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Organic Field Grant Program

How the market community extends beyond Saturday shopping Photo from Neighborhood Roots. Originally published in the Mill City Times. If you’ve ever walked through the Mill City Farmers Market on a Saturday morning, you may notice there is something that distinguishes it from other shopping experiences. Not only do over 120 local farmers and artisans…  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

# Bear Oats Steel cut Oats

Neighbor, photographer and rain-or-shine market shopper

Featured Friend of the Market: Kim Eslinger You may recognize regular market shopper and Friend of the Market Kim Eslinger and her husband Dave Tinjum for the large cameras they usually have around their necks or from enviously gazing at their shopping basket full of a week’s worth of seasonal market groceries. Kim and Dave…  Read More

Farm Visit: Winter at Bean Market

Were you as excited as we were to see Napa cabbage at our winter market on December 15?? Xai Lor and her husband Tongsee Xiong, owners of Bean Market farm, are known affectionately as the “farming wizards” at Mill City Farmers Market. Decades of farming experience in Laos and now Minnesota has given them the know-how to…  Read More

Digital Art Market – August 6

This week’s featured local artists Many of the market’s artists are online only for the season. Each week, we feature a selection of MCFM artists on our blog, Instagram stories @mcfarmersmkt and through our digital art market email newsletter. Find unique gifts, kitchenware and and other handmade items while supporting local, sustainabilty-driven artists. THIS WEEK’S…  Read More

Digital Art Market – July 8

This week’s featured local artists Our art market is online only for the season. Each week, we feature a selection of MCFM artists on our blog, Instagram stories @mcfarmersmkt and through a new digital art market email newsletter. Find unique gifts, kitchenware and and other handmade items while supporting local, sustainabilty-driven artists. THIS WEEK’S PICKS:…  Read More

Digital Art Market – Textiles

This week’s featured local artists Our art market is online only for the season. Each week, we feature a selection of MCFM artists on our blog, Instagram stories @mcfarmersmkt and through a new digital art market email newsletter. Find unique gifts, kitchenware and and other handmade items while supporting local, sustainabilty-driven artists. This week, we are…  Read More

Heirloom tomatoes: What a history

Originally published in The Journal on July 13, 2017. Don’t ya know, Minnesota can grow tomatoes! Heirloom tomatoes are a farmer’s market staple around the country, but Jeff Nistler, owner of Nistler Farms and a vendor at the Mill City Farmers Market, is perfecting the crop for Minnesota’s cold climate. Jeff has constructed several high-tunnel…  Read More

12 Facts for 12 Years

MCFM turns 12 this season! This week we’re celebrating the past dozen years of “healthy foods, local farmers” with 12 facts about the market’s vendors, programming and shoppers, leading up to opening day this Saturday, May 6! 1 Our vendors farm 1,255 acres of sustainable land in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 2 Our vendors plant 0 GMOs.…  Read More