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.


Rootenanny concert: Saturday, July 29th!

Join friends, neighbors, and fellow farmers market enthusiasts in the parking lot of Nicollet Ace Hardware on Saturday, July 29th for our 2nd annual Rootenanny concert! Dance the summer night away to tunes from the amazing Afro-Latin band Malamanya, and bluegrass from No Man’s String Band. The event runs from 6 – 10pm and features music, beer from Bent Paddle Brewing Co., and family fun.

Purchase tickets ahead of time for $15 (adult) or $5 (kid 12 & under). Adult door price is $18. Tickets are available online here, or in person at the Fulton, Kingfield, & Nokomis Farmers Markets, and at Nicollet Ace Hardware. Proceeds support the farmers markets that you love. Celebrate local food and community with a fun night out and know that your support is essential for the continuation of your neighborhood market!

Many thanks to Nicollet Ace Hardware, Blackbird Cafe, Bent Paddle Brewing Co., Lake Harriet Veterinary, and the Augustine Team for their support of this event. 


Now Hiring: Assistant Market Manager(s) (updated)

This position has now been filled.

We are now hiring for our Assistant Market Manager position(s) for the 2017 market season. This updated position description was posted 5/2/17 – applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received and this post will be updated when the position is closed.

We are looking to fill this position with either: 1 person committed to the full position OR 2 people, who are each available for at least 50% of shifts over the course of the season.

An overview: the Assistant Market Manager(s) assists with the day-to-day operations of the Neighborhood Roots farmers markets in order to serve its vendors, patrons, volunteers, sponsors, and affiliated mini-market partners. Neighborhood Roots oversees 3 community-based markets: Fulton, Kingfield, & Nokomis. Fulton and Kingfield are held every Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am – 1:00pm, May 20th – October 29th. Nokomis is held on Wednesdays from 4 – 8pm, June 14th – September 27th.

This is a seasonal, part-time position with an average of 22 – 30 total available hours per week during the market season (May – October). The number of hours is closest to 30 hours per week when the Nokomis Market is in season (mid-June – end of 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 (for the full position) will consist of approximately 70% market-site staffing and 30% market administrative tasks.

Please see the attached PDF for a full list of job duties and qualifications: NR Asst Mgr JD 2017_May


Dine out for Nokomis, April 17!

Dine out and support the farmers market! On Monday, April 17th, Bagu Sushi &Thai, The Town Hall Tap, and Pumphouse Creamery will be donating a portion of their sales to our Nokomis Farmers Market and Neighborhood Roots organization! Plan to enjoy a meal, drink, or treat from these businesses that day with friends or family. Fill up and feel good knowing that you’re supporting the market at the same time. Eat, drink, support!

All 3 restaurants are located near the intersection of 48th Street & Chicago Ave S.

Pumphouse Creamery: Open 12pm – 9pm, 4754 Chicago Ave S. Donating 20% of sales.
BaGu Sushi & Thai: Open 5pm – 9pm, 4741 Chicago Ave S. Donating 15% of sales.
The Town Hall Tap: Open 11am – 11pm, 4810 Chicago Ave S. Donating 10% of sales.
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March 25th Winter Farmers Market!

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Don’t miss out on the last winter farmers market of the season! Gather with friends and neighbors in the greenhouse of Bachman’s Garden Center (6010 Lyndale Ave. S) from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday March 25th to stock up on local foods and enjoy a beautiful Saturday morning at the market!

The market is a little light on produce this time of year, but local farmers still have so much to offer!  Farmstead cheeses, pasture raised meats, eggs, pickles, fermented vegetables, jams, maple syrup, honey and much more.  The outdoor season of the farmers market doesn’t start for two more months so now is the time to stock up!

Beer from Able Seedhouse +Brewing and wine will be available for sale by the glass and live music will accompany your shopping trip.  Enjoy tunes from Steve West and the Northern Stars from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and sing along with One Ukulele from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Big thanks to Uptown Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Nicollet Ace Hardware, France 44, Lake Harriet Veterinary Clinic, The Augustine Team, Lakewinds Food Co-opAble Seedhouse + Brewery, and Bryant Lake Bowl for their support of the March Winter Farmers Market!

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

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes the outdoor farmers market season!  Mark your calendars for the opening days of the Fulton Farmers Market on May 20th, the Kingfield Farmers Market on May 21st and the Nokomis Farmers Market on June 14th.

The Vendors!

Auntie Annie’s Fields: Pork, chicken, and eggs
Bogart’s Doughnut Co.: Doughnuts and coffee
Braucher’s Sunshine Harvest: Chicken, beef, pork, lamb, and eggs
Brand Farms: Apples, eggs, apple chips
Cafe Palmira: Coffee beans, hot and iced coffee
Candor Bar: Paleo nut bars
Chef Shack: Hot food
Cosmic Wheel Creamery: Farmstead cheese
The Davidsons: Honey, preserves
Dumpling: Dumplings
Ginger Mann: Ginger beverages
Go Go Glam Household Goods: Handmade cloth items
Green Bee Juicery: Cold pressed juice
Groveland Confections: Handcrafted chocolates
Havlicek’s Orchard: Apples and honey
Hazelwood Creek Farm: Pickled goods, jams, sauces
Heath Glen Farm and Kitchen: Jams, simple syrups, condiments
Johnson Family Pastures: Chicken, pork and eggs
Jules Loft: Garden art for birds
Kiss My Cabbage: Fermented vegetables
K-mamma Sauce: Korean hot sauce
Lovetree Farmstead: Cave-aged cow, sheep, and goat milk cheeses
Martha’s Joy: Pickled vegetables
Mi Casa Studios: Jewlery and garden art
Peter’s Pumpkins and Carmen’s Corn: Produce and preserves
Sassy Knitwear: Handsewn clothing
Singing Hills Goat Dairy: Goat cheese, pork
Squeaky Sailor Soap: Soap and bodycare products
Sun Street Breads: Breads and pastries
The Moral Omnivore: Food truck
Walsh Ridge Farm: Maple syrup, honey, and jam
Weed’s Greens: Microgreens
Wise Acre: Produce



February 25th Winter Farmers Market!

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Come out of hibernation and join your friends and neighbors at the Winter Farmers Market on February 25th from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm in the greenhouse of Bachman’s Garden Center (6010 Lyndale Ave. S).

Vendors will have baked goods, and tasty foods for breakfast and lunch so come hungry and relax!  Beer from Bent Brewstillery and wine will be available for sale by the glass. Lively music will accompany your shopping trip: Bob and Lynn Dixon from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and The Hawthorn Collection from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Big thanks to Uptown Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Nicollet Ace Hardware, France 44, Lake Harriet Veterinary Clinic, The Augustine Team, Bent Brewstillery, and Bryant Lake Bowl for their support of the February Winter Farmers Market!

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

The Vendors!
Auntie Annie’s Fields: Pork, chicken, and eggs
The Beez Kneez: Honey, mustard
Big River Farm: Produce
Bodylish: Soap and bodycare products
Bogart’s Doughnut Co.: Doughnuts and coffee
Braucher’s Sunshine Harvest: Chicken, beef, pork, lamb, and eggs
Brand Farms: Apples, eggs, apple chips
Cafe Palmira: Coffee beans
Chef Shack: Hot food
Cherry Tree House Mushrooms: Mushroom products
Cosmic Wheel Creamery: Farmstead cheese
The Davidsons: Honey, preserves
Dumpling: Dumplings
Groveland Confections: Handcrafted chocolates
Havlicek’s Orchard: Apples and honey
Hazelwood Creek Farm: Pickled goods, jams, sauces
Johnson Family Pastures: Chicken, pork and eggs
Kerry’s Doughnut Bites: Doughnut holes
Lovetree Farmstead: Cave-aged cow, sheep, and goat milk cheeses
Minnesota Juice Company: Cold pressed juice
Open Hands Farm: Produce
Patti’s Granola: Granola and roasted nuts
Pottery for the Soul: Ceramics
Peter’s Pumpkins and Carmen’s Corn: Produce and preserves
Red Clover Apothecary: Herbal tinctures and salves
Sift Gluten Free: Gluten free baked goods
Singing Hills Goat Dairy: Goat cheese, pork
Spicy Girl Sauces: Salsas and marinades
Sun Street Breads: Breads and pastries
St. Paul Switchel: Sweet tangy beverages
The Moral Omnivore: Waffles
Universal Pants: Handmade clothing
Walsh Ridge Farm: Maple syrup, honey, and jam
Wild Run Salmon: Wild-caught Alaskan cod
Wise Acre: Produce

Mark your calendars for the final Winter Market on March 25th. Support local food and connect with your community!