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Celebrating their 13th Season!

Mill City Farmers Winter Market 2018/19 Dates:

Thanksgiving Harvest Markets – Nov. 10 & 17

Holiday Markets – Dec. 1, 8 & 15

January 12 & 26

February 9 & 23

March 9 & 23

April 13 & 27

Mill City Farmers Winter Market 2018/19 Hours:

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Mill City Farmers Market Location:

Mill City Museum

704 S. Second St. Minneapolis, MN

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

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

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November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Milly the goat! :)

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market 

Sunday
Nov112018

Shopping Basket from the November 10 Mill City Farmers Market

November 10, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Sunday
Oct282018

Shopping Basket from the October 27 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Raw seeds from Mhonpaj’s Garden. Per May Lee's advise, I washed and dried them, and then baked in a 300 degree oven for 15 minutes, stirring a few times and keeping a close watch to assure no burning. Nice snack!

Saturday
Oct202018

Shopping Basket from the October 20 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Kidney beans from Bean Market, Matcha Green Tea & Glacial Clay Facial Masks from Body Bliss, red kuri and sweet dumpling squash from Nistler Farm, and bacon cheddar bread from Heritage Breads. Plus, I stocked up on the alpaca socks from The Abbey Alpacas.

Saturday
Oct132018

Shopping Basket from the October 13 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: a frozen steel-cut oatmeal meal from 3 Bear Oats (also available at Lakewinds Co-op, a Mill City Farmers Market sponsor), and a French lavender woven ornament from French Nugget.

Saturday
Oct062018

Shopping Basket from the October 6 Mill City Farmers Market

The ornamental gourds and mini pumpkins have arrived! 

Sunday
Sep302018

Scenes from the September 29 Mill City Farmers Market

The Elk River German Band returned for the annual Mill City Farmers Market Oktoberfest on September 29.

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

It seemed more like late October with all the hats, scarves and winter apparel both vendors and shoppers were sporting.

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

It was a perfect day to invest in a gorgeous alpaca sweater or accessory from ArtAndes.

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Below, James Beard Award winning local author Beth Dooley (white jacket) led a Friends of the Market Tour.

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

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September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

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September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

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September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

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September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Below, Chef Jenny Breen demo'd Kale Kimchi Salad, which included a small mountain of produce from the Market, including: cabbage, kale, carrots, radishes, garlic, green onions, ginger, honey, heirloom beans, sweet potatoes and Delicata squash.

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

April Barnhart of Aprilierre has a new line of Convex rings, part of her ExperiMetal-Zero collection made from pieces of medal left over from larger pieces work. For example, the ring next to her pinky finger in the below picture has two circles, one of which came from the punch out on the bracelet in the following picture. It's part of an effort to reduce waste, and has gained her renown in the jewelry community.

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Milly the goat!

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market 

Saturday
Sep292018

Shopping Basket from the September 29 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Baby clothes from Sassy Knitwear - so many fun colors and patterns to choose from!

September 29, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Wednesday
Sep262018

Beth Dooley's Friends of the Market Tour

Beth Dooley's Friends of the Market Tour

You're invited to tour the Market with James Beard Award winning local author Beth Dooley this Saturday, September 29. Learn tips for shopping and cooking seasonally and meet her favorite farmers and makers!

Tour includes a cup of coffee and starts at 10 a.m. in the Information Booth. 

Space is limited. Please RSVP via info@millcityfarmersmarket.org

Sunday
Sep232018

Scenes from the September 22 Mill City Farmers Market

The annual Bread Festival took place at the September 22 Mill City Farmers Market, featuring sample loaves from local home bakers, plus presentations from local baking and flour professionals.

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Below are some of the loaves presented by local home bakers:

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

All were welcome to try their hand at seed art:

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Milly the goat!

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market 

Sunday
Sep232018

Shopping Basket from the September 22 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Romanesco broccoli from Loon Organics, grape jelly from Serious Jam, Ireland Creek Annie heirlooms beans from Encore Farm, shrimp of the woods mushrooms from Prairie Hollow Farm, and Escape garlic scape pesto from Seven Songs Organic Farm.

September 22, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Sunday
Sep162018

Shopping Basket from the September 15 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Well Rooted Tea. I also picked up a few pairs of aloe infused alpaca socks from The Abbey. They first became available last year, and I can honestly say they are the best socks I've ever owned (even better than Thorlo, which says a lot!).

Saturday
Sep082018

Shopping Basket from the September 8 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Pears from Horner's Corner, peanuts from Bean Market, goat sausages from Singing Hills Dairy and Lemon Garlic Dill fermented cabbage from Kiss My Cabbage.

September 8, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

 

Monday
Sep032018

Shopping Basket from the September 1 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Majestic Purple potatoes from Burning River Farm, bread from Sift Gluten Free, chocolate peppers for Urban Roots, and Heritage Bran Muffin and Pancake Mix from Sunrise Flour Mill (which is currently in the "Beta" phase and being tested by a few various customers - I'm looking forward to using it in Labor Day pancakes!).

September 1, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Wednesday
Aug292018

ArtAndes Welcomes Andean Weavers to the September 8, 15 and 22 Mill City Farmers Markets

Visit the Mill City Farmers Market September 8th, 15th or 22nd and be transported to the heights of the Andes with a lively cultural presentation.

Welcome two Andean weavers from Chinchero, Peru, while they demonstrate their artistry on traditional back strap looms. Maruja and Juana represent a weaving cooperative, Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco. Their textiles are collected by the Smithsonian, the Textile Museum and other significant institutions.

The ancient craft has its roots in pre-Incan ancestry and is an important part of their rich indigenous culture.

"The harmony of color, the beauty and fastness of dyes and the perfection of weaving place these weavings in a class of their own." Melanie Ebertz

Melanie Ebertz, owner of ArtAndes and a long time vendor at the MCFM, leads culture, art, and history trips to Peru and is dedicated to helping preserve the Andean weaving techniques. Unique finely woven pieces are available for sale at the Mill City Farmers Market (inside the train shed) Saturdays thru October. You'll find a beautiful array of rugs, pillows, purses, wall hangings and more. You can also visit ArtAndes' studio in the Northrup King Building.

According to Melanie, Peru has the largest collection of ancient textiles in the world. A surprisingly large number of extremely elaborate weavings still exist, spanning from about 3000 B.C. to the present. They form the longest continuous textile record in world history.

Below, as soon as the weavers arrived, they immediately started unpacking their wares. The morning after arrival, they were set up in Melanie's backyard and resumed weaving!