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Taste Shahiya

Originally published in The Downtown Journal. 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 market, is working to…  Read More

The Great Minneapolis Baking Show

Originally published in The Downtown Journal. 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 1 p.m. at the…  Read More

Mhonpaj’s Garden: Inspiring Organic Gardening

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 usage and the many other things encompassed in USDA…  Read More

10 Secrets of the Market from Founder Brenda Langton

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, food makers and…  Read More

Fiddlehead Ferns

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, often ostrich ferns. They are crisp, and their flavor…  Read More

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…  Read More

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.…  Read More

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…  Read More

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…  Read More

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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,…  Read More