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Maggie Green Light Farm dried floral wreaths

Local Floral Wreaths from Green Light Farm

Mill City Farmers Market vendor and owner of Green Light Farm Maggie Sheehan shows us around her farm and shares the zero waste story behind her gorgeous dried floral wreaths. By Jenny Heck Dried flowers are having a moment right now. For Maggie Sheehan, Mill City Farmers Market vendor and owner of Green Light Farm,…  Read More

TNC field Jason Whalen Fauna Creative

Taking Action for Nature and Climate Change

In the fourth and final installment of our Regenerative Farming & the Environment series with our sponsors The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota, The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Climate Policy Manager Sachi Graber discusses nature-based solutions for climate change in Minnesota. The local TNC chapter is headquartered just two blocks from the market and works to conserve…  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

Mhonpaj's Garden 2021

Therapy out of abundance at Mhonpaj’s Garden

Growing up on her family farm, Mill City Farmers Market vendor Mhonpaj Lee did not envision herself assuming the business from her parents, but over the years has found purpose and a fitting lifestyle for her own family continuing the legacy of Minnesota’s first Hmong-owned certified organic farm. By Mecca Bos After her family emigrated…  Read More

Jeff Nistler Nistler Farms 2021

Adapting to a changing climate at Nistler Farms

How this summer’s extreme weather is impacting farmers markets’ most iconic crops: heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn and melon, and how Mill City Farmers Market vendor Jeff Nistler has been adapting on the farm for decades. By Jenny Heck “It’s like early childhood development,” Jeff Nistler explained as we rode through hazy fields of melons, flowering…  Read More

Sunflower

Regenerative Farming and the Environment

In part 1 of 4 in our Regenerative Farming & the Environment series with our sponsors The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota, our Executive Director Martha Archer joins Ann Mulholland, the chapter director for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota for a introduction to the work they’re doing to support sustainable…  Read More

Prairie Hollow

Help Us Replace Our Farmers’ Vans

Our farmers need your help. Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI) and Prairie Hollow Farm totaled their market vans commuting from the market this year–Prairie Hollow in a March snow storm and WEI after hitting a deer in an early morning drive to market in May. While the drivers are recovering, both their vehicles will not and…  Read More

One Way You Can Support Mill City Farmers Market

As the market has started to open up again, many of you have asked, “What can I do to support the market?” Mill City Farmers Market’s Executive Director Martha Archer shares updates on the impact of our Charitable Fund and how you can support our work in this letter to the market community. Last Saturday…  Read More

Visit to Shepherd’s Way Farms

Photographer and Mill City Farmers Market regular shopper Iglika Petrova takes a visit to Shepherd’s Way Farms in Nerstrand, MN to capture the story behind Jodi and Steven’s award-winning sheep milk cheese–complete with her recipe for Bacon, Poached Egg, Asparagus and Morcella Cheese Toast. By Iglika Petrova It takes a special person to be a…  Read More