Join us on May 6th for our Opening Day Food Truck Fest as we kick off our 15th Anniversary Season with a bang! Inaddition to hosting a slew of amazing food trucks, this year Midtown will also be celebrating our 15 years with a number exciting giveaways, great live music and so much more! As construction of Hennepin County’s Family Service Center will be completed adjacent to the market site this spring, Midtown will be operating in the same space as the last two years as we eagerly await our new home at 2225 E. Lake St. See the map below for our exact location for the 2017 season.
Our 2017 Opening Day Food Truck fest on May 6 will be from 8am-1pm and we’ll be featuring seven food trucks along with our weekly ready to eat foods vendors including Kabomelette, Fireroast Café, Askshay Patram, the Moral Omnivore and more! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to hear about additional food trucks that will be joining us. We’ll also being hosting a blood drive with Memorial Blood Centers, so please step up and help save lives by donating! Entertainment for the day will include Lonnie “the L Train” Farrow from 9-11am and Javier Trejo from 11am-1pm; we hope to see you there!
Other special event days this month include Urban Ag. Day on May 13th, which will provide a variety of resources regarding urban agriculture and gardening, and Youth Leadership on May 20th, featuring a youth led cooking demo by Dream of Wild Health, young poets from TruArtSpeaks and youth led music and entertainment.
Some of the great items you can expect to find at the market in the month of May include: asparagus, lettuces, greens, spinach, green onions, radishes, rhubarb, seedlings, bedding plants, hanging baskets, perennials, free range chicken, grass fed beef, pasture raised pork and lamb, eggs, cheese, honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies, baked goods, omelets, kabobs, tostadas, tamales, beef and vegetarian sliders, mushroom fries, samosas, pakoras, coffee, juices, bubble tea and a variety of local arts and crafts such as furniture, jewelry, books, clothing and more.
The Midtown Farmers Market is located at the corner of East Lake Street and Hiawatha Ave, directly adjacent to the Midtown/Lake St. LRT stop at 2225 E. Lake Street. The market offers fresh, local foods every Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm from May-October and Tuesday from 3:00pm-7:00pm June-October.
Thank you to this month’s Saturday Market sponsors – Hennepin County and Gandhi Mahal.