The farmers market and retail community in Minneapolis and Saint Paul is a springboard for new ideas, brands and an amazing opportunity to connect communities with local, fresh food.
Stop by any of these locations as they celebrate Food Ag Ideas Week with special programming and events.
Mill City Farmers Market
750 South 2nd Street Minneapolis
Farmer's Markets are not only community hubs but also amazing places for entrepreneurs to launch and scale their ideas.
Founded in 2006, the Mill City Farmers Market in downtown Minneapolis has supported local growers and food entrepreneurs as well as kickstarted innovative programs that help their vendors grow and drive food systems change.
Due to the weather, a large portion of the market will move indoors.
They still have the same number of vendors and harvest tables will be heavy.
The Next Stage Grant: providing funding to local, sustainable farmers and other food makers who are improving sustainable farming and business practices or growing toward the next stage of their local food businesses
Market Academy: developed by local food entrepreneur Kelly McManus to both educate and transform the booths of farmers and makers, as well as the transforming the market presence overall. Nationwide, farmers and makers markets are increasing in number and depth, and Market Academy equips individual vendors with steps and tools to make their booth stand out, which, in turn, helps their products sell out.
October 12th, 2019
Explore the iconic Wedge Community Co-op on a discovery of their favorite producers, makers and growers.
Visit the friendly folks at their customer service desk and grab your local guide. Find all your local favorites, return your guide to the customer service desk and receive a FREE Klean Kanteen water bottle (while supplies last). While you’re on your journey, tag the Wedge on social media at wedge_linden_hills_coop.
8:00am - 10:00pm
2105 Lyndale Ave.
South Mpls, MN.
THE WEDGE CO-OP
435 Pond Promenade,
Chanhassen, MN 55317
6420 Lyndale Ave S,
Richfield, MN 55423
Stop by the Lakewinds Co-op in Richfield and Chanhassen to sample products made by Minnesota grown companies.
On Saturday 10/12: Samples and demos from Atlas Provisions popped lotus seeds, Superior Switchel, Mama Kicks sauces
On Sunday 10/13: Samples from Humble Nut Butter
On Saturday 10/12: sampling Grlk sauces 11:30 am – 2 pm and Thousand Hills Beef Roast 3:30-6 pm
Visit all locations of Kowalski's to enjoy their Taste Of Kowalski’s event. Customers will be able to sample some of our favorite signature products, register for a giveaway and enjoy features around the store.
Saturday October 12
October 12, 2019
“The New Market: Popup at JXTA Skate Park”: 2PM-6PM; a black-owned popup series reimagining commerce and community. Teaming up with Juxtaposition Arts, The New Market hosts the first ever market outside of JXTA’s new, community designed skate park. West Broadway Coalition will host a stage featuring 4 emcees and DJs, and The New Market will spotlight over 20 black owned businesses.
Nationally, African American buying power has reached 1.2 Trillion, and yet only 2 cents of every dollar an African American spends in this country goes to black-owned businesses. While a dollar circulates for 17 days in the white community, it only circulates for 6 hours in the black community. By gathering black-owned businesses and black entrepreneurs with startup ideas, we are changing that. We are re-orienting our Minneapolis markets around circulating dollars within the black community.
We welcome entrepreneurs of all ages and stages. We convene makers, artists, youth entrepreneurs, and elders, all focusing collective energy on economic development.
2007 Emerson Ave N,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411
The New Market:
Popup at JXTA Skate Park
10/12 - 10/13
10:00am - 5:00pm
2088 Larpenteur Ave W
St Paul, MN 55113
The new Bell Museum brings together science, art, and the environment with a unique Minnesota perspective. It features a digital planetarium, high-tech exhibits highlighting research in agriculture and life sciences from University of Minnesota researchers, wildlife dioramas, outdoor learning experiences and more.
Delight in the interactive displays tucked into a warren of creepy rooms in a derelict Victorian manor. Dig into deadly nightshade and other villains, then continue into a room teeming with 10 of the world’s most nefarious invasive plants. This family-friendly exhibit showcases plants at the root of a myriad of conditions, including pain, addiction, obesity, allergies, cognitive impairment and even death!