Fundraiser evening at Rice Paper

We’re kicking off the 2013 season with a celebration and fundraiser at the nearby Rice Paper Restaurant in Edina!  Join us on Tuesday, May 14th, to enjoy a special selection of items from the Rice Paper kitchen, dessert from market vendor Patisserie 46, and the company of fellow market supporters.  

Why are we hosting a fundraiser?  In the past year, we’ve boosted our food-justice mission by: 

  • Helping support over 60 small family farmers, foodmakers and local craftspeople.
  • Partnering with the City of Minneapolis and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN to accept and subsidize SNAP-EBT purchases (formerly known as food stamps)
  • Going completely zero-waste – everything on-site can either be composted or recycled on site
  • Providing technical support to three inner-city farmers markets
  • Creating a full-time living-wage job … with health benefits

These efforts require funding, and beyond our vendor fees (which we want to keep low) & business sponsorships, we need help from our market-goers and allies. We think a yummy benefit is a great way to do it — and hang out with some of our favorite folks.

The $45-per-person ticket, which includes a free beer or wine, can be easily purchased at:  We hope to see you there – and again on Saturday, May 18th for our opening day! 



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