Market Yoga

Market Yoga 2017

Our monthly market yoga series kicks off Memorial Day weekend and continues all season! Join local yoga instructors for a blissful outdoor practice in the lawn down the steps from the market, overlooking the Stone Arch Bridge. All classes are donation-based from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Market Yoga 2017 Schedule May 27 with Laura from […]

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10 Ways to Celebrate Mom at the Market

If you’re looking for a unique way to treat Mom (or Grandma!) to delicious food and all things local, look no further than the Mill City Farmers Market on Saturday, May 13th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Market, with over 55 food artisans, growers and artists, is Minneapolis’ trusted source for local and […]

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12 Facts for 12 Years

MCFM turns 12 this season! This week we’re celebrating the past dozen years of “healthy foods, local farmers” with 12 facts about the market’s vendors, programming and shoppers, leading up to opening day this Saturday, May 6! 1 Our vendors farm 1,255 acres of sustainable land in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 2 Our vendors plant 0 GMOs. […]

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New farmers market food and fresh family events

April 28, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New farmers market food and fresh family events Discover fresh, local produce, artisan foods and the new kids space at the Mill City Farmers Markets opening day Saturday, May 6th! Minneapolis, Minn.—On Saturday, May 6th Mill City Farmers Market (MCFM) opens for its 12th season—with plenty of new faces. […]

Winter Market Review

We just finished a great 2016-17 indoor market season! Read all about attendance, sales, vendors and programs in our Winter Market Review info-graphic below. More information about Opening Day 2017 can be found here. Click here to learn more about our indoor winter markets, select Saturdays November through April from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside […]

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Minnesota Grown Spring Greens

Originally published in The Downtown Journal on April 18, 2017. It is springtime in Minnesota, and even though it was snowing last week, farmers across the state have lots of greens and other vegetables to bring to the city! Many farmers beat the weather by planting crops in greenhouses as early as February to harvest […]

Ghee

Ghee: One food trend not to miss!

Originally published in the Downtown Journal on April 4, 2017. Quinoa, spirulina, kombucha–with all the super foods and food fads floating around these days you may or may not have noticed ghee on the shelves. Ghee (rhymes with “we”) is a type of clarified butter and is not a fad, but rather a food with […]

Zula Juice

Juicing Made Easy with Zula Juice

Originally published in The Journal on March 21, 2017. When you think about a juice cleanse you think about lots of grocery shopping, lots of prep work and lots of dishes, right? Enter Zula Juice, owned by Twin Cities’ couple Renee and Tim Peters. Zula Juice was created four years ago after Renee discovered the […]

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Red Table Meat Pancetta

Originally published in The Journal on March 14, 2017. Learn all about this locally produced artisan pancetta–bacon’s Italian cousin. Mike Philips started Red Table Meat Co. three years ago, after lots of time traveling the world studying and tasting cured meats from famous salumieres. Where do I sign up, right? Mike, who grew up in […]

Flax

Eat more flax!

Originally published in The Journal on February 23, 2017 Ellie Theobald, self-proclaimed farm girl, created Ellie’s Whole Grains over ten years ago as a way to bring local and highly nutritious grains to the Minneapolis food community. Ellie grew up on a farm in the prairies of North Dakota, where her father farmed many grains […]

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Kick Off National Nutrition Month with Us!

February 24, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kick Off National Nutrition Month® with the Mill City Farmers Market at the Arboretum! As the country celebrates National Nutrition Month® this March find your favorite healthy artisan foods and handcrafted gifts at the Mill City Farmers Market’s annual Arboretum Market!   Chaska, Minn.—March is National Nutrition Month®, and what […]

Sweet Potatoes

Top 5 Sweet Potato Recipes for Winter

February 22 is National Cook a Sweet Potato Day! Did you know that in 1943 Americans ate an average of 21.5 pounds of sweet potatoes each year and now we only eat about 4 pounds per year? Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins, including vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin […]

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Drink Direct: The Story of Cafe Palmira

First published in The Journal on February 13, 2017. For the past four generations Carlos Palacio’s family has been growing and harvesting coffee in Huehuetenango, Guatemala—a region renowned for growing some of the world’s finest Arabica coffee. In 2000 and 2001, coffee prices crashed because of issues in the larger supply chain. This had an […]

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Fresh Greens to Brighten Winter Blues

Where to find Minnesota-grown fresh greens in the heart of winter. Originally published in the January 24, 2017 edition of The Journal Nothing brings a smile to my face in the middle of winter like a plate full of fresh locally grown greens. At the Mill City Farmers Market’s winter market last Saturday, farmers unloaded bunches […]

Top 6 Recipes of 2016

Top 6 Recipes of 2016

Between the market’s free weekly cooking demo, nutrition internship, annual benefit dinner and other events at the market, Mill City really cooks! In 2016, our chefs, volunteers and interns created 44 seasonal recipes, utilizing ingredients from our local farmers and food makers. Based on webpage and social media views, here are your favorite Mill City Cooks recipes […]