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Keep Small Farmers Growing

Across Minnesota and Wisconsin, hardworking farmers who grow and make the best, high-quality food are struggling to stay in-business. With declining numbers of wholesale orders from specialty stores, restaurants and schools coupled with fewer customers at farmers markets, small farmers and makers are feeling the pandemic’s impact on their livelihoods. Farmers market vendors support the…  Read More

Eat dinner, fund a greenhouse!

The Mill City Farmers Market’s Harvest Social benefit dinner is the local foodie event of the season, benefitting ‘healthy foods, local farmers.’ In just three weeks on Sunday, September 8th, the Mill City Farmers Market will be transformed from a vibrant marketplace full of farmers and thousands of grocery shoppers to a white tablecloth dinner,…  Read More

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Neighbor, photographer and rain-or-shine market shopper

Featured Friend of the Market: Kim Eslinger You may recognize regular market shopper and Friend of the Market Kim Eslinger and her husband Dave Tinjum for the large cameras they usually have around their necks or from enviously gazing at their shopping basket full of a week’s worth of seasonal market groceries. Kim and Dave…  Read More

Farm Visit: Winter at Bean Market

Were you as excited as we were to see Napa cabbage at our winter market on December 15?? Xai Lor and her husband Tongsee Xiong, owners of Bean Market farm, are known affectionately as the “farming wizards” at Mill City Farmers Market. Decades of farming experience in Laos and now Minnesota has given them the know-how to…  Read More

Harvest Social

You’re Invited! 2021 Harvest RESocialize Sunday, September 12 5 to 7 p.m. 704 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 Join us for a “market-to-table” dinner to celebrate the resilience of our farm and market community. This year’s smaller, more intimate gathering will take place in the striking Mill City Museum Courtyard, which rises from the…

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Friends of the Market

As the market has started to open up again, many of you have asked, “What can I do to support the market?” You can help by making a donation today. Our donors and Friends of the Market grow our mission to support a healthier community through partnerships, educational programming, and support for organic farmers and…

Charitable Fund

Since its launch in 2006, Mill City Farmers Market has fostered a local, sustainable and organic food economy in a vibrant, experiential marketplace. In 2017, the Mill City Farmers Market Charitable Fund was founded as an extension of the Market to support and expand its mission-driven work and deepen its impact as an anchor in…

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,…


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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