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Farmers Market Archive

Mill City Farmers Market Blog

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

 

Sunday
Oct132019

Shopping Basket from the October 12 Mill City Farmers Market

As you can see, a snowy trek to the October 12 Mill City Farmers Market was worth it!

 

Monday
Oct072019

Shopping Basket from the October 5 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Kenearly Yellow Eye heirloom beans from Encore Farm and Crabapple Strawberry Maple Syrup from Horner's Corner (featuring strawberries from Twin Cities Berry Company).

Saturday
Sep282019

Shopping Basket from the September 28 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Romanesco from Loon Organics, Jukka grapes from Good Courage Farm, Sweet 16 applies from Ames Farm, and a melon from Nistler Farms. That long green item in the front of the basket is a luffa from the Bean Market - just another example of an unfamiliar vegetable we would never have had the opportunity to try if it weren't for our diverse farmers of the Mill City Farmers Market.

Monday
Sep232019

Shopping Basket from September 21 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Pear Cider from Horner's Corner.

 

Wednesday
Sep182019

Twin Cities Berry Company Sells the Best Strawberries in Town at the Mill City Farmers Market

It has been such a treat having Twin Cities Berry Company at the Mill City Farmers Market this year.  Dr. Andy Petran produces these sweet beauties, and I've taken to freezing a batch every weekend to ensure we can continue enjoying them beyond the growing season.  

They're the star ingredient of my favorite summer cocktail - the Strawberry & Grape Gin Slushie - so refreshing! 

I'll also be trying The Best Healthy Strawberry Muffins recipe from Lacey Baier:

Make these healthy Strawberry Muffins during strawberry season and enjoy them as a healthy breakfast or snack.  These muffins are gluten-free, clean-eating, paleo, and sugar-free muffins. These muffins are made with whole ingredients and are soft, dense, and tender. Muffin PERFECTION, basically.

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 (3/4 cup) bananas, mashed
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted, plus more to grease muffin tin
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, diced (plus more to top muffins)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease a muffin tin with coconut oil.*

  2. Then prep strawberries - remove the husk and then dice them into evenly sized pieces. Set them aside while prepping the batter.

  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, baking soda, and sea salt, and whisk together. Set aside.

  4. In another mixing bowl, mash a couple of ripe bananas (roughly 3/4 cup) until it’s smooth.

  5. Next, add the eggs, pure maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and vanilla. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  6. Add in the dry ingredients we mixed earlier, and mix to combine.
  7. Now, add in the diced strawberries, and then fold them into the mixture.
  8. Using a large spoon, pour the muffin batter into the muffin tin, filling each about 2/3 of the way full.

  9. Add a few more diced strawberries to the top.
  10. Now, transfer to the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the muffins are firm in the center and lightly golden edges and a toothpick or knife inserted comes out clean.
  11. Remove and let set for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Then, transfer them carefully to a cooling rack to come to room temperature.

Recipe Notes
  • If you’d prefer not to add the extra oil, you could also use muffin liners, but I’ve never really been a fan of them, and these muffins won’t stick to the pan if it’s greased.
  • Flax eggs can be substituted for real eggs.
Saturday
Sep142019

Shopping Basket from the September 14 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Sogn cheese ("sinfully rich") from Shepherd's Way Farms, Rustic Tomato, Carrot & Basil Soup from Jen's Jars, ginger from the Bean Market, and Red Pepper Sauce from Topos Ferments. There's also 7 pound spaghetti squash from Prairie Hollow Farm - the biggest I've ever seen!

September 14, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

 

Sunday
Sep082019

Shopping Basket from the September 7 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Delicata squash from Loon Organics and Sweet Tango apples from Ames Farm.

Sunday
Sep012019

Shopping Basket from the August 31 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: white cucumbers and chocolate peppers from Urban Roots, golden spice pears from Horner's Corner, Minnesota Sweet Corn & Jalapeno Chowder from Jen's Jars, Zestar!® apples from Ames Farm.

August 31, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Sunday
Aug252019

Shopping Basket from the August 24 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: First Kiss apples from Ames Farm, butternut squash from the Bean Market and shallots from Dusk2Dawn Farm.

August 24, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

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: