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6 Tips for Cooking with Kids

By Grace Befort, MCFM Nutrition Intern Getting your kids involved in the kitchen and cooking with you is a great way to introduce the pleasures of cooking and healthy, local food – all while having fun and spending quality time together. The more you encourage kids to participate in the kitchen, the more they’ll understand…  Read More

Mill City Cooks Jenny with Crowd 2017

Cooking Demos

LIVE Chef Demo Schedule Join our market chefs in front of the train shed on the first Saturdays of the month! Watch as they cook up a meal using seasonal market ingredients from our vendors. Come with cooking questions and enjoy a sample while they’re in the tent from 8:30am to 12pm, while supplies last.…

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

Aprons & Diplomas Ready for Market Chefs!

Attention all Market Chefs–Did you complete your Mill City Cooks course work by attending 8 or more of our Saturday cooking classes this season? If yes, be sure to stop by our Indoor Market information booth with your stamp card to pick up your apron and diploma. Aprons will be available November 16th & 23rd…  Read More

Eat dinner, fund a greenhouse!

The Mill City Farmers Market’s Harvest Social benefit dinner is the local foodie event of the season, benefitting ‘healthy foods, local farmers.’ In just three weeks on Sunday, September 8th, the Mill City Farmers Market will be transformed from a vibrant marketplace full of farmers and thousands of grocery shoppers to a white tablecloth dinner,…  Read More

Coffee with Your…

Reviving the old town square We know that to many neighbors and visitors the Mill City Farmers Market is more than a place to buy groceries. It’s a place to meet with friends and neighbors, share a locally sourced meal and learn from the farmers and makers who produce our food. Every Saturday the historic…  Read More

Sausage & Lentil Soup

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…  Read More

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…  Read More

Spring Greens with Miso Maple Dressing

Minnesota Grown Spring Greens

Originally published in The Downtown Journal on April 18, 2017. It is springtime in Minnesota, and even though it was snowing last week, farmers across the state have lots of greens and other vegetables to bring to the city! Many farmers beat the weather by planting crops in greenhouses as early as February to harvest…  Read More

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…  Read More