“Wherever you go in the world, a person should always visit a market. The true pulse and culture can be found at the local market in any city worldwide.” Hilary and Anthony Clark, Prairie Apothecary, third year vendor at Uptown Market
To feel the true pulse and culture of Uptown Minneapolis, look no further than Uptown Market, returning for its third summer season on Sunday, June 12. Every week the neighborhood farmers market provides a home for produce vendors and artisans from throughout Minnesota to showcase their fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, paintings, pottery, jewelry, clothing and much more. Fresh and delicious street food is also on hand provided by established and emerging vendors like local favorites She Royal Deli and Hola Arepa.
The market is accepting vendors on a rolling basis so the roster is sure to grow and include a variety of foods and ware. As Hilary and Anthony Clark of Prairie Apothecary say, “The Uptown Market is in the business of giving small businesses a place to do business!” The Clarks started making their all-natural soaps and lotions out of their home in Rochester, Minnesota and have found their audience in market shoppers and volunteers. Fans are able to pick up their products all summer long, building a lasting relationship between producer and consumer.
Located in the heart of Uptown on 29th Street between Lyndale and Dupont Avenues, Uptown Market is adjacent to the Midtown Greenway making it an ideal destination for bikers to rest, eat and shop.
Uptown Market is open every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, from June 12 through September 25. The Market is completely volunteer-run and is seeking volunteers for the 2011 summer season. For more information, please visit www.uptownmarket.org.
Rachel Goplin is a volunteer with Uptown Market and lives in the Lyndale neighborhood.