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Arugula Walnut Pesto kale pesto

Arugula Pesto

This recipe comes from Mill City Farmers Market’s Nutrition Interns. As greens come in and out of season at the market, you can substitute arugula for spinach, kale, basil or whatever else you find! Serve this with Poached Wild Salmon, grilled chicken, roasted vegetables, on sandwiches or tossed with pasta.

Fried Polenta Wedges recipe

Crispy Polenta Wedges

Using local organic cornmeal from our vendor Sunrise Flour Mill and whatever seasonal vegetables and proteins stand out to you at the market, you can put a simple and delicious meal together. Serve with a chutney, sauce or salsa from one of our vendors or make your own sauce! We recommend Market Chef Jenny’s Chimichurri…  Read More

Pure ginger for You 2022

Pure Ginger for You: A pandemic start-up with a mission to heal

Mill City Farmers Market vendor Pure Ginger for You shares their journey into business tied with Beau’s immigration story, health changes and a calling to serve the community through the COVID-19 pandemic.  By Jenny Heck “Back in Liberia, ginger was my mother’s pharmacy. We made ginger tea and beer almost every week. The benefits were…  Read More

Cafe Palmira Carlos with bags

From Guatemala to Minnesota: Cafe Palmira’s family farmed coffee

Mill City Farmers Market vendor Carlos Palacios, owner of Cafe Palmira, shares the story behind his 4th-generation family coffee farm and the changes and challenges facing the industry. By Victoria Blanco When the pandemic hit, Carlos Palacios, owner of Cafe Palmira, stayed connected with clients the way he has for the past fourteen years: by…  Read More

Jacque Women's Environmental Institute

More than a Farm: Women’s Environmental Institute

Founders of Women’s Environmental Institute, one of Mill City Farmers Market’s year-round vendors, share the 20-year “herstory” of the certified organic farm and orchard and it’s unique role as a non-profit in Minnesota farming. By Alia Jeraj, @aliaxgrace “We are a farm, but we are more than a farm,” says Jacque Zita, Director of Education…  Read More

2021 Next Stage Grant Awards

Congratulations to Mill City Farmers Market Charitable Fund’s 2021 Next Stage Grant awardees! The Next Stage Grant program provides funding to local, regenerative farmers and other food makers who are improving sustainable farming and business practices or growing toward the “next stage” of their businesses. In 2021 we awarded 15 grants totaling $73,415 to support…  Read More

Grilled Eggplant curry creamy eggplant sauce

The 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2021

Mill City Farmers Market is here to inspire nutritious, local recipes all year! In our weekly email newsletter, we feature recipes from market chefs, MCFM vendors and local cookbook authors featuring seasonal items from the market. Take a look at the 10 most popular recipes of 2021 and get ready to save and bookmark your…  Read More

TNC field Jason Whalen Fauna Creative

Taking Action for Nature and Climate Change

In the fourth and final installment of our Regenerative Farming & the Environment series with our sponsors The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota, The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Climate Policy Manager Sachi Graber discusses nature-based solutions for climate change in Minnesota. The local TNC chapter is headquartered just two blocks from the market and works to conserve…  Read More