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Zero Waste

Everything we serve you at MCFM is compostable–even the cups and utensils that look like plastic. Instead of trash cans, the market has Zero Waste Stations where customers can compost their plates, cups and food scraps, and recycle bottles or cans. Feel free to ask market staff and volunteer Zero Waste Educators if you are…

Locally Grown Christmas Trees

Find some holiday cheer at our November and December markets with Christmas trees and spruce tops from Nistler Farms. Starting November 16th, Jeff Nistler will be bringing wild balsam fir trees, spruce tops, birch logs and dogwood branches for all your winter decorating needs. Why buy local? According to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, buying…  Read More

Best with Bread

“Life is too short to eat bad bread.” That’s the slogan on the back of Jonathan Kaye’s t-shirt and his business motto. As the owner and lead baker of Heritage Breads artisan bakery they are truly words he, his staff and growing cult following of customers are living by. Heritage Breads makes a variety of…  Read More

Your Ultimate Local Gift Guide

Visit our Winter Market on December 1st, 8th and 15th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Mill City Museum for your holiday grocery AND gift shopping this year! Shopping local is not only a way to find high-quality food and unique presents for your loved ones, but it is also a way to support…  Read More

Dressing up your oats

Originally published in The Journal on December 28, 2017. Steel cut oat breakfast bowls are one of the most popular trends for foodies and Instagramers right now, and it’s clear why. Flavorful combinations of seasonal ingredients are also packed with nutrients from the colorful topping down to the base: oats. Steel cut oats (often called…  Read More

Your Local Christmas Tree is Waiting

Jeff Nistler, owner of Maple Plain based Nistler Farms, will once again be offering chemical-free Christmas trees, spruce tops, birch logs and other holiday decorations at the Mill City Farmers Market’s December markets. On December 2rd, 9th, and 16th, you can browse their selection of locally grown Fraser firs and wild balsam displayed outside the Mill City…  Read More

Farm Visit: The Abbey Alpaca Farm

A fall trip to learn about a true cottage business November 16, 2017 Nestled behind fields and away from highway 71 in Hutchinson, MN, you’ll find Ruth Kinkade’s alpaca farm, The Abbey Alpaca. Ruth and her farm manager Todd Fries currently manage a herd of 13 Huacaya alpaca, 4 “brothers” and 9 “sisters,” which they…  Read More


Drink your sauerkraut?

Originally published in The Journal. A new product is hitting the tables at the indoor winter market—and just in time for a digestive boost during the rich holiday eating season! Adrienne Logsdon of Kiss My Cabbage is introducing probiotic sippers, which are packed with the same health benefits of her lacto-fermented sauerkrauts and kimchis. These…  Read More

Butternut Squash Gratin

Winter Squash

Originally published in The Journal on October 31, 2017. Beautiful orange, blue and speckled green squash of all shapes and sizes are everywhere this time of year—and they’re not just for decorating! Varieties like butternut, acorn, delicata, spaghetti and kabocha are bountiful at the Mill City Farmers Market, which moves inside the Mill City Museum…  Read More

National Business Women’s Week

October 16 is the start of National Business Week, providing an opportunity to call attention to women entrepreneurs, facilitate discussions on the needs of working women, and raise awareness of the resources available for working women in their communities. We’re highlighting the Market’s women farmers, artists and food makers. Learn more below! Kick off National Business Women’s…  Read More