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The Unofficial Blog of the Mill City Farmers Market.  Mill City Times is proud to be a Sponsor and Community Partner of The Market.  Read more here...

 

Mill City Farmers Summer Market 2019 Dates:

May 4 through October 26

Mill City Farmers Summer Market 2019 Hours:

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

(9a-1p in October)

Mill City Farmers Market Location:

Mill City Museum

704 S. Second St. Minneapolis, MN

 

Saturday
May182019

Shopping Basket from the May 18 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Loon Organics' Thai and lemon basil plants for our herb garden, Wises Landing 1000mg CBD Oil from Ellie’s Whole Grains, and versatile 7 Grain Cereal from Sunrise Flour Mill (eat it like oatmeal or use in baking items such as muffins).

Sunday
May122019

Scenes from the May 11 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

The May 11 Mill City Farmers Market was in the thick of the busy WordPlay weekend activities.

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

First morel mushrooms of the season from Prairie Hollow Farm sold out quickly.

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Power of Produce veggie tasting club is at the information booth every week. Kids ages 3-12 can earn a $2 token to spend on fruits and veggies by tasting a local, seasonal vegetable. Great way to empower kids to make healthy eating decisions!

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

No shortage of rhubarb! Now is the time to try your hand at baking up a rhubarb pie.

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Autumn Higgins Ceramics is a new art vendor this year. Look for a separate post with more pictures later this week.

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Ellie’s Whole Grains now carries Wises Landing 1000mg CBD Oil.

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

A tasty array of baked goods from Baker's Field Flour and Bread. I can tell you first hand that their Pan Brioche makes excellent thick cut French toast!

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Sunrise Flour Mill has a new 7 Grain Cereal for you to try.

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

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May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Milly the goat donned her glasses and got into the spirit of WordPlay weekend!

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market 

Sunday
May122019

Shopping Basket from the May 11 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week - Pan Brioche bread from Baker's Field Flour and Bread (they share a booth with Red Table Meat Co), Reishi Mushroom Brownie from Cherry Tree House Mushrooms, and Jeff's Squash Bread from Nistler Farms.

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Tuesday
May072019

Jeff Nistler of Nistler Farms - Skilled Farmer, Baker and Photographer

Our Mill City Farmers Market vendors are a multi-talented, creative bunch. Take, for example, Jeff Nistler of Nistler Farms. Sure, he grows some of the best sweet corn, tomatoes, melons, squash and Christmas trees that money can buy. He also bakes a mean loaf of squash bread. But most people don't know he's also a skilled photographer.

Mpls Photo Center has selected one of Jeff's photos for their upcoming exhibit, A View from Flyover Country, which opens May 17 in conjunction with Art-A-Whirl. Jeff will also be exhibiting a collection of farm photos and South American travel photos at ArtAndes (Studio 285) in the Northrup King Building during the 3-day Art-A-Whirl event, May 17, 18 and 19.

A collection of Jeff's photos taken in Minnesota and Peru.

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers MarketJeff's Squash Bread sold out quickly at the May 4 Mill City Farmers Market. He is a registered Cottage Food Producer thru the MN Dept. of Agriculture.

July 28, 2018 Mill City Farmers MarketWhat Mill City Farmers Market shoppers looks forward to every year - fresh Nistler sweet corn!

Jeff sells Christmas trees in front of the Mill City Museum during the holiday markets.

Monday
May062019

Scenes from the May 4 Mill City Farmers Market

May 4 was opening day at the 2019 Mill City Farmers Market, and the sunny weather put everyone in an especially good mood for outdoor shopping and re-connecting with vendors and neighbors.

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Below, Mill City Farmers Market Executive Director, Martha Archer, fills a planter.

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Thank you to market sponsor Lakewinds Food Co-op for the reusable shopping bags they handed out.

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

The market map is a new addition to the Info Booth - easily locate your favorite vendors!

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Thank you to market sponsor Cynthia Froid Group for again providing complimentary herb plants.

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

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May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

It didn't take long for Maggie Sheehan of Green Light Farm to sell out of her gorgeous array of tulips.

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

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May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Serious Jam returned to the market with a new look.

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

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May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

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May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Milly the goat!

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Sunday
May052019

Shopping Basket from May 4 Mill City Farmers Market

A lot of green in the basket from the May 4 opening day at the 2019 Mill City Farmers Market, including ramps, asparagus, lettuce and spring onions, along with carrots and radishes.

We picked up a super sized muddler from Crookedwood - Jim Benson creates a beautiful line of wooden utensils, boards and other useful items. Ruth from The Abbey Alpacas noticed birds on her farm were using pieces of alpaca wool for nest building, so she came up with a wire box stuffed with alpaca wool to hang in the tree for birds to grab some fibers when needed.

I was very happy to hear Jen's Jars will be a frequent vendor this year. Look for a separate post about them later this week on our Farmers Market blog.

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Friday
May032019

Mill City Farmers Market Opening for 2019 with new Sustainability Statement

Article by Jenny Heck, Marketing and Events Manager, Mill City Farmers Market

The Market’s new policy attests to its reputation as a trusted grocery source and local food leader.

On Saturday, May 4th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Mill City Farmers Market (MCFM) will open its outdoor season, located in downtown’s East Town neighborhood, with a renewed dedication to its motto “healthy foods, local farmers.” For its 14th season, the Market has added a “25% Local Standard” to its existing Sustainability Statement, which the Market requires all 104 farmers, makers, food trucks and other small business owners who vend there to follow.

The new rule states vendors selling value-added foods, baked goods and prepared food must use a minimum of 25 percent local ingredients, preferably sourced directly from MCFM agricultural vendors. MCFM defines local as a 250-mile radius from the market.

Many vendors have always practiced this policy and go even further by sourcing nearly all of their ingredients from local farmers. You Betcha Kimchi, owned by husband and wife team Joe Silberschmidt and Iman Mefleh, started vending at MCFM in 2017. The duo’s makes a tasty Minnesota-take on kimchi, using only local vegetables.

“After a year of growing many of the veggies ourselves, we’ve now found local sources for all our vegetables, even our ginger, and have built on strong partnerships with Minnesota and Wisconsin organic farms,” explains Joe.

Stories like this exist throughout the market. Breakfast vendor Black Cat Natural Foods buys an impressive 90 dozen eggs from neighboring vendor Sunshine Harvest Farm each week for their signature McDonner egg sandwich, omelets and pulled pork hash. Serious Jam uses local, seasonal fruit for unique creations such as ground cherry and crab apple preserves. And, of course, there are many farmer makers who use their own farm products to make unique additions for your grocery basket, such as: mushroom butters, goat milk caramel sauce, garlic scape pesto and medicinal herbal teas.

MCFM has championed for the local food movement and put farmers first since its founding in 2006 by farm-to-table pioneer and James Beard nominated restaurateur Brenda Langton. While not all of its vendors are USDA Certified Organic, they all adhere to the Market’s Sustainability Statement, which, in addition to the new 25% Local Standard, supports healthy soils, sustainable water use, humane treatment of livestock, honorable workplace practices and rejects synthetic inputs and GMO seed. As of 2018, MCFM farmers support 1,255 acres of sustainable farmland and its vendors generate an estimated 2 million dollars into the local economy each year, according to University of Minnesota research.

The Market is asking its makers and prepared food vendors to support local and sustainable farmers not only because of their superior quality and freshness, but also because they don’t externalize costs onto the environment, our community’s health or through poor wages and working conditions for their staff and themselves. MCFM believes supporting local farms nurtures healthier use of our land and limited resources, fuels our local economy and provides safer, more nutritious food for you and your family.

On top of MCFM’s new policy further cementing its commitment to the local food community and to loyal, long-term vendors, it is also introducing several exciting new vendors for the 2019 season: 

  • Autumn Higgens Ceramics, handmade functional porcelain
  • Green Light Farm, fresh-cut tulips
  • Jen’s Jars, small-batch vegan soups and spreads
  • Maat Mons, canvas bags and soft goods
  • Maazah Chutney, family-made Afghani green sauce
  • Star Thrower Farm, Icelandic sheep fiber
  • Twin Cities Berry Company, season-extended, MN-grown strawberries July through October!

Additionally, regular MCFM shoppers will be happy to hear that in the face of recent downsizing, beloved vendors Salty Tart bakery and Chef Shack food truck will both be returning to the Market full time in 2019.

Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy, local and organic groceries, bringing a wide assortment of fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to one beautiful place. Located next to the Guthrie Theater on 2nd Street S. and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis’ East Town neighborhood, the market runs every Saturday May through October from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Opening Day Event Details: https://millcityfarmersmarket.org/event/opening-day-5-4/

Saturday
Mar232019

July 14, 2019, Dinner on the Farm to feature Urban Roots, Saint Dinette and Tattersall Distilling

Urban Roots' mission is to cultivate and empower youth through nature, healthy food, and community. I'm always impressed with the youth from Urban Roots. They do a fantastic job of bringing their locally grown produce to the Mill City Farmers Market

This summer, they'll be the featured farm at the Sunday, July 14 Dinner on the Farm. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of local music, beverages crafted by Tattersall Distilling, and a feast created by the Saint Dinette Culinary Team and grown on the very farm you're visiting. Tickets are $75 for adults (21+), $50 for teens (11-20) and free for children 10 and under.

What to expect

At Dinner on the Farm events, guests are welcomed to the farm, shown where to place their picnic blanket, mingle and enjoy a local beverage and passed appetizers. About a half an hour into the evening, there will be an introductory talk and guided tours of the host farm. While guests get to know the host farmer, the featured chef prepares a feast onsite with fresh ingredients grown in the very fields you're touring. The tour will end back at the farm dinner area, where you will be invited up to serve yourself a plate from the communal table and bring it back to your blanket to enjoy. Spend the rest of the afternoon sharing a delicious meal with friends and family and listening to live music from the farm band. End the celebration with a sunset bonfire and conversation with a community of like-minded, adventurous eaters.
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I've had the pleasure of attending one of these events a few years ago - it was absolutely wonderful!
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September 5, 2015 Mill City Farmers MarketUrban Roots at the Mill City Farmers Market
Monday
Mar042019

Mill City Farmers Market Vendor Spotlight: Kiss My Cabbage

Article by Jenny Heck, Marketing and Events Manager, Mill City Farmers Market

Find Adrienne and her father, Dave, at the Mill City Farmers Market. They're inside the train shed during the outdoor markets, and inside the Mill City Museum during the winter markets.

Kiss My Cabbage, one of Mill City Farmers Market’s long-time vendors, began in 2012 when Adrienne Logsdon was working at Burning River Farm. That season the farm produced an unexpected bumper crop of cabbage. Not one to let a good thing go to waste, she decided to make wild-fermented sauerkraut out of the surplus. The rest of the farm crew, family and friends loved it and all the health benefits, which inspired her to bring it to the public commercially.

It’s no wonder the kraut was a hit. Adrienne’s recipe is never pasteurized or canned, allowing it to retain its probiotics and other microflora, which are obtained through lacto-fermentation. Unlike vinegar pickling, lacto-fermentation is a process in which naturally occurring organisms convert the sugar in vegetables to acid, giving sauerkraut, kimchi and other lacto-fermented products their distinctive tangy taste.

Over the past seven years, Adrienne has expanded her product line to include a variety of sauerkraut, curtido and kimchi flavors including: Lemon Garlic Dill, Apple Curry Elderberry and other seasonal delights.

Even though Kiss My Cabbage is now at multiple farmers markets, delis and food co-ops, Adrienne still manages to source her ingredients from local farms.

Adrienne assists a customer at a winter market inside the Mill City Museum.

You can find Adrienne and all the local ingredients you need for the Stir Fried Beef Bowl recipe below at the Mill City Farmers Market’s final indoor markets on March 9th and 23rd. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with 40+ local farmers, makers and artists inside the Mill City Museum (no admission required). Learn more at millcityfarmersmarket.org.

Stir Fried Beef Bowls with Veggies and Kimchi

Recipe courtesy of the Mill City Farmers Market. Serves 4.

Ingredients

For the Beef:

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 Tablespoon gochugaru (coarse Korean hot pepper flakes) or 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup from Horner’s Corner*
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 pound ground beef from Sunshine Harvest Farm*
  • 2 Tablespoons sunflower oil, divided
  • Kosher salt

Rice Wine Vinaigrette:

  • ⅓ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup sesame oil
  • ⅓ cup sunflower oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 -2 teaspoons Sriracha or your favorite hot sauce

For the Bowls:

  • 4 large radishes*, thinly sliced
  • 2 small carrots*, grated
  • 4 cups mixed greens* or chopped lettuce*
  • 1 bunch cilantro*
  • 1 bunch scallions*
  • Kimchi from Kiss My Cabbage*
  • 4 cups cooked rice

* Ingredient found at the Mill City Farmers Market on March 9th and 23rd.

Method

Combine ground beef, garlic, tamari, gochugaru, ginger, maple syrup, and sesame oil in a resealable plastic bag. Seal the bag, and squish everything around until the meat is coated. Let sit at room temperature 30 minutes, or in the fridge for up to 8 hours.

To make the dressing, combine ingredients in a mason jar, cover and shake until well combined.

Cook the beef by heating 1 tablespoon sunflower oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the meat from the bag (letting excess marinade drip back into bag) season lightly with salt and cook in a single layer without moving until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Toss meat and continue to cook, until cooked through, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining marinade and cook another minute. Remove from the heat and place in a serving bowl.

Place the rice and greens on the bottom, top with the remaining vegetables, beef, herbs and kimchi. Then dress with the vinaigrette.

Friday
Feb152019

Mill City Farmers Market (and Vendors) are Hiring for the 2019 Season

Via a February 15 e-newsletter from Mill City Farmers Market:

Are you interested in joining a team of sustainable farming enthusiasts, local food fans, farmers, foodmakers and artists? Do you enjoy community building work? We're hiring part-time seasonal staff to set-up, break-down and run customer service at our Saturday Markets. Applicants must be available to work 10-14 Saturday shifts May through October from 5:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Hourly compensation is $15/hour.
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Applications are due March 4, 2019.
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Many MCFM farmers are also hiring for spring. Check out our job board to learn more
Thursday
Feb072019

Here's How Your Support Impacts Local, Healthy Food

A message from Mill City Farmers Market Team Executive Director, Martha Archer

Here's How Your Support Impacts Local, Healthy Food

Thank you for your support of Mill City Farmers Market. Our community’s health is improved with access to local, sustainable food and opportunities to learn about healthy cooking and eating from trusted sources.

By becoming a Friend of the Market and making a tax-deductible donation to the Mill City Farmers Market Charitable Fund, you make it possible for us to expand the Market’s educational and food access programs, increase grants to local farmers and food makers, promote access to local, organic food in under-resourced communities and so much more.  Your support allows us to expand the scope, reach and sustainability of our educational and charitable activities.
How to Give:
Mill City Farmers Market Charitable Fund is a 501(c)3.
Your tax-deductible gift can be made online, by check or at the Market!
Contribute online by making a sustaining, monthly donation or a one-time gift.

 or

Donate by check made payable to "Mill City Farmers Market Charitable Fund"
Mail to MCFM-CF, 704 South 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401.
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Be sure to stop by the Info Booth at the Market to receive your thank you gift.
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Visit our website for more information about the benefits of being a Friend of the Market and the work of our Charitable Fund. Thank you for your ongoing support, it is crucial to our continued success! 
Wednesday
Jan232019

Vendor Spotlight: Sunshine Harvest Farm

Article by Jenny Heck, Marketing and Events Manager, Mill City Farmers Market

Learn about Mill City Farmers Market’s long-time meat vendor

Sunshine Harvest Farm is a 4th-generation family farm in Webster, Minnesota–about 40 miles south of Minneapolis. Owner Mike Braucher, his son Brandon, his brother Patrick and neighbor Sharron bring a variety of cuts of beef, bison, lamb, pork, chicken and eggs to the Mill City Farmers Market year-round. The Braucher’s beef and lamb are 100% grass fed, including hay in the winter. Their pasture-raised chickens and hogs are fed non-GMO corn, peas, beans, alfalfa, kelp & minerals (when they’re not eating grass and bugs!). Like all of Mill City’s vendors, Sunshine Harvest Farm never uses antibiotics, hormones, or chemicals on any of their animals, believing in sustainable farming and management-intensive grazing on pastures.

Mike Braucher assisting a customer at the Mill City Farmer Market.

“Our passion of farming and love of good food is what helped us create our business,” explains Mike. “We work to bring the highest quality food from our farm to your table. As we go through our work day we think about our patrons by name, and it is a reminder to us of how important our work truly is.​”

Market sales really are an important part of the Braucher’s business model. Ninety percent of their sales come from direct-to-consumer retail, including their popular meat CSA and sales at the Mill City and Kingfield farmers markets. The remaining ten percent comes from wholesale and sales to local restaurants (has anyone tried the “spoon burger” at Spoonriver Restaurant?).

“We apply healthy farming and business practices so we can develop strong relationships with customers, family, and friends who count on us for safe, clean, sustainable and nutritious food,” Mike adds.

You'll find several freezers full of premium meats (and a cooler stocked with fresh eggs) from Brauchers at every indoor and outdoor Mill City Farmers Market.

Even though the Super Bowl won’t be in town this year, you can still bring local flare to your party by picking up a few things at Mill City’s indoor Winter Market on Saturday, January 26. In addition to MN-grown carrots, radishes, cheeses and salami for crudité platters, get the local ingredients you need for these wild rice meatballs. The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd Street. No admission required. Learn more at millcityfarmersmarket.org.

Wild Rice Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of the Mill City Farmers Market. Makes 12 meatballs.

Ingredients

Method

Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Gently combine without over mixing, until evenly incorporated. Form into small meatballs. This can be made less messy by getting a bowl of water to dip your fingers in while shaping the meatballs.

Note: Plan ahead for cooking the wild rice. Hand harvested wild rice will take about 15-20 minutes to cook. Commercial wild rice will take much longer. You can also use cooked quinoa in place of wild rice. Burgers can also be made with this recipe. Freezes well.

In a large saucepan, heat olive oil to cook meatballs. Cook a few at a time, being careful to not lift them up until they release from the pan. Set them aside, and finish with the rest. When all meatballs are seared, place BBQ sauce in the same pan, no need to wipe out the pan. Cover and bring to a low simmer, then add the meatballs. This can also be done in a crockpot. Cook gently for about 10 minutes.

Thursday
Dec272018

Farm Visit: Winter at Bean Market

Via a December 27 Mill City Farmers Market e-newsletter:

Were you as excited as us to see Napa cabbage at our market on December 15? Xai and her husband Tongsee, owners of Bean Market farm, are known affectionately as the "farming wizards" at MCFM. Decades of farming experience has given them the know-how to have the latest selection of storage crops like cabbage and sweet potatoes. We went to St. Paul to learn some tips from the experts!

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Tongsee in front of his greenhouse

Xai’s Quick-braised Cabbage and Beans

This recipe comes from Xai Lor of Bean Market. Serves 4-6 as a side dish and can easily be doubled for a large group.

Did you know? Beans are customarily eaten on New Year’s Day across many cultures for good luck and prosperity in the new year. Enjoy this side dish with roasted chicken, grilled whitefish or fried tempeh strips & soy sauce to make this recipe your #WeeklyMarketMeal.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried beans from Bean Market, soaked overnight (heirloom soldier beans are beautiful, but any variety will work)
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut, sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, finely chopped or grated with a microplane grater
  • 2-3 cloves peeled garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 head of Napa cabbage, roughly chopped
  • Salt or soy sauce, to taste (about 1 teaspoon)
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste

Method

Boil soaked beans for 30-40 minutes until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, warm oil in a large pan on medium-low heat. Add onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add ginger and garlic and continue cooking, stirring often, for 2 more minutes. Add cabbage, salt and beans and continue cooking for 10 minutes, or less for crunchier cabbage. Season with more salt (or soy sauce) and red pepper flakes if desired and serve warm.

Thursday
Dec202018

Why Buy Local?

Article by Jenny Heck, Marketing and Events Manager, Mill City Farmers Market

Shopping locally isn’t always the most convenient or cheapest way to buy groceries. However, when you buy seasonal vegetables, handmade bread, pasture-raised eggs and other goods from the 120 farmers and food makers at the Mill City Farmers Market, your neighborhood food co-op and other local retailers, you are paying for the whole cost of the product. Local, sustainable farmers and makers don’t externalize the costs onto the environment, our community’s health, or poor wages and working conditions for their staff and themselves. Shopping locally also has many other benefits and supports a healthier environment and community and provides safer, more nutritious food for you and your family! Read on to learn exactly what you are supporting when you buy local.

Challenge yourself to eat locally one night a week throughout the winter! Mill City Farmers Market’s chefs are here to inspire your #WeeklyMarketMeal throughout the frozen months with the recipe below and our recipe archive at millcityfarmersmarket.org. Mill City Farmers Market’s next winter market is Saturday, January 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Mill City Museum (704 S 2nd Street, Minneapolis 55401).

Honey Ricotta Pancakes

Recipe courtesy of Mill City Farmers Market. Makes 4 large pancakes.

Ingredients

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until smooth. Butter a heavy frying pan and fry large dollops of batter over medium heat. Turn cakes once small bubbles appear.

Serve pancakes with more honey, thawed frozen berries or even chopped dried lavender or other herbs. The possibilities are endless!

Sunday
Nov112018

Mill City Farmers Market Moves Inside for the 2018-2019 Winter Season

November 10th marked the start of the Mill City Farmers Market's 2018-2019 winter season inside the Mill City Museum. This year's schedule is as follows:

Thanksgiving Harvest Market – November 17
Holiday Markets – December 1, 8 & 15
January 12 & 26
February 9 & 23
March 9 & 23
April 13 & 27

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Milly the goat! :)

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market