Put another check in Artisan’s plus column.

I briefly mentioned this in another thread, but I think it merits its own post. If for no other reason than to help generate outreach ideas for other churches out there.

Artisan Church has opened their doors to host the Long Season Farmers Market. The market will feature about 15 vendors and will be held from now through May – when it’s a wee bit too cold in these parts to shop for locally grown fruits and veggies outdoors.

I think it’s a really unique way to collaborate with other organizations and raise the church’s visibility. It’s also  great fit culturally for the church and the neighborhood they’re in. Plus it will provide countless ways to connect with others in the community.



5 thoughts on “Put another check in Artisan’s plus column.

  1. I stopped by yesterday after work just to check it out and the place was packed! There was hardly any parking to be found. There wasn’t a ton of produce available, but there was a new bakery that was offering samples of its bread and some other things. Live music too. It was pretty cool.

  2. And yes there are plenty of locally grown fruits (ie. apples) and veggies (ie. root veggies) that last through the winter and can be sold at a farmers market. 🙂

  3. For some reason our weirdo state has lots of these markets during the summers and fall and the food you get from most of them is top notch. Plus I would rather buy from other odd Minnesotans anyways.

  4. There’s a huge public market in downtown Rochester that’s been a staple for over 100 years. It’s GREAT in the summertime, but the quality and quantity of the stuff they have there (obviously) falls off in the winter.

    There have been a ton of smaller farmers markets that have sprung up around the city and surrounding suburbs in recent years as well.

    But I think this is the first indoor one during the winter months. I could be wrong, but I’m not aware of any others.

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