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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

6 Tips for Cooking with Kids

By Grace Befort, MCFM Nutrition Intern Getting your kids involved in the kitchen and cooking with you is a great way to introduce the pleasures of cooking and healthy, local food – all while having fun and spending quality time together. The more you encourage kids to participate in the kitchen, the more they’ll understand…  Read More

Preserve the Harvest

To celebrate National Farmers Market Week and the bountiful summer harvest, we’re sharing our canning and food preservation resources! Follow us on Instagram @millcityfarmersmarket August 2 – 8 for TWO giveaways of market produce and canning supplies and check out our recipes and resources below. With lots of us spending more hours in the kitchen…  Read More