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 […]

Drink Direct Cafe Palmira

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 […]

Jeff Nistler Christmas Tree

Christmas tree farms anticipate healthy trees, strong sales

Buy your local Christmas tree at the Mill City Farmers Market’s December Holiday Markets! November 29, 2016   MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota and Wisconsin Christmas tree growers are gearing up for a season of high-quality Christmas trees, thanks to favorable conditions during the 2016 growing season. Nistler Farms will once again be offering chemical-free Christmas […]

Local Christmas Trees

Order Your Christmas Tree from Nistler Farms

Chemical-free, Locally grown Christmas trees Please note: As of December 14, Jeff Nistler is sold out of Christmas trees for the 2016 season.  Nistler Farms will once again be offering chemical-free Christmas trees, spruce tops, birch logs and other holiday decorations at the Mill City Farmers Market’s December markets. On December 3rd, 10th, and 17th, you can […]

Cheese platter collage

6 Tips for Building the Perfect Cheese Platter

The Holidays can be stressful enough without the thought of studying to be cheese monger for every party. Let the Mill City Farmers Market help you build the perfect cheese platter full of delicious local farmstead cheeses!   Pick a theme. Choose light appetizer cheeses like Singing Hills chevre or full-flavored rich dessert cheeses like an aged cheese […]

Heritage Breads Bread Festival

From chef’s hubris rises new artisan bakery

Chef Jonathan Kaye created Heritage Breads bakery and a passion for bread after placing at the bottom at Mill City Farmers Market’s annual Bread Festival baking contest. September 22, 2016 Minneapolis, Minn.—A professional chef for most of his life, Jonathan Kaye was confident entering his loaf of whole-wheat sourdough in the Mill City Farmers Market’s […]

Celebrate World Honey Bee Day

Celebrate World Honey Bee Day with the Mill City Farmers Market

Shop for local honey products, locally pollinated produce, and learn the science behind pollination from the market’s vendors and community partners! August 16, 2016 Minneapolis, Minn.—On Saturday, August 20th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Mill City Farmers Market, together with Land O’Lakes, Inc. and other community partners, will celebrate World Honey Bee Day […]

National Farmers Market Week

5 Reasons to Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

Supporting local vendors has a big impact on the local economy and well-being of our community! From August 7th – 13th, communities across the country will celebrate their local farmers markets during National Farmers Market Week. According to the USDA, by the beginning of 2016 there were more than 8,500 farmers markets in the U.S—that […]

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MN First State To Fund SNAP Incentives At Farmers Markets

June 1, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Minnesota Is The First State To Fund SNAP Incentives At Farmers Markets Minnesota offers $10 match program for low-income families and individuals to shop at farmers markets. Minneapolis, Minn.—The Mill City Farmers Market is open for the season, and it looks a lot different for customers using Supplemental Nutrition […]

Olsen Naturals

6 Tips for Natural Skin Care

March 9, 2016 The Twin Cities may have forecasts in the 60s this weekend, but dry winter skin is still an issue for many northerners after a long, dry winter. Denise Olsen of Olsen Naturals and Judith Shell of Body Bliss share their expert winter skin scare tips and luscious natural product recommendations. Both vendors […]

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Inside the Mill City Winter Farmers Market

By Olivia Dropps, Tootie & Dotes January 8, 2016 We love our local co-op, we really do, but we urge you step away from your local store just one Saturday a month and get over to the Mill City Farmers Market to eat local while the weather outside is telling you otherwise. We saw you there […]

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Holiday Gift Guide

Shop the Mill City Farmers Market inside the Mill City Museum to find unique, local gifts for everybody on your nice list! Look through our gift guide to see the new and much-loved products our vendors have to offer this year!   FOR THE HOST UFF-DAH! Your hosts put all their energy into your comfort and entertainment so […]