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10,000 Reasons Why: A Letter from our Executive Director

By Ella Daniels, Executive Director, Mill City Farmers Market & Charitable Fund Did you know that the Mill City Farmers Market set a new record for attendance with over 10,000 visitors in one day at its peak last summer?  Each day since I began my role in January I’ve learned a new reason to be…  Read More

One Way You Can Support Mill City Farmers Market

As the market has started to open up again, many of you have asked, “What can I do to support the market?” Mill City Farmers Market’s Executive Director Martha Archer shares updates on the impact of our Charitable Fund and how you can support our work in this letter to the market community. Last Saturday…  Read More

North Circle Seeds

Organic and Culturally Appropriate Seed Production in Minnesota

How Mill City Farmers Market Charitable Fund’s Next Stage Grant recipient North Circle Seeds is improving the local seed supply. By Jenny Heck If you thought we had some cold snaps in Minneapolis this season, picture yourself at North Circle Seeds farm in Detroit Lakes, about an hour west of Fargo in northern Minnesota. With temperatures…  Read More

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Remembering Harold Wilkins

COVID-19 has left many in our community and the world mourning the lives of loved ones. Today we’d like to recognize and remember a special person in the market community, Dr. Harold Wilkins, who passed away last Thursday due to complications from the virus. Harold and his partner Bryan joined the market as vendors 13…  Read More

15 Gifts Under $35 (plus a few splurges!)

Support local farmers, food makers and artists with gifts from Mill City Farmers Market this season. We’ve rounded up unique, handmade items from our 44 winter market vendors that will bring a smile to everyone on your gift list. Shop online or join us at the Mill City Farmers Market on December 12 from 10…  Read More

Kale Greens for Good

Food Donation

GREENS FOR GOOD Greens for Good, Mill City Farmers Market’s food donation program, was launched in 2013 in partnership with Augsburg University’s Campus Kitchen to increase access to fresh healthy food in Cedar Riverside. Each week from June through October, a team of Augsburg students and volunteers gather excess produce from our vendors at the…

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2020 Next Stage Grant Awards

Congratulations to Mill City Farmers Market Charitable Fund’s (MCFM-CF) 2021 Next Stage Grant awardees! The Next Stage Grant program provides funding to local, regenerative farmers and other food producers who are improving sustainable farming and business practices or growing toward the “next stage” of their businesses. In 2020 MCFM-CF awarded 8 grants to support local…  Read More

Programs & Activities

The Mill City Farmers Market and its Charitable Fund are dedicated to supporting the health of the community through fun, interactive and accessible educational market activities. Learn more about our impact in the community through the following programs and activities: