WHY THIS NOW

WHY THIS ONLINE MARKET NOW? COVID19 is changing the way local foods are sold in the Twin Cities, and it’s tough out there. Public gatherings can’t happen, and farmers’ markets and pop-ups are being cancelled, postponed and greatly curtailed. Like you, we wanted to purchase from the local food makers, artisans and growers, we've grown to love at our neighborhood farmer's markets, but safely from our own homes. With F&E Marketplace, vendors list their own products, make sales and then deliver direct to customers. This is truly a one-stop-online-farmer's-market-shop, created by vendors for Twin Cities customers. 

Akin to Etsy, our Minnesota made multi-vendor online marketplace, lets customers learn about up-and-coming, new producers of proteins, pastry and indie-gredient products; while still being able to meet-and-greet (albeit from a distance) and buy directly from those tried-and-true market stalwarts they've grown to love at their local markets.

ONE CREDIT CARD TRANSACTION with hundreds of products from dozens of producers - directly from the best Upper Midwest made and grazed producers. 

With options for doorstep delivery, drive-through, curbside pick up and shipping.  

All product listings are created by the food makers and farmers personally. All products are distributed via the vendors own distribution networks. F&E does not hold or manage inventory, or provide any transportation of products. 

F&E & RED Market offer this marketplace as a service to Frank & Ernest Members and Twin Cities metro area consumers. 

ABOUT FRANK & ERNEST MARKETS \  With this online multi-vendor marketplace, we are simply making digital the products, produce and proteins of our remarkable Minnesota food community. 

We know that direct sales are key to achieving sustainable growth for most small businesses start ups, and this is why we've created this online multi-vendor marketplace. By offering Twin Cities market vendors the opportunity to sell their products direct to you, they retain that community connection and you still get to know your makers.

Truly, by taking our markets online we are simply offering greater convenience and safety for customers during these challenging times. 

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ABOUT F&E FOODS \  F&E creates Twin Cities markets, both online and in-person; for food makers, pet food makers, farmers, health and beauty care products, food trucks and the people who love what they do. Since 2014, we’ve hosted upwards of 400 vendors annually at open-air markets throughout the Twin Cities; including the Linden Hills Farmers’ Market. F&E brings community together upwards of 40 weeks out of the year, and we are excited to enrich our work through this multi-vendor sales opportunity online. 

F&E and RED Market have been creating and managing markets since 2014; including the Linden Hills Farmers' Market, Tiny Diner, Minnehaha Night Market, Woofstock, Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday Markets, and many more.

Libby Wyrum, libby@frankandernie.com, 612 867 0854

ABOUT RED MARKET \ RED Market believes all great food starts with great ingredients, so we launched an online local foods marketplace bringing eaters, chefs and farmers together. Since 2016, we've been exploring alternative buying networks that benefit the farmers, food entrepreneurs, and consumers within our community. Things are changing rapidly with COVID-19, so we're creating paths for our community to turn inward -- supporting each other through our local economy during this time.