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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

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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

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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

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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

Budget Shopping – Fall

With beautiful and delicious products at every table, it can be tricky to stay on budget at the market. Our nutrition intern Olivia Jacobs, has created a series of seasonal shopping lists and recipes to keep you on-track and thinking about the market as your grocery destination. These “Market Basket” shopping lists are available at…  Read More

Zero Waste Cooking: Get more out of your food

By MCFM’s 2020 nutrition intern, Jessica Bruggen In the US approximately 72 billion pounds of food is wasted every year, not including food wasted in the home. A majority of that food waste ends up in landfills with only 6.3% of it being composted. Food rotting in landfills produces methane, which is 84 times more…  Read More

Budget Shopping – Early Fall

With beautiful and delicious products at every table, it can be tricky to stay on budget at the market. Our nutrition intern Olivia Jacobs, has created a series of seasonal shopping lists and recipes to keep you on-track and thinking about the market as your grocery destination. These “Market Basket” shopping lists are available at…  Read More