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Immigrant Farmer Day

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Date:
Jun 11 2016
Time:
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Celebrate the diversity of our farmers at the Market this week as we learn about Immigrant Farmers in Minnesota. Minnesota Food Association will join us with new farmers from Burning River Farms in the St. Croix River Valley. Shop from over 50 organic and sustainable food vendors for fresh meats, local produce, and other grocery essentials! Interested in learning more about Immigrant Farmers in our community? Visit the Minnesota Museum of American Art in downtown St. Paul to see "Seeds of Change: A Portrait of the Hmong American Farmers Association" from now until July 31st! Admission to MMAA is free of charge.

Produce Planner

Asparagus, arugula, baby beets, baby bok choi, baby kale, cabbage, carrots, cilantro, garlic scapes!, hakurei salad turnips, herbs, kale, lettuce (red and green romaine, butter, little gem), mint, mushrooms, mustard greens, nettles, oregano, pac choi, parsnips, radishes (red and french breakfast), rhubarb, oregano, spring onions, salad mix, snap peas, spinach, strawberries, Swiss chard, thyme, and the last of the vegetable and herb seedlings for the garden!

garlic-scapes

Mill City Cooks

10:30-11AM Market Chef Nettie Colón debuts in our FREE cooking demonstration making Wild Run Cod with Smoked Shiitake Butter and Heirloom Bean & Wild Rice Salad. this week is the last chance to stock up on cod before Matt Oxford of Wild Run Salmon leaves on his Alaskan fishing trip from 6/18-8/6!

Yoga

9AM – Donation-based outdoor yoga class from Karmen at YogaFit Studios NortheastThe class will be in the lawn down the stairs from the Market across from River Road. Bring your own mat!

Mini Farm

Mini Farm- Oliver H. Kelley Farm will be joining us again this season on the 2nd Saturday of every month! Little market shoppers and adults alike can experience life on a historic 1890’s farm when heritage variety sheep and hens come to the market each month!

mini-farm

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

MCFM welcomes back Mary DuShane and Nick Jordan, the Moonlight Duo, with percussionist Mikkel Beckmen who will be playing folk and Americana tunes!

Community Booth

Minnesota Food Association– Shop from farmers of the Minnesota Food Association (MFA), who train and educate immigrants and other underserved populations about sustainable agriculture.

Sponsor

Mill City Credit Union– A not-for-profit cooperative, Mill City Credit Union nourishes our community through financial education, savvy advice, active involvement, and charitable giving. Stop by, grab recipe cards and find out how to get extra Mill City Bucks for the market.

Art Market

This Saturday’s featured local artists include: Aprilerre, Anna Metcalfe Ceramics, Ink Orchard, Crookedwood, ArtAndes, Sassy Knitwearand 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:

Black Cat Natural Foods