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Curried Chickpeas

Eat your colors with eggplant

Originally published in The Journal on August 11, 2017. By Meet Your Vegetables intern Karlie Weiler While it’s obvious that the amount of vegetables we eat is crucial, the color of those vegetables is just as important if not more. Eating a variety of colored vegetables provides vitamins and minerals that aren’t obtained from a…  Read More

Listen to Your Gut: Fermented Foods

By: Christina Petsoulis, 2015 Meet Your Vegetables Intern What’s a Fermented Food Product? What’d your gut tell you this morning? Whether you listened or not, it probably rumbled to be fed a bowl full of lactic acid-fermenting bacteria, or what consumers like to call yogurt. From yogurt and cheese to sauerkraut and kimchi, we consume food products…  Read More

Sausage & Lentil Soup

8 Tips for Increasing Fruit and Vegetables in Your Diet

Eating the recommended number of servings for fruits and vegetables can seem like a daunting task. The number of servings each person needs depends on his/her calorie needs. Check out www.choosemyplate.gov/ for more information on this. Getting in your fruits and vegetables each day may be easier than you think! So, what exactly is a serving?…  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

Cauliflower Rice Tabouli

Cooking with Mediterranean Herbs

Originally published in The Journal on September 21, 2017. By Meet Your Vegetables Intern Karlie Weiler One of the biggest barriers to cooking is the false belief that cooking only counts if you’re making elaborate, gourmet dishes. Some of the best dishes are simple! The best way to create a sense of variety and class,…  Read More

Letter from our executive director

Letter from our Director

Dear Mill City Farmers Market Friends and Supporters, The Mill City Farmers Market Harvest Social is on September 10th, and we need your support! This event is a celebration of our community and the bountiful fall harvest. It is held in the Mill City Museum Train Shed and features an abundant farm-to-table, organic dinner prepared by our…  Read More

Healthy Food in Disguise

Originally published in The Journal on June 14, 2017. By Mackenzie Peterson, Meet Your Vegetables Intern Summer is the perfect time to take a fresh spin on some comfort food favorites. Pasta can be one of those comfort foods that you just do not want to give up, but what if you didn’t have to?…  Read More

Cider-braised chicken

Top 6 Recipes of 2016

Between the market’s free weekly cooking demo, nutrition internship, annual benefit dinner and other events at the market, Mill City really cooks! In 2016, our chefs, volunteers and interns created 44 seasonal recipes, utilizing ingredients from our local farmers and food makers. Based on webpage and social media views, here are your favorite Mill City Cooks recipes…  Read More

The Skinny on FAT

By Dustin Nelson, Meet Your Vegetables Nutrition Intern Fat is an important nutrient for the body. It is critical for proper growth and development and maintaining normal health. Fat has a whopping 9 calories per gram which the body uses as stored energy. Fat also acts as an insulator for tissues, a cushion for vital…  Read More

Meet Your Vegetables

Nutrition Internship

  Meet Your Vegetables is the Market’s nutrition and public health internship in partnership with Allina Health. Designed for undergraduate students seeking an opportunity to learn more about local food, interns work together to create healthful, seasonal recipes to sample at the Market. They also complete a community engagement project focused on nutrition, food access