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 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

Bring your salad swagger!

Welcome to Roots for the Home Team®

Sprouting life’s possibilities for multi-cultural youth

from seed to salad to stadium… and beyond.

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 understanding of what opportunities are available to them and the belief that they can create an extraordinary future.

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Salad #2 reveal for Minnesota Twins games: Northside Home Run Greek - TX to our newest garden partner Appetite For Change.

The story: the youth created this savory salad with two goals in mind: 1) feature the vegetables they grow in their gardens and 2) make a salad they and other young people would like to eat. Mission accomplished. Quinoa, peppers, black-eyed peas, cucumbers, fresh oregano, feta cheese -- Kalamata olives as topper.

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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.