Opening Day at the Midtown Farmers Market is right around the corner, so save the date: May 7th is Opening Day at the Midtown Farmers Market! The Market will return for its 14th season at 2225 E. Lake Street in our same interim location as last year, near the corner of E. Lake St. and Hiawatha Ave that will eventually become the permanent home the Market. See the image below for exact location details. We have lots of new and exciting activities, entertainment, events and vendors lined up for a great 14th season, along with many of the friendly and familiar favorites you’ve grown to love over the years.
A few exciting events we have planned for this upcoming season include an Opening Day Food Truck Fest on May 7th, which will include some of our regular food truck vendors like Kabomelette and the Moral Omnivore, along with some of last year’s guest trucks such as Midnord Empanadas and Gastro Truck. The market will also be will also be partnering with Memorial Blood Centers to hold a blood drive on Opening Day as well, please think about contributing to help those in need. We’re anticipating a few more food trucks as the date draws nearer, so keep an eye out on Facebook and Twitter for updates! Midtown will also have some new produce vendors this season, including Burning River Farm from Frederic, Wisconsin and Sin Fronteras Farm from Stillwater, Minnesota. A few other new vendors we’re looking forward to welcoming to the market include K-Mama Sauces, Joe’s Garlic Sauce and more!
They’ll be plenty of great activities for everyone as well including 2nd Saturday Children’s Activities, Market Science demonstrations and activities, Midtown Flavors Cooking Demos and two more Blood Drives with Memorial Blood Centers over the course of the summer. Market staff and volunteers have been hard at work over the winter making sure this a great one! We’re excited to kick of the 2016 season with a bang and to see the many familiar faces that frequent the market each week, so come visit us each Saturday, all summer long!
Preliminary Market Events Calendar:
May 7th - Opening Day Food Truck Fest and Blood Drive
May 14th - Urban Ag. Day
May 21st - Youth Leadership Day
June 11th - Bee and Pollinators Day
June 25th - African American Heritage Day
July 9th - East African Cultural Celebration
July 23rd - Bike Day
August 6th - Midseason Food Truck Fest
August 20th - Festival del Maíz
September 10th - Scandinavian Day
September 24th - Native American Celebration
October 29th - Closing Day Food Truck Fest
The Midtown Farmers Market is located at 2225 E. Lake St., near the corner of E. Lake St. and Hiawatha Ave and offers fresh, local produce and others goods Saturdays from 8:00am-1:00pm May-October and Tuesdays from 3:00-7:00pm June-October.