Winter Market starts Nov 6th!

Our Winter Market season starts November 6th! This market series will take place outdoors again this year and will feature vendors from Kingfield, Fulton and Nokomis Farmers Market. Stay tuned for vendor schedules and further details!

NEIGHBORHOOD ROOTS WINTER MARKET 2021-2022

Saturdays 11am – 1pm

November 6th & 20th

December 11th & 18th

January 15th

February 19th

March 19th

April 16th

Outdoors at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church (location of Fulton Farmers Market)

4901 Chowen Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55410


Mask up! Masks are required again at the markets

Effective Wednesday, August 18, we are again requiring all staff, volunteers, vendors, and customers to wear a mask at our markets. Masks should cover your nose and mouth, and are available at our info booth if you forget yours at home. And please, if you have any COVID-like symptoms, please stay home.

We strive to make the market as safe and welcoming as possible, and will continue to update our health and safety policies as needed. Thanks for wearing a mask and helping protect our entire market community!


NOKOMIS FARMERS MARKET CANCELED (7/28)

Due to the excessive heat warning in effect until 9pm tonight, we have decided to cancel Nokomis Farmers Market today. Our policy is to remain open rain or shine, but the health & safety of our vendors and customers is our number one priority. Stay cool. Stay hydrated. Check on your neighbors.

Thank you!


Join our board of directors!

Did you know that Neighborhood Roots is a non-profit organization led by a board of volunteer directors? We are a working board of directors, who support our Executive Director and market staff for Fulton, Kingfield, and Nokomis Farmers Markets via administrative support, volunteering during the markets, and fundraising. Togther we support local farmers, promote vibrant community and locally owned businesses, and affect important changes in food and agriculture policy. We are some of these markets’ biggest fans, and we’re looking for a few more board members to jump in and help out!

Board members are expected to contribute a minimum of 5 hours per month, by attending board meetings and special events, by supporting organizational administrative tasks, and by volunteering to support operations at the farmers markets. Read more about the role and apply here.

We are currently accepting applications of interest via this form on a rolling basis through October 2021 to fill open spaces on this year’s board (through December 2021); in November we begin the process to fill vacancies in the next calendar year (one year terms). We are especially interested in hearing from those who bring experience with nonprofit finance and fundraising.

We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where diversity is valued, supported and celebrated to benefit our entire organization. Women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, and people from indigenous communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Read the full position description and apply here!


Work with us!

We are currently accepting applications for Market Staff! This is a great summer job for people interested in spending time outside, meeting new people and learning about our local food system. We have fun. We solve puzzles. We work hard. If that sounds good to you, apply today! If you know folks who might be interested, share this job posting with your networks!

2021 Market Day Staff Job Description

Position:  Market Day Staff for Fulton, Kingfield, & Nokomis Farmers Markets

Position Type: Seasonal/Part-time mid-June through October (20-25 hours per week) 

Compensation: $15.00/hour  

Reports to: Executive Director

Application Requirements: Send resumé and cover letter to emily@neighborhoodrootsmn.org

Due: Priority deadline (updated) June 25th

Start Date: As soon as possible

Neighborhood Roots operates the Fulton, Kingfield, & Nokomis Farmers Markets in South Minneapolis.  Our mission is to bring neighbors together to buy, eat, and learn about local food. We support local farmers, promote vibrant community and locally owned businesses, and affect important changes in food and agriculture policy. 

Overview: Market Day Staff assists with the day-to-day operations of the Neighborhood Roots farmers markets in order to serve its vendors, patrons, volunteers and sponsors. Neighborhood Roots oversees 3 community-based markets: Fulton, Kingfield, & Nokomis. Market dates and hours are listed below:

Fulton Farmers Market

Saturdays 8:30am – 1pm

4901 Chowen Ave

Kingfield Farmers Market

Sundays 8:30am – 1pm

4055 Nicollet Ave, Mpls

Nokomis Farmers Market

Wednesdays 4 – 8pm*

5167 Chicago Ave, Mpls

Shifts include time before, during, and after the hours the markets are open to the public. Saturday & Sunday shifts are 7am – 2:30pm. Wednesday shift is 2:30pm – 9pm. Shifts may end early, if volunteers are scheduled to help out. 

This is an outdoor position. The markets are open rain or shine. This position is suited to people who want to wake up early, spend time outside and learn about our local food system.

Essential Functions:  

  • Assist in physical market set-up and tear-down
  • Volunteer management
  • Act as main staff in case of coworker illness/injury/vacation
  • Provide on-site support to all vendors, patrons and other market folks
  • Conduct SNAP-EBT, credit card & merchandise sales
  • Assist with bookkeeping and data tracking
  • Ensure market supplies are kept well-stocked and organized
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned 

Required Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude
  • Punctuality
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to adjust to changing conditions and priorities
  • Basic math skills
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Able to accomplish tasks with limited direct supervision 
  • Able to effectively work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Must be able to routinely lift up to 50lbs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cash-handling experience
  • Interest in sustainable agriculture, food justice and local food policy 
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Spanish, Somali or Hmong language proficiency

NEIGHBORHOOD ROOTS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where diversity is valued, supported and celebrated to benefit our vendors and customers. Women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, and people from indigenous communities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

To apply, email your cover letter and resumé to our Executive Director Emily Lund

at emily@neighborhoodrootsmn.org


Masks optional for vaccinated folks

We still ask unvaccinated folks to wear masks at all times. Masks are now optional for vaccinated staff, volunteers, vendors and customers. We still ask everyone to give each other space. We have a lot of collective anxiety that’s accumulated over the last 15 months.  Be patient. Be kind. Get vaccinated. Thank you & see you at the market!


Masks still required at the market

Governor Walz recently announced the end of mask mandates for vaccinated individuals in most indoor and outdoor settings. That’s awesome. However, we are still requiring customers and vendors to wear face coverings in the market area. Not everyone has received their full vaccine, including folks under sixteen and those with medical issues that may contraindicate getting the vaccine.

We strive to make the market as safe and welcoming as possible. That is why we are keeping our mask requirement, regardless of an individual’s vaccination status. To protect everyone’s privacy, we will not be soliciting any information regarding your vaccination status.

The market remains open to everyone. Let’s keep it that way. Get vaccinated. Wear a mask. Thank you.


NEW LOCATION for Kingfield Farmers Market!

To celebrate Kingfield Farmers Market’s twentieth birthday, we’re moving to MLK Park! The market will take place in the lot in front of InnerCity Tennis on the north end of the park near the intersection of 40th Street and Nicollet Avenue. See you there!


2021 Vendor Applications Open January 29nd

UPDATE: Neighborhood Roots is the non-profit that operates Fulton, Kingfield, and Nokomis Farmers Markets in South Minneapolis. Our mission is to bring neighbors together to buy, eat and learn about local food. We support local farmers and small businesses, promote vibrant community, and affect important changes in food and agriculture policy.

Applications for Neighborhood Roots’ 2021 season will open January 29nd. Priority deadline for vendor applications will be February 12th. Check back on Friday January 29nd to apply! Remember to read our updated rules and regulations (also available on our website by 1/29/21) BEFORE you apply for our markets. Thank you!