

This Saturday find:

~Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes lettuce, spinach, kale, collards, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, onions, radishes, beans, peas, bok choy, potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, rhubarb, turnips, herbs, flowers, bedding plants, grass fed beef, free range chicken and eggs, pasture raised pork and lamb, cheese, butter, yogurt, honey, maple syrup, nut butters, jellies and jams, kimchi, sauerkraut and other fermented products, canned goods, granola, baked goods, burgers, pork chops on a stick, tacos, omelets, kabobs, tamales, sambusa, popsicles, coffee, iced tea, lemonade and other refreshments~Handmade jewelry, soaps, apothecary products, laser art, photography and hand sewn bibs and aprons.

 

This Tuesday find:

~Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes lettuce, spinach, kale, collards, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, onions, radishes, beans, peas, bok choy, potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, rhubarb, turnips, herbs, flowers, bedding plants, pasture raised pork, maple syrup, wild rice, jams, beef and vegetarian sliders, fried tomato BLTs, wood fired pizza, kettle corn, popsicles and bubble tea

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This Week at the Market: 

Saturday, July 26th & Tuesday, July 29th

Community Tables:

People’s Center Health Services

Women Against Military Madness

Bethel Lutheran

Master Gardeners

Moon Palace Books

 

Market Entertainment:

9:00 am-11:00 am Sergio

11:00 am-1:00 pm The Gated Community

 Last Week to Find Waldo and Win Prizes! 

 

The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting the market and twenty-five other local businesses throughout our South Minneapolis community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more! 

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in South Minneapolis!” passport with the names of all the participating sites, and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. Passports are available at Moon Palace Books and the Midtown Farmers Market.

The first 100 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at ten or more sites can bring their passports back to Moon Palace Books to collect prizes. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will entitle seekers to enter in a grand prize drawing on July 31st. Find a full list of participating businesses here.

Thank You to Saturday’s Sponsor:
  
  Hennepin county logo

 


This Week: #FeedTheCarrot, Cauliflower, Cucumbers…and More!

 

FeedtheCarrot

#FeedTheCarrot

Feed the carrot box, post a photo, sustain the market!

 

This past June turned out to be one of the wettest on record, and all those rain clouds and wet fields made for slow produce. Every week in July, however, a few more fruits and vegetables show up, including gorgeous purple onions, dark leafy greens, and piles upon piles of bright orange carrots!

 

This bounty, available at the Midtown Farmers Market every week, is accomplished with the help of many vendors, farmers, volunteers, and staff members. The market’s success depends on our supporters; farmers, vendors and shoppers. But there is a way that you can help support the market directly. This Saturday, remember to help sustain the market by “Feeding the Carrot”: Place cash donations in the carrot box at the market entrance or at the green market information tent. 

 

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 the prices to rise and be passed on to customers. But shoppers at the market can offset this cost. Keeping the market as affordable, reasonable, and diverse as possible.

 

Share your support of the Midtown Farmers Market on social media by tagging your posts and photos with #FeedTheCarrot


F: Midtown Farmers Market

T: @MidtownFrmMkt
I: @MidtownFrmMkt

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This Week at the Market:

Saturday, July 12th & Tuesday, July 15th

 

What’s Available?

 

This Saturday find:

~Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, lettuce, spinach, kale, collards, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, onions, radishes, beans, peas, bok choy, potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, rhubarb, turnips, herbs, flowers, bedding plants, grass fed beef, free range chicken and eggs, pasture raised pork and lamb, cheese, butter, yogurt, honey, maple syrup, nut butters, jellies and jams, kimchi, sauerkraut and other fermented products, canned goods, granola, baked goods, tacos, omelets, kabobs, tamales, beef and vegetarian sliders, fried tomato BLTs, sambusas, boiled peanuts, popsicles, coffee, iced tea, lemonade and other refreshments

~Handmade jewelry, soaps, apothecary products, laser art, photography and re-purposed leather products

This Tuesday find:

~Raspberries, blueberries, lettuce, spinach, kale, collards, chard, broccoli, kohlrabi, green, red and white onions, radishes, beans, peas, bok choy, potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, rhubarb, turnips, herbs, seedlings, bedding plants, grass fed beef, pasture raised pork, free range eggs, maple syrup, wild rice, jams, beef and vegetarian sliders, fried tomato BLTs, kettle corn, popsicles and bubble tea

~Henna body art

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Community Tables:

Master Gardeners

East Lake Library

Anti-War Committee

MNSure

OxFam International

Science in Your Backyard

Market Entertainment:

9:00 am-11:00 am Lake Street Ramblers

11:00 am-1:00 pm David Grams

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Attend a Volunteer Orientation Saturday!

The Midtown Farmers Market depends on volunteers to keep the market running smoothly from week to week. Volunteers play a vital role supporting waste-reduction on market days, planning events, surveying customers and assisting with fundraising. If you are interested in becoming more involved with the market, attend a volunteer orientation on July 19th!  The brief orientation will take place at the market at 10:30 am and will give volunteers the opportunity to meet the market staff, other volunteers, learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to perform specific tasks at the market.

 

If interested in attending the training, please sign up here or contact Elena at outreach@midtownfarmersmarket.org.

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Find Waldo, Win Prizes!

Where’s Waldo? He’s hiding at the Farmers Market!

The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting the market and twenty-five other local businesses throughout our South Minneapolis community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more! 

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in South Minneapolis!” passport with the names of all the participating sites, and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. Passports are available at Moon Palace Books and the Midtown Farmers Market. 

The first 100 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at ten or more sites can bring their passports back to Moon Palace Books to collect prizes. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will entitle seekers to enter in a grand prize drawing on July 31st. Find a full list of participating businesses here

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Thank you to Saturday’s Sponsor:

 

Action Auto Systems