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Four Sisters Farmers Market Info and Events

Four Sisters Farmers Market Announces Opening Day June 6th

Four Sisters Farmers Market, a project of the Native American Community
Development Institute (NACDI), is celebrating its 10th year in operation with its opening day at their
flagship location on the American Indian Cultural Corridor, located at 1414 E. Franklin Avenue,
Minneapolis MN 55404. Opening day will include a celebratory raffle with music provided by
James Harvin, a local Afro-Indigenous (Nahua) artist from Harlem, New York, at Noon. The day
is set to have over a dozen vendors with food available from the new Pow Wow Grounds food
truck, Frybread Factory.
“We are very excited for this season,” states Market Manager, Destiny Jones. “Everything from
our programming to our location is made with the community in mind. We hope to continue our
tradition of sharing and celebrating Indigenous culture while greeting both new and familiar
faces.”
About Four Sisters Farmers Market
A seasonal market dedicated to cultural placemaking, food access, and Indigenous values, Four
Sisters strives to provide increased access to affordable, healthy, culturally appropriate, local
foods to communities within the neighborhood. Four Sisters promotes systems change and
expands the definition of food sovereignty to be a more inclusive, accessible practice across
Indigenous communities and beyond.
The 2024 market season will run from June 6th to October 31st.

Events List with Four Sisters Farmers Market

Jun 6, 2024 Opening Day and Raffle – Music by James Harvin

Jun 13, 2024 Herb Planting at FSFM with Four Sisters Urban Farm and Ti Peta Wakan Owozu

Jun 20, 2024 Celebrating the Summer Solstice with AMRA Farmer’s Market Artist in Residence Natchez Beaulieu & Artists Market

Jun 27, 2024 Food Demo with Simone Rendon of Edible Arts MN

Jul 4, 2024 No Market – Happy Holidays!

Jul 11, 2024 Music at the Market – Downtown Jada Brown & Band

Jul 18, 2024 Get to Know Plant Medicines with AMRA Farmer’s Market Artist in Residence Natchez Beaulieu & Artists Market

Jul 25, 2024 Food Demo with Gatherings Cafe & Book Signing with Teresa Peterson

Aug 1, 2024 Food Demo with Indigenous Food Labs and Edible Boulevards/ Herb Planting at FSFM with Four Sisters Urban Farm and Ti Peta Wakan Owozu

Aug 8, 2024 Music at the Market – Annie Humphrey

Aug 15, 2024 Water is Life with AMRA Farmer’s Market Artist in Residence Natchez Beaulieu 

& Artists Market

Aug 22, 2024 Narcan Training with Deon Kirby of Indigenous People’s Task Force

Aug 29, 2024 Vinyl and Vibes with Watheca Records and Hennepin County Library

Preservation Celebration! (Sept 5 – Oct 4)

Sep 5, 2024 Quick Pickling Food Demonstration with Vannesa Casillas of Dream of Wild Health

Sep 12, 2024 Music at the Market – Jada Brown

Workshop Sep 13, 2024 Preserving Food (Freezing Basics) with Midtown Farmers Market

Workshop Sep 18, 2024Preserving Food (Drying Basics) with Midtown Farmers Market 

Sep 19, 2024 Preservation with AMRA Farmer’s Market Artist in Residence Natchez Beaulieu & Artists Market

Sep 26, 2024 Third Annual Pickle Off with Indian Health Board

Workshop Sep 28, 2024 Tomato Canning Workshop with Becky De La Cruz of UMN Master  Gardeners and First Nations Kitchen

Oct 3, 2024 Bison Jerky Food Demo with AllenMichael Owen

Oct 10, 2024Music at the Market – Laura Hugo

Oct 17, 2024 Celebrating Autumn with AMRA Farmer’s Market Artist in Residence Natchez Beaulieu & Artists Market

Oct 24, 2024 HIP Informational Session with Deon Kirby of Indigenous People’s Task Force

Oct 31, 2024 A Halloween Spin and Send(-off)! Records and Pumpkin Decorating with Watheca Records 

Hope Community Events

Garden with Hope Community this season! The Food, Land, and Community program (FLC) invites all community members to participate in garden programming this summer. We grow in three gardens spaces in Ventura Village and distribute all produce for free. Garden volunteer/work nights are held 4-6 PM every Tuesday beginning May 7. Monthly workdays are the 4th Saturday of each month beginning with a spring kick-off event on May 25 from 9am-12pm. Meet at the Rose Garden, 1900 Portland Ave. (on Portland Ave. between Franklin and 19th Ave.). Tools, gloves, and snacks are provided. Article provided by Caroline Hall

Container Gardening 101 – Thursday, May 16, 5:30-7 PM at Hope Community Commons (611 E. Franklin Ave). Learn the basics of starting a container garden! Participants will get to take home a “Smart Pot” growing container and their very own plant. Perfect for beginner gardeners with limited space at home.

Flowers on Franklin

For over twenty years our neighborhood has planted and maintained the more than 70 planters along Franklin Avenue from 16th Avenue to Chicago Avenue.  Our planting event in May has become an important community experience for us and we feel the planters help us identify Franklin Avenue as a special part of our neighborhood. Over the years we’ve received many compliments on the planters and the arrangements.

This year we will be planting the flowers on Saturday, May 18th.  We’ll meet in the alley behind 1815 13th Avenue South and we’ll be starting about 10 AM.  You’re welcome to join us – no experience needed.