As we enter the month of June the Midtown Farmers Market will begin to fill with more and more produce each week. Along with the ever growing selection of produce there will also be plenty of great programming at the market this month as well. We’ll be celebrating Bees and Pollinators on June 11 th and the African American community on June 25th . The 25th will also include the second installment of our Summer Poetry Series at the market with poet Keno Evol. There will also be a 2nd Saturday Arts for All activity on the 11th, along with Market Science activities and gardening advice from Hennepin County Master Gardeners each week.
We’re pleased that Market Bucks are also back in 2016 and we’re even more please that we are now able to match the first $10 customers spend with their SNAP-EBT benefits with a n additional $10 in Market Bucks. That means that we are able to double the purchasing power of your first $10 you spend at the market with your EBT! Thank you to Hunger Solutions of Minnesota for their support and administration of Market Bucks this season.
Some of the great items you can expect to find at the market in the month of June include: strawberries, spinach, kale, lettuces, green onions, radishes, peas, green beans, broccoli, kohlrabi sprouts, rhubarb, bedding plants, free range chicken, grass fed beef, pasture raised pork, and lamb, eggs, cheese, butter, honey, maple syrup, jellies and jams, kimchee, sauerkraut, artisan breads, baked goods, tacos, omelets, kabobs, tamales, samosas, coffee, lassis, bubble tea, frozen fruit bars and a variety of local arts and crafts.
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-June and Tuesday from 3:00pm-7:00pm June-October.
Thank you to this month’s Saturday Market sponsors: