Minneapolis Farmers Market Reveals
First Reusable Bag Design Contest Winners
The winner of the Minneapolis Farmers Market’s first reusable bag design contest will be revealed at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at the Minneapolis Farmers Market, 312 E. Lyndale Ave. N. The winner of the contest, which was open to high school students in Hennepin and Anoka Counties, will win a $1000 scholarship from COUNTRY Financial, and see their artwork featured on thousands of reusable canvas bags. Bags will be distributed to attendees. After the award ceremony, Bertrand Weber, Director of Culinary and Nutrition Services for Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), will prepare healthy farm-to-school lunch items like “Strawberry Spinach Salad”. Weber will be assisted by a group of MPS students, and samples will be offered.
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The Bag Design winner will be revealed Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m., followed by cooking demo at 10:30 a.m.
North Lyndale Market location
- Finalists from Blaine High School, Elk River High School and Washburn High School
- Bonnie Dehn, President, Central Minnesota Vegetable Growers Association
- Jeff Picco, Central Agency Manager, Country Financial
- Bertrand Weber, Director, Culinary and Nutrition Services for Minneapolis Public Schools
COUNTRY Financial, celebrating 88 years in business, serves more than 1 million households and businesses throughout the United States. COUNTRY offers a full range of financial products and services from auto, home and life insurance to retirement planning services, investment management and annuities. For more information, go to www.countryfinancial.com
The Minneapolis Farmers Market has been feeding a changing Minneapolis since 1876, first selling hay for urban horses and then adding potatoes to the wares. Today it offers produce varieties for the world’s diverse cuisines. For more information about the Minneapolis Farmers Market, visit www.mplsfarmersmarket.com