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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. By Jenny Heck 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…  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

Northwood Mushrooms fresh at market

Winter Mushrooms

Mill City Farmers Market vendor Northwood Mushrooms increases year-round mushroom production with innovative projects on the farm. By Amy Rea, Heavy Table contributor Jeremy McAdams has been cultivating mushrooms commercially since 2009 when his farm was in the backyard of his south Minneapolis home. Now he and his wife Aimee operate a more traditional farm…  Read More

CSA Box

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

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Remembering Harold Wilkins

COVID-19 has left many in our community and the world mourning the lives of loved ones. Today we’d like to recognize and remember a special person in the market community, Dr. Harold Wilkins, who passed away last Thursday due to complications from the virus. Harold and his partner Bryan joined the market as vendors 13…  Read More

15 Gifts Under $35 (plus a few splurges!)

Support local farmers, food makers and artists with gifts from Mill City Farmers Market this season. We’ve rounded up unique, handmade items from our 44 winter market vendors that will bring a smile to everyone on your gift list. Shop online or join us at the Mill City Farmers Market on December 12 from 10…  Read More

Ders Farm

Keep Small Farmers Growing

Across Minnesota and Wisconsin, hardworking farmers who grow and make the best, high-quality food are struggling to stay in-business. With declining numbers of wholesale orders from specialty stores, restaurants and schools coupled with fewer customers at farmers markets, small farmers and makers are feeling the pandemic’s impact on their livelihoods. Farmers market vendors support the…  Read More

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Winter CSA Round Up

Commit to shopping local year round with a winter CSA from one of our farmers! What is a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way to purchase food directly from a local farmer. You pay the farmer a set price at the start of the season and in return the farmer delivers food to…  Read More

Market Update – Fall 2020

Season Update from MCFM’s Executive Director Martha Archer As we near the end of our 15th summer market season, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to our farmers, makers, staff and community for innovating, iterating and inspiring our work together. While this was not the celebratory summer we had planned, we…  Read More