The Foodie Four Mile is a fundraiser for the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market and Twin Cities Food Justice. Twin Cities Food Justice is local group that has partnered with the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market to donate and deliver excess produce from the market to local food shelves. This provides fresh, quality food needed in food shelves.
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Saturday October 7th 9:15 am — 2:45 pm
Gleaning is the process of harvesting vegetables that otherwise would have been left in the farm field. Often these veggies are slightly mishapen, too large, or simply more veggies grew than can be sold at market. Harvesting these extra vegetables and delivering them to hunger groups greatly helps to supplement the food budget of hunger relief organizations, and is a great way for farmers to support their communities while offsetting some business taxes.
Gleaning is a workout! It involves harvesting vegetables at ground level, carrying produce, and packing bins. Plan to wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. We suggest long pants, your TCFJ t-shirt if you have one, closed toed shoes, gardening gloves, a water bottle, and sunscreen.
Once we have finished gleaning, we will divvy up the produce and deliver it to a handful of hunger relief partners in the Twin Cities. We will try and make it so that each vehicle delivers to one location so that you don’t have to drive all over town.
Open Feasts is a collaboration between several different nonprofit, government and education entities to bring attention to the issue of food waste and present solutions to the community with a free dish of deliciously prepared, rescued food!
Open Feasts at Open Streets – Saturday, September 9th, 2017, 11am-5pm
Find us near West Broadway & Fremont Ave N
Open Feasts at Open Streets – Sunday, July 23rd, 2017, 11am-5pm
Find us on Lake Street between Cedar & Longfellow!
Thursday, December 8th, 2016 – World Cafe
Thursday, November 17th, 2016 – Give to the Max Day:
Donate here: https://www.givemn.org/organization/tc-food-justice