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Pure ginger for You 2022

Pure Ginger for You: A pandemic start-up with a mission to heal

Mill City Farmers Market vendor Pure Ginger for You shares their journey into business tied with Beau’s immigration story, health changes and a calling to serve the community through the COVID-19 pandemic.  By Jenny Heck “Back in Liberia, ginger was my mother’s pharmacy. We made ginger tea and beer almost every week. The benefits were…  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

Goldfinch Flower Farm_Harold

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

Ders Farm

Keep Small Farmers Growing

Across Minnesota and Wisconsin, hardworking farmers who grow and make the best, high-quality food are struggling to stay in-business. With declining numbers of wholesale orders from specialty stores, restaurants and schools coupled with fewer customers at farmers markets, small farmers and makers are feeling the pandemic’s impact on their livelihoods. Farmers market vendors support the…  Read More

Market Update – Fall 2020

Season Update from MCFM’s Executive Director Martha Archer As we near the end of our 15th summer market season, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to our farmers, makers, staff and community for innovating, iterating and inspiring our work together. While this was not the celebratory summer we had planned, we…  Read More

Farmers Market Week

It’s National Farmers Market Week! Along with the USDA, the Farmers Market Coalition, we’re celebrating the importance of farmers markets in the food system. Here’s why #FarmersMarketsAreEssential: Farmers markets like ours provide healthy food for our community and a reliable marketplace for small farmers and makers, supporting the local economy. Market operators are adaptable and…  Read More

Local Food is Essential

Help Local Family Farms Impacted by the Pandemic by Eating Local #LocalFoodisEssential campaign and Buy Local pledge encourage customers to eat locally grown food and support local farmers. Take the Pledge! The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unexpected challenges for many local food growers and makers who are facing reduced market options as a result of…  Read More

Shopping Solo

Shopping Solo

Farmers markets have long been “town square” like places to gather and build community. However, this season we are asking visitors to shop solo. Sending one person per household will help us manage a safe space as we get into the busy and bountiful summer months. We must follow 6′ distancing requirements in order to…  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