News Articles

Go wild with kombucha

Originally published in The Journal on July 27, 2017. Kombucha is one of the fastest growing popular health drinks on the market these days, but why all the hype? Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea infused with sugar and natural flavors. Because it is fermented, kombucha provides many probiotics, which are the good…  Read More

Heirloom tomatoes: What a history

Originally published in The Journal on July 13, 2017. Don’t ya know, Minnesota can grow tomatoes! Heirloom tomatoes are a farmer’s market staple around the country, but Jeff Nistler, owner of Nistler Farms and a vendor at the Mill City Farmers Market, is perfecting the crop for Minnesota’s cold climate. Jeff has constructed several high-tunnel…  Read More

National Farmers Market Week 2017

August 3, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Minneapolis, Minn.— Mill City Farmers Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 6-12. At Mill City’s new Tuesday Night Market on August 8, they will have a reusable bag giveaway, live music at 5:30 p.m. and pizza, rice bowls, curries, tacos and…  Read More

Healthy Food in Disguise

Originally published in The Journal on June 14, 2017. By Mackenzie Peterson, Meet Your Vegetables Intern Summer is the perfect time to take a fresh spin on some comfort food favorites. Pasta can be one of those comfort foods that you just do not want to give up, but what if you didn’t have to?…  Read More

Zucchini Hummus Cooking with Ugly Vegetables

Cooking with Ugly Vegetables

Originally published in the Downtown Journal on July 3, 2017. It won’t surprise you to hear that hail storms over the past couple months have wreaked havoc on power lines, siding and trips to the beach, but have you stopped to think about the impact the storms have on local food? If you get outside…  Read More

2017 Helmet Giveaway for Brain Health Day!

June 14, 2017 For Immediate Release: Protect your brain: bike helmet giveaway at Mill City Farmers Market Event coincides with city-wide “Brain Health Awareness Day” in Minneapolis. What: Free Bike Helmet Giveaway hosted by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Where: Mill City Farmers Market 704 S. 2nd Street When: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 8:00 a.m.…  Read More

Fresh Cheese Curds at the Market

Originally published in the Downtown Journal on May 16, 2017. Fresh cheese curds are one of the best parts about grocery shopping at farmers markets. The fresh and squeaky bite-sized morsels are products of heating fresh milk and adding rennet (enzymes) that clot the milk. The milk continues to clot as it is cooked, and…  Read More

Stuffed Swiss Chard Rolls

All About Swiss Chard

Swiss chard, also known as Rainbow Chard and Silverbeet and botanically known as Betula vulgaris subsp vulgaris, is a leafy green originally found in the Mediterranean saline soils of Greece and Italy. The plant’s “Swiss” lineage is a complicated misnomer due to nineteenth century botanists and gardeners confusing the crop with other plants, such as…  Read More

Market Yoga 2017

Our monthly free yoga series kicks off Memorial Day weekend and continues all season! Join local yoga instructors for a blissful outdoor practice in the lawn down the steps from the market, overlooking the Stone Arch Bridge. All classes are free and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturdays and 6 to 7 p.m. at our…  Read More

10 Ways to Celebrate Mom at the Market

If you’re looking for a unique way to treat Mom (or Grandma!) to delicious food and all things local, look no further than the Mill City Farmers Market on Saturday, May 13th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Market, with over 55 food artisans, growers and artists, is Minneapolis’ trusted source for local and…  Read More