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 ...

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

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

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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

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 a 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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Roots alum,Yeng, from Urban Roots helped me work with youth at Urban Roots on business finances. We did a cost analysis of our Minnesota Twins food cart (yes, econ major Yeng is working the cost curve chart); looked at our salad business budget and discussed strategies for boosting the bottom line. Smart bunch of budding business peeps. ...

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FIELD REPORT BIO:
Over the past few weeks you've seen various field reports from youth at all 4 of our gardens. This week we want to begin to introduce you to the voices behind the pictures!
This is Imogene with @urbanrootsmn! This will be her 4th summer with Urban Roots. Her favorite thing to do in the garden is harvest sugar snap peas (because they taste the best fresh off the plant). Imogene has worked the @rootsforthehometeam cart numerous times and we love having her presence at the cart and are so thankful for the work she does at Urban Roots! Be on the lookout for more updates from her in the coming weeks!
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Impact

  • 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.