Winter Market Review

April 26, 2017

We just finished a great 2016-17 indoor market season! Read all about attendance, sales, vendors and programs in our Winter Market Review info-graphic below. More information about Opening Day 2017 can be found here. Click here to learn more about our indoor winter markets, select Saturdays November through April from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside […]

spring greens

Minnesota Grown Spring Greens

April 19, 2017

Originally published in The Downtown Journal on April 18, 2017. It is springtime in Minnesota, and even though it was snowing last week, farmers across the state have lots of greens and other vegetables to bring to the city! Many farmers beat the weather by planting crops in greenhouses as early as February to harvest […]

Ghee

Ghee: One food trend not to miss!

April 3, 2017

Originally published in the Downtown Journal on April 4, 2017. Quinoa, spirulina, kombucha–with all the super foods and food fads floating around these days you may or may not have noticed ghee on the shelves. Ghee (rhymes with “we”) is a type of clarified butter and is not a fad, but rather a food with […]

Zula Juice

Juicing Made Easy with Zula Juice

March 21, 2017

Originally published in The Journal on March 21, 2017. When you think about a juice cleanse you think about lots of grocery shopping, lots of prep work and lots of dishes, right? Enter Zula Juice, owned by Twin Cities’ couple Renee and Tim Peters. Zula Juice was created four years ago after Renee discovered the […]

Pancetta Red Table Meat Co

Red Table Meat Pancetta

March 13, 2017

Originally published in The Journal on March 14, 2017. Learn all about this locally produced artisan pancetta–bacon’s Italian cousin. Mike Philips started Red Table Meat Co. three years ago, after lots of time traveling the world studying and tasting cured meats from famous salumieres. Where do I sign up, right? Mike, who grew up in […]

Flax

Eat more flax!

March 3, 2017

Originally published in The Journal on February 23, 2017 Ellie Theobald, self-proclaimed farm girl, created Ellie’s Whole Grains over ten years ago as a way to bring local and highly nutritious grains to the Minneapolis food community. Ellie grew up on a farm in the prairies of North Dakota, where her father farmed many grains […]

Holistic Health microgreens

Kick Off National Nutrition Month with Us!

February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kick Off National Nutrition Month® with the Mill City Farmers Market at the Arboretum! As the country celebrates National Nutrition Month® this March find your favorite healthy artisan foods and handcrafted gifts at the Mill City Farmers Market’s annual Arboretum Market!   Chaska, Minn.—March is National Nutrition Month®, and what […]

Sweet Potatoes

Top 5 Sweet Potato Recipes for Winter

February 17, 2017

February 22 is National Cook a Sweet Potato Day! Did you know that in 1943 Americans ate an average of 21.5 pounds of sweet potatoes each year and now we only eat about 4 pounds per year? Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins, including vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin […]

Drink Direct Cafe Palmira

Drink Direct: The Story of Cafe Palmira

February 3, 2017

First published in The Journal on February 13, 2017. For the past four generations Carlos Palacio’s family has been growing and harvesting coffee in Huehuetenango, Guatemala—a region renowned for growing some of the world’s finest Arabica coffee. In 2000 and 2001, coffee prices crashed because of issues in the larger supply chain. This had an […]

Tim Page Holistic Health Farm Fresh Greens

Fresh Greens to Brighten Winter Blues

February 3, 2017

Where to find Minnesota-grown fresh greens in the heart of winter. Originally published in the January 24, 2017 edition of The Journal Nothing brings a smile to my face in the middle of winter like a plate full of fresh locally grown greens. At the Mill City Farmers Market’s winter market last Saturday, farmers unloaded bunches […]

Top 6 Recipes of 2016

Top 6 Recipes of 2016

December 21, 2016

Between the market’s free weekly cooking demo, nutrition internship, annual benefit dinner and other events at the market, Mill City really cooks! In 2016, our chefs, volunteers and interns created 44 seasonal recipes, utilizing ingredients from our local farmers and food makers. Based on webpage and social media views, here are your favorite Mill City Cooks recipes […]

Jeff Nistler Christmas Tree

Christmas tree farms anticipate healthy trees, strong sales

November 29, 2016

Buy your local Christmas tree at the Mill City Farmers Market’s December Holiday Markets! November 29, 2016   MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota and Wisconsin Christmas tree growers are gearing up for a season of high-quality Christmas trees, thanks to favorable conditions during the 2016 growing season. Nistler Farms will once again be offering chemical-free Christmas […]

Cheese platter collage

6 Tips for Building the Perfect Cheese Platter

November 18, 2016

The Holidays can be stressful enough without the thought of studying to be cheese monger for every party. Let the Mill City Farmers Market help you build the perfect cheese platter full of delicious local farmstead cheeses! Pick a theme. Light appetizer cheeses (Singing Hills chevre) or full-flavored and rich dessert cheeses like an aged gouda or cheddar […]

Heritage Breads Bread Festival

From chef’s hubris rises new artisan bakery

September 22, 2016

Chef Jonathan Kaye created Heritage Breads bakery and a passion for bread after placing at the bottom at Mill City Farmers Market’s annual Bread Festival baking contest. September 22, 2016 Minneapolis, Minn.—A professional chef for most of his life, Jonathan Kaye was confident entering his loaf of whole-wheat sourdough in the Mill City Farmers Market’s […]