2018 gleaning team

Greens for Good

Gleaning at the Mill City Farmers Market Originally published in The Journal on October 2, 2018. “What exactly is gleaning?” is a question with which Nell Gehrke, of the Mill City Farmers Market’s Greens for Good program, starts many of her Saturdays. Her volunteers often guess that it means green cleaning or glamorous cleaning, a […]

Bread Festival Great Minneapolis Baking Show

The Great Minneapolis Baking Show

Originally published in The Downtown Journal on September 18, 2018. Regardless of your feelings for Netflix’s takeover of ‘The Great British Baking Show,’ the popular competition baking series formerly produced by PBS, you will love the Mill City Farmers Market’s upcoming Bread Festival this Saturday, September 22. The event, which is from 8 a.m. to […]

taste Shahiya Chitney

Taste Shahiya

Originally published in The Downtown Journal on August 24, 2018. Shahiya Chutney is a Minneapolis-based company that blends powerful Ethiopian flavors to create an exceptionally unique hot sauce. Owners Zahra Ismael and her son Ibrahim Mohamed bring their family recipe to downtown Minneapolis for the Mill City Farmers Market every Saturday. Shahiya Chutney, like the […]

Mike with CSA boxes

What it means to be Certified Naturally Grown

Originally published in The Downtown Journal on August 10, 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 “Is this tomato organic?” In 2006, Mike chose to certify his farm, now located 80 miles northeast of Minneapolis in Frederic, Wisconsin, […]

Saturday Market Mhonpaj

Mhonpaj’s Garden: Inspiring Organic Gardening

Originally published in The Journal on June 29, 2018. Mhonpaj’s Garden is a long-time vendor at the Mill City Farmers Market. This certified-organic farm is owned by mother-daughter duo May and Mhonpaj Lee. They grow a variety of vegetables using organic practices for pest and weed management as well as practicing soil conservation, sustainable water […]

10 Secrets of the Market from Founder Brenda Langton

June 20, 2018 The Mill City Farmers Market is in full swing–both the Saturday Market and our new Tuesday Night Market are open and full of luscious local food. Earlier this month I sat down with Brenda Langton, founder of the Mill City Farmers Market, to get her inside scoop on the market’s 120+ farmers, […]

Fiddlehead ferns

Fiddlehead Ferns

Originally published in The Journal on June 1, 2018. We all know farmers markets are a great place to shop for pasture-raised eggs, fresh lettuce and local cheeses, but they are also a great place to discover new vegetables like fiddlehead ferns. Fiddlehead ferns are the rolled up new leaf from certain edible fern plants, […]

Knife skills and cutting board Saturday Market

Knife Skills Demos with Eversharp

New this season, Mill City Farmers Market is partnering with local, family-owned knife shop Eversharp Knives for monthly knife skills demos. These demos fulfill both the Market and Eversharp’s mission to encourage healthy home cooking! Join experts from Eversharp in the train shed from 9:30 to 10:30 to “hone” your chopping skills and home sharpening […]

New season, new vendors

New season, new vendors

April 27th, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Get ready for the outdoor season at Mill City Farmers Market-opening Saturday, May 5th! Minneapolis, Minn.–On Saturday, May 5th Mill City Farmers Market (MCFM) opens for its 13th season. Grab your favorite tote bag and your grocery list and get ready to shop the market’s curated assortment of over […]

Maple Season

Maple Season

Originally published in The Journal on April 11, 2018. Cold nights and warm sunny days are when all of us begin to wake up from winter — including maple trees. The trees need freezing night temperatures and daytime thaws for pressure to develop in the tree that makes sap “run” or drip out when tapped. […]

Indigo & Snow Year of Foraging Madder Root

INDIGO & SNOW’s Year of Foraging

March 23, 2018 Get ready to be transported into spring at tomorrow’s Indoor Winter Market. Local textilist and MCFM vendor Annabella Sardelis, owner of INDIGO & SNOW, will be debuting her A Year of Foraging collection. INDIGO & SNOW specializes in hand-dyed apparel, and this new collection is inspired by Annabella’s love of plants and […]

Calvit's Sample Pack Shrubs

Shrubs: America’s not-so-new drinking vinegar

Originally published in The Journal on March 8, 2018. Let’s talk shrubs. Now, I know there are two feet of snow covering your junipers and boxwoods right now–I’m talking about drinking vinegars. Shrubs are a mixture of vinegar, sugar, fruits and herbs created to be mixed with soda water for a dynamic sweet-and-sour beverage or […]

bringing the pacific to minnesota wild run salmon

Bringing the Pacific to Minnesota

Originally published in The Journal on January 25, 2018. Community-supported agriculture, or CSA, is a term now ubiquitous with foodies and local food enthusiasts, but many may be unaware of its cousin — the CSF. Community-supported fisheries take the guesswork and uncertainty out of buying sustainable fish, arguably one of the most confusing food markets, […]

# Bear Oats Steel cut Oats

Dressing up your oats

Originally published in The Journal on December 28, 2017. Steel cut oat breakfast bowls are one of the most popular trends for foodies and Instagramers right now, and it’s clear why. Flavorful combinations of seasonal ingredients are also packed with nutrients from the colorful topping down to the base: oats. Steel cut oats (often called […]

Local Christmas Tree

Your Local Christmas Tree is Waiting

Jeff Nistler, owner of Maple Plain based Nistler Farms, will once again be offering chemical-free Christmas trees, spruce tops, birch logs and other holiday decorations at the Mill City Farmers Market’s December markets. On December 2rd, 9th, and 16th, you can browse their selection of locally grown Fraser firs and wild balsam displayed outside the Mill City […]