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Brain Health


Jun 25 2016
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
We are kicking off the Chicago Avenue Expansion with our annual Brain Health Day! American Academy of Neurology Helmet will be giving away bike helmets to the first 1,000 market visitors and the market will have an additional 8 vendors in front of the AAN building on Chicago Avenue! Market Chef Jenny Breen will be featuring brain food in the Mill City Cooks Kitchen and there will be lots of seasonal produce, meats, flowers, art, and more healthy food from over 60 local food vendors!

Produce Planner

Asparagus, arugula, baby beets, baby bok choi, baby kale, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, dandelion greens, fenugreek leaves, garlic scapes, green beans, green onions, hakurei salad turnips, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, lavender, lettuce (bibb, red and green romaine, butter, little gem), mint, microgreens, mushrooms, mustard greens, oregano, pac choi, parsnips, radishes (red and french breakfast), rhubarb, oregano, sour cherries, spring onions, salad mix, snap peas, snow peas, spinach, strawberries, Swiss chard, thyme, and much more!

Mill City Cooks

Join Market Chef Jenny Breen at 10:30 in our train shed patio for Mill City Cooks, our weekly 30-minute cooking demonstration where professional chefs teach market goers creative, healthy ways to prepare market ingredients!

Meet Your Vegetables

Sample fresh, seasonal veggie recipes created and prepared by Nutrition students at our Meet Your Vegetables booth, located at the top of the Chicago Mall. To kick off the program, our interns will be sampling Citrus Beet Salad–grab a recipe and a sample and chat with medical professionals from Allina Health, the program’s sponsor.

Kids' Activity

Power of Produce–PoP Club!- A seasonal vegetable tasting club for kids ages 5-12. Collect punches on trading cards and receive a $2 token to spend on produce at the market for tasting this Saturday’s vegetable! This season PoP will be at the market’s green Information Booth in the center of the market on the Chicago Mall.

Live Music

11AM – 1PM MCFM Welcomes back DL Cajun Band playing Traditional Cajun music from the other end of the Mississippi River, from the prairies and bayous of Minnesota.

Community Booths

MSP Film Society – Founded in 1962 and based in the Mill District, the MSP Film Society is Minnesota’s foremost film exhibition organization. We bring the best of international and independent film to local audiences through the MSP International Film Festival, numerous niche film festivals and series, and nightly programming 365-days a year.

Bike Cops for Kids Truck – Since 2009, bike cops in Minneapolis have been encouraging positive interactions with North Minneapolis kids by handing out hundreds of free helmets, bike locks, lights, and even some free bikes. Learn more about the program at their mobile Bike Cops for Kids truck this Saturday


American Academy of Neurology, will be giving away 1,000 bike helmets starting at 8am this Saturday in an effort to raise awareness of brain safety and prevent head injuries in Minnesota. Come early–quantities are limited!

Art Market

This Saturday’s featured local artists include: Chris Chookiatsirichai, Fringe & Fettle Ceramics, Spring Finn & Co., Willful, Larissa Loden, Universal PantsArtAndes, Sassy Knitwear, and Sally Fritz Clothing. Find them in the train shed near the entrance to the museum!

Breakfast & Lunch

Enjoy delicious breakfast, lunch, and drinks from this Saturday’s local prepared food vendors: