Mill City Farmers Market and Mill City Times Announce Partnership
Mill District Cornerstones to Promote Local Sustainable Agriculture and Community Engagement
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) November 2, 2010
Mill City Farmers Market and Mill City Times announced a partnership today aimed at strengthening the ties between local businesses, local sustainable organic agriculture, and building community engagement.
As part of this effort, Mill City Times has become a sponsor of the popular farmers market, located in the Historic Mill District of Minneapolis.
“We are thrilled to have Mill City Times as a new partner of the Mill City Farmers Market! We share a commitment to engaging our community and spreading the word about our wonderful Mill District neighborhood and look forward to working together,” said Marjorie Hegstrom, Executive Director of the Mill City Farmers Market.
Mill City Times will also be working with Mill City Farmers Market to create programs to build community engagement among local residents, workers, Nonprofit organizations and local businesses.
“The Mill City Farmers Market is an integral part of our community and provides an invaluable venue for local small businesses to promote their wares, and it benefits local residents by providing a source for local, sustainably produced products,” according to Kim Eslinger, Editor of Mill City Times.
The partnership is the first of several planned with local cornerstones of the Mill District neighborhood. Talks are underway with several other local Nonprofits, with announcements anticipated over the next 2 months.
“We decided to launch our community engagement campaign with Mill City Farmers Market because of their passion for their cause, the value they bring to our community and the forward thinking, energetic leadership of Executive Director Marjorie Hegstrom,” said Eslinger.
Mill City Times invites local Nonprofits, businesses, residents and workers to contact them about ways to become involved.
ABOUT MILL CITY FARMERS MARKET
The Market was started in June 2006 and founded by Brenda Langton, chef/owner of Spoonriver restaurant & Cafe Brenda. Founding partners were John Crippen/ Mill City Museum, Alex Hoag, Executive Director, Marjorie Hegstrom, Market Manager and Farm in the City. RiverWest Condominiums and The Wedge Coop provided seed money and Minneapolis based Duffy & Partners donated branding and design services.
Their mission is to promote local, sustainable and organic agriculture, increasing economic opportunities for farmers, urban youth, small businesses and food artisans.
They can be found on the web at http://MillCityFarmersMarket.org
ABOUT MILL CITY TIMES
Mill City Times is a not for profit community news and community service organization founded by Mill District residents and Enterprise Software entrepreneurs Kim Eslinger and David Tinjum.
You can find them on the web at http://MillCityTimes.com
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