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Cooking Dry Beans

When you replace canned beans with dried beans from the Mill City Farmers Market you’re supporting local and sustainable farmers, reducing packaging waste and saving money all while getting a fresher, higher quality food compared to canned beans. The trick is knowing how to cook them–and if you can boil water, you can cook dried…  Read More

Quinoa and White Beans with Berry Dressing

by Jenny Breen, author of “Cooking up the Good Life” Quinoa is a fantastic addition to the whole grain repertoire. Although it is an ancient grain, it has recently become popular in the natural foods community. It is highly nutritious—a complete protein by itself, cooks quickly—in about 18 minutes, and is incredibly versatile—delicious with beans,…  Read More

Toasted Millet Salad

Toasted Millet Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Millet is an anciet grain native to many areas in Africa and Asia and now domesticated around the world as a cereal crop for feeding both animals and people. Due to its small size, millet cooks quickly. You can emphasize the grain’s subtle corn flavor by toasting it, like we do in this recipe. Millet…  Read More

Food & Drinks must be consumed off-site

This season, food and beverages (including coffee) must be consumed before or after entering the market. The State of MN declared that farmers markets may remain open IF we can manage 6′ distancing and food/beverages are not consumed on-site. Over the past few weeks, we’ve noticed that carrying a delicious cold press or hot Vienna…  Read More

Stocking Your Pantry

Stocking Your Pantry

At a time when most of us are cooking more meals from home, Market Chef Jenny Breen shares her tips for stocking your pantry for farmers market cooking. This year, you can find our Mill City Cooks recipes and cooking classes online, by subscribing to our weekly newsletter and youtube channel. Jenny’s Pantry Recommendations Diced…  Read More

Market Preorder


Accepting PREORDERs for 7/11 The State of Minnesota considers farmers markets essential grocery providers, and we plan to remain open to serve our community every Saturday May through October, unless otherwise directed by officials. Preorders create a more efficient shopping experience for vendors and customers but are not required. All vendors will also be offering traditional