Thanks for a great season!

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Well, friends and fans, we did it again! 2014 marked the Northeast Farmers Market’s fifteenth year. We brought hardworking midwestern farmers, local business owners, food trucks, aspiring artists, massage therapists, musicians, chefs, community organizers, families, and foodies together for twenty two amazing Saturday mornings.

And you, dear sponsors, vendors, volunteers, staff and friends of the market have helped make every single one of those markets happen. Without your ongoing support the last pop-up tent would have folded long ago.

Thanks for a great season and we look forward to seeing you next year!

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Harvest Gala Silent Auction

Time to get excited, Northeast! We’re gearing up for the Harvest Gala’s silent auction and have an awesome list of items for this fun event. Take a look at these businesses that are on the list- a big thanks to all of them! Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Buy your tickets HERE. Hope to see you at the Solar Arts Building from 6pm-10pm!

Minnesota Orchestra – Performance voucher good for two tickets
University of Minnesota Northrop Memorial Auditorium – Patron voucher good for two tickets
Park Square Theatre – Voucher good for two tickets
MinnPost – Minnesota Opera performance voucher
Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus – Voucher for two tickets
Shirley K Doyle – Nature photocards and matted nature print
Mehndi Moon Henna and Body Art 
Jolynn Dicke -Watercolor painting
Duane Mode – Framed art print and art cards 
Nancy Hovanes – Weaving class for two 
Laura Drabant – Framed art print
Friends of the Northeast Library – Books
Norma Nelson – Digital print of watercolor
Scott Board Photography – Photo block 
Chowgirls Parlor – The Traveling Font Salesman book 
Mary Kerr – Artwork 
Sarah Knoss – Paintings 
Amy Rice Art – Original print
Clay Squared – Cosmic Galaxy tile 
Pamela Belding – Hand painted mirrors 
Tara Costello – Original artwork 
Laura Drabant – Original ceramic 
French-Sutton Booksellers – Books
Ginny Sutton – Ceramic art
Tricia Schweitzer – Original painting
Freckled Hilltop Photography – 30 minute photography family session 
Audra Williams – Baby blanket
Terry Sias – Dog Lover’s basket
Pacifier – Gift set
Deborah Knoss – Handmade teddy bears
Hounds-About-Town.com – Grooming brush and dog ear treatments
Nancy Hovanes – Vintage mink coat
Judy O Designs – One of a kind headband
Katie Gamades – Earrings 
Brewer Gardens – Mittens
Ginny Sutton – Books, earrings and a necklace
The Studios at Chautaugua Lane – Necklace and bracelet set
Scrappy Products – Scrappy bags 
Friends of NEFM – Necklace and earrings 
Rootstock – Primitivo Italian wine duo 
Birchwood Café – Gift pack 
eQuality Farms – Farm CSA
Heidi Andermack – Vintage necklace
The Digging – 2 Gingers gift pack 
Modern Café – Gift basket 
Red Stag – Gift certificates 
Nancy Hovanes – NEFM Fan basket 
Maeve’s – Gift basket 
Matchbox Coffee – Travel mug and gift card
SiP coffeebar – Travel mug and gift card
Cabot Creamery Cooperative – Gift Certificate
Language Central – Dinner and a lesson 
Anchor Fish & Chips – Gift basket 
Bark Bites Organic Dog Treats – Variety pack of Bark Bites 
Tantalize Sweets and Savories – Thanksgiving pies
Hazel’s Northeast – Gift cards 
Annona Gourmet – Gift basket 
The Mill Northeast – Gift cards 
You Betcha Kimchi – Kimchi and class vouchers 
Sen Yai Sen Lek – Gift cards 
MOJO Coffee Gallery – Enrichment basket
Find Furnish – Vintage Grainbelt glassware
Brewer Gardens – Lunch at FIKA, 2 admissions to American Swedish Institute
Great Harvest Bread – Break basket 
45th Parallel Distillery – Tour and Tasting 
Frank Stone – Metal sculpture  
Two 12 Pottery – Mixing bowl made by Bob Sorg 
Bamboo Feng Shui – Consultation 
Dunnwald & Peterson, PA – Honey flight and tour of beekeeping operation 
Two Mikes – Garden collection 
Cave Paper – Handmade cards and book 
Mississippi Mushrooms – Mushroom grow kit
Mother Earth Gardens – Bird bath 
Friends of the Northeast Library – Bird book and bird seed 
Jules Loft – Ornamental bird feeder 
Katie Gamades – Bird lover basket 
Sally Waterman – Garden basket 
Straightline Dance Fitness – 30 days of unlimited classes 
Yogamary – 90 minute massage by Mary Bowman-Cline 
NEFM – 2015 Foodie 4 Mile race entry 
Into Balance Bodywork – Gift certificate 
Mill City Running – Gift pack 
SpotSpas – Spa package 
NE Community Acupuncture – Wellness package
Hart Lake Massage – 1 hour massage 
Lotus Life – Thieves basket 
Qi Nordeast – 1 hour massage, acupuncture and health coaching 
Salon Stella – Basket of hair products 
Heart Salon – Haircut and product basket 
Nordeast Yoga – $65 class gift card and t-shirt 
Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce – 2 tickets to Northeast Celebration at Jax Cafe, Chamber membership, and $25 gift card to Stanley’s 
Arts District Chiropractic – Chiropractic wellness basket 
Molly’s Spring Rolls – Spring rolls and sushi rolls 
Haas Brothers Foods – Chips and salsa 
The Studios at Chautaugua Lane – 12 photo cards

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3rd Annual Harvest Gala!

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In a celebration of the strength and bounty of the local food movement, the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market is excited to announce the third annual Harvest Gala. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund the activities and mission of the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market.

The NEFM Harvest Gala features an innovative format that pairs farmers market vendors and local chefs. Chefs and farmers team up to create tasty appetizers using ingredients sourced from the Northeast Farmers Market.

This year, expect eats by Chowgirls Killer Catering, Sen Yai Sen Lek Thai Cuisine, the Modern Café, The Mill Northeast, Red Stag Supperclub and Cranky’s Ice Cream, just to name a few. At the bar, try beers from the Nordeast Brewers Alliance, fine wines, and a specialty cocktail crafted with 2 Gingers Irish whiskey and fresh seasonal juices.

Live entertainment will be provided by Adam Frank on steel drum, Bluegrass music by Cedar and Stone, and bellydancing by Giza Sangria. A silent auction will feature arts, crafts, certificates and services donated by local artisans, restaurants, businesses and individuals. We’re off to a great start with donations from Brasa, Alma, Mendhe Moon bodyart, Eastside Food Co-op, Kowalski’s, Lotus Life, Nancy Hovanes Basketry, Sarah Knoss Fine Art, Language Central, Chowgirls Killerl Catering and Pangea Organics.

Enjoy hula hoop tricks by Twistin Vixens, a hoop troupe from St. Cloud, MN. They perform, teach hooping classes and make their own hoops. All are invited to join them in their hoop dance routine!

We’re also having a “Garden Stroll”! Buy a ticket, take a stroll and the winner picks their prize basket. It’s as easy as picking a winter squash at the farmers market!

Big thank you to Michael Sharp RE/MAX Results for donating wine for this fun event!

Hope to see you all there!

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Updates from the Northeast Farmers Market!

The Northeast Farmers Market is looking for new Board of Directors for 2015! The dedication of this group of volunteers make the market possible- and with it, food justice, family programming, education, and engagement that enrich our community.  Apply today!

 

Special events coming up!

Check out Cultivate Northeast’s first cooking demo! Located on the corner of Lowry and Central Avenues NE, this demonstration garden for the Northeast community will feature a series of cooking demos and conversations with experts on related topics.

Wednesday, September 24th, 6:00pm

Cooking Demo: Matt & Mandy of The Mill Northeast
Speaker: Master Gardener Mary Yee of University of Minnesota Extension
Topic: Backyard Composting Learn techniques for cooking up the most delicious and nutritious recipe for your garden to thrive.

 

The Northeast Farmers Market is happy to announce the 3rd annual HARVEST GALA on Thursday, October 16th from 6pm-10pm! This annual fundraiser will showcase the bounty of Market’s vendors, pairing up their foods with local chefs to present seasonal cocktails and appetizers. We plan to raise funds through a silent auction and welcome your contributions. Ask us about volunteer opportunities and silent auction contributions. Watch for more information coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

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Attention Restaurant Alma fans!

Exciting news! The Northeast Farmers Market was selected to be the recipient of their AUGUST donation program!

In January 2014 they began a monthly initiative to support local community partners and organizations working towards eliminating hunger, increasing food awareness and promoting sustainable agriculture by donating from each tasting menu purchase. Their goal is to increase awareness of the missions, work and activities of these important organizations.

It’s a great way to help the community and eat good food all while supporting your neighborhood farmers market! Stop by in August for a bite and know your purchase is going towards a good cause.

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11th Annual Corn and Brat Feed!

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No one can resist the barbecue aromas of roasted sweet corn and grilled brats. This gathering honors the peak of summer and the community spirit of the Northeast Market. With farm fresh sweet corn from eQuality Farms and Kramarczuk’s bratwurst and buns, the Corn and Brat Feed is a classic summertime fundraiser. 

Menu to look forward to: 


Kramarczuk’s Brat – $6
eQuality Sweet Corn – $2
Red Stag Lemonade – $2
Red Stag Iced Tea – $2

Liz Wielinski and her crew will be volunteering for this fun event! Chowgirls will be providing delicious herbed butter for your corn!

Music by The Ukrainian Village Band!

Guest Speaker: Atina Diffley

Spend your break with organic farmer, environmental advocate, and award-winning writer Atina Diffley. From 11:00-11:30am, Atina will read from her award-winning memoir, Turn Here Sweet Corn, talk about her grassroots legal battles with Koch Industries, share stories and sign copies of her book. Sponsor Friends of the Northeast Library (your friendly Farmers’ Market bookshop). 

 

 

Corn and Brat Feed
August 16th, 2014
9:00am-1:00pm
Rain or shine, in the parking lot of
St. Boniface Church
 

See you there!

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Come and join in on the community fun!

Hi friends and fans of the Northeast Farmers Market! Check out this video our friend John Akre made about the market on July 19th!

Join us every Saturday morning from 9am-1pm through October 25th. Rain or shine we’ll be there with fresh local produce, arts and crafts, prepared food and food trucks, and more. It’s a safe and friendly environment for the whole family!

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NEFM Lunch Extravaganza!

Join us on July 12th to enjoy all of your lunch favorites!

 

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Come hungry and save room for NatedogsVellee DeliDumplingSmoothie Cycle LLCCranky’s Ice Cream, Shimmy Pops, and Molly’s Spring Rolls! 

We have so much more to enjoy on the 12th. Also joining us will be We Be Jammin’Scrappy ProductsJabon Natural CompanyQi Nordeast, Oink Outings, Nuclear Nectar, Lorie Dyes Stuff, Made By Liz PSkysong ProductionsMississippi MushroomsHoundstooth MplsGirasole Yoga EventsBark Bites Dog Treats made with organic ingredientsHounds About TownHart Lake MassageSiP Coffeebar,Haas Brothers SalsaFierce FermentseQuality FarmsSong’s Produce, Be Happy Honey, and Bee Brews

 

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Sponsor guest St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization (STAWNO)
Non profit guest U of MN Extension Hennepin County Master Gardeners
Musical guest The Betsies

Cooking demo with Kate Moore- Family Dinner Minneapolis

Master Recycler/Composter

 

 

It will be the best spot in town to have lunch, shop, and hang out with friends and family! We hope you can join us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A big thank you to our Title Sponsor- Eastside Food Coop!

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Let’s Talk Expansion!

 Sat, 06/21/2014 – 10:00am – 11:00am

Thu, 06/26/2014 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Get ready to Cultivate Your Co-op!

Join us for one of these info session on Eastside’s Owner Investment Program.  Bring all your questions about the upcoming expansion, and learn how you can invest in the growth and success of your co-op!

 

We need to raise $1.5 million from our owners by June 30 to make the expansion a reality.

Please come and find out how you can be part of making it happen!

Learn more at cultivate.eastsidefood.coop.

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Windyfest – Support our sponsor WPCiA on June 21st

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