Get ready bakers and bread lovers, it’s that time of year again. Mill City Farmers Market’s annual Bread Festival is back for it’s 4th year. Teaming up once again with the Mill City Museum and our sponsor, Gold Medal™ Flour, this exciting event highlights the tradition of bread baking right at the heart of the Twin Cities’ historical milling landmark.
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Produce Planner: At the Market this Saturday, you will find: Arugula, basil, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherry tomatoes, chickweed, chives, cilantro, cucumbers, currants, dill, dried beans, eggplant, fennel, garlic, ginger! green beans, green peppers, ground cherries, head lettuce, heirloom beans, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, lemon thyme, mushrooms, muskmelon, okra, onions, oregano, peas, pac choi, potatoes, purplette onions, radishes, raspberries, rhubarb, salad mix, scallions, snow peas, spring onions, sugar snap peas, squash: butternut, delicata, and other varieties, sweet corn, Swiss chard, tarragon, tomatoes, totsoi, turnips, watermelon, zucchini, and much more!
Mill City BAKES, 10 am: Don’t miss this exciting demo today, complete with an outdoor oven and pizza-making demo provided by Lorenzo’s Ovens. Local celebrity baker Jeff Hertzberg will join us for baking demonstrations starting at 10:00 am.
Bread Baking Contest: During the demos, a fantastic team of judges, including Steve Horton from Rustica Bakery and Sun Street Breads’ Solveig Tofte will be evaluating the submissions to Mill City’s fourth Bread Baking Contest under two categories: Quick Breads and Yeasted Breads. To find out more about the contest and register to enter, click here! The Current’s Mark Wheat will once again entertain us as emcee!
Community Booth, all day: Compatible Technologies International is a nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger and poverty in the developing world by designing and distributing simple, affordable food and water tools. They will demo grain grinders and other inventions that are changing lives around the world.
Kids Activities, all day: Thanks to volunteers from OHK Grange, kids can get creative at our Crop Art booth, where seeds are used to create works of art! Kids will also be happy to know they can stop by and pet their furry friends from Oliver H. Kelley’s Farm!
Live Music, 11 am – 1 pm: MCFM welcomes the Roe Family Singers back to the Market today! This local jug band blends characteristic old-time sound with rock & roll influence.
Other activities in the Mill City Museum: Once you’re shopping is done, step inside the Baking Lab in the Mill City Museum to check out two special demos at 1:00 and 2:00 pm with the Grain and Flour Quality Lab team from General Mills.