Neighborhood Roots is hiring!

Neighborhood Roots is the nonprofit that runs three south Minneapolis farmers markets: Kingfield, Fulton, Nokomis (on hiatus for the 2022 season), as well as a combined Neighborhood Roots Winter Market. We are currently seeking two staff to complete our 2022 market season team. Applications received through April 1 will be considered. Learn more about Neighborhood Roots here.

For more information about each position and how to apply, please use the following links:

Full time Farmers Market Manager

Part time Development and Administrative Manager

Please submit any questions to chair@neighborhoodrootsmn.org.


Nokomis Farmers Market Update

After careful consideration, the board of directors of Neighborhood Roots has decided to take Nokomis Farmers Market on hiatus for the 2022 market season. The organization is focusing on fundraising and strategic planning, as well as on the operations of their two other markets, Kingfield and Fulton Farmers Markets. With the support of vendors, donors, volunteers and other community partners, Neighborhood Roots hopes to bring back Nokomis Farmers Market in 2023.

Farmers markets are vital community gathering spaces. They build connections, improve livability, and provide food and other necessities to those who need them. They strengthen the local economy by growing and sustaining small businesses. We are lucky to have so many farmers markets in the Twin Cities, each with their own mission and organizational model. Neighborhood Roots is a local nonprofit that operates Fulton, Kingfield and Nokomis Farmers Markets. Our mission is to bring neighbors together to buy, eat and learn about local food. We support local farmers and small businesses, promote vibrant communities and affect important changes in food and agriculture policy.

Neighborhood Roots relies on fundraising from business sponsorships, grants and individual donations to maintain operations. Before the 2020 market season, fundraising comprised over half of the organization’s operating revenue. But in 2020, fundraising came in 40 percent below budget—a devastating statistic that dropped to nearly 70 percent in 2021, likely due to the pandemic’s similarly devastating impact on local businesses and their ability to sponsor the markets. To make up such a large budget deficit, the organization’s only options are to increase fees to vendors or to reduce operating expenses.

When deciding where to reduce operating expenses, the board analyzed the revenue and expenses for operating each of the three weekly markets. After extensive discussion, the board has made the difficult decision to suspend the Nokomis Farmers Market for the 2022 season. Putting a pause on Nokomis provides the organization the capacity to reset and strategize about how to come back stronger in 2023 through new and improved neighborhood partnerships, business sponsors and a deep bench of volunteers.

Thank you to our vendors and shoppers for making the market such a special community space for the last seven years. We also want to acknowledge the generous support of our community partners, including Hale Page Diamond Lake Community Organization, Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood Group, Heather’s Restaurant and First Free Church.

The Neighborhood Roots board of directors did not make this decision lightly. Farmers rely on all three markets to sell their produce, and small vendors rely on markets like Nokomis Farmers Market to launch and sustain their business dreams. But without reliable sources of funding for the 2022 season, it would be fiscally irresponsible for the board to continue to operate beyond our current capacity. We fully intend to bring back Nokomis Farmers Market in 2023, but we need your help. Consider becoming a sponsor, volunteer, donor, or board member for Neighborhood Roots. Together we can make the market happen.


Now accepting applications to our 2022 market season!

Applications are now open for our 2022 Neighborhood Roots market season! We are currently accepting applications for Fulton Farmers Market (Saturdays, May 21-October 29) and Kingfield Farmers Market (Sundays, May 22 through October 30). A $25 application fee covers applications to one or both markets. More information about vendor requirements, rules and selection criteria can be found with the applications. Applications are open through Sunday, February 21. Vendors are notified of acceptance by March 7, 2022.

Apply to our markets today!


Vendor List for December 18th

Sponsored by our friends at Nicollet ACE Hardware!

The Neighborhood Roots Winter Markets are outdoors again this year and will feature vendors from Kingfield, Fulton and Nokomis Farmers Market.

 

NEIGHBORHOOD ROOTS WINTER MARKET 2021-2022

Saturdays 11am – 1pm

December 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

 

Masks are required for EVERYONE during market hours

Pets are not allowed at the market. Service animals are always welcome.

VOLUNTEER WITH US! Volunteers help us set up tables, chairs, tents and signs before the market opens. During the market, volunteers help answer questions, sell merchandise, serve coffee and process market tokens and SNAP/EBT benefits. Click here to sign up to volunteer at the market!

 

VENDOR LIST for Saturday December 18th:

Anga Mangia Granola Me!

Blugirl Soapworks

Bogart’s Doughnut Co

Eat Me Bakery

Fiddlehead Farm

GoGo Glam Household Goods

Hana Bistro

Havlicek’s Happy Hill Orchard

Johnson Family Pastures

Kiss My Cabbage

LoveTree Farmstead Cheese

Mary Dirty Face Farm

Minnesota Food Forest

Nokomis Knitting Company

Num Nuts

Peter’s Pumpkins & Carmen’s Corn

R&R Cultivation

Social Mixers

Tera Forge Sharpening

Walsh Ridge Farm

Wild Run Salmon

WOW Kombucha

Wyrd Sisters

 

 

VENDOR SCHEDULES (in alphabetical order)

Anga Mangia Granola Me!: November 20th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Barn Swallow Garden: December 11th

Blugirl Soapworks: November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

Bogart’s Doughnut Co: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Café Palmira: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Clover Bee Farm: December 11th, March 19th, April 16th

Crankosaurus Press: November 20th, December 11th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Crown The Writer: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Eat Me Bakery: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Fiddlehead Farm: November 20th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

GoGo Glam Household Goods: November 20th, December 18th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Hana Bistro: November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Havlicek’s Happy Hill Orchard: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

Icebox Handcrafted Pie Crust: November 6th, November 20th

Johnson Family Pastures: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Kiss My Cabbage: November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

LoveTree Farmstead Cheese: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Mary Dirty Face Farm: November 20th, December 11th, December 18th

Minnesota Food Forest: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

Nokomis Knitting Company: December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

Num Nuts: November 6th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Peter’s Pumpkins & Carmen’s Corn: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

R&R Cultivation: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Schmickle Co: November 20th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Social Mixers: November 20th, December 18th

Tera Forge Sharpening: November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Walsh Ridge Farm: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Wild Run Salmon: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

WOW Kombucha: November 6th, November 20th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

Wyrd Sisters: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th


Vendor List for Saturday December 11th!

Sponsored by our friends at Nicollet ACE Hardware!

The Neighborhood Roots Winter Markets are outdoors again this year and will feature vendors from Kingfield, Fulton and Nokomis Farmers Market.

Check out our latest newsletter for even more details about vendors and products!

NEIGHBORHOOD ROOTS WINTER MARKET 2021-2022

Saturdays 11am – 1pm

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

 

Masks are required for EVERYONE during market hours

Pets are not allowed at the market. Service animals are always welcome.

 

VOLUNTEER WITH US! Volunteers help us set up tables, chairs, tents and signs before the market opens. During the market, volunteers help answer questions, sell merchandise, serve coffee and process market tokens and SNAP/EBT benefits. Click here to sign up to volunteer at the market!

 

VENDOR LIST for Saturday December 11th:

Barn Swallow Garden

Bogart’s Doughnut Co

Café Palmira

Clover Bee Farm

Crankosaurus Press

Crown The Writer

Eat Me Bakery

Hana Bistro

Havlicek’s Happy Hill Orchard

Johnson Family Pastures

Kiss My Cabbage

LoveTree Farmstead Cheese

Mary Dirty Face Farm

Minnesota Food Forest

Num Nuts

Peter’s Pumpkins & Carmen’s Corn

R&R Cultivation

Tera Forge Sharpening

Walsh Ridge Farm

Wild Run Salmon

Wyrd Sisters

 

WINTER MARKET VENDOR SCHEDULES (in alphabetical order)

Barn Swallow Garden: December 11th

Blugirl Soapworks: November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

Bogart’s Doughnut Co: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Café Palmira: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Clover Bee Farm: December 11th, March 19th, April 16th

Crankosaurus Press: November 20th, December 11th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Crown The Writer: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Eat Me Bakery: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Fiddlehead Farm: November 20th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

GoGo Glam Household Goods: November 20th, December 18th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Hana Bistro: December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Havlicek’s Happy Hill Orchard: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

Icebox Handcrafted Pie Crust: November 6th, November 20th

Johnson Family Pastures: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Kiss My Cabbage: November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

LoveTree Farmstead Cheese: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Mary Dirty Face Farm: November 20th, December 11th, December 18th

Minnesota Food Forest: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

Nokomis Knitting Company: December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

Num Nuts: November 6th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Peter’s Pumpkins & Carmen’s Corn: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

R&R Cultivation: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Schmickle Co: November 20th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Social Mixers: November 20th, December 18th

Tera Forge Sharpening: November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Walsh Ridge Farm: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Wild Run Salmon: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

WOW Kombucha: November 6th, November 20th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

Wyrd Sisters: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

 


Fill out the Kingfield Farmers Market survey!

We want to hear from you! Our 20th Kingfield Farmers Market season had a new home at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. We are so grateful for the support from the City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and Kingfield neighbors. Securing our new home at MLK Park for future seasons, however, is dependent on YOUR support and feedback. Please share your thoughts below!

Fill out the survey here, and you’ll also be added to a drawing for a limited edition Neighborhood Roots tote bag!

Are you a super supporter? Neighborhood Roots farmers markets are powered by donors like you. Give $20 in honor of our 20th market season today!


Neighborhood Roots Winter Markets

Sponsored by our friends at Nicollet ACE Hardware!

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

 

Masks are required for EVERYONE during market hours

Pets are not allowed at the market. Service animals are always welcome.

 

VOLUNTEER WITH US! Volunteers help us set up tables, chairs, tents and signs before the market opens. During the market, volunteers help answer questions, sell merchandise, serve coffee and process market tokens and SNAP/EBT benefits. Click here to sign up to volunteer at the market!

 

VENDOR SCHEDULES (in alphabetical order)

Anga Mangia Granola Me!: November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Barn Swallow Garden: December 11th

Blugirl Soapworks: November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

Bogart’s Doughnut Co: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Café Palmira: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Clover Bee Farm: December 11th, March 19th, April 16th

Crankosaurus Press: November 20th, December 11th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Crown The Writer: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Eat Me Bakery: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Fiddlehead Farm: November 20th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

GoGo Glam Household Goods: November 20th, December 18th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Hana Bistro: November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Havlicek’s Happy Hill Orchard: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

Icebox Handcrafted Pie Crust: November 6th, November 20th

Johnson Family Pastures: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Kiss My Cabbage: November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

LoveTree Farmstead Cheese: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Mary Dirty Face Farm: November 20th, December 11th, December 18th

Minnesota Food Forest: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

Nokomis Knitting Company: December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

Num Nuts: November 6th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Peter’s Pumpkins & Carmen’s Corn: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

R&R Cultivation: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Schmickle Co: November 20th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Social Mixers: November 20th, December 18th

Tera Forge Sharpening: November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Walsh Ridge Farm: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

Wild Run Salmon: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

WOW Kombucha: November 6th, November 20th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th

Wyrd Sisters: November 6th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, March 19th, April 16th


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!