Stocking Your Pantry

Stocking Your Pantry

At a time when most of us are cooking more meals from home, Market Chef Jenny Breen shares her tips for stocking your pantry for farmers market cooking. This year, you can find our Mill City Cooks recipes and cooking classes online, by subscribing to our weekly newsletter and youtube channel. Jenny’s Pantry Recommendations Diced…  Read More

Mask Donations Needed

Calling all seamstresses! The Mill City Farmers Market is accepting donations for face masks for our vendors, volunteers, staff and shoppers. We like Allina Health’s pattern, but other shapes and sizes are happily accepted to fit the needs of our community. Mask from our vendor Radiate Activewear Mail masks to our office: Mill City Farmers Market 704 S.…  Read More

Solar Fresh Produce Next Stage Grant

2020 Next Stage Grant Awards

Congratulations to Mill City Farmers Market Charitable Fund’s (MCFM-CF) 2021 Next Stage Grant awardees! The Next Stage Grant program provides funding to local, regenerative farmers and other food producers who are improving sustainable farming and business practices or growing toward the “next stage” of their businesses. In 2020 MCFM-CF awarded 8 grants to support local…  Read More

How your local beekeeper can keep you healthy

Ames Farm honey products are in grocery stores, co-ops and gifts shops throughout Minneapolis and the metro, but did you know you can meet the owner and head beekeeper Brian Frederickson at the Mill City Farmers Market? Brian has over 25 years of experience at his apiary in Delano, Minnesota, and the Ames Farm table…  Read More

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