# Bear Oats Steel cut Oats

Dressing up your oats

Originally published in The Journal on December 28, 2017. Steel cut oat breakfast bowls are one of the most popular trends for foodies and Instagramers right now, and it’s clear why. Flavorful combinations of seasonal ingredients are also packed with nutrients from the colorful topping down to the base: oats. Steel cut oats (often called […]

Local Christmas Tree

Your Local Christmas Tree is Waiting

Jeff Nistler, owner of Maple Plain based 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 2rd, 9th, and 16th, you can browse their selection of locally grown Fraser firs and wild balsam displayed outside the Mill City […]

The Abbey Alpaca Ruth

Farm Visit: The Abbey Alpaca Farm

A fall trip to learn about a true cottage business November 16, 2017 Nestled behind fields and away from highway 71 in Hutchinson, MN, you’ll find Ruth Kinkade’s alpaca farm, The Abbey Alpaca. Ruth and her farm manager Todd Fries currently manage a herd of 13 Huacaya alpaca, 4 “brothers” and 9 “sisters,” which they […]

KMC kimchi probiotic sippers

Drink your sauerkraut?

Originally published in The Journal. A new product is hitting the tables at the indoor winter market—and just in time for a digestive boost during the rich holiday eating season! Adrienne Logsdon of Kiss My Cabbage is introducing probiotic sippers, which are packed with the same health benefits of her lacto-fermented sauerkrauts and kimchis. These […]

Winter Squash

Winter Squash

Originally published in The Journal on October 31, 2017. Beautiful orange, blue and speckled green squash of all shapes and sizes are everywhere this time of year—and they’re not just for decorating! Varieties like butternut, acorn, delicata, spaghetti and kabocha are bountiful at the Mill City Farmers Market, which moves inside the Mill City Museum […]

Lentils

Lentejas: Ancient meal finds a place in modern work week lunches

Originally published in The Journal on October 17, 2017. By Meet Your Vegetables intern Karlie Weiler During my semester abroad in the ancient city of Toledo, Spain, I tasted a variety of unique foods that piqued my interest in Mediterranean cuisine. My host mom referred to one of her common dishes simply as lentejas, or […]

GVY with cabbage Gee?

National Business Women’s Week

October 16 is the start of National Business Week, providing an opportunity to call attention to women entrepreneurs, facilitate discussions on the needs of working women, and raise awareness of the resources available for working women in their communities. We’re highlighting the Market’s women farmers, artists and food makers. Learn more below! Kick off National Business Women’s […]

Organic Field GRant

Organic Field Grant Program

How the market community extends beyond Saturday shopping Photo from Neighborhood Roots. Originally published in the Mill City Times. If you’ve ever walked through the Mill City Farmers Market on a Saturday morning, you may notice there is something that distinguishes it from other shopping experiences. Not only do over 120 local farmers and artisans […]

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. […]