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

Farmers Market Week

It’s National Farmers Market Week! Along with the USDA, the Farmers Market Coalition, we’re celebrating the importance of farmers markets in the food system. Here’s why #FarmersMarketsAreEssential: Farmers markets like ours provide healthy food for our community and a reliable marketplace for small farmers and makers, supporting the local economy. Market operators are adaptable and…  Read More

Local Food is Essential

Help Local Family Farms Impacted by the Pandemic by Eating Local #LocalFoodisEssential campaign and Buy Local pledge encourage customers to eat locally grown food and support local farmers. Take the Pledge! The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unexpected challenges for many local food growers and makers who are facing reduced market options as a result of…  Read More

Shopping Solo

Shopping Solo

Farmers markets have long been “town square” like places to gather and build community. However, this season we are asking visitors to shop solo. Sending one person per household will help us manage a safe space as we get into the busy and bountiful summer months. We must follow 6′ distancing requirements in order to…  Read More

Commitment to a just, local and sustainable food system

We are grieving with the friends and family of George Floyd and our Black community members who have faced injustice for too long. Our hearts are with friends, neighbors and small business owners who have been impacted by the events of the last week, with peaceful protesters who were injured in their efforts to be…  Read More


5/30 Market Cancelled

Because we are unable to ensure the safety of our staff, vendors and customers we have decided to cancel Saturday’s market on May 30. If you have preorders to pick up, our vendors will be in-touch with more information soon regarding alternative pick-up options. We are also working on ways to distribute perishable items that…  Read More

Food & Drinks must be consumed off-site

This season, food and beverages (including coffee) must be consumed before or after entering the market. The State of MN declared that farmers markets may remain open IF we can manage 6′ distancing and food/beverages are not consumed on-site. Over the past few weeks, we’ve noticed that carrying a delicious cold press or hot Vienna…  Read More