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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

Greens for Good: Fresh Produce Drive this Saturday

Anyone who has slept in on a Saturday morning and gotten to the Market late has probably noticed that our farmers don’t usually sell out of everything on their tables. What happens to bunches of beets and pints of potatoes that haven’t sold after a 5-hour Market day? For the past seven years, the Mill…  Read More

Vendor Spotlight: Sunshine Harvest Farm

Learn about Mill City Farmers Market’s long-time meat vendor Sunshine Harvest Farm is a 4th-generation family farm in Webster, Minnesota–about 40 miles south of Minneapolis. Owner Mike Braucher, his son Brandon, his brother Patrick and neighbor Sharron bring a variety of cuts of beef, bison, lamb, pork, chicken and eggs to our market year-round. The…  Read More

Farm Visit: Winter at Bean Market

Were you as excited as we were to see Napa cabbage at our winter market on December 15?? Xai Lor and her husband Tongsee Xiong, owners of Bean Market farm, are known affectionately as the “farming wizards” at Mill City Farmers Market. Decades of farming experience in Laos and now Minnesota has given them the know-how to…  Read More

Your Ultimate Local Gift Guide

Visit our Winter Market on December 1st, 8th and 15th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Mill City Museum for your holiday grocery AND gift shopping this year! Shopping local is not only a way to find high-quality food and unique presents for your loved ones, but it is also a way to support…  Read More

Mhonpaj’s Garden: Inspiring Organic Gardening

Mhonpaj’s Garden is a long-time vendor at the Mill City Farmers Market. This certified-organic farm is owned by mother-daughter duo May and Mhonpaj Lee. They grow a variety of vegetables using organic practices for pest and weed management as well as practicing soil conservation, sustainable water usage and the many other things encompassed in USDA…  Read More

10 Secrets of the Market from Founder Brenda Langton

The Mill City Farmers Market is in full swing–both the Saturday Market and our new Tuesday Night Market are open and full of luscious local food. Earlier this month I sat down with Brenda Langton, founder of the Mill City Farmers Market, to get her inside scoop on the market’s 120+ farmers, food makers and…  Read More

Fiddlehead Ferns

We all know farmers markets are a great place to shop for pasture-raised eggs, fresh lettuce and local cheeses, but they are also a great place to discover new vegetables like fiddlehead ferns. Fiddlehead ferns are the rolled up new leaf from certain edible fern plants, often ostrich ferns. They are crisp, and their flavor…  Read More

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…  Read More