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

June 10, 2019

  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 […]

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Coffee with Your…

May 16, 2019

Reviving the old town square We know that to many neighbors and visitors the Mill City Farmers Market is more than a place to buy groceries. It’s a place to meet with friends and neighbors, share a locally sourced meal and learn from the farmers and makers who produce our food. Every Saturday the historic […]

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Mill City Farmers Market Opening for 2019 with new Sustainability Statement

May 1, 2019

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mill City Farmers Market Opening for 2019 with new Sustainability Statement The Market’s new policy attests to its reputation as a trusted grocery source and local food leader. Minneapolis, Minn.—On Saturday, May 4th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Mill City Farmers Market (MCFM) will open its outdoor season, located […]

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Science from Sap to Syrup

April 9, 2019

  Surface tension, glaciation, barometric pressure, evapotranspiration and UV degradation aren’t necessarily terms you think of when talking about a Wisconsin family farm. But at a recent visit to Horner’s Corner maple syrup operation, Mill City Farmers Market staff learned all about the science going on in the maple woods this time of year. Stephen […]

Kim Featured Friend of the Market

Neighbor, photographer and rain-or-shine market shopper

March 20, 2019

  Featured Friend of the Market: Kim Eslinger You may recognize regular market shopper and Friend of the Market Kim Eslinger and her husband Dave Tinjum for the large cameras they usually have around their necks or from enviously gazing at their shopping basket full of a week’s worth of seasonal market groceries. Kim and […]

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From bumper crop to new business

March 7, 2019

  Kiss My Cabbage, one of Mill City Farmers Market’s long-time vendors, began in 2012 when Adrienne Logsdon was working at Burning River Farm. That season the farm produced an unexpected bumper crop of cabbage. Not one to let a good thing go to waste, she decided to make wild-fermented sauerkraut out of the surplus. […]

Shepherd's Way Cheese

A day in the life of a Minnesota cheesemaker

February 20, 2019

  Jodi Ohlsen Read has a short commute, but still a much longer day than most of us. Starting at 6 a.m., Jodi walks a few hundred feet from her farm house to her dairy where she is cheesemaker and owner of Shepherd’s Way Farm, along with her husband Steven. Jodi spends the day here, […]

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Vendor Spotlight: Sunshine Harvest Farm

January 23, 2019

Learn about Mill City Farmers Market’s long-time meat vendor Sunshine Harvest Farm is a 4th-generation family farm in Webster, Minnesota–about 40 miles south of Minneapolis. Owner Mike Braucher, his son Brandon, his brother Patrick and neighbor Sharron bring a variety of cuts of beef, bison, lamb, pork, chicken and eggs to our market year-round. The […]

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Farm Visit: Winter at Bean Market

December 21, 2018

  Were you as excited as we were to see Napa cabbage at our winter market on December 15?? Xai Lor and her husband Tongsee Xiong, owners of Bean Market farm, are known affectionately as the “farming wizards” at Mill City Farmers Market. Decades of farming experience in Laos and now Minnesota has given them the know-how […]

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Why Buy Local?

December 11, 2018

  We understand that shopping locally isn’t always the most convenient or the cheapest. However, when you buy locally grown vegetables, handmade bread and pasture-raised eggs, you are paying for the whole cost of the product. Local, sustainable farmers and makers don’t externalize the costs onto the environment, our community’s health or themselves. Shopping local also […]

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Best with Bread

December 5, 2018

  “Life is too short to eat bad bread.” That’s the slogan on the back of Jonathan Kaye’s t-shirt and his business motto. As the owner and lead baker of Heritage Breads artisan bakery they are truly words he, his staff and growing cult following of customers are living by. Heritage Breads makes a variety […]

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Your Ultimate Local Gift Guide

November 27, 2018

  Visit our Winter Market on December 1st, 8th and 15th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Mill City Museum for your holiday grocery AND gift shopping this year! Shopping local is not only a way to find high-quality food and unique presents for your loved ones, but it is also a way to […]

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6 Things You Need to Know About WEI

November 14, 2018

  This week on the blog, we’d like to highlight one of our few year-round, full-time farms: Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI). Located 60 miles north of Minneapolis in North Branch, WEI is not only a farm, but also a non-profit working for environmental, racial and food justice through organic farming and policy strategies. Here’s six more things […]

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What it means to be Certified Naturally Grown

November 13, 2018

  Mike Noreen, a 13-season veteran of the Mill City Farmers Market and owner of Burning River Farm, is no stranger to the question “Are these carrots organic?” In 2006, Mike chose to certify his farm, now located 80 miles northeast of Minneapolis in Frederic, Wisconsin, as Naturally Grown rather than USDA Organic. Many customers […]

Winter Squash

Everything You Need to Know About Winter Squash

November 7, 2018

  Winter squash is up there with pumpkin spice and sweater weather when it comes to the highlights of fall and winter. There are almost countless varieties of beautiful shapes and colors of these locally grown treasures, but such large and tough-skinned vegetables can also be intimidating. Let’s break down what you need to know […]