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MCFM Holiday Gift Guide: 2023 edition

Buying local and sustainable gifts has never been easier. Take a scroll through our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide to check out over a dozen gift ideas that you can all find in one place… Saturday, December 16th from 10am until 1pm inside the Mill City Museum! For the mushroom lover: Morel, shiitake or truffle butter…  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

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

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

Fresh Cheese Curds at the Market

Originally published in the Downtown Journal on May 16, 2017. Fresh cheese curds are one of the best parts about grocery shopping at farmers markets. The fresh and squeaky bite-sized morsels are products of heating fresh milk and adding rennet (enzymes) that clot the milk. The milk continues to clot as it is cooked, and…  Read More

Seedlings Prairie Hollow Farm

Solar-Powered Greenhouse Growing Your Winter Veggies

Mill City Farmers Market vendor Prairie Hollow Farm shifts focus from summer to winter with deep winter greenhouse production for their winter CSA share. By Jenny Heck When farmers market scenery shifts to pumpkins, flannel jackets and dogs in Halloween costumes, many farmers take these cues as time to put their fields to rest and…  Read More

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CSA’s at the Market

It’s time to start thinking about 2021 CSA’s! Below is our list of Mill City Farmers Market vendors offering a variety of produce, cheese, meat and more CSA’s–all available to pick up at the market on Saturdays. Learn more below. The hippies keep talking in code. What is a CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported…  Read More

Locally Grown Christmas Trees

Find some holiday cheer at our November and December markets with Christmas trees and spruce tops from Nistler Farms. Starting November 16th, Jeff Nistler will be bringing wild balsam fir trees, spruce tops, birch logs and dogwood branches for all your winter decorating needs. Why buy local? According to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, buying…  Read More

The big cheese of micro-creameries

Most of us live within a few miles of several microbreweries and can list dozens of our favorite craft beers. But can you name your favorite micro-creamery? Located in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, Cosmic Wheel Creamery is keeping the tradition of farmstead small-batch cheese making alive — a craft that shares not only the science of fermentation with…  Read More