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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
Aug172019

Shopping Basket from the August 17 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Walla Walla onions from Burning River Farm, mellon from Nistler Farms, Roma tomatoes from Mhonpaj’s Garden, Ricotta cheese from Cosmic Wheel Creamery.

August 17, 2019 Mill City Farmer Market

Saturday
Aug102019

Shopping Basket from the August 10 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Chinese long beans (roast or grill these beans to enhance their nutty flavor) from the Bean Market, and mellon from Loon Organics. We also picked up a few ears of Nistler Farms' first batch of sweet corn. In spite of the challenging growing season, it developed perfectly.

August 10, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Saturday
Aug032019

Shopping Basket from the August 3 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: sweet corn, leeks and sweet Italian peppers. Thank you to MCFM sponsor, Cynthia Froid Group, for the complimentary strawberries! 

Sunday
Jul282019

Shopping Basket from the July 27 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: celery and eggplants from Loon Organics, English muffins and brioche bun from Lowertown Bakehouse, Sour Cherry Jam from Serious Jam, and Raw Cacao Dark Chocolate Spread from Jen's Jars.

July 27, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

 

 

Saturday
Jul202019

Shopping Basket from the July 20 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: raspberries, strawberries from new vendor Twin Cities Berry Co, hot peppers and garlic.

July 20, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

 

Thursday
Jul182019

Don't Let Your Farmers Market Purchases go to Waste - Use These Food Storage Tips From Hennepin Green Partners

July 13, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Tips to fight food waste during peak growing season

Do you sometimes go overboard at the farmers market? Don't let any of your fresh purchases go to waste! Use these helpful hints for storing foods to make them last longer.

Examples of storage tips:

  • Berries: Store berries in an airtight container unwashed in either the fridge or refrigerator.
  • Melon: Store melon in a cool, dry place out of the sun. Once ripe, store melons in the fridge. Cubed melon can be frozen in an airtight container for smoothies.
  • Milk: Keep milk in the main part of the fridge, not in the door. The door is often warmer than other parts of the fridge.
  • Corn: Put corn in the fridge with husks on or freeze it with the kernels cut from the cob.

Preventing food waste resources:

Saturday
Jul132019

Shopping Basket from the July 13 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: fresh lavender from French Nugget, heirloom tomato and tomato quick bread from Nistler Farms, and red bell pepper Shahiya Chutney hot sauce. 

 

Thursday
Jul042019

Maat Mons at the Mill City Farmers Market

Manola “Nola” Suvannarad, owner/maker of Maat Mons, debuted at the Mill City Farmers Market in June.  She creates "bags and goods for going places and doing things."

June 29, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Her product line includes totes, hip bags, wallets and pouches. Every item is made by hand (see the video at the end of this post), and Manola stands behind her work. All items have a lifetime warranty.

June 29, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 29, 2019 Mill City Farmers MarketPouches can be hand held, or slip a leather strap thru a loop on the backside.

June 29, 2019 Mill City Farmers MarketHip bags

June 29, 2019 Mill City Farmers MarketTote options included both waxed and unwaxed canvas, brass and copper hardware, heavy cording and natural untreated leather.

Manola will return to the MCFM on September 7, but in the mean time you can find her on Facebook (her posts have a sense of humor about them) and Instagram, in addition to the website.  Email: hello@maatmonsmpls.com.

Sunday
Jun302019

Scenes from the June 29 Mill City Farmers Market

June 29 at the Mill City Farmers Market!

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June 29, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 29, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 29, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

New at the Market this year - Maat Mons, offering bags and goods for going places and doing things. Look for a separate post on Manola Suvannarad and her products later this week on our Farmers Market blog.

June 29, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 29, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

From the art vendors:

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June 29, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 29, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Milly the goat:

June 29, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Saturday
Jun292019

Shopping Basket from June 29 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: broccoli and patty pans.

June 29, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Saturday
Jun222019

Shopping Basket from the June 22 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: garlic scapes, Yukon Gold potatoes, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, Cosmic Wheel cheese curds, green beans, sour dough bread from Lowertown Bakehouse and Topos Ferments ginger and chili. 

 

Sunday
Jun162019

Scenes from June 15 Mill City Farmers Market

Officially feels like summer with these very sweet little strawberries from the Bean Market at the June 15 Mill City Farmers Market!

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

And more fresh goodness - peas and Mokum carrots. :D

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Thank you to the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association (DMNA) for sponsoring the weekly music at the Market. They were taking surveys and handing out water bottles, which contained an insert listing the work they do and community partnerships.

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

In addition to whimsical hats, milliner Celina Kane had "CONPOMS" earrings for sale. These pompom-shaped earrings are made from colorful condoms, with 20% of proceeds going to Planned Parenthood.

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Chef Beth Jones put together a Summer Salad Platter for the June 15 Mill City Cooks demo. Look for a separate post featuring this recipe later this week on our Farmers Market blog.

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Meet Your Vegetables is back! Sample a dish using in-season produce, take home a recipe card.

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

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June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

 Milly the goat!

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Saturday
Jun152019

Shopping Basket from June 15 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Coffee cake from Baker's Field Flour & Bread, sweet Mokum carrots from Loon Organics, strawberries from the Bean Market and peas from Dusk2Dawn Farm. There's also a water bottle, complements of the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association (DMNA), who sponsors the weekly music at the Mill City Farmers Market.

June 15, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Saturday
Jun082019

Shopping Basket from the June 8 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Lowertown Bakehouse bagels, broccolini from Burning River Farm, green garlic from Prairie Hollow Farm, and ricotta cheese from Shepherd's Way Farms. We also renewed our annual membership - the 2019 envelope includes some sweet deals to make it worth your while to do so, too!

June 8, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Thursday
Jun062019

Maazah Chutney at the Mill City Farmers Market

One of the new Mill City Farmers Market vendors for 2019 is Maazah Chutney, a small-batch, gourmet goes-with-anything condiment created by sisters Yasameen and Sheilla Sajady. This “Magic Green Sauce” is inspired by their mother, who taught them that good food starts with good ingredients.

I love sauces like Maazah Chutney because they're so versatile. The suggestions on their chalk board are just the tip of the iceberg! And with simple ingredients including cilantro, garlic, peppers, ginger and walnuts, there's no guilt with using a lot of it. The product is available in two versions: Original and Hot.

Look for Maazah at the following MCFM's: June 8 & 22, August 3 & 17, September 21, and October 5 & 19.

Contact Yasameen at maazahmn@gmail.com; follow on Facebook. You can also purchase this tasty condiment at Eastside Food Co-Op, Seward Community Co-op and other locations.

May 25, 2019 Mill City Farmers MarketYasameen at the May 25 Mill City Farmers Market

May 25, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 25, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 25, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Does that look fresh or what ! ? !