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.

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for the 2015 Season:

Minnesota Twins
(located at Gate 34)

  • May 30-31
  • June 6-7; 20-21
  • July 11-12; 25-26
  • August 1-2; 15-16; 29-30
  • September 19-20
  • October 3-4

Minnesota Gophers
(located in section 127)

  • September 3, 19, 26
  • October 17, 31

Welcome to Roots for the Home Team®

Seeding Youth Success

Roots for the Home Team helps youth boldly believe in their futures, gain valuable entrepreneurial skills, pride and greater sense of self through a first-of-its-kind salad enterprise.

We partner with youth garden programs in ethnically diverse areas of the Twin Cities. Using their produce grown as ingredients, and their inventive nature to help develop recipes, together we sell delicious salads at Target Field on Minnesota Twins’ weekend home games.

Through Roots, youth experience a new sense of achievement, a new view of life’s possibilities and the belief that they can create an extraordinary future.

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A friendly weekend nudge. Tell your friends and neighbors, then treat yourself this Sunday to a cone at Izzy's Ice Cream's St. Paul store. Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Gophers, and Youth Farm, Urban Roots, Appetite For Change and Dream of Wild Health fans let's go. We'd be most grateful. $2 of every scoop purchased will go to Roots to support our work with youth. St. Paul location: 2034 Marshall Ave. THANKS! ...

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Tempted to try and muscle this sign into my car and set it up by our cart at Minnesota Twins games. Captures what youth get all summer long. Sadly, it wasn't very bendy. ...

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  • Character develops: courage, ingenuity, perseverance and zeal.
  • Unrealized talents get 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 connect ownership in one’s work to success in life.