First, to make BIPOC vendors MONEY and gain new customers. By building their businesses and keeping our dollars local, we can help close the racial wealth gap.
Second, is to allow new customers who are NOT a part of the BIPOC community to experience AWESOME BIPOC businesses and people.
We want all vendors and visitors to feel welcome, safe, and loved. We want people to have an AWESOME experience, and then go home to tell their friends about the AWESOME people they met and engaged with. We know that this will not end racism or wealth inequalities. but doing something is better than doing nothing.
Click the link below to register for your free designated shopping time.
Saturday, September 11th - 11am-4 pm
$50 per day for 10'x10' space.
Vendors must provide their own tables, chairs, and tablecloths.
Want to Volunteer for a market?
Shifts are 3-4 hours in the morning, afternoon, or evening.
All ages are welcome and no experience necessary.
It's a great experience, meet new people and shop before or after your shift... or both!
Saturday, February 13 (inside)
Saturday, March 13 (inside)
Saturday, April 10th (outside)
Saturday, May 8th (outside)
Saturday, June 12th (outside)
Saturday, July 10th (Inside)
Saturday, August 14th (outside)
Saturday, September 11th (outside)
Saturday, September 25th (Fall Fest, outside)
Saturday, October 9th (outside)
Saturday, November 13th (inside)
Friday, November 26th (Black Friday, inside)
Saturday, December 11th (inside)
767 N Eustis St, Ste 115, Saint Paul MN 55114
After the murder of George Floyd, the team at BevSource and The Lab took the approach to look inward and focus on our faults and learn to be better people. Several of our staff were open and honest and said, "they were scared of black people?" After weeks of discussions, we challenged ourselves to think about how to combine our passion for entreprenuers and build something where white and black people are not scared of each other. We started with the www.blackisbeautiful.beer movement and donated our proceeds to www.meda.net. But we knew we could do MORE. With the 16,000sf covered shed in our parking lot, we connected with local organizations & leaders to host our first event on Sept 12, 2020. We hosted an outdoor market where people from ALL walks of life could come purchase goods and services from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Businesses in a SAFE and INCLUSIVE place - at a location that is right in the middle of the Twin Cities! And with the support of our BIPOC vendors, we are hosting a Local Market EVERY SECOND SATURDAY in 2021!
With Love From,