letter from our executive director

Letter from our Director

Dear Mill City Farmers Market Friends and Supporters, The Mill City Farmers Market Harvest Social is on September 10th, and we need your support! This event is a celebration of our community and the bountiful fall harvest. It is held in the Mill City Museum Train Shed and features an abundant farm-to-table, organic dinner prepared by our […]

Kombucha

Go wild with kombucha

Originally published in The Journal on July 27, 2017. Kombucha is one of the fastest growing popular health drinks on the market these days, but why all the hype? Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea infused with sugar and natural flavors. Because it is fermented, kombucha provides many probiotics, which are the good […]

Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes: What a history

Originally published in The Journal on July 13, 2017. Don’t ya know, Minnesota can grow tomatoes! Heirloom tomatoes are a farmer’s market staple around the country, but Jeff Nistler, owner of Nistler Farms and a vendor at the Mill City Farmers Market, is perfecting the crop for Minnesota’s cold climate. Jeff has constructed several high-tunnel […]

National Farmers Market Week

National Farmers Market Week 2017

August 3, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Minneapolis, Minn.— Mill City Farmers Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 6-12. At Mill City’s new Tuesday Night Market on August 8, they will have a reusable bag giveaway, live music at 5:30 p.m. and pizza, rice bowls, curries, tacos and […]

zucchini noodles

Healthy Food in Disguise

Originally published in The Journal on June 14, 2017. By Mackenzie Peterson, Meet Your Vegetables Intern Summer is the perfect time to take a fresh spin on some comfort food favorites. Pasta can be one of those comfort foods that you just do not want to give up, but what if you didn’t have to? […]

ugly crops sign Loon Organics

Cooking with Ugly Vegetables

Originally published in the Downtown Journal on July 3, 2017. It won’t surprise you to hear that hail storms over the past couple months have wreaked havoc on power lines, siding and trips to the beach, but have you stopped to think about the impact the storms have on local food? If you get outside […]

Helmet Giveaway

2017 Helmet Giveaway for Brain Health Day!

June 14, 2017 For Immediate Release: Protect your brain: bike helmet giveaway at Mill City Farmers Market Event coincides with city-wide “Brain Health Awareness Day” in Minneapolis. What: Free Bike Helmet Giveaway hosted by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Where: Mill City Farmers Market 704 S. 2nd Street When: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 8:00 a.m. […]

Swiss Chard

All About Swiss Chard

Swiss chard, also known as Rainbow Chard and Silverbeet and botanically known as Betula vulgaris subsp vulgaris, is a leafy green originally found in the Mediterranean saline soils of Greece and Italy. The plant’s “Swiss” lineage is a complicated misnomer due to nineteenth century botanists and gardeners confusing the crop with other plants, such as […]

Fresh Cheese Curds

Fresh Cheese Curds at the Market

Originally published in the Downtown Journal on May 16, 2017. Fresh cheese curds are one of the best parts about grocery shopping at farmers markets. The fresh and squeaky bite-sized morsels are products of heating fresh milk and adding rennet (enzymes) that clot the milk. The milk continues to clot as it is cooked, and […]

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 […]

ladies shopping for herbs

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 […]

dozen eggs 12 facts for 12 years

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. […]

Mill City Cooks Chef Jenny Breen with her daughter

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 […]

spring greens

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 […]