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August 1 - August 31, 2022
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Mill City Farmers Market

"Mill City Farmers Market in Minneapolis is proud to be a Zero Waste event! By composting sampling supplies, to-go containers and other prepared food and beverage serve ware, our weekly Saturday market diverts and average 90-93% of its waste from the landfill, which is roughly 4,000lbs annually. This program allows us to minimize our carbon footprint and strengthen our commitment to sustainability. In addition to waste at the market, we encourage you to think about food waste in the kitchen with the Hennepin County Stop Food Waste Challenge!"

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Cooking

Cook From Root to Leaf

I will try 1 root-to-leaf recipes, which utilize all parts of the vegetable, such as beet greens, carrot tops, and herb stems.

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Community

Volunteer as a Zero Waste Educator

Help us educate Mill City Farmers Market visitors about compostable plastics, manage composting stations and collect data for the Zero Waste program! Everyone from Master Recyclers to beginners are welcome and encouraged to participate in our efforts by volunteering as a Zero Waste Educator. There’s no need to be an expert, we train volunteers on the basics at the start of each shift. Shift is 10am to 1:15pm every Saturday of our outdoor season. Learn more and sign up with the link below!

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Community

Volunteer at a Local Farm

I will find a local volunteer opportunity at a farm for hands-on experience with our local food system. I will volunteer 2 hours.

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Kids

Visit a Farm

I will visit a local pizza farm, teaching farm, or CSA grower to educate myself and my children on farm-to-table concepts.

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Shopping

Source Local Foods

I will buy locally grown food from my grocery store and make 1 meal(s).

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DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Buy From A Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat directly from a local farmers market and make 1 meals.

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    Mill City Farmers Market 7/20/2022 10:14 AM
    Looking forward to starting the Stop Food Waste Challenge next month as part of the market's commitment to Zero Waste and the environment! Join our team for seasonal recipes, local food activities, and motivation throughout the challenge!

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    Mill City Farmers Market 7/20/2022 10:10 AM
    Shopping at a farmers market is a great way to reduce food packaing and food miles! Discover one of the 20+ farmers markets in Minneapolis by searching our interactive map or by day of the week at farmersmarketsofmpls.org