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August 1 - August 31, 2022

Stop Food Waste Challenge 2022-Calendar of Events

Hennepin County Sponsored Events

Date/Time Event Location Description Additional Info
Wednesday, August 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. Challenge Kickoff Event: Leftovers Pizza with Chowgirls Virtual Zoom event Join Chowgirls’ Culinary Director, Liz Mullen, for a fun virtual cooking demonstration. The kickoff event will feature creative ideas for turning leftovers in your fridge into delicious pizza, Chef Liz talks sustainability and ways we can all do our part in reducing food waste. To register for this event, click the link below: Register for the virtual event here.
Thursday, August 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Q and A with Hennepin Environment on Instagram Virtual Event Do you have burning questions about how to prevent food waste in your home or community? Hennepin County’s Environment and Energy staff will be on deck to answer your questions all day! Follow Hennepin Environment on Instagram and check our stories to participate.
Tuesday, August 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m Produce preparation demonstration with Chef Christopher Loew Eastside Food Co-op Community room
2551 NE Central Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Chef Christopher Loew will host a live demonstration on how to prep and preserve produce to make sure it doesn't go to waste. He will share simple techniques and recipes for homegrown and store-bought veggies. Register for the event here.

Partner Events

Date/Time Event Location Additional Info
Saturday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m and Sunday August 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food waste tabling at Sidewalk Clothing Swap, hosted by Community Exchange for Change 33 7th Avenue NE, Osseo, MN 55369 Event Page: August Sidewalk Swap
Tuesday, August 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. National Night Out Potluck, hosted by Seeds Feeds Aquila Elementary Schoolyard Urban Farm 8500 West 31st Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55426 Event Info: National Night Out Party
Saturday, August 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chef demo at the market, hosted by Mill City Farmers Market Mill City Farmers Market, 750 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401 Meet the Cooks!
Tuesday, August 30 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Harvest Festival, hosted by Seeds Feeds Aquila Elementary Schoolyard Urban Farm 8500 West 31st Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55426 Event Info: TBD

Ongoing Programs

Some farmers markets offer incentives to get children excited about fresh fruits and veggies. A common reward is a Power of Produce program, offering a $2 voucher or tokens redeemable for produce at the market. See the links for specific benefits offered at each market below.

Date/Time Event
Last Saturday of the month, August 27 through October 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mill City Farmers Market
Saturdays through October from 7:30 a.m. to noon Hopkins Farmers Market
Thursdays through October from 3 to 7 p.m. Maple Grove Farmers Market
Tuesdays through September from 3 to 7 p.m. Minnetonka Farmers Market
Saturdays through August from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Northeast Farmers Market
Saturdays through mid-October from 7 a.m. to noon Richfield Farmers Market