FINNEGAN'S FARMERS MARKET, ELLIOT PARK

ABOUT Finnegan's Brewery & Tap Room serves as host to F&E's pick up market in Elliot Park. This presale for pick up opportunity is Frank & Ernest Markets, along with RED Market, we are small companies located in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. F&E manages the 501C3 Linden Hills Farmer's Market, along with the Excelsior Farmer's Market on behalf of the Excelsior-Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce. To best support Upper Midwest farmers and food makers, and to keep customers and vendors safe during these COVID times, we are hosting contact-free pre-sale for pick-up markets, and bringing you the best-in-local foods from our remarkable local foodshed.

This a hybrid online store with pick-up market. F&E hold no inventory or owns any delivery vehicles, instead vendors list and distribute all their own products. This is a one-of-a-kind in the local food world!  

FOR PICK UP AT ELLIOT PARK, PRE-ORDER ONLINE Friday thru Tuesday for Thursday Pick Up. Then collect your purchases Thursday, 5PM to 6PM at Finnegan's Brewery & Taproom. No additional market sales will occur on site at this time. Growlers and merchandise are available from Finnegan's during these pick up hours, and beyond >> 

LOCATION, DATE, TIME & PARKING Pick up outdoors at the Finnegan's Brewery & Taproom Courtyard, 817 5th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Thursdays, July 2 thru September 17 \ 5PM to 6PM \ Parking info here >>

MORE INFO As a longtime residents of the Twin Cities and current farmer's market managers in South Mnpls, we recognize the importance of buying local and eating well during these challenging times. With this, we decided to bring our favorite farmers and food makers to Finnegan's for one night a week. But here is the COVID caveat - we wanted to do it safely; protecting customers and vendors alike. Also, knowing how many of our customers are now buying groceries online - we figured, why not make our farmer's market just online! 

HOW IT WORKS Dozens of farmers and food makers will be skipping the tent and tables, and instead posting products for pre-purchase and providing contact-free drive thru pick up on Thursday from 5 to 6PM, outdoors at the Finnegan's Tap Room Courtyard. Vendors will not be in attendance during pick up, and no additional sales will be made on-site.

WHERE At Frank & Ernest Marketplace, our online platform for sales, customers can peruse and purchase produce, meats, pantry items, and baked goods Thursday thru Tuesday. Come Thursday, you'll arrive the to Finnegan's Outdoor Courtyard to collect your purchases.

ABOUT OUR ONLINE MARKETPLACE To best support neighbors in purchasing direct via this hybrid pick-up market and local food makers and farmers in continuing to build relationships with customers; Frank & Ernest Markets and RED Market, along with the Linden Hills Farmer's Market built this online store. Akin to Etsy, this one-stop-farmer’s market-online shop, is where vendors post their own products and then personally fulfill customer orders via doorstep delivery, shipping or with farmer’s market pick-up.

Further, the platform is terrific for makers and farmers new to online sales, while being created for customers to select contact free shopping. It also reduces the need for customers to click from vendor site to site. At a single online store, with one credit card; you can purchase from dozens of makers, selecting from hundreds of food products, produce, proteins, pastries and plants, and pick up at locations across the Twin Cities. 

CUSTOMER SAFETY MESSAGE Following the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's guidance for farmers markets and vendors, we have made the following changes to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 including:

+ Having all staff wear masks, gloves and clear visors.

+ Creating physical barriers to slow down and distance customers.

+ Setting up hand washing stations at the pick up market entrances and exits.

+ Limiting the number of people allowed to enter the pick up market location at any one time.

Additionally, we have created the following safety guidelines for shoppers including:

+ Stay home if you are sick or have been in contact with someone who has been sick.

+ Pick up your pre-sold products solo, only send one family member.

+ Wear a mask and wash your hands.

+ Don't touch products. Let management place your orders in your car, or set them at the designated table before approaching and collecting your products. We understand that some neighbors may want to arrive on site by foot, and management will do their best accommodate walk up pick ups.

+ Limit conversations, don't mingle.

+ Maintain 6 feet social distancing at all times.

+ While these are general guidelines, as conditions change, please remember to check the F&E Facebook page to stay informed about the latest precautions, and activities.