Roots Salad

Roots for the Home Team believed something incredible could happen ...

Child in the Garden

... if we partnered with youth garden programs; purchased the foods they grew ...


... tapped into their bright brains to create delicious salad recipes ...


... then had the youth sell their salad creations to a major league audience.


It's been a home run. Extraordinary things have sprouted from this venture. Read on.

Swing into the cart

for the 2016 Season:

Minnesota Twins
(located at Gate 34)

  • June 4-5; 11-12; 18-19
  • July 2-3; 16-17; 30-31
  • August 13-14
  • September 3-4; 10-11; 24-25

Minnesota Gopher Football
(located on Plaza)

  • September 1; 10; 24
  • October 8; 22

Bring your salad swagger!

Enjoy a salad. Inspire a teen.

Roots for the Home Team is an innovative salad enterprise that partners with youth garden programs in the Twin Cities to give multicultural teens valuable business and entrepreneurial skills. We buy produce the teens grow as ingredients, tap their creativity to develop salad recipes, and employ them to sell their delicious salads at major sports venues.

Roots plants seeds that help youth believe in themselves and realize significant opportunities available to them. Through Roots, youth experience a profound sense of achievement and a new understanding that they can attain extraordinary futures.

Sprouting life’s possibilities for multicultural youth

from seed to salad to stadium… and beyond.

Roots on Facebook

Roll into the wkd w/ this fine salad in mind for our Minnesota Twins games-- Urban Ventures Low Country Chopped Salad - a great take on soul food. Revival Chef extraordinaire Thomas Boemer coached the crew. How lucky are we?! ...

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Back to our salad reveal Minnesota Twins Minnesota Football fans - #6 comes from Appetite For Change youth - the Northside Knock-Out. Thx Chef Lachelle Cunningham w/ Breaking Bread Cafe and Catering for leading the group. Brown rice, chickpeas, ancho peppers++ w/ a knock-out peanut srirachha dressing. ...

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  • Character develops including courage, ingenuity, perseverance and zeal.
  • Talents are discovered and nurtured.
  • Personal achievement and a “growth mindset” emerge.
  • Opportunity seekers are created.
  • Product development, marketing and sales skills are learned.
  • Influential, positive contributions are infused into the local food scene.
  • Purpose-filled experiences help youth connect ownership in one’s work to success in life.