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Organic Field Grant Program

How the market community extends beyond Saturday shopping If you’ve ever walked through the Mill City Farmers Market on a Saturday morning, you may notice there is something that distinguishes it from other shopping experiences. Not only do over 120 local farmers and artisans transform the historic train shed overlooking the Mighty Mississippi into a…  Read More

National Farmers Market Week 2017

August 3, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Minneapolis, Minn.— Mill City Farmers Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 6-12. At Mill City’s new Tuesday Night Market on August 8, they will have a reusable bag giveaway, live music at 5:30 p.m. and pizza, rice bowls, curries, tacos and…  Read More

Market Yoga 2017

Our monthly free yoga series kicks off Memorial Day weekend and continues all season! Join local yoga instructors for a blissful outdoor practice in the lawn down the steps from the market, overlooking the Stone Arch Bridge. All classes are free and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturdays and 6 to 7 p.m. at our…  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

Juicing Made Easy with Zula Juice

Originally published in The Journal on March 21, 2017. When you think about a juice cleanse you think about lots of grocery shopping, lots of prep work and lots of dishes, right? Enter Zula Juice, owned by Twin Cities’ couple Renee and Tim Peters. Zula Juice was created four years ago after Renee discovered the…  Read More

Kick Off National Nutrition Month with Us!

February 24, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kick Off National Nutrition Month® with the Mill City Farmers Market at the Arboretum! As the country celebrates National Nutrition Month® this March find your favorite healthy artisan foods and handcrafted gifts at the Mill City Farmers Market’s annual Arboretum Market!   Chaska, Minn.—March is National Nutrition Month®, and what…  Read More

Cafe Palmira

Drink Direct: The Story of Cafe Palmira

For the past four generations Carlos Palacio’s family has been growing and harvesting coffee in Huehuetenango, Guatemala—a region renowned for growing some of the world’s finest Arabica coffee. In 2000 and 2001, coffee prices crashed because of issues in the larger supply chain. This had an enormous impact on the livelihoods of coffee farmers throughout…  Read More

Cider-braised chicken

Top 6 Recipes of 2016

Between the market’s free weekly cooking demo, nutrition internship, annual benefit dinner and other events at the market, Mill City really cooks! In 2016, our chefs, volunteers and interns created 44 seasonal recipes, utilizing ingredients from our local farmers and food makers. Based on webpage and social media views, here are your favorite Mill City Cooks recipes…  Read More

Christmas tree farms anticipate healthy trees, strong sales

Buy your local Christmas tree at the Mill City Farmers Market’s December Holiday Markets! November 29, 2016   MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota and Wisconsin Christmas tree growers are gearing up for a season of high-quality Christmas trees, thanks to favorable conditions during the 2016 growing season. Nistler Farms will once again be offering chemical-free Christmas…  Read More