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Inside the Mill City Winter Farmers Market

By Olivia Dropps, Tootie & Dotes January 8, 2016 We love our local co-op, we really do, but we urge you step away from your local store just one Saturday a month and get over to the Mill City Farmers Market to eat local while the weather outside is telling you otherwise. We saw you there […]


Holiday Gift Guide

Shop the Mill City Farmers Market inside the Mill City Museum to find unique, local gifts for everybody on your nice list! Look through our gift guide to see the new and much-loved products our vendors have to offer this year!   FOR THE HOST UFF-DAH! Your hosts put all their energy into your comfort and entertainment so […]

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Farmer’s Markets to Visit Before You Die

By Carri Wilbanks and Becca Blond, Better Homes and Gardens October 2015 Location: Adjacent to the corner of Park Ave. and Second St. near the Guthrie Theater and Mill City Museum; Minneapolis When to Go: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., May through September; Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in October What to Look For: Crepes […]

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Long Weekend in Minneapolis

By Deb Hopewell, Fodor’s Travel August 10, 2015 Stretched out between the Mill City Museum on one side and the Guthrie Theater on the other, the riverside Mill City Farmers’ Market has become the go-to, Saturday-morning celebration of Minnesota’s agricultural bounty (open early May-late October). Wander the stalls and peruse the fresh produce, jams, cheeses, […]

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Savor summer flavors at farmers market around the country

By Lynne O’Rourke Hayes, Dallas Morning News June 20, 2015 Founded in 2006 by chef Brenda Langton, owner of Spoonriver Restaurant, Mill City Farmers Market offers a colorful collection of local, sustainable and organic fruits, vegetables, cheeses and prepared foods. Expect cooking demonstrations, live music, kids’ activities, chef presentations and bright bunches of peonies. Sample […]

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25 Best Things to Do in Minneapolis

By Vacation Idea, October 4, 2015 Located on the Chicago Mall in the historic train shed of the Mill City Museum, Mill City Farmers Market is a fresh produce market featuring items from local, sustainable and organic farmers and artisans. Centrally situated close to many popular attractions, the market is open on Saturdays and Sundays throughout […]


Market Watch: Usher in sloppy Joe season with buns from Salty Tart

By Rick Nelson, Star Tribune October 5, 2011 Michelle Gayer wasn’t shy about giving up the secret to the sandwich buns she sells at her new Mill City Farmers Market stand. “They’re full of eggs and butter and milk,” she said with a laugh. “It’s not a classic brioche, but it’s close.” That’s good enough […]


Best in Condiments: Lucille’s Kitchen Garden Minnesota Mead Jelly

By Cindy Hatcher, Cooking Light 2011 Zoie and Amy Glass create jams and jellies to accompany savory foods like salty prosciutto or creamy chèvre. The Minnesota Mead features a blend of local honeys. Hints of sweet wine flavor shine through with just a bit of balancing acidity. Note: MCFM is proud to be an incubator […]

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Kare 11 at Mill City Farmers Market

Kare 11 reporter, Lee Valsick visited the Market on July 30th, 2011. See what she had to say about “Taste of Italy” day at Mill City!


Market watch: Collard greens and more

By Rick Nelson, Star Tribune July 13, 2011 Here’s how late the growing season is this year: Last Saturday was the first time farmer Moses Momanyi was able to harvest enough produce to set up a stand at the Mill City Farmers Market. And what a nice selection: broccoli and cauliflower, nurtured from raised beds […]

Tomato and Fennel Pasta Sauce

Feast local

By Kat Kleugel, August 17, 2012 We already support our beloved local artists and musicians, so why not extend that same affection to our homegrown culinary artists and artisans — chefs, growers, butchers and restaurateurs? It is now easier than ever to feast ourselves silly with top-notch locally sourced meats, produce and libations. Why? It’s […]


Very berry, Very Prairie, very good

By Rick Nelson, Star Tribune When juicy, color-saturated raspberries and blueberries made their first appearances at the Mill City Farmers Market, they immediately inspired thoughts of pie. Just one problem: Temperatures were soaring into the upper 90s, with similarly punishing humidity levels, which meant that turning on the oven was not an option. Besides, if […]

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Farmer’s Markets Innovations Make Healthy Food an Easy Option

By Leah Zerbe, Rodale News June 1, 2011 Growers of heirloom vegetables and classic edibles are using innovative new ideas to make farmer’s markets better for shoppers seeking sustainably grown, in-season food. There’s often a throwback feel to farmer’s markets, where you can seek out the same heirloom vegetable varieties your great-grandmother adored. Old-school, heritage-breed […]


Market Watch: Let the salad spinning begin

 By Rick Nelson, Star Tribune May 25, 2011 Lovers of greens have an ally in farmer Mike Noreen. The owner of Burning River Farm grows an impressive array of vegetables at his Frederic, Wis., acreage, but what makes a visit to his stand at the Mill City Farmers market on Saturday morning a necessity is the […]


Market watch: Finding rhubarb

by Rick Nelson, Star Tribune May 18, 2011 A recent posting on a friend’s Facebook page summed up what a lot of Minnesotans have been surely feeling during this late-arriving spring. “[I] won’t last much longer if I don’t bake something with rhubarb soon,” he wrote. That sentiment was lingering in my brain as I […]