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opening day at the market


May 6 2017
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
The rooster is crowing. It's Opening Day for our 12th season! Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis' trusted source for local, sustainable and organic groceries, bringing fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to one beautiful place. Join us and over 60 local farmers, food makers and artisans - rain or shine - this Saturday for a unique outdoor shopping experience.

Produce Planner

Arugula, asparagus, baby bok choi, beets, carrots, fiddleheads, fingerling potatoes, green garlic, herbs, kale, lettuce, microgreens, morels, mustard greens, nettles, pac choi, ramps, salad turnips, spinach, spring onions, Swiss chard and vegetable plants more!

Ramps opening day

Mill City Cooks

Learn how to cook market meals in our free, chef-led cooking demo, Mill City Cooks, offered every Saturday in the train shed patio at 10:30. This Saturday, market chef Jenny Breen will be cooking a spring menu. 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 and learn tips and easy seasonal recipes from our market chefs. Samples and recipe cards are available at each demo—or check out our recipe archive!

Kids' Activities

Power of Produce “PoP“ veggie tasting club is at the information tent every Saturday! 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.

Guthrie Story Time is the first Saturday of every month at 9:30 and 10 in the green music tent by the Guthrie stairs. Join Guthrie Theater actor H. Adam on the blue mats for 20-minute theatrical readings of our favorite kids’ books!

Guthrie Story Telling Opening Day

Live Music

Jack Klatt will be preforming Americana folk music from 11 – 1 in the green music tent by the Guthrie stairs.

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 Indigo & Snow hand-dyed apparel, Christy Wetzig Ceramics, Aprilierre jewelry and Crookedwood woodworking.

Community Booth

Hennepin County Master Gardeners – Get your spring gardening questions answered and learn some tips for planting a spring garden (or patio pots!) from Master Gardener volunteers at their booth on the top of the Chicago Mall, near Spoonriver restaurant.

Breakfast & Lunch

Vendor Map

Click here to view our interactive vendor map!



Thanks, Lakewinds Food Co-op! We welcome our new partner, Lakewinds Food Co-op, who will be sponsoring our Mill City Cooks weekly kitchen demos this year! The Lakewinds kids area at every demo features coloring and other engaging activities for our youngest market visitors, giving adults some time to relax and learn tips and tricks for preparing easy, seasonal recipes!