Commerce

Shop, work, sell. Audubon Park's economic interests.

ANA Farmers Market is Looking for Vendors

The 2016 ANA Farmers Market vendor application is now available! Our season this year will begin on June 2 and run through September 29. The market is located on 27th & Johnson Street in the Gustavus Adolphus parking lot. Interested vendors are encouraged to download an application and get it in by May 13. Questions should be directed to the ANA office: 612-788-8790.

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2012 Audubon Mini Farmers’ Market Vendor Profiles

Remember to stop by the Audubon Mini Farmers’ Market every Thursday from 4–7pm. There you can find locally grown produce, herbs, and flower bouquets.

We are in peak growing season here in Minnesota so expect to find a great variety of produce!

We have kept the same five vendors throughout all four years the Audubon Mini Market has been open. This year Kim Vang’s father, Pang Vang, is filling in for her since she is taking care of her new baby.

Farmer with table full of fresh produceVendor: Pang Vang
Farm location: Hugo, MN
Distance from Market to Farm: 21 miles
Products sold: herbs, many vegetables

 

Farmer with table full of fresh produceVendor: Xong Her
Farm location: Afton, MN
Distance from Market to Farm: 25 miles
Products sold: raspberries, jam, herbs, many vegetables

 

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The Coffee Shop Northeast to Expand

 

by Mason Sullivan

The Coffee Shop Northeast will celebrate its two-year anniversary on July 1. During its first two years, business has been good. One of their toughest challenges has been that, on occasion, there has not been enough seating when a large number of customers who wish to order beverages and food “for here.”

By the end of July, that problem will be remedied.

An expansion is underway that will more than double the shop’s square footage and increase its seating capacity to around 57 (It currently seats 27). That’s good news for customers who head to the neighborhood establishment with visions of enjoying their goodies in-house.

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Bike Walk Move at the Market on July 12 and August 9

 

Info about new ways to get around, plus free bicycle check-up from Recovery Bike Shop.

The Twin Cities has many new bike routes, including the Emerson & Fremont Ave bike routes in North Minneapolis. What’s a bicycle boulevard? How does this route connect to others in the Twin Cities? The Bike Walk Move table will have these answers and more. Spin the Bike Walk Move Wheel, answer the question, and you can win prizes! Bring your bike for a quick bike check-up from the great folks at Recovery Bike Shop. Bicycling is up 52% in the Twin Cities from 2007-2011. Come find out how easy it can be to bike or walk where you need to go, especially if you’re not going far.

Bike Walk Move is a campaign to raise awareness and use of new routes and programs funded through the Bike Walk Twin Cities federal nonmotorized transportation pilot program administered by Transit for Livable Communities.

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4th Annual Audubon Farmers' Market Opens June 21

by Sarah Olson, Audubon Farmers’ Market Manager

For the fourth consecutive year, the Audubon Neighborhood Association(ANA) and Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church are excited to host the Audubon Mini Farmers’ Market. The market will be open Thursdays from 4-7pm, June 21st through September 27, 2012. It is located at the corner of 27th Ave NE & Johnson Street NE in GA’s overflow parking lot.

The main goal of mini markets is to provide locally grown, healthy foods to all communities within Minneapolis. Another goal is to educate,engage, and strengthen communities. The new partnership will further enhance this sense of community 

NE Neighborhoods Garage Sale

Audubon Park, Waite Park and Windom Park are partnering for a multi-neighborhood garage sale over the weekend of June 23-24.

If you’re interested in participating as a seller, you can download and print a registration form and a poster/flyer below.

If you’re interested in partiicpating as a shopper, look for a list of sale locations available at popular spots the week of June 18th.

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A Bag Lady Opens on Johnson Street

By Terza Kurki

A passion for unusual purses and fun jewelry was exactly the reason Dani McNutt opened up her newest boutique, A Bag Lady. Although Dani has another boutique, located in Northfield, Minnesota, i ties with a college friend in NE and the community’s energy gave her the inspiration to set up shop in the revamped Laundromat location.

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Shop Local & Save Using Local Biz Bucks!

The Northeast Neighbors & Business Association (NENBA), a volunteer organization, has launched a new website called Local Biz Bucks(tm). This is the place to find online coupons from neighborhood businesses, free for residents to print and use.

Check out the new Local Biz Bucks website at www.localbizbucks.com and show your support of local businesses.

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