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Farmer & Maker Grants

Next Stage Grant Program The Mill City Farmers Market Charitable Fund (MCFM-CF) is committed to the success and sustainability of the local food economy. MCFM-CF designed the Next Stage Grant to provide funding to local, regenerative farmers and other food producers who are improving sustainable farming and business practices or growing toward the “next stage”…

A day in the life of a Minnesota cheesemaker

Jodi Ohlsen Read has a short commute, but still a much longer day than most of us. Starting at 6 a.m., Jodi walks a few hundred feet from her farm house to her dairy where she is cheesemaker and owner of Shepherd’s Way Farm, along with her husband Steven. Jodi spends the day here, making…  Read More

Welcome Back, Goldfinch Flower Farm

This is the beautiful story of how Bryan Gjevre and Harold Wilkins brought their passion for flowers to the Mill City Farmers Market. We are so happy to welcome Goldfinch Flower Farm back to the Market for the 2023 season. Words and images by Iglika Petrova (a devoted Mill City Farmers Market shopper), @iglikapetrova There…  Read More

2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Give the gift of local food and art with gifts from Mill City Farmers Market this holiday season. We’ve rounded up one-of-a-kind, sustainably sourced and handmade items from our winter vendors to make this Saturday a one-stop-shop for everyone on your list. All vendors on this list will be at the market on December 17th…  Read More

National Farmers Market Week

It’s National Farmers Market Week! Every August around the country we celebrate Farmers Market Week, and this year’s theme is farmers markets don’t just happen. Farmers markets are abundant sources of food, connection and resilience in our communities, but they don’t just happen on their own. Behind the scenes of every successful farmers market is…  Read More

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Pandemic Startups at Mill City Farmers Market

In 2022, Mill City Farmers Market welcomes a record number of new vendors, many of them founding their businesses during the pandemic as owners experienced layoffs in the food industry or chose to switch careers as part of the great resignation. Meet three of these entrepreneurs in our latest blog article from food writer Mecca…  Read More

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Yellow Watermelon Popsicles

These popsicles are the perfect summer treat – they’re healthy, refreshing and so simple to make! Yellow watermelons are usually sweeter than red and are full of vitamins and antioxidants like beta-carotene to help protect against diseases. Plus, the use of yellow watermelon in these popsicles creates a fun and vibrant yellow color that makes…  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

Maple Season

Originally published in The Journal on April 11, 2018. Cold nights and warm sunny days are when all of us begin to wake up from winter — including maple trees. The trees need freezing night temperatures and daytime thaws for pressure to develop in the tree that makes sap “run” or drip out when tapped.…  Read More