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.

Through Roots we plant seeds that help youth grow their belief in themselves and realize significant opportunities are out there for 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

This Sat. is our last Roots game of the year. Youth Farm hosts the cart at the Minnesota Football homecoming game against Rutgers Football. Can we seal it with a salad sellout? Will you help spread the salad word? We're on the Plaza -- #GardenGoodies cart. Tell your peeps! Thx. ...

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Ramping up for Minnesota Football Rutgers Football Homecoming game. Here's what's on the menu Saturday. Two BIG fan favorites at Minnesota Twins games. #GardenGoodies cart on the Plaza. ...

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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.