2020 No-Show Benefit
Over the past 15 years we have come together every fall at our Harvest Social to support local farmers and the health of our community. While this year’s gathering has been cancelled due to COVID-19, our mission of supporting and growing a healthier community is NOT.
Hard working farmers’ incomes have been severely impacted by the pandemic while food access and equity has become even more of a challenge. We need you this year more than ever before to ensure we can continue our year round farmers market, educational and food access work and support for organic farmers and local food producers though our Next Stage Grant Program.
Mill City Farmers Market opened its tents to the public in May, and has been innovating what a safe, healthy and supportive market looks like for its 108 vendors who rely on thousands of market shoppers every Saturday to sustain their farms and local food businesses. While this isn’t the 15-year anniversary we envisioned, we are taking our role in local food access and equity seriously to keep our market safe and support our community. As summer favorites like heirloom tomatoes and sweet corn come into season, farmers are still facing financial hardship due to loss of school and restaurant accounts and fewer shoppers at markets. Shopping at the farmers market helps small farms stay in business through this uncertainty and we appreciate your support!
In addition to the market, our Charitable Fund is committed to supporting healthy food access and equity in the food system. In June, we expanded our Greens for Good food donation program and partnered with six other organizations to found the Local Emergency Assistance Farmer Fund (LEAFF) to help small-scale producers, particularly BIPOC farmers, survive financial losses due to the pandemic. Both programs support farmers and eaters by purchasing produce at market prices and distributing it to community members facing food insecurity.
Make your tax deductible donation by buying a “No Show” Benefit Ticket below.
NO SHOW Tickets
To donate by mail, please send a check with your phone number and email to:
Mill City Farmers Market Charitable Fund
704 S 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Mill City Farmers Market.
For questions about this event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-341-7580.
Photos credit: Amy Jeanchaiyaphum
THANK YOU to the 2020 Committee:
Haley Burns, Wendy Ethen, Susie Goldstein, Nancy Johnson, Landis Mayasich, Mary Racciatti, Lisa Romanowski
We rely on your generous support of the Harvest Social to achieve our Charitable Fund’s mission to support a healthier community through our partnerships, educational programs, food access work and farmer grant program.
2020 Harvest Social Sponsors: