Green is the New Black

Can’t wait for Twin Cities Veg Fest 2019? Looking for something to do this Thursday night? Look no further!!

Twin Cities Veg Fest and CAA are proud to be partnering with The New Market and Keiko’s Kitchen to present Green is the New Black: A Plant- Based Popup this Thursday, August 29.

The New Market is looking ahead at planning a number of pop-ups and we’re excited that their first one centers around the plant-based movement! Here’s what they have to say about the event:

The black plant-based movement is one of the most diverse, decolonial, complex and creative movements in the country, and we want to showcase the beauty in our local plant-based community of MSP through this one night only market and popup event.

While vegan often tells you what something “isn’t”, plant-based tells you what something “is” — in our case, plant-based is delicious, defined by showcasing plant ingredients at their best. We’ll have southern style boiled peanuts next to a one of a kind Somalian spice blend, down the aisle from a farmer selling produce at her farm’s peak seasonality. We’re not asking anyone to be 100% plant-based; instead, our market showcases excellent black-owned businesses who identify with what their food is — good for our bodies, good for our planet, and good for our communities. It just happens to be plant-based.

The New Market

Here’s a preview of what’s in store for you Thursday night.

At Green is the New Black, Keiko’s Kitchen will be taking over the Breaking Bread kitchen to serve an amazing alkaline, plant-based taco bar—available for one night only. You won’t want to miss their Walnut Taco “Meat,” Jackfruit Barbacoa, Spanish Quinoa, Refried Chickpeas, Sautéed Nopales, Fajita Mix, Pico De Gallo, and Habanero Salsa—YUM!

Other businesses will vend food and non-food products like plant-based beard oil and body creams, just outside the door on the patio and into the parking lot. This market is brought to you in a unique collaboration between The New Market, Twin Cities Veg Fest, and Great Streets Minneapolis. Come stretch your legs before the festival at this one-night-only event and catch all of these awesome local businesses in one place!

The New Market is pop-up market series with black owned businesses reimagining commerce and community. Nationally, African American buying power has reached 1.2 Trillion, and yet only 2 cents of every dollar an African American spends in this country goes to black-owned businesses. While a dollar circulates for 17 days in the white community, it only circulates for 6 hours in the black community. By gathering black-owned businesses and black entrepreneurs with startup ideas, we re-ignite historical trends of sustainable economics, and vibrant communities, and re-orient our Minneapolis markets around circulating dollars within the black community.

Twin Cities Veg Fest is a project of Compassionate Action for Animals, a Twin Cities-based animal advocacy organization established in 1998. At Compassionate Action for Animals, we encourage people to cultivate empathy for animals and move toward a plant-based diet. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Keiko’s Kitchen is comfort foods made alkaline and 100% plant based.

Other Market Vendors: 
Life Juices
Trio Plant Based
Keiko’s Kitchen
Bunka Tea
Nature’s Syrup
baby bonito
Adorn By Kella
K’s Revolutionary Catering
Posh Twenty4 LLC
Mr. Audley Rolle’s Island Fusion Hot Sauce
Wilson’s Image Barbers & Stylists
Rob’s Boiled Peanuts
Green Garden Bakery
Kalahari Peanut Brittle
Jay Jay’s Jams and Such

Head on over to Breaking Bread Cafe on August 29th, from 5-8PM (1200 West Broadway Minneapolis MN 55411) to enjoy the plant-based popup restaurant and night market!

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