We’re hiring!

We are currently accepting applications for our Assistant Market Manager position. This is a part-time position from May through October of 2018. This is an excellent opportunity to spend time outside, meet new people and gain nonprofit management experience. We will begin reviewing applications April 16th.

The Assistant Market Manager 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: Kingfield, Fulton and Nokomis. This is a seasonal, part-time position with an average of 22 – 30 total available hours per week during the market season. The number of hours is closest to 30 hours per week from mid-June to September.

Working hours include time before, during, and after the hours the markets are open to the public, as well as additional administrative time during the week. Saturday & Sunday availability (6:45am – 2:30pm) and Wednesday availability (2:30pm – 9:15pm) are required. Duties will consist of approximately 70% market-site staffing and 30% market administrative tasks. This position is compensated at $12.50 per hour.

Essential Functions: 

  • Oversee activities at the market information booth during market hours including: offering high quality customer service and conducting SNAP-EBT, credit card, & merchandise sales
  • Assist in physical market set-up and tear-down
  • Provide on-site support to all vendors, patrons, musicians, artists, master gardener volunteers, and other community activity providers as needed
  • Perform accounting related to the EBT / credit card token system used at the markets and affiliated mini-markets. Assist with related paperwork and tracking
  • Support preparation and execution of special and weekly events including but not limited to demos, music, and family-friendly activities
  • Assist with market-day supervision of volunteers
  • Create weekly e-newsletters, assist with the maintenance of other social media channels
  • Ensure market supplies are kept well-stocked and organized
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned to support the Market Director, Market Manager, and general market operations

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced setting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to establish and maintain strong relationships and provide high quality customer service
  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Aptitude with numbers and basic counting, 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
  • Flexible schedule must include Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the market season (staff may take up to two weeks off during the market season)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cash-handling experience
  • Interest in sustainable agriculture, food justice and local food policy
  • Experience working with volunteers

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to our Executive Director, Emily Lund, at emily@neighborhoodrootsmn.org

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Follow this link for a PDF of this listing: Assistant Market Manager Job Description


March 24th Winter Farmers Market!

Spring is just around the corner!  Before new veggies start popping out of the ground, enjoy one last indoor Neighborhood Roots Winter Farmers Market.  Collect your grocery bags, bring your shopping lists and gather in the greenhouse of Bachman’s Garden Center (6010 Lyndale Ave. S) on March 24th from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.  Vendors will be bringing stored veggies and apples, greenhouse greens, preserves, farmstead cheeses, pasture raised meats, fermented and pickled vegetables, honey, maple syrup and much more.

Live music will accompany your shopping trip!  Broken Heartland String Band will be playing from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and One Ukulele is playing from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Beer from Able Seedhouse + Brewing and wine from South Lyndale Liquors will be available for sale by the glass.  Relax and enjoy!  All proceeds from beer and wine sales go to support the Fulton, Kingfield and Nokomis Farmers Markets.

Huge thanks to Lake Harriet Vet, Nicollet Ace Hardware, The Augustine Team, South Lyndale LiquorsAble Seedhouse + Brewing and Bryant Lake Bowl for making the March Winter Farmers Market possible.

Visitors to Bachman’s on Lyndale can mention “March Market” at the store registers to get $5 off a $25+ Bachman’s purchase. Valid 3/24 on regular-priced, in-store items only. Market goods not included.

Mark your calendars for the opening days of the Fulton, Kingfield and Nokomis Farmers Markets!  Fulton opens Saturday, May 19th, Kingfield opens Sunday May 20th, and Nokomis opens Wednesday, June 13th.

Vendors! 

Auntie Annie’s Fields: Chicken, pork, eggs
The Beez Kneez: Honey and mustard
Brand Farms: Dried apples, eggs, preserves
Cafe Palmira: Hot coffee, coffee beans
Cosmic Wheel Creamery: Cheese, produce
Davidson’s Farm: Preserves, honey
Emily Frank Home Made Designs: Paintings
Groveland Confections: Chocolates
Hazelwood Creek: Sauces, pickles
Heath Glen Farm and Kitchen: Preserves, shrubs, condiments
Havlicek’s Orchard: Apples
K-mama Sauce: Korean condiments
Johnson Family Pastures: Chicken, pork, beef, eggs
Love Tree Farmstead: Cheese
Martha’s Joy: Pickled vegetables
Mary Dirty Face Farm: Preserves
Mi Casa Studios: Scarves and art
Minnesota Food Forest: Maple syrup, fruit leather
Peter’s Pumpkins and Carmen’s Corn: Preserves, produce
Red Clover Apothecary: Herbs and tinctures
Root to Rise Kitchen: Vegan comfort food
Singing Hills Goat Dairy: Goat cheese, pork
Squirrel!: Pet treats and toys
Sunshine Harvest Farm: Chicken, pork, beef, lamb, eggs
Sun Street Breads: Bread and pastries
Topos Ferments: Fermented vegetables
Twin Cities Paella: Paella
Universal Pants: Clothing
Walsh Ridge Farm: Maple syrup, honey, jam
Weed’s Greens: Microgreens
Whetstone Farm: Produce, fibers
Wild Run Salmon: Alaskan salmon and cod
Wise Acre Farm: Produce
Wozupi Gardens: Produce
Wyrd Sisters: Clothing and jewlery


February 24th Winter Farmers Market!

Start your shopping lists!  The February Winter Farmers Market is coming up fast on Saturday, February 24th.  Join friends and neighbors in the greenhouse of Bachman’s Garden Center (6010 Lyndale Ave. S) from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm to stock up on your favorite local foods and enjoy a fun morning out!

Musical entertainment will accompany your morning shopping trip!  Enjoy tunes from Steve West and the Northern Stars from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and Matt Yetter from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Beer from Able Seedhouse + Brewery and wine will be available for sale by the glass.  Plenty of vendors will have hot food and breakfast goodies so come hungry and enjoy the morning!

Huge thanks to Lake Harriet Vet, Nicollet Ace Hardware, The Augustine Team, South Lyndale Liquors, and Bryant Lake Bowl for making the February Winter Farmers Market possible.

Visitors to Bachman’s on Lyndale can mention “FebMarket” at the store registers to get $5 off a $25+ Bachman’s purchase. Valid 2/24 on regular-priced, in-store items only. Market goods not included.

Mark your calendars for the final Neighborhood Roots Winter Market on Saturday, March 24th!

Vendors:

Auntie Annie’s Fields: Chicken, pork, eggs
Bee Happy Honey: Honey
Best Cellar Pickle Co.: Pickles and mushroom jerky
Big River Farm: Produce
Brand Farms: Dried apples, eggs, preserves
Cafe Palmira: Hot coffee, coffee beans
Candor Bar: Paleo Nut Bars:
Calvit’s Shrubs: Shrub drinks
Chef Shack: Hot food
Cherry Tree House Mushrooms: Mushroom Products
Cosmic Wheel Creamery: Cheese, produce
Davidson’s Farm: Preserves, honey
Dumpling: Asian food
Dumpling and Strand: Noodles
Hazelwood Creek: Sauces, pickles
Heath Glen Farm and Kitchen: Preserves, shrubs, condiments
Havlicek’s Orchard: Apples
Johnson Family Pastures: Chicken, pork, beef, eggs
Kiss My Cabbage: Fermented vegetables
Love Tree Farmstead: Cheese
Minnesota Food Forest: Maple syrup, fruit leather
Peter’s Pumpkins and Carmen’s Corn: Preserves, produce
Pottery for the Soul: Ceramics
Sassy Knitwear: Clothing
Sift: Gluten Free: Gluten free baked goods
Singing Hills Goat Dairy: Goat cheese, pork
Spicy Girl Sauces: Salsa and marinades
Squeaky Sailor Soap: Bodycare
Sunshine Harvest Farm: Chicken, pork, beef, lamb, eggs
Sun Street Breads: Bread and pastries
Walsh Ridge Farm: Maple syrup, honey, jam
Weed’s Greens: Microgreens
Whetstone Farm: Produce, fibers
Wild Run Salmon: Alaskan salmon and cod
Wise Acre Farm: Produce


Applications for the 2018 Outdoor Farmers Market Season Now Open!

Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a vendor at the Fulton, Kingfield or Nokomis Farmers Markets?  Applications for the 2018 outdoor season can be found at managemymarket.com. Create a vendor account on the site and then find the applications for the Fulton, Kingfield and Nokomis Markets by searching the zip code 55409. If you are having difficulties with the application process please refer to this tutorial.

All applicants must submit a $25 non-refundable application fee at the time of their application. Please note- only one $25 fee is due regardless of whether you apply to 1, 2 or all 3 Neighborhood Roots farmers markets (Fulton, Kingfield, Nokomis). Checks can be made out to Neighborhood Roots and sent to our office at: 3754 Pleasant Ave. S, Ste 210, Minneapolis, MN 55409. The market application period for the 2018 outdoor season opens on January 5th and closes on Feb. 18th. If you have any questions about the application process, please get in touch at: info@neighborhoodrootsmn.org.


Winter Farmers Market, January 27th!

Thaw out from the cold and stock up on local goodness at the first Neighborhood Roots Winter Market of 2018!  Join your friends and neighbors in the greenhouse of Bachman’s Garden Center (6010 Lyndale Ave S) from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm to shop for local veggies, pasture raised meats, farmstead cheeses, preserves, maple syrup, honey, fresh bread, and much more.  Local growers and food producers still have so much to offer this time of year!  Make it a new years priority to keep your diet close to home and nourish your family with fresh, local, foods from the winter market.

The January market is a great reason to get out of the house on a chilly Saturday morning.  Enjoy live music from Bob and Lynn Dixon from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and the Roe Family Singers from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.  Tasty beer from Able Seedhouse + Brewing and wine will be available for sale by the glass. Plus lots of  breakfast and lunch options from several talented vendors!

Big thanks to Lake Harriet Vet, Nicollet Ace Hardware, The Augustine Team, South Lyndale Liquors, and Bryant Lake Bowl for making the January Farmers Market possible!

Visitors to Bachman’s on Lyndale can mention “JanMarket” at the store registers to get $5 off a $25+ Bachman’s purchase. Valid 1/27, on regular-priced, in-store items only. Market goods not included.

Mark your calendars for the Neighborhood Roots Winter Markets on the Saturdays of February 24th and March 24th all from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at 6010 Lyndale Ave. S.

Vendors!

Auntie Annie’s Fields: Pork, chicken, eggs
Bodylish: Soap and bodycare
Bogart’s Doughnut Co.: Doughnuts
Brand Farms: Apples, apple chips, doughnuts
Braucher’s Sunshine Harvest Farm: Lamb, beef, chicken, pork, eggs
Cafe Palmira: Coffee beans and hot coffee
Cosmic Wheel Creamery: Cheese, produce
Groveland Confections: Chocolates
Havlicek’s Orchard: Apples
Hazelwood Creek Farm: Pickles and sauces
HeathGlen Farm and Kitchen: Preserves, condiments
Johnson Family Pastures: Beef, chicken, pork, eggs
Jules Loft: Bird feeder art
Kiss My Cabbage: Fermented vegetables
Love Tree Farmstead: Cheese
Martha’s Joy Pickles: Pickled vegetables
Mary Dirty Face Farm: Certified organic apples, preserves
Nokomis Knitting Company: Knitted items
Patti’s Granola: Granola and roasted nuts
Peter’s Pumpkins and Carmen’s Corn: Produce, pickled vegetables
Red Clover Apothecary Farm: Herbs, tinctures, and salves
Root to Rise Kitchen: Vegan comfort food
Singing Hills Goat Dairy: Goat cheese, pork
Sun Street Breads: Bread, pastries
Twin Cities Paella: Paella
The Beez Kneez: Honey, mustard
Walsh Ridge Farm: Maple syrup, honey, preserves
Weed’s Greens: Microgreens
Whetstone Farm: Produce, lamb, wool fiber
Wild Run Salmon: Wild caught Alaskan salmon
Wise Acre Farm: Produce
Wozupi Tribal Gardens: Produce


2018 Winter Farmers Markets!

Mark your calendar for the 2018 Winter Farmers Markets on January 27th, February 24th, and March 24th from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm in the greenhouse of Bachman’s Garden Center (6010 Lyndale Ave. S).


Holiday Farmers Market, Sunday, Nov. 12th!

The holidays are just around the corner! Get all of your meal and gift shopping done at the Neighborhood Roots Holiday Market on Sunday, November 12th. Many of your favorite vendors from the Fulton, Kingfield and Nokomis Farmers Markets will be in the greenhouse of Bachman’s Garden Center (6010 Lyndale Ave. S) from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm ringing in the holiday season!

Everything you need for amazing festive meals can be found at the market. Purchase pasture raised lamb, beef, chicken or pork from one of several hard working farmers and impress your guests with the amazing taste of local meat! Start the meal with fresh and aged farmstead cheeses.  Make side dishes from local, cold-hearty produce like onions, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, winter squash, beets, apples, garlic, and carrots. Purchase bread and pies from local bakers and pop them in the freezer until your holiday feast.

The November Market is a great place to get ahead on your holiday gift shopping. Hand made candles, knitted items, tea towels, soaps and more all make for personal, practical gifts for friends and family.

Bring your knives to the November Holiday Market! Minnesota Knife Sharpening will be there to give them a new edge before a busy cooking season.

The November 12th Farmers Market is a holiday festivity in and of itself, so gear up for good cheer! Enjoy live music from Brian Peterson from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and Blood Brother from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Beer from Able Seedhouse + Brewing and wine will be available for sale by the glass. Enjoy breakfast or lunch from several great bakers and food makers.

Big thanks to Lake Harriet Vet, Nicollet Ace Hardware, The Augustine Team, South Lyndale Liquors, and Bryant Lake Bowl for making the Holiday Farmers Market possible!

Visitors to Bachman’s on Lyndale can mention “HolidayMarket” at the store registers to get $5 off a $25+ Bachman’s purchase. Valid 11/12, on regular-priced, in-store items only. Market goods not included.

Mark your calendars for the Neighborhood Roots Winter Markets on the Saturdays of January 27th, February 24th and March 24th all from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at 6010 Lyndale Ave. S.

Vendors attending the Holiday Farmers Market:

Ames Farm: Honey
Barn Swallow Garden: Knitted items
Brand Farms: Apples, apple chips, doughnuts
Braucher’s Sunshine Harvest Farm: Lamb, beef, chicken, pork, eggs
Cafe Palmira: Coffee beans and hot coffee
Candor Bar: Paleo nut bars
Chef Shack: Hot food
Cherry Tree House Mushrooms: Dried mushrooms, mushroom butter
Clover Bee Farm: Certified organic produce
Cosmic Wheel Creamery: Cheese, produce
Crankosaurus Press: Screen printed tea towels
Davidson’s Farm: Produce, preserves, honey
Dumpling: Asian food
Ger Yang: Produce
Go Go Glam Household Goods: Cloth items for the home
Groveland Confections: Chocolates
Havlicek’s Orchard: Apples
Hazelwood Creek Farm: Pickles and sauces
HeathGlen Farm and Kitchen: Preserves, condiments
Hip Pop: Gourmet popcorn
Idlewilde: Candles
Johnson Family Pastures: Beef, chicken, pork, eggs
Kiss My Cabbage: Fermented vegetables
Love Tree Farmstead: Cheese
Minnesota Knife Sharpening: Knife sharpening
Martha’s Joy Pickles: Pickled vegetables
Mary Dirty Face Farm: Certified organic apples, preserves
North Star Botanicals: Soap and bodycare products
Patti’s Granola: Granola and roasted nuts
Peter’s Pumpkins and Carmen’s Corn: Produce, pickled vegetables
Pheng and Blia Yang: Produce
Red Clover Apothecary Farm: Herbs, tinctures, and salves
Rise Bagel: Bagels and cream cheese
Singing Hills Goat Dairy: Goat cheese, pork
Springtooth Harvest: Tomato sauce, Bloody Mary mix
Sun Street Breads: Bread, pastries
Turtle Hare Farm: Microgreens
Uproot Farm: Certified organic produce
Walsh Ridge Farm: Maple syrup, honey, preserves
Wicked Tarts: Hand pies and full pies
Wild Run Salmon: Wild caught Alaskan salmon
Wise Acre Farm: Produce


A message to our market patrons

To our Fulton, Kingfield, & Nokomis Farmers Market patrons –

As some of you may know, I will be stepping down from my position as Executive Director of Neighborhood Roots at the end of the month, after 7 market seasons with the organization.

My time with the farmers markets has left a deep impact on me. Neighborhood Roots has given me access to the freshest and tastiest of local food week after week, and opportunities to build lasting relationships with the people producing it. I’ve worked alongside amazing staff, volunteers, and board members.

It’s brought me great joy to see you, your families, and loved ones at the market as you carry out and enjoy your market routines. It has been a wonderful community to be a part of – and I hope that this community will continue to exist for a long time to come.

We need your help to make that happen. Vendor fees alone don’t cover the costs associated with our operations and programming – art and science activities for kids; special events; opportunities for you to learn about and try new vegetables. We pay insurance, rent, electricity, staff, and many of the other costs often associated with running a small business – except that we’re a nonprofit organization, working for the benefit of our community.

Please join me in giving today. Take a moment to think about what your farmers market – or markets! – mean(s) to you. What do you love about it? How would you, your farmers, and your neighborhood be impacted if it were gone? Give $20, $50, or $100 today to keep it running strong. Even better, set it and forget it: select a recurring donation. As little as $5 a month can provide ongoing support.

We know you support our farmers and vendors – I thank you in advance for your financial support of the organization that brings you together with them. Here’s to many more years of Neighborhood Roots and the Kingfield, Fulton, & Nokomis Farmers Markets.

Donate here today. 

Alex Cortes


Now Hiring: Executive Director

We’re hiring for an Executive Director! Our current ED, Alex Cortes, will be stepping down in October after 7 seasons with the markets. Please spread the word as we search for a new individual to take on the overall leadership and management of Neighborhood Roots. The ED fosters, develops, and implements the vision and focus of the organization along with overseeing its day-to-day financial, program development, human resource, fundraising, and administrative management. See the full job description linked to here.

Applications are due to Todd Douma, Board Chair, by Friday, October 6th. chair@neighborhoodrootsmn.org


August raffle – support the market; win great prizes!

We’ve drawn winners for our August raffle – many, many thanks to our generous supporters for their donations, and to all of those that bought tickets!
Prize #1: a Yuba Boda Boda cargo bike. Donated by Perennial Cycle, valued at $1600. Winner: Eileen O’Connell.
#2: a Weber Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill. Donated by Nicollet Ace Hardware; $400. Winner: Michelle Steffen.
#3 & 4: each a market basket of goodies donated by market vendors ($300 each)*. Winner #3: Matt Markese. Winner #4: Julian White.
#5: a 10 class pass to Up Yoga ($150). Winner: Robyn Anderson.
#6: a $100 gift certificate to Xavi Restaurant. Winner: Charles B.
#7: a $50 gift certificate to Saint Dinette. Winner: Laura Meyer.
#8: a $25 gift certificate to Sun Street Breads. Winner: Kari B.

Market items were donated by: Ames Farm, Auntie Annie’s Fields, Big River Farms, Bogart’s Doughnuts, Bodylish, Clover Bee, Davidson’s Farm, Go Glam Household Goods, Havlicek Orchard, HeathGlen Farm, Johnson Family Pastures, Jules Loft, Love Tree Farmstead, Mary Dirty Face Farm, Nokomis Knitting Company, Northern Fires Pizza, Patti’s Granola, Peter’s Pumpkins & Carmen’s Corn, Red Clover Herbal, Rushfeldt Apiaries, Singing Hills, Sunday Best Chocolate, TBSP Waffles, Tokelau Coffee, UMSF Preserves, Universal Pants, Uproot Farm, Wicked Tarts, & Wyrd Sisters.

The beautiful Yuba Boda Boda cargo bike you could win! Donated by Perennial Cycle, valued at $1600.