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The healing power of herbal tea

After a month of parties, shopping trips, family celebrations and nights on the sledding hills, a new season is upon us–cold and flu season. The sniffly, cold weather has us reaching into our cupboards for herbal teas. Unlike black, green, white, pu-erh or oolong tea that all come from the leaves and leaf buds of…  Read More

Smoked Trout, Apple and Fennel Salad

A 150-year-old riverside trout farm

An hour east of Minneapolis in the scenic town of Star Prairie, Wisconsin, sits a gem of history and haven for delicious cold-water trout. Located on the bank of the Apple River, Star Prairie Trout Farm is a 150-year-old fish farming operation, raising rainbow trout in natural spring water. Visiting in winter, it is impressive…  Read More

Aprons & Diplomas Ready for Market Chefs!

Attention all Market Chefs–Did you complete your Mill City Cooks course work by attending 8 or more of our Saturday cooking classes this season? If yes, be sure to stop by our Indoor Market information booth with your stamp card to pick up your apron and diploma. Aprons will be available November 16th & 23rd…  Read More

Locally Grown Christmas Trees

Find some holiday cheer at our November and December markets with Christmas trees and spruce tops from Nistler Farms. Starting November 16th, Jeff Nistler will be bringing wild balsam fir trees, spruce tops, birch logs and dogwood branches for all your winter decorating needs. Why buy local? According to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, buying…  Read More

Rise of new artisan bakery Lowertown Bakehouse

With this year’s departures of Salty Tart and Heritage Breads bakeries from the Mill City Farmers Market, bread lovers are happy to see a new bakery, Lowertown Bakehouse, filling the void. Chris Sarles opened Lowertown Bakery in the spring, baking bagels and sourdough breads with a cottage food license in his apartment. Now, working in…  Read More

The big cheese of micro-creameries

Most of us live within a few miles of several microbreweries and can list dozens of our favorite craft beers. But can you name your favorite micro-creamery? Located in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, Cosmic Wheel Creamery is keeping the tradition of farmstead small-batch cheese making alive — a craft that shares not only the science of fermentation with…  Read More

Late-Season Strawberries from Twin Cities Berry Company

Colorful heirloom and big red beefsteak tomatoes are covering the tables at farmers markets. However, another red fruit is exciting customers at the Mill City Farmers Market this August: strawberries. Juicy, local strawberries are typically only available in early to mid-summer in our region, but Farmington-based Twin Cities Berry Company, founded in 2018, has a…  Read More

Eat dinner, fund a greenhouse!

The Mill City Farmers Market’s Harvest Social benefit dinner is the local foodie event of the season, benefitting ‘healthy foods, local farmers.’ In just three weeks on Sunday, September 8th, the Mill City Farmers Market will be transformed from a vibrant marketplace full of farmers and thousands of grocery shoppers to a white tablecloth dinner,…  Read More

Greens for Good: Fresh Produce Drive this Saturday

Anyone who has slept in on a Saturday morning and gotten to the Market late has probably noticed that our farmers don’t usually sell out of everything on their tables. What happens to bunches of beets and pints of potatoes that haven’t sold after a 5-hour Market day? For the past seven years, the Mill…  Read More

4 Things You Need to Know about Bike to the Market Day

Free cheese curds and everything else for your two-wheel commute! Staying in town for 4th of July weekend? On Saturday, July 6th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. we’re hosting our annual Bike to the Market Day, complete with a market scavenger hunt to win a bag of farm fresh cheese curds! Here’s what you…  Read More