The Neighborhood Pods


The Neighborhood Pod program supports the continuation of BrightSide FarmStands in low-income, food insecure neighborhoods in North Minneapolis. The FarmStands bring affordable produce into the community and employ a local youth to run the stand and gain job skills.

The neighborhood pods are an important piece, allowing the FarmStands to remain a financially sustainable operation and paying our youth partners a wage. In return, neighborhood pod members receive a $15 bundle of excess produce each week. These bundles contain a mixture of conventional and chemical-free, locally sourced produce.
This summer we will host 8 farm stands and employ 8 local youth! The FarmStands will run 10 weeks, beginning the week of June 24th and run through August . There are no farm stands or Pod pick-up the week of July 4th.
How to Join:
Step 1: Choose the $150 10-week Summer Pod Program
Step 2: Indicate your pickup location (if your neighborhood's pickup location is TBD, you will receive an email when the location is set)
Step 3: Choose "Subscribe" under payment plan (select the one-time charge of $150 farm stand program)
Step 4: Checkout!
Questions about your order or the Neighborhood pod program?  Contact Alaina Marti at mart6001@stthomas.edu