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Fresh Cheese Curds at the Market

Originally published in the Downtown Journal on May 16, 2017. Fresh cheese curds are one of the best parts about grocery shopping at farmers markets. The fresh and squeaky bite-sized morsels are products of heating fresh milk and adding rennet (enzymes) that clot the milk. The milk continues to clot as it is cooked, and…  Read More

6 Tips for Building the Perfect Cheese Platter

The Holidays can be stressful enough without the thought of studying to be cheese monger for every party. Let the Mill City Farmers Market help you build the perfect cheese platter full of delicious local farmstead cheeses! Pick a theme. Light appetizer cheeses (Singing Hills chevre) or full-flavored and rich dessert cheeses like an aged gouda or cheddar…  Read More

Quesadillas with Goat Cheese, Greens, Fresh Herbs, and Salsa

by Market Chef Heather Hartman Makes 8 half quesadillas Ingredients 8 whole wheat flour tortillas 8 oz. goat cheese or about 1 cup, room temperature (Singing Hills Goat Cheese is preferred!) 2-3 bunches of greens, cleaned, stems removed, and chopped (kale, chard, or spinach) 2 cups salsa (purchased or homemade. Should not be too juicy,…  Read More

Broccoli Cheese Soup

by Market Chef Heather Hartman Serves 6 Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or extra virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped (about 1 cup) 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced Pinch cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon salt 2 pounds broccoli (one large head, or 2 small), florets roughly chopped into 1-inch pieces, stems trimmed, peeled, and rough chopped…  Read More

MCFM Holiday Gift Guide: 2023 edition

Buying local and sustainable gifts has never been easier. Take a scroll through our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide to check out over a dozen gift ideas that you can all find in one place… Saturday, December 16th from 10am until 1pm inside the Mill City Museum! For the mushroom lover: Morel, shiitake or truffle butter…  Read More

Southern Style Squash Chili

Southern Style Squash Chili

This chili has the basic chili formula—tomato base and beans, and then some unusual ingredients—squash or yams, and spinach, to amp up the color, the nutritional value and the texture. A kiss of maple syrup cuts the acid and pulls the flavors together. The creaminess of the squash adds a new dimension to a familiar…  Read More