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

Lee Vang Double Dog Kombucha 2021

Double Dog Kombucha: A journey from tragedy to self-discovery

The powerful story behind Mill City Farmers Market’s vendor Double Dog Kombucha and owner Lee Vang’s journey from tragedy to self-discovery, with two rat terriers leading the way to clarity. By Mecca Bos When Lee Vang adopted his Rat Terrier Mac, he was very close to the bottom of despair. His childhood, he says, was…  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

Holistic Health Farm

A Visit to Holisitic Health Farms

Mill City Farmers Market vendor Tim Page shares the inspiration behind his urban farm and greenhouse Holistic Health Farms and his passion for education and community. by J. Annie Wang Tim Page’s Holistic Health Farms sits on a double-wide city lot, hidden behind a Saint Paul house. The clover lawn and raised vegetable beds can…  Read More

North Circle Seeds

Organic and Culturally Appropriate Seed Production in Minnesota

How Mill City Farmers Market Charitable Fund’s Next Stage Grant recipient North Circle Seeds is improving the local seed supply. If you thought we had some cold snaps in Minneapolis this season, picture yourself at North Circle Seeds farm in Detroit Lakes, about an hour west of Fargo in northern Minnesota. With temperatures close to -30…  Read More

Behind the Booth at Solomon’s Bakery

MCFM vendor Solomon’s Bakery specializes African and Caribbean breads for wholesale markets and artisan French pastries for the market at their family-run bakery in New Brighton. By Mecca Bos To get a sense of the popularity of Solomon’s Bakery, you have to see the Saturday morning Mill City Farmers Market craze with your own eyes.…  Read More

Growing a Farm for Black Minnesotans

Explore the motivation and vision for the “Grow a Young Black Farmer in Minnesota” campaign in this short film directed by Adja Gildersleve. The campaign by apprenticing cheesemaker Lizy Bryant supports her goal to buy land farmed by her aunt, Lynne Reeck, Mill City Farmers Market vendor of Singing Hills Goat Dairy. Double your donation!…  Read More