Rich's World Beer Tour: Bent Paddle Brewing - Madagascar Vanilla Cold Press Black

Rich Westerberg reviews Duluth's  Bent Paddle Brewing's Madagascar Vanilla Cold Press Black. 

88 Oriental Foods - Best Larb in Town?

Vanh Ratsamy of Oriantal 88 Foods serves up some larb, made to order.

The business cards for 88 Oriental Foods boast that the little Asian market at 291 W. University Ave. in St. Paul has "The Best Larb in Town."


Loondi Gras to blend Mardi Gras & Minnesota cultures

The music, foods, costumes and revelry of Mardi Gras will take a Minnesota twist at a “Loondi Gras” fund-raiser for VSA Minnesota, the state organization on arts and disability.


The Black Owned Business Series Vol. 1 - The Avenue Eatery

In an effort to encourage group economics and entrepreneurship within the black community, SwayHeavy has partnered with 4seen Magazine to create the "Black Owned Business Series".


Temple of Aaron to host CrossRiver KosherFest

The inaugural CrossRiver KosherFest, an all-kosher food festival, will take place from 12 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan.


Winning recipe in Neighborhood Soup Cook-Off

From left to right: Kim Medin with Spicy Moroccan Chicken Stew; April Riordan with Tsardust “Farmers Market” Vegetable Soup; Norbert Kappes with “Christmas Eve” Oyster Stew; and Elen Bahr with Black Bean Chili with Butternut Squash.

Spicy Moroccan Chicken Stew prepared by Tom and Kim Medin


Business Spotlight: Drew's Homemade Caramel Corn

Has anyone noticed a sweet, delicious smell from the far southern storefront across from the Chatterbox Pub? About a year ago a new tenant moved in a tasty business.


Vendor Applications Available January 9th, 2015

Vendor applications for the 2015 Midtown Farmers Market season will be available to the general public beginning January 9th, 2015 and the market will begin accepting applications immediately following. The market will be looking for unique prepared foods vendors and artists this season, so if you’ve ever thought about vending at the market, this year is your chance! You can take a look at our 2014 application under the contact tab on our website,, to get a sense for the application, and contact Market Manager Miguel Goebel by e-mail, manger [at] midtownfarmersmarket [dot] org, or phone, 612-724-7457, with any questions regarding the application process and requirements.


Midtown Farmers Market 2014 Season Review and Statistics

The 2014 market season proved to be a very successful one, with the market breaking ground and setting records in a number of areas. New and longstanding vendors offered a wide variety of products to customers once again, from fresh fruits and veggies to tacos and omelets and kimchi and sauerkraut to jewelry and handmade soaps. Over 70 volunteers and entertainers put in a total of nearly 750 hours to make the market a vibrant and exciting place to visit and the market hosted 55 community organizations and non-profits throughout the season. Midtown also held a number of new themed market days for 2014, including Youth Leadership Day, African American Heritage Day and a Festival del Maíz.


Get Involved, Join the Midtown Farmers Market Advisory Committee

Are you interested in volunteering and becoming more involved with the Midtown Farmers Market? If so, the market is currently looking for passionate individuals who are interested in helping the market with event planning, communications, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and on-site market day support. Advisory Committee members play a vital role in the market’s success and are essential to activities such as the market’s annual fundraiser, promoting the market and supporting market staff. Please contact Market Manager, Miguel Goebel by e-mail, manager [at] midtownfarmersmarket [dot] org, or by calling 612-724-7457 for more information and additional informational materials about the Midtown Farmers Market Advisory Committee.

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