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Mill City Farmers Market 2014 Dates:

 Every Saturday / May 10 - October 25

Mill City Farmers Market Hours Hours:

 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (October Hours 9a-1p)

Location: 704 S. Second St. Minneapolis, MN

Monday
Sep222014

Mill City Cooks: Brown Rice Croquettes with a Late Summer Vegetable Ragout

For the September 20 Mill City Cooks demo, Market Chef Heather Hartman paired Brown Rice Croquettes with a Late Summer Vegetable Ragout

This demo is part of the Juut Salonspa sponsored series: Healthy Cooking on a Budget.

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Heather used an oddly shaped zucchini and touched on how Mother Nature has a sense of humor.  Just because something grows in a freaky shape doesn't mean it's lacking the same taste and nutrients as its "normal" version.

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Demo recipes can be found under the Resources section of the MCFM's website.

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Heather displayed the completed dish on a platter from Fresh Mud Pottery.

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Saturday
Sep202014

Shopping Basket from the September 20 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week are pears from Ames Farm, fresh Turmeric from Seven Songs Farm, dried beans and even peanuts in the shell from Yee Xiong's stand.  :)

September 20, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Friday
Sep192014

An Idea for What to do With all the Eggplant at the Market 

Check out Meredith Deeds' "Eggplant epiphany" article for what sounds to be a delicious way to use some of the gorgeous eggplants currently available at the Market.

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Thursday
Sep182014

4th Annual Bread Festival at Mill City Farmers Market

The highlight of the 4th Annual Bread Festival at the September 13 Market was the bread contest.  Local bakers squared off in yeasted bread and quick bread categories.

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Radio personality and Mill District resident, Mark Wheat (pictured below with Mill City Farmers Market Executive Director, Martha Archer) returned as the emcee.

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Darrold Glanville of Sunrise Flour Mill spoke about the Heritage Wheat he and his wife Marty sell at the Market.

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

This year there was a new category - "Most Wholesome" - for the recipe to incorporate the most Market ingredients.  I'm happy to report that prize went home with me.  This Rosemary Cornbread included cornmeal and flour from Sunrise Flour Mill, eggs from Braucher's Sunshine Harvest Farm and the fresh rosemary came from our herb garden - started with seedlings from the Market (primarily Loon Organics). 

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Wednesday
Sep172014

Pizza-making Demo at Mill City Farmers Market

As part of the 4th Annual Bread Festival, local celebrity baker Jeff Hertzberg took over for the September 13 Mill City Cooks demo.  

Using fresh ingredients from the Market, he and Zoe Francois created a number of pizza variations that were baked by Lorenzo’s Ovens.  They've authored four bread baking books together - check our their very cool website.

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Tuesday
Sep162014

Shiso Pesto and Pasta - Ingredients from the Mill City Farmers Market

For the past few Saturdays I've been picking up shiso from the kids at Urban Roots (formerly Community Design Center of Minnesota). They provided a Pesto recipe, which I modified and tossed with the new Premium Heritage Pasta from Sunrise Flour Mill.  I'm not sure what to do with shiso otherwise, but that's what Google is for.

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

In addition to the shiso, this particular batch included walnuts, Thai basil, garlic, chives, lemon juice and olive oil. sea salt and pepper.

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Monday
Sep152014

New Deodorant Spray from Olsen Naturals at the Mill City Farmers Market

I never hesitate to try a new product from Olsen Naturals, the latest of which is this Deodorant Spray.  I like that it doesn't leave the usual deodorant film, and how the scents meld with my own chemistry.  :)

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Saturday
Sep132014

Shopping Basket from the September 13 Mill City Farmers Market

Aaah, my first butternut squash of the season. I can't decide if it should become soup with carrots and ginger, muffins topped with Bliss Butterscotch Pecan Granola, roasted with sweet red peppers and onions, mashed with potatoes, stuffed with a wild rice mixture...   Good thing there will be plenty more available at the Market in the weeks to come.   I picked up more shiso this week (the green and purple leaves in the upper left corner of the basket) from Urban Roots - it makes an outstanding pesto. 

September 13, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Friday
Sep122014

PBS KIDS on TPT at Mill City Farmers Market

PBS KIDS on TPT was the Community Booth at the September 6 Market, accompanied by Clifford the Dog. They were a big hit with both parents and kids, who got to take home stickers, activity books and sheets to help plan healthy eating choices.  I love the mantra - Anytime is Learning Time!

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Thursday
Sep112014

University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center at the Mill City Farmers Market

The University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center was the September 6 Market Sponsor.  They provided information on cancer preventative qualities of foods available at the Market, along with insight to the work and research they're doing. 

After reading the "At a Glance" handout we received at the Market, I started working my way through their website.  From pioneering lifesaving therapies to community outreach - it's quite overwhelming.  Click on the link above to learn more!

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Wednesday
Sep102014

Seven Songs Farm at the Mill City Farmers Market

Melissa Driscoll, Jay Hambidge and staff from Seven Songs Farm of Kenyon, MN, were selling fresh baby yellow ginger like crazy at the September 6 Market.  In addition to ginger, they offered tomatoes, garlic, dried peppers, garlic scape pesto and other organic items. This ginger can be frozen, so stock up while you can - they'll be back at the Market September 20, October 4 and 25.  Call 507-789-8868 or email m.driscoll66@yahoo.com if questions.

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

We saw a lot of ginger fronds around the Market that day! :)

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Tuesday
Sep092014

Carrot, Ginger and Apple Smoothie - Ingredients from the Mill City Farmers Market

Try a refreshing smoothie made with baby yellow ginger from Seven Songs Farm, Zestar apples from Ames Farm, Mokum carrots from Burning River Farm and Carrot Plunge juice from Zula.  Not pictured, but a smoothie staple, cold milled organic flax from Ellie's Whole Grains.

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Monday
Sep082014

Mill City Cooks: Grilled Corn Salsa and Sweet Corn Salad with Umeboshi Vinegar

For the September 6 Mill City Cooks demo, Guest Chef Nick Schneider prepared Grilled Corn Salsa and Sweet Corn Salad with Umeboshi Vinegar.

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

For the Sweet Corn Salad, Nick blanched the corn rather than grilling it.

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Recipes from the Mill City Cooks demos are available online under the Resource section of the MCFM website.

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

This squirell must have got wind that corn was being featured for that days demo.  He ran thru the crowd, thru the kitchen demo area and looked on from a perch atop an old Mill City Museum beam.

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Thank you to The Wedge Community Co-op for sponsoring the 2014 season of Mill City Cooks.

July 12, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Saturday
Sep062014

Shopping Basket from the September 6 Mill City Farmers Market

All kinds of wonderful to fill our basket at the September 6 Market!  Fresh baby yellow ginger from Seven Songs Farm (Stone's Throw Urban Farm also had ginger today), Premium Heritage Pasta from Sunrise Flour Mill, shallots galore, beautiful delicata squash, and sisho from the kids at Urban Roots (formerly Community Design Center of Minnesota). They provided a recipe for Shiso Pesto, which I can't wait to make and toss with the pasta.  The ginger will go in carrot/apple smoothies and tea.  We'll have a pile of carmelized shallots, sauteed shiitake from Cherry Tree House Mushrooms and melted spicy & hot curds from Singing Hills Goat Dairy with the delicata.

September 6, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Wednesday
Sep032014

Have You Submitted an Entry for the 4th Annual Bread Fesitval Baking Contest Yet?

Have you decided on an entry for the September 13 4th Annual Bread Festival Baking Contest? I have - it's this super tasty Rosemary Cornbread made with cornmeal and flour from Sunrise Flour Mill.

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for the top three entries in both the Yeasted Breads and Quick Breads categories. I'm not delusional - the thought of winning against any of the hard core bakers I've seen in previous years no longer crosses my mind.  It's just fun to take part in the event.

Even if you don't enter - stop by the Cooking Demo area to watch the festivities - Mark Wheat of The Current is the best Emcee!  :)