The St. John’s Holy Apostles Farmer’s Market will be back in the church parking lot on the corner of Kent Street and Summit Avenue, every Sunday morning from 8:00am to 1:00pm, beginning June 7, weather permitting. The Farmer’s Market will look different this year as we continue to support our local farmers and adhere to social distancing requirements. In observance of Minnesota state guidelines for safety and appropriate distancing, we will request that visitors to the market wear masks and we will provide food handling gloves. However, the goal of the Farmer’s Market remains the same; to provide a safe and affordable space for our Hmong farmer partners to make a living.
Hosts: Every week, volunteers are needed to greet visitors at the market, help ensure all shoppers follow the State of MN Farmer’s Market guidance to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, or to take produce to First Nations Kitchen. Click here sign-up for volunteer slots.
Support Local Food Shelves: Donations are collected at our farmers market during the summer and used to provide direct assistance to our hunger relief partners, such as First Nations Kitchen for their Sunday evening meal, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, and Project Home. Last year we were able to purchase 6,000 pounds of produce from our farmer partners and deliver the fresh food to our neighborhood food shelves, feeding hundreds of families with fresh fruits and vegetables.
This year’s need will be even greater, as is the need for your support.
Matching Grant: We have the great fortune of partnering with a very generous donor who supplies a $1,500 matching grant for a weekly truck delivery of fresh produce from our Farmers’ Market to our local Hallie Q. Brown food shelf. We still need funds to meet our side of the matching grant. Send your check to the church office, marked “Farmer’s Market” Or give in the cash box at the market every Sunday.
For more information, please contact Cammie or Rob Beattie.