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Fridays 3pm-7pm

FINNEGANS House Courtyard | 817 5th Ave S  MPLS | Elliot Park

June 1st – September 28th  Market Season

*FINNEGANS Market will be closed July 6th and August 31st*

Vendors – Sign up for the 2019 FINNEGANS Farmer’s Market Season here !

9/14 – We’re celebrating National Coloring Day

Color ’til your heart’s content.

9/21 – FINNtoberfest Kick-off at the Market

You guessed it, a mix of German and Irish festivities to kick off a weekend of revelry.

9/28 – MN Local Focus – final market of the summer season

Running with Axes beer release, meet the hop farmers from Mighty Axe Hops and celebrate all things local at the market.

We’re looking for market volunteers!  Help behind the scenes to bring FINNEGANS Market to life:  9/14, 9/21, 9/28

Vendor Spotlights:

FINNEGANS was thrilled to partner with Social Enterprise Alliance and combine efforts for a Social Enterprise market extravaganza on August 24th.  We celebrated with an expanded market, more vendors and featured all things that make Minnesota good.

We were so inspired by the recent Good North Festival that we wanted to highlight some of our amazing social purpose businesses, brands, and makers that made the event possible and are making a difference in the world with the products they sell and mission they live by.  See below for their inspiring social-purpose missions.

Fair Anita – A local social enterprise that provides fair trade jobs to women living in 9 countries. Every product is designed in Minnesota and made by 8,000+ talented yet marginalized artisans. Fair Anita artisans earn 3-4 times the minimum wage in their respective countries and often receive health insurance and education stipends for their children. We are members of the Fair Trade Federation, a Public Benefit Corporation, and we work with women with histories of sexual/domestic violence.

Gutter Punk Coffee – A mobile coffee cart and roaster that serves as a vehicle to provide employment training to youth experiencing homelessness.  Their aim is to serve quality coffee to customers, while simultaneously providing employment training and practical life skills to their employees. We are an employment training program that employs youth experiencing homelessness for 9-12 months. We include an independent living skills curriculum and the goal is to get youth to a place of independence so that when they leave our program they are able to sustain stable employment and housing. Last year we employed four youth at a total of 150 paid hours. This year we have employed three youth.

Untiedt’s Vegetable Farm – On a daily basis, Untiedt’s Vegetable Farm, Inc of Waverly, MN, strives in its goal of family, employee, and agricultural harmony. Minnesota-grown, hand-harvested, locally and sustainably produced, and stewardly decision making all describe just what Untiedt’s Vegetable Farm tries to achieve in relationship to this good earth.  They have been using sustainable farming practices to produce high quality plants and vegetables for the last 40 Years.  Untiedt’s is Natural, Sustainable, and Local.  At Untiedt’s, we believe in helping the community as much as we can. Each year we make produce contributions to Second Harvest Heartland. We try to get less than perfect produce to a place where it can be used. In addition to donating produce to local food shelves, we partner with many organizations throughout the metro area. 

Desdamona Doolittle’s Trash to Treasure – Affordably indulgent leather goods made from scraps, remnants and vintage items in an effort to keep leather out of landfills. Desdamona Doolittle is dedicated to educating and encouraging conscious consumerism and believes that small changes in our everyday choices can result in a significant environmental impact.

For The Love – Offering stylish air plants and home decor to bring a touch of life to your home. For the Love Air Plants is a local, female owned company featuring air plants and home decor with the vision to support and provide guidance to single parent entrepreneurs looking to build their own businesses and promote a lifestyle they love.

Bone Lake Meadows and Apiary – Practice chemical-free beekeeping and place our bees on organically farmed land, orchards, garden plots & CSA farms. Our bees are surrounded with the best food source possible and in turn, produce the purest honey. All of our honey is completely raw and lightly filtered. We also make hand poured beeswax candles, lotions and lip balms. Bone Lake Meadows Apiary is involved in supporting sustainable agriculture, bee keeping and mentoring women through food justice causes.  In partnership with the Woman’s Environmental Institute, they help teach sustainable beekeeping in a yearly mentoring program.  They also donate 10 percent of honey sales. 

Mitchell Molloy Family Farms – Imagine the whole city filled with backyard urban farms. At Molloy Family Farms, we create small urban farms in residential backyards. Our purpose is to teach and feed the people of Minneapolis. We want everyone in the city to have local, organic produce year round. We also believe this can be a huge step to creating a sustainable food system. Instead of mass production, we believe in production by the masses!

Love Thy Neighbor Farm – Love thy neighbor Farm is a sustainable, eco-friendly business. Joe and Mari Peterson have farming for almost 6 years and would love to serve you and your family with the all the products they have at the farm or through the different farmer’s market they sale. We believe in taking care of the land with natural organic resources. Our slogan is “healthy planet, healthy people” so we do our best to grow chemical free vegetables and to raise poultry in a human way.

The Good Acre – The Good Acre develops cutting-edge programs and productive partnerships that help to more effectively support and drive positive change in the Twin Cities food system. With farm-to-school training, extensive grower support services, cooking classes, a farm share program, state-of-the-art facilities, commercial kitchen rental, warehousing, and the operation of a robust wholesale program, The Good Acre brings a world of services, support, and skills to farmers, food-makers and eaters alike. With a mission to connect and strengthen farmers, food makers and communities through good food, The Good Acre takes the role of a food hub and adds the spokes, the wheels and the help to keep them turning. 

Unparalleled Farm – Our mission is to provide pasture raised beef, lamb and eggs farm direct to consumers in the Twin Cities and surrounding communities.For any given animal product leaving our farm we estimate that only 5 hands have EVER touched it (aside from our family)! We see to not only provide hormone free, antibiotics free, GMO free animal products, but education, support and encouragement to consumers who are learning to take back their health, and become connected with their food supply.

Blue Goat Ceramics – Blue Goat Ceramics works with the Yoga Sanctuary in Minneapolis during the holidays to raise money for community outreach. In 2017 Blue Goat Ceramics partnered with the Yoga Sanctuary during their annual Holiday Market. All proceeds from Blue Goat’s sales went to support YS’s outreach efforts. They worked with the Minneapolis Crisis Nursery to provide passes for yoga classes to mothers in crisis.

MAI Movement – Inspired by the mantra, “I AM enough,” MAI Movement is more than just an apparel company. It is an advocate for ethical production, wellness, empowerment and inclusion, as well as a catalyst for growth in the fitness community, manufactured entirely in Minnesota.

More fabulous vendors that made the Good North Festival possible are featured here, check them and the incredible work they do out!

 

Market Overview

A new Produce & Craft Market brought to you by the FINNEGANS Community Fund, for the Elliot Park, East Town and greater downtown neighbors. Stop by Fridays on your way out of town, or to start an evening on the town!

Join us in the FINNEGANS Courtyard for games, eats, locally made wares and produce that are locally grown as we get farther into the growing season.

Our goal is to be a self-sustaining market that builds community and increases access to nutritious food for all in Elliot Park, and for our vendors (social entre, growers, makers and more) to reach new consumers to support their businesses.

 

Vendor List Continued

We’re proud to feature local vendors and social entrepreneurs!  Line-up will change weekly, check back often for updates.

Throughout the 2018 summer and fall months, you’ll find these vendors on different dates at FINNEGANS Market.  Check back often for new additions!

DZN Soaps –  A MN based mother daughter soaping company, that donates all profits. They will be bringing a selection of beer soaps made with FINNEGANS Brews, essential oils and other natural ingredients.

Bare Honey – Former chefs Grace and Dustin Vanasse started Bare Honey in 2009 with just three hives and a dream, exploring the secret life of bees. Now, Bare Honey has grown to produce some of the most innovative honey infusions and spreads on the market, pairing simple spices with pure, raw honey, hand-picked from Midwest nectar sources. Varieties offered include classic Raw Wildflower, Lavender Blossom, Hot & Spicy, Vanilla Bean Spreadable, Cinnamon Spreadable, Raw Spreadable, Chocolate, Bee Pollen Infused, as well as honey sticks and honey comb. Their mission is to bring nature’s finest sweetener beyond the drizzle, while actively supporting pollinator research and sustainability.

Green Garden Bakery – An award winning youth-run business selling vegetable based desserts to the Minneapolis community.

Big River Farms – A certified organic vegetable farm located in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota.  Seedlings, potential greens and more info on their 2018 CSA.  FINNEGANS is a drop site (Wednesdays), stop by the market for more information!

Open Arms of Minnesota – It’s a simple notion: people who are sick should not be without food. Yet every day people in our community with life-threatening illnesses find themselves unable to shop or cook — and, often, without the support network to help. That’s where we come in. Open Arms of Minnesota is a nonprofit that cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities. We believe that food is medicine, and our work matters to the health outcomes of our clients. With the help of over 7,300 volunteers, we’ll cook and deliver more than 600,000 delicious meals this year to people living with life-threatening illnesses, as well as their caregivers and dependents.

Rollin Nolen’s BBQ – great local BBQ all with their own in-house sauces and rubs.

 

Community – Learn more about Elliot Park through Elliot Park Neighborhood (EPNI), other neighboring organizations and more about the FINNEGANS Community Fund’s giving and partners.

 

Learn More & Be a Part of FINNEGANS Market

Fill out the form below to let us know you’re interested and also read on for more background about us. If you have any questions or comments please fill out our Interest Form.

Volunteer with us!  Now recruiting on-site volunteers, 4 hour shifts Fridays between 10:30am -6:30pm, and Market Committee members, monthly meetings.  Email market@finnegans.org if interested.

If you’re a vendor and would like more details or to apply for a stall, check out our Vendor Application Form.  We look forward to working with you to create a win-win-win partnership!

 

We’re fortunate to be supported by an incredible community, including the Farmers Markets of Minneapolis organization.  They are fostering the vitality of the City’s farmers markets through strategic and informed innovation, advocacy, education, and cohesive partnerships.   Check out their site to learn more about their great work and Minneapolis’ vibrant farmers market scene!   http://farmersmarketsofmpls.org/

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