About the NEW East Isles Farmers Market

The East Isles Residents Association is partnering with The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to create the first-ever Farmers Market on Park Board property. The Farmers Market is the brainchild of the East Isles Residents Association and was established as a means to further our mission of building community, promoting green spaces, and fostering neighbor relations.

East Isles is a destination in the summer months and the location for the market is a trifecta for residents, visitors and potential vendors.

With the Walker Library and transit stop to the east, Uptown/Lagoon Avenue to the south, The Greenway running parallel, and East Calhoun Parkway/Lake of the Isles just down the block to the west, the East Isles Farmers Market is destined to be a hit.

Our Mission

The East Isles Farmers Market hopes to inspire a healthy community by bringing local, sustainable, and mostly organic or pesticide-free produce to our high-density neighborhood. It will be accessible by bike, foot, or paddle board.

We Love Local

  • We contribute to the success of local food growers, bakers, and makers by supporting local entrepreneurs and artisans.
  • We strive to include women and minority-owned businesses to further an equitable marketplace. More than half of our vendors are women-owned businesses.
  • We vet the quality of sourcing, production and growing practices of our vendors.
  • We provide educational opportunities related to food, raingardens, sustainability and zero waste.
  • We promote the Minnesota Cottage Food Law by encouraging residents and neighbors to participate in our Pickle Booth.

MARKET DATES AND TIMES

Our 2018 Market is open Thursdays 4pm–8pm

June 28th
July 5th
July 12th
July 19th
July 26th
August 9th
August 16th
August 23rd
August 30th
September 6th
September 13th
September 20th
September 27th
October 4th

*There will be no market on August 2nd due to the Uptown Art Fair

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Looking for Market Hands! Apply Now.

Are you active, reliable, hard working, and fun loving? The East Isles Farmers Market is looking for a few great market hands for our inaugural season. Hours are Thursday evenings 3pm - 9pm, beginning June 28th and ending October 4th (there will be no market on August 2nd, due to Uptown Art Fair). Pay = $12-$15 per hour. Must be able to work on your feet for 4-6 hours and willing to work most of the market dates. You’ll help the Market Manager as needed on the day of the market with various tasks, including: • Setup and take down of market booths • Act as a runner • Manage trash during market hours • Participate in headcounts and vendor assistance • Lift and/or carry up to 30 lbs • Assist musicians Send a resume or letter of interest to director@eastislesfarmersmarket.com.

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EAST ISLES FARMERS MARKET

1420 The Mall, between Hennepin and Humboldt Avenues in Uptown, MPLS

https://eastislesfarmersmarket.com