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Mississippi River Day


Jul 13
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

Arugula, beans (dried), beets, baby bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cherries (sour) chili peppers (dried),collard greens, cucumbers, currants (red), garlic (green, scapes), green beans, green onions, gooseberries (green), herbs (fresh), kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, microgreens, mushrooms (fresh, frozen, dried), nettles, radishes, salad mix, snap peas, squash blossoms, summer squash, strawberries, Swiss chard, tomatoes (cherry, slicers), turnips (hakurei, salad) and zucchini.


The produce guide is our best estimate but, due the variable nature of farming, not guaranteed!


Market Yoga

9 to 10 & 10:15 to 11 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 Alchemy 365 for an hour of all-level flow followed by a restorative yin yoga class with The Gem Life focused on the spiritual power of water. Both classes in the lawn overlooking the Mighty Mississippi and Stone Arch Bridge! Learn more


Mill City Cooks

10 to 10:15 a.m. – Learn fundamental cooking skills, including selection, prep and storage for seasonal farmers market vegetables and more in the train shed patio.
10:30 to 11 a.m. – Join us for our chef-led cooking class offered every Saturday in the train shed patio, inspiring you to make your #WeeklyMarketMeal. This Saturday, Robin Asbell will be making a seasonal dish using ingredients from the market. Samples and recipe cards are available at each demo—or check out our recipe archive!
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Booksigning with Robin Asbell
NEW in 2019—Attend 8 or more of our Mill City Cooks classes and receive a Market Chef diploma certificate and exclusive kitchen swag! Learn more

Live Music

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Douala Soul Collective will be spinning funk and world records 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

Black Cat – classic breakfast and barbecue

Chef Shack – tacos, burgers, brats and more

Gohan – market-inspired sushi

Gorkha Palace – Indian and Nepali dumplings and curries

Northern Fires Pizza – seasonal farm-to-table pizzas

Solomon’s Bakery – sweet treats and bread

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:

Radiate Activewear

Christy Wetzig