|New Smallscale Minneapolis Farmers Markets||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Brian Noy (briannoygmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 15:19:12 -0700 (PDT)|
This summer, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy has been working with the City of Minneapolis to develop solutions to food insecurity, specifically in the Phillips neighborhood. From this work has come 5 new farmers market sites, connections between these markets and food shelves, and an emerging food policy task force. In this email, I invite you to come shop and\or spread the word about these beautiful new spaces. Below are the times and locations of our partner markets and a special invitation to our West Bank Market, featuring some local music this Friday to finish off your work week. I hope to see you all there and I encourage you to contact me with any questions and requests to become involved. Thanks, Brian Noy West Bank Market (see more info at the end of message) Brian Coyle Community Center Fridays 2-5 420 15th Ave S (over where Riverside meets the LRT) 3 local farmers, 1 community gardener, Northside Coop, and music Ebenezer Farmers Market Thursdays 2-4 2 sites, same time - 2523 Portland and 2700 Park 2 vendors per site, local veggies and some imported fruit Markets working with IATP; Northside Amandla Market Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church 3333 N 4th St (across from Cityview School) 2 local farmers, youth selling produce from the school garden) Hennepin County Medical Center Market By the main entrance near 6th St and Park Ave 4 local farmers, health info, fruit coming soon West Bank Farmers Market: Located at the Bryan Coyle Community Center between the Cedar Riverside Plaza and adjacent to the LRT line, the new West Bank Farmers Market brings food to city's most diverse neighborhood. Every Friday from 2-5, local farmers from the suburbs and even those growing food right in the neighborhood, along with North Country Coop arrive to provide food to the thousands of nearby residents. The market is one of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy's small scale markets to that have been created to provide fresh and healthy food in areas with poor access. Please join us Friday, September 1st from 2-5 as we have two special guests. Jacob McKnite, a local folk musician, entertains us from 3:30-5. See and hear him at http://www.myspace.com/jacobmcknite. Also, community health workers from Minnesota International Health Volunteers will have a booth and information to assist us in leading healthier lives. -- _____________ Brian Noy Local Foods Organizer The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy 612:701:8346 briannoy [at] gmail.com
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