Ames Honey

How your local beekeeper can keep you healthy

February 13, 2020

  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 […]

Nancy Red Clover Herbal Apothecary Farm

The healing power of herbal tea

January 29, 2020

  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 […]

Nate Star Prairie Trout 2015

A 150-year-old riverside trout farm

December 13, 2019

  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 […]

Beth with Tchidas horizontal Market Chefs 2019

Aprons & Diplomas Ready for Market Chefs!

November 14, 2019

  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 & […]

Local Christmas Tree

Locally Grown Christmas Trees

November 12, 2019

  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, […]

Chris Lowertown Bakehouse

Rise of new artisan bakery Lowertown Bakehouse

October 18, 2019

  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 […]

Rama Cosmic Wheel in aging room 2

The big cheese of micro-creameries

September 24, 2019

  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 […]


Late-Season Strawberries from Twin Cities Berry Company

August 26, 2019

  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 […]

Harvest Social 2019 Sign

Eat dinner, fund a greenhouse!

August 16, 2019

  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 […]

Swiss Chard Indoor Market

Greens for Good: Fresh Produce Drive this Saturday

August 6, 2019

  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 […]

Saturday Market Mhonpaj

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

June 27, 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 […]

Helmet Giveaway Brain Health Day

2019 Bike Helmet Giveaway

June 21, 2019

  Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has proclaimed June 22 Brain Health Awareness Day to raise awareness of brain disease and safety. At the Market this Saturday, learn how a healthy diet can impact the health of your brain in our cooking demo, get your body moving with Market Yoga and line up for our annual helmet […]

jacob frey Coffee with Your

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 […]

Saturday Farmers Market Dawn2Dusk Lonah and Wilfred

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 […]

Horners Corner Sugar Shack

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 […]