As the temperatures have risen and spring rains have turned the landscape green, I’ve been pleasantly reminded that the 2016 Midtown Farmers Market Season has also arrived! Although construction of Hennepin County’s Family Service Center has begun adjacent to the market site, Midtown will be operating in the same space as last year as we eagerly await our new home at 2225 E. Lake St. See the image below for our exact location for the 2016 season. In anticipation of our 14th Season, we’ve planned lots of exciting summer programming, entertainment and activities for our shoppers.
Be sure to get down to the market for our 2016 Opening Day Food Truck fest on May 7 from 8am-1pm as we kick off the season with a bang! We’ll be featuring 6 food trucks along with our weekly ready to eat from foodvendors including Kabomelette, Fireroast Café, Askshay Patram, Peep’s Hot Box, the Moral Omnivore, Gastrotruck 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 Jill and the New Gruv from 9-11am and the Gated Community from 11am-1pm; we hope to see you there!
The market will also be featuring Urban Ag Day on May 14th which will provide a variety of resources regarding urban agriculture and gardening. Youth Leadership Day will be on May 21st with 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, kimchee, sauerkraut, artisan breads, baked goods, omelets, kabobs, pancakes, chilaquiles, bahn mi sandwiches, tacos, burritos, 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 and 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: