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Mississippi River Day

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Jul 28 2018
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
This Saturday is our annual Mississippi River Day--a day we celebrate the beautiful, historic and agriculturally significant river right outside our doors. Join experts on the river's ecology and over 60 local farmers, food makers and artisans to celebrate the Mighty Mississippi!

Produce Planner

Beets, berries, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, carrots, celery, collard greens, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green beans, ground cherries, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce heads, melon, microgreens, mushrooms, okra, onions, peppers, potatoes, radicchio, radishes, salad greens, spinach, sweet corn, Swiss chard, tomatillos, tomatoes and zucchini

Market Yoga

FREE – 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 Northeast for an hour of blissful outdoor practice in the lawn overlooking the Mighty Mississippi and Stone Arch Bridge! Learn more

Knife Skills Demo

9:30 to 10:30 – Every month, join experts from local, family-owned knife shop Eversharp Kinves in the train shed to learn knife skills and home sharpening techniques—Plus, get a coupon for 3 complimentary knife sharpenings at their shop! Be sure to stay for the Mill City Cooks demo to follow.

Mill City Cooks

FREE – 10:30 to 11 a.m.  Learn how to cook your #WeeklyMarketMeal in our chef-led cooking class, Mill City Cooks, offered every Saturday in the train shed patio. This Saturday, market chef Beth Jones will be making a seasonal dish using ingredients from the market. Plus, our kids’ tables at the demo always feature coloring sheets and other engaging activities, giving adults some free time to relax with a cup of coffee while picking up tips and easy seasonal recipes from our market chefs. Samples and recipe cards are available at each demo—or check out our recipe archive!

Live Music

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – TBD in the green music tent by the Guthrie stairs.

Meet Your Vegetables

Nutrition and Public Health students lead our Meet Your Vegetables demonstrations at the top of the Chicago Mall, near Spoonriver restaurant. Discover creative, simple ways to prepare seasonal produce and walk away with a delicious sample and recipe card complete with nutrition information! Learn more.

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.

Community Booths

The Raptor Center – Meet a bald eagle and other raptors that call the riverside their home!

Friends of the Mississippi River – Conservation experts will teach you how we can best protect, restore and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities region.

Mississippi Park Connection – Learn how you and your family can experience the Mississippi and the National Park just one block away from the market!

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:

Breakfast & Lunch

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

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