East Isles Welcomes the Newest Member of the Twin Cities Farmers Market Family

Seeing Green: Neighbors come together to enjoy an array of fresh food.

The Twin Cities farmers market family continues to grow. The East Isles neighborhood has opened its arms to the “first-ever farmers market on Park Board property,” says farmers market director Debbie Dachis Gold.

The East Isles Residents Association and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board are working together on this community-oriented project. “[The project] was established as a means to further our mission of building community, promoting green spaces and fostering neighbor relations,” Gold says. “The hope is to inspire a healthy community by bringing local, sustainable and mostly organic or pesticide-free produce to our high-density neighborhood.”

If transportation is an issue, don’t worry, you can get to the market in just about any way possible: car, bike, walking “or even skateboard,”Gold says.

The market opened for business on June 28 and runs through October 4. There will be 20 vendors at each market, and 35 in rotation. Two food trucks will be at the market, rotating each week.

“All vendors are local vendors,” says Gold. “I think the farthest will be driving 40 miles to join us. We will be the purveyor of local provisions.”