Mia and Yia kids at booth

Savor summer flavors at farmers market around the country

July 9, 2015

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 […]

watermelon radishes and green onions

25 Best Things to Do in Minneapolis

May 14, 2015

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

October 8, 2011

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

September 10, 2011

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 […]

Cooking with Basil

Kare 11 at Mill City Farmers Market

August 1, 2011

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

July 17, 2011

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

July 13, 2011

By Kat Kleugel, Vita.mn 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

July 1, 2011

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 […]

Berries Saturday Market

Farmer’s Markets Innovations Make Healthy Food an Easy Option

June 5, 2011

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

June 4, 2011

 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

June 4, 2011

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 […]


Enjoying Grazefest at Mill City Farmers Market

June 2, 2011

By Sarah Johnson, Simple Good and Tasty June 9, 2011 Nestled between the theatrical masterpiece designed by famed architect Jean Nouvel and a museum built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill resides the Mill City Farmer’s Market, offering Twin Citians the opportunity to connect with and support local vendors each […]


Wild Idea Buffalo Company Aims to Restore the Great Plains One Bite at a Time

May 22, 2011

Lee Zukor, Simple Good and Tasty May 20, 2011 Wild Idea Buffalo Company, based in Rapid City, South Dakota, is a company on a mission. According to their website: Wild Idea Buffalo Company is more than a meat company. It is a vision of environmental health, animal health and human health. It is driven by […]

Woodsport plates

“On Board” – Rick Nelson reviews Scott McGlasson’s Woodsport

May 20, 2011

By Rick Nelson, Star Tribune June 3, 2011 At his sunny St. Paul studio, woodcrafter Scott McGlasson devotes most of his considerable energy and talents to furniture making. But the Woodsport owner also deftly converts birch and walnut planks into cutting boards that mirror his furniture’s aesthetic balancing act of striking beauty and practical functionality. […]