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Sustainability Statement USDA Organic Sign

Sustainability Statement

Mill City Farmers Market (MCFM) is dedicated to the health and sustainability of our community. While not all of our vendors are USDA Certified Organic, they all adhere to our Sustainability Statement, which follows. Local MCFM supports local food; food that is fresh, healthy, seasonal and that builds and strengthens local economies. In selecting vendors,

Charitable Fund

The success of the Mill City Farmers Market’s educational programming, farmer and food maker grants and food access work since the market’s inception in 2006 inspired the creation of a Charitable Fund. While the Market has been funded by sponsorships and individual donations, this new fund will allow the organization to expand the scope, reach

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Friends of the Market

Friends of the Market donations directly impact the work of the Mill City Farmers Market Charitable Fund. In 2019, we: Inspired 5,600 shoppers with seasonal recipes in the Mill City Cooks and Meet Your Vegetables “can do” cooking demos Empowered 2,900 children to make healthy eating choices in the Power of Produce veggie tasting club Matched all


Essential Business Open Saturdays, 8am – 1pm (8-9AM for immunocompromised shoppers) The State of Minnesota considers farmers markets essential grocery providers, and we plan to remain open to serve our community Saturdays May through October, unless otherwise directed by officials. Farmers markets are a vital part of our food system and are essential to our

Heirloom tomatoes: What a history

Originally published in The Journal on July 13, 2017. Don’t ya know, Minnesota can grow tomatoes! Heirloom tomatoes are a farmer’s market staple around the country, but Jeff Nistler, owner of Nistler Farms and a vendor at the Mill City Farmers Market, is perfecting the crop for Minnesota’s cold climate. Jeff has constructed several high-tunnel…  Read More

12 Facts for 12 Years

MCFM turns 12 this season! This week we’re celebrating the past dozen years of “healthy foods, local farmers” with 12 facts about the market’s vendors, programming and shoppers, leading up to opening day this Saturday, May 6! 1 Our vendors farm 1,255 acres of sustainable land in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 2 Our vendors plant 0 GMOs.…  Read More