By Carri Wilbanks and Becca Blond, Better Homes and Gardens
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Location: Adjacent to the corner of Park Ave. and Second St. near the Guthrie Theater and Mill City Museum; Minneapolis
When to Go: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., May through September; Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in October
What to Look For: Crepes by Spoonriver, creamy coconut macaroons from Salty Tart Bakery, Bliss granola, dry and cured products from Red Table Meat Co., and body care products from Worker B. Also look for locally made jewelry and clothing.
Why It’s Unique: Founded in 2006 by local restaurant owner, chef, and educator Brenda Langton in collaboration with the Mill City Museum, the market promotes healthy foods and local farmers alongside the Mississippi riverfront in the Mill District of Minneapolis. Its mission of inspiring and nurturing a healthy community by building a local, sustainable, and organic food economy means visitors can expect living cooking demonstrations and food tastings.