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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
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!

June 29, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

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June 29, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

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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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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

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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

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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

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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 ! ? !

Wednesday
Jun052019

The Mill City Farmers Market Invites You to an An Intimate Gathering in the Garden

The Mill City Farmers Market supports farmers and makers through a variety of innovative programs, ensuring they are equipped to sell their products at a fair price and earn a living wage. Their Next Stage Grant program and budding Market Academy merchandising and sales course are just two Market programs that directly support our local food economy. Additional programs educate shoppers about cooking for health with the best seasonal ingredients, resulting in a sustainable market for years to come.

Your support of the Mill City Farmers Market Charitable Fund advances the inspiration, innovation and growth of our local, sustainable and organic food economy.

The Mill City Farmers Market invites you join them at this new intimate event on Thursday, June 12. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets. Questions? Email info@millcityfarmersmarket.org or 612-341-7580.

Host Committee:

Tom Hoch and Mark Addicks

Jane and Ogden Confer

Karka Ekdahl and Peter Hutchinson

Beverly FitzGerald

Diane and Tony Hofstede

Brian Pietsch and Christopher Hermann

Peggy and Dave Lucas

Megan O'Hara and RT Rybak

Paul and Mary Reyelts

Missy Staples Thompson and Gar Hargens

Mill City Farmers Market Charitable Fund is a 501(c)3 organization.

Sunday
Jun022019

Scenes for the June 1 Mill City Farmers Market

It's now June - so start looking for new produce every week! Kohlrabi arrived June 1, spring peas won't be far behind.

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

A recent Beth Dooley article features rye berries, which you can get from Sunrise Flour Mill:

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Jill Holter of Lakewinds Food Co-op did a double demo - first making pickled radishes, followed by a Pickled Radish Cheese Toast.

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

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June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Milly the goat!

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Saturday
Jun012019

Shopping Basket from the June 1 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: fresh dill, Kohlrabi and a bouquet of Lily of the Valley. June 1 marked the end of ramps, so I stocked up.

June 1, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Thursday
May302019

Jen's Jars at Mill City Farmers Market

I absolutely adore Jen's Jars, a new vendor at the Mill City Farmers Market. These small batch soups and sauces are vegan, gluten-free, and free from refined sugars or preservatives. The woman behind Jen's Jars is Jennifer Alexander. She developed her recipes after adopting a whole food, plant-based diet to benefit her own health.

I like using these products with other items from the Market. For instance, mix the pesto with some Quark from Cosmic Wheel Creamery or Whipped Feta from Singing Hill Goat Dairy for a creamy, zippy veggie dip or sandwich spread. Something on my hit list is a pot pie, using a crust made with flour from Sunrise Flour Mill, and either of Jen's soups as the base for the filling. For example, Curry Feta from Singing Hills would be a perfect cheese to add to the Curried Carrot & Lentil Soup, along with chicken from Sunshine Harvest Farm. The possibilities are endless - use your imagination!

If kept in the refrigerator, Jen’s Jars products will stay fresh for 2 to 5 weeks (check the label at time of purchase). You can also freeze these products directly in the glass jars (they're filled to allow enough room for expansion) and store them for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Added bonus - each empty jar you return gets you $1 of your next purchase.

Find Jen's Jars at these MCFM dates: June 1, 15 and 29, July 13 and 27, August 24 and 31, September 14 and 28.

You can reach Jennifer at jennifer.alexander@jensjars.com or 612-567-9014, and follow Jen's Jars on Facebook

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Flavor-packed options include (left to right): Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup, Creamy Cannellini & Garlic Hummus, Raw Cacao Dark Chocolate Spread, Spinach & Pine Nut Pesto and Curried Carrot & Lentil Soup.

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

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 4, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Wednesday
May292019

"COFFEE WITH YOUR…" - New Series at the Mill City Farmers Market Kicks Off with Mayor Frey at the June 1 Market

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

Reviving the old town square

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We know that to many neighbors and visitors, the Mill City Farmers Market is more than a place to buy groceries. It’s a place to meet with friends and neighbors, share a locally sourced meal and learn from the farmers and makers who produce our food. Every Saturday the historic Gold Medal Flour train shed and Chicago Avenue Mall that make up our market are transformed into a vibrant community gathering space much like an old “town square.”

As a way to further community connections at the Mill City Farmers Market, we have created a new “Coffee with Your…” series, where we invite local leaders and community figures to the market’s train shed demo area to chat with market visitors.

Grab a cup of coffee from market vendors The Bolt or Cafe Palmira (or a cold-pressed juice or kombucha!) and drop by to get to know our guests, ask questions and raise any issues you see in the community.

Schedule

Our “Coffee with Your…” series takes place in our train shed demo area (in between stalls 120e and 121 on our vendor map) before or after the Mill City Cooks cooking classes.

  • June 1 – Coffee with Your Mayor (11 to 11:45 a.m.), Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey
  • July 20 – Coffee with Your Council Member (9 to 10 a.m.) 3rd Ward Council Member Steve Fletcher
  • August 24 Coffee with Your Park Ranger (9 to 10 a.m.) NPS Ranger Dan Dressler of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Tuesday
May282019

Autumn Higgins Ceramics at the Mill City Farmers Market

Autumn Higgins Ceramics is a new art vendor this year, having debuted at the May 11 Mill City Farmers Market. Autumn creates a variety of dishes and pots, along with an array of fun jewelry.

Autumn has been awarded the Fogelberg Fellowship at Northern Clay Center. She works as a studio artist, an art instructor for K-8 school kids, and teaches various community education art classes.

She will return for the June 1, September 28 and October 26 MCFM markets. You can reach her at 503-422-9828 or autumnhiggins@gmail.com. Her work is also at Gallery 360, Grand Hand Gallery and Anthony Schaller Gallery.

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

I love those pencil earings - would they be perfect for a school teacher or what? :D

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

May 11, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market