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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

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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

10 Ways to Celebrate Mom at the Market

If you’re looking for a unique way to treat Mom (or Grandma!) to delicious food and all things local, look no further than the Mill City Farmers Market on Saturday, May 13th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Market, with over 55 food artisans, growers and artists, is Minneapolis’ trusted source for local and…  Read More

Pistou with Classic Pesto

This is a very versatile vegetable soup that makes a terrific summer or fall meal topped with a fresh pesto and served with a loaf of your favorite bread.  

Market Watch: Let the salad spinning begin

 By Rick Nelson, Star Tribune May 25, 2011 Lovers of greens have an ally in farmer Mike Noreen. The owner of Burning River Farm grows an impressive array of vegetables at his Frederic, Wis., acreage, but what makes a visit to his stand at the Mill City Farmers market on Saturday morning a necessity is the…  Read More

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Arugula Pesto

This recipe comes from Mill City Farmers Market’s Nutrition Interns. As greens come in and out of season at the market, you can substitute arugula for spinach, kale, basil or whatever else you find! Serve this with Poached Wild Salmon, grilled chicken, roasted vegetables, on sandwiches or tossed with pasta.