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10,000 Reasons Why: A Letter from our Executive Director

By Ella Daniels, Executive Director, Mill City Farmers Market & Charitable Fund Did you know that the Mill City Farmers Market set a new record for attendance with over 10,000 visitors in one day at its peak last summer?  Each day since I began my role in January I’ve learned a new reason to be…  Read More

2023 Next Stage Grant Awards

Congratulations to Mill City Farmers Market’s 2023 Next Stage Grant awardees! The Next Stage Grant program provides funding to local, regenerative farmers and other food makers who are improving sustainable farming and business practices or growing toward the “next stage” of their businesses. This year we awarded 14 grants totaling $​​79,790 to support local farmers and food…  Read More

2023 Guide to CSAs at the Market

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and it is a way for community members and consumers (like you!) to support small, local and sustainable farmers and food producers by committing to buying from them for a season. Many CSAs are the length of the growing season here in Minnesota, while others go year-round. In other…  Read More

2022 Next Stage Grant Awards

Congratulations to Mill City Farmers Market’s 2022 Next Stage Grant awardees! The Next Stage Grant program provides funding to local, regenerative farmers and other food makers who are improving sustainable farming and business practices or growing toward the “next stage” of their businesses. In 2022 we awarded 10 grants totaling $63,626 to support local farmers and other vendors…  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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More than a Farm: Women’s Environmental Institute

Founders of Women’s Environmental Institute, one of Mill City Farmers Market’s year-round vendors, share the 20-year “herstory” of the certified organic farm and orchard and it’s unique role as a non-profit in Minnesota farming. By Alia Jeraj, @aliaxgrace “We are a farm, but we are more than a farm,” says Jacque Zita, Director of Education…  Read More

2021 Next Stage Grant Awards

Congratulations to Mill City Farmers Market Charitable Fund’s 2021 Next Stage Grant awardees! The Next Stage Grant program provides funding to local, regenerative farmers and other food makers who are improving sustainable farming and business practices or growing toward the “next stage” of their businesses. In 2021 we awarded 15 grants totaling $73,415 to support…  Read More