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West Broadway Farmers Market Newsletter

Newsletter- Week of October 9, 2015


June 19-October 9, join us Fridays from 3-7pm at West Broadway and Emerson Ave N for local food, art and community.
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Fridays, June 19th - October 9th, 2015
1000 West Broadway (at Emerson Ave N)

Meet Me at the Market  - Join us for the final market of the season! - October 2nd 

Last weeks market was bitter sweet. Many market patrons and vendors expressed how much they will miss the market in the off season. It was calm but we welcomed many new faces, and look forward to having you all back this week for the final market of the season.

This is a time of deep reflection for us. As we look back at the season to access our successes and areas for growth. Please look out for the customer survey in future newsletter as a platform to offer your feedback directly.

This Week...

  • A variety of greens, root vegetables, melons, green tomatoes, peppers and other fresh seasonal vegetables 
  • Non-local fruits and veggies from our licensed re-seller, the Community Ag Table hosted by our partners at Appetite for Change.
  • Fruit flavored Bar B Que Sauce
  • Custom gifts
  • Arts & Crafts 

Setting the Table
a Pay-What-You-Can Meal at the WBFM
October 9th, 2015
5pm to 6pm

Join us as we partner with Loaves and Fishes to host a healthy meal prepared by local chefs for our end of the season Customer Appreciation event. 

Through our "Setting the Table:" project, we will increase healthy food access and consumption by introducing market patrons palettes to new foods in a communal space.

We will create a safe, positive outdoor community gathering space where people of different ages and backgrounds can share a sit-down meal

Cross-cultural and cross-generational exchange through food, increasing communication, well-being and self-sufficiency are ongoing goals of the WBFM, and this meal will help reinforce these principles.

The meals will be held during the market time on Friday from 5pm to 6pm. The goal is to serve 100 to 150 people during that time on a FIRST COME, FIST SERVED BASIS. All attendees will need to check-in at the registration table to obtain a ticket for the meal.

Thanks to our generous sponsors at the University of Minnesota, CURA (Center for Urban and Regional Affaris) for sponsoring the meal.

Pickling skill share with Jenny Breen!
Wed, October 14, 6pm – 9pm
City Food Studio, 3722 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407, United States (map)
Join in to learn from an experienced pickle-maker, as well as from each other! We'll all leave with some pickles! This event is BYOV (bring your own veggies). We'll try to have extra in case you can't bring any items to be pickled. Facilitated by Jenny Breen


The WBFM is looking for sponsors! 

There are still sponsorship opportunities available, so view our sponsorship materials.

2015 Sponsors

How to Pay at the Market
The WBFM is committed to making the market accessible to all. All of our vendors accept cash, and various food vendors are happy to accept:
  • SNAP/EBT- Get up to $5 extra in "Market Bucks" each market day*!
  • Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) WIC coupons
  • Food Shelf vouchers from River of Life Church, Church of Christ the King and Church of the Ascension
*The market is a proud participant in the Market Bucks program, which matches up to the first $5 spent on SNAP/EBT cards each week! This initiative is supported by the MN Department of Human Services and funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
Interested in signing up to receive food assistance?  Click here.

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