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Bread Festival 2019

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Bread Festival


Sep 14
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
On Saturday, September 14 we honor the Market’s namesake and historic locale with our annual Bread Festival! Join us for baking demonstrations from renowned local bakers, enter your own bread in our baking showcase and shop from over 60+ local farmers and food makers including bakeries, farm-to-table sourdough pizza and heritage flours!

Produce Planner

Apples, arugula, beans (dried), beets, bok choy, broccoli, broccoli rabe, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collard greens, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green beans, ground cherries, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, melon, microgreens, mushrooms (fresh, frozen, dried), okra, onions, pears, peppers (hot, sweet), plums, potatoes, radishes, salad mix, shallots, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, sweet corn, Swiss chard, tomatoes (cherry, slicers), tomatillos, turnips (hakurei, salad), winter melon, winter squash and zucchini.
The produce guide is our best estimate but, due the variable nature of farming, not guaranteed!

Bread Festival

  • 8:00- 9:30, Home bakers drop off breads
  • 9:30 – 10:30, Bread Baking Showcase
  • 10:30 – 12:30, Professional baking demonstrations
  • 10:30 – 1:00, Learn about grains at Mill City Museum’s flour cart (booth #142)
  • 10:00 – 5:00, Explore Minneapolis’ flour-ful history at the Mill City Museum. Check out the Baking Lab, Flour Tour grain elevator ride, mill tours and more (tickets are $12 for adults, but showcase bakers receive a free admission voucher!)

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Baking Showcase

Enter your loaf in our annual Bread Baking Showcase to share the story of bread in your life! The Baking Showcase is open to all levels and types of bread, and participants receive a gift of 2 free mimosas or cappuccinos at Spoonriver restaurant, free admission to the Mill City Museum and $5 off at Lakewinds Co-op! Learn more.

Market Yoga

9 to 10 a.m. – As part of the Market’s mission to grow a healthier community, we’ve partnered with local neighborhood yoga studios to offer free outdoor yoga classes! Before or after you shop the Market, join talented instructors from YogaFit Studios for an hour of blissful outdoor practice in the lawn overlooking the Mighty Mississippi and Stone Arch Bridge! Learn more


Live Music

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Michael Keyes & Jim Krans will be playing Americana bluegrass tunes in the green music tent by the Guthrie stairs.


Mini Farm

The Minnesota Historical Society’s Oliver H. Kelley Farm joins us on the second Saturday of each month to show us what life was like on an 1860’s Minnesota farm. Meet heritage-breed sheep and chickens and chat with Kelley Farm staff on the top of the Chicago Mall, near Spoonriver restaurant.


Power of Produce

Power of Produce “PoP“ veggie tasting club is at the information booth every week! Kids ages 3-12 can earn a $2 token to spend on fruits and veggies by tasting a local, seasonal vegetable, as a way to empower kids to make healthy eating decisions. Learn more.


Vendor Map

Click here to view our interactive vendor map, and see who’s in this week.

Saturday Farmers Market


Breakfast & Lunch

Baker’s Field – bread and other baked goods

Black Cat – classic farm-to-table breakfast

Chef Shack – tacos, burgers, brats and more

Gorkha Palace – Indian and Nepali dumplings and curries

Lowertown Bakehouse – bread and other baked goods

Northern Fires Pizza – seasonal farm-to-table pizzas

Root to Rise Kitchen – vegan street food

Solomon’s Bakery – bread, pastries and other baked goods


Art Market

Shop for handmade jewelry, ceramics and other artisan goods in our weekly rotating art market, located in the train shed near the entrance to the Museum. This week we are featuring:

Celina Kane

Alana Cuellar Clay

Vikse Designs

Furniture by DeGarmo

Create Laser Arts