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Celebrating their 13th Season!

Mill City Farmers Market 2018 Dates:

Every Saturday / May 5 - October 27

Mill City Farmers Market 2018 Hours:

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

Mill City Farmers Market Location:

704 S. Second St. Minneapolis, MN

Saturday
Jul212018

Shopping Basket from the July 21 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket today: Sweet corn, celery, tri-color fingerling potatoes, patty pans, pita bread from Heritage Bread Co, and ProCured Mushroom Jerky.

July 21, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Sunday
Jul152018

Shopping Basket from the July 14 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: water spinach, Chinese long beans, eggplant, bell peppers, leeks, Pure Maple Cream from Horner's Corner, and Creamy Cannellini & Garlic Hummus from Jen's Jars (a product promoted by MCFM sponsor, Lakewinds Food Co-op).

July 14, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Tuesday
Jul102018

Mill City Cooks: Ricotta Gnocchi

Chef Jenny Breen cooked up a batch of Ricotta Gnocchi for the July 7 Mill City Cooks demo.

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Cauliflower and summer squash were grilled and set aside for later mixing with the gnocchi and sauted vegetables.

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

The gnocchi dough is made with ricotta cheese (Cosmic Wheel Creamery), eggs (Sunshine Harvest Farm), flour (Sunrise Flour Mill), plus nutmeg, salt, pepper and butter.

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Jenny gently mixed the ingredients together, rolled it into long cylinders and cut it into even pieces.

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Gnocchi only takes a few minutes to boil, and is ready when it floats to the top.

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

The first young garlic of the season only requires a rough chop.

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Jenny added the non-grilled vegetables to a pre-heated skillet with melted butter.

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Once the vegetables were done, Jenny added the gnocchi to the pan, along with half and half and grated Friesago cheese (Shepherd's Way Farms).

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Recipes demo'd at Mill City Cooks can be found online.

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

July 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Thank you to Lakewinds Food Co-op for sponsoring the 2018 Mill City Cooks series, and providing fun activities for the little ones!

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 13, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market 

Saturday
Jul072018

Shopping Basket from the July 7 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: sweet mokun carrots, raspberries, fennel and heirloom tomatoes.

June 7, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Sunday
Jul012018

Shopping Basket from the June 30 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: St. Pops! Mmmmm-Mmmmmm, so refreshing and only 90 calories.

June 30, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Sunday
Jun242018

Mill City Cooks: Seared Salmon Carbonara

Chef Heather Hartman prepared a Seared Salmon Carbonara for the June 23 Mill City Cooks demo.

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Ingredients from the MCFM vendors included salmon from Wild Run Salmon, Dumpling & Strand Farro Cavatappi, arugula, eggs from Sunshine Harvest Farm, Friesago cheese from Shepherd's Way Farms and some herbs.

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Heather prepared the salmon by tweezing out any bones.

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

First the salmon is cooked and set aside to cool while the rest of the recipe comes together.

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Egg yolks and grated Friesago cheese are whisked together and set aside.

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Next, the fresh pasta takes just a few minutes to boil.

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

After a rough chop, the arugula is mixed with the yoke mixture, cooked pasta, herbs and olive oil, plus salt and pepper to taste.

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Salmon pieces top the pasta mixture, with chopped walnuts, grated cheese and herbs used for garnish. Heather displayed the finished product on a wood piece from MCFM art vendor, Joel Nichols Furniture

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Recipes demo'd at Mill City Cooks can be found online.

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Thank you to Lakewinds Food Co-op for sponsoring the 2018 Mill City Cooks series, and providing fun activities for the little ones!

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 13, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market 

Saturday
Jun232018

Shopping Basket from the June 23 Mill City Farmers Market

With summer squash, cauliflower and slicing tomatoes now available - peppers and raspberries can't be far behind. New product in the basket this week: Activated Charcoal Therapeutic Bar from Body Bliss.

June 23, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market 

Thursday
Jun212018

June 30 - RSVP for a Shop with a Chef Tour at the Mill City Farmers Market

SHOP WITH A CHEF TOUR - June 30, 9:30am

Jenny Breen
The first in our new Friends of the Market "Shop with a Chef" series is coming up on June 30. In the 30-minute tour, chef and public health educator Jenny Breen will show you her tips for shopping the market--Plus, stick around for her cooking class at 10:30, where you'll learn to make your #WeeklyMarketMeal using market ingredients.
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Tour starts at 9:30am. Space is limited. 
Saturday
Jun162018

Shopping Basket from the June 16 Mill City Farmers Market

A little rain could never deter me from the weekly Mill City Farmers Market stock up!  :)

Saturday
Jun092018

Shopping Basket from the June 9 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket this week: Sun Gold tomatoes from Loon Organics, cabbage from Prairie Hollow Farm, sugar snap peas from the Bean Market and whole black garlic bulbs from Ellie's Whole Grains.

 

Thursday
Jun072018

Caldo Foods at the Mill City Farmers Market

Caldo Foods is a new vendor for the 2018 Mill City Farmers Market season, offering three flavor-packed sauces with Mediterranean origins: carota, harissa and chimichurri.

I love pre-made sauces, dips and condiments available at the MCFM because they allow me to throw together quick tasty dishes without having an array of spices, herbs, dressings, etc., on hand. These Caldo Foods products are perfect for anything from tossing with pasta to giving a pot of stew a new twist to mixing with a soft cheese for dipping chips or spreading in a wrap.

And there are additional benefits, per their website:

Healthy - No Artificial flavors or Preservatives!
Exotic - The best recipes from around the world!
Tasty - You will never have only one bite!
Fresh - Only the freshest ingredients!
Spicy - Balanced flavors - Spice up your food!
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June 2, 2018 Mill City Farmers MarketMadi Khemakhem of Caldo Foods

Caldo Foods will return for the following MCFM dates: July 7, 14 and 21; August 11 and 25; October 6.

In the mean time, you can learn more online (click on the About Us tab for an informative video), plus on Facebook and Instagram. These products are also available at Lakewinds Food Co-Op (sponsor of the Mill City Cooks demos).

June 2, 2018 Mill City Farmers MarketCaldo's flagship product is a gourmet red pepper harissa blend.

June 2, 2018 Mill City Farmers MarketCarota is a gourmet carrot dip.

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers MarketChimichurri is a unique blend of fresh parsley, garlic and spices.

June 2, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Saturday
Jun022018

Shopping Basket from the June 2 Mill City Farmers Market

New in the basket - broccoli, strawberries and garlic scapes. Yum!

June 2, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Monday
May282018

Mill City Cooks: Wild Rice & Market Vegetable Salad

For the May 26 Mill City Cooks demo, Chef Nettie Colon prepared Wild Rice & Market Vegetable Salad.

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

She started with a Nettle Yogurt Dressing, which consists of blanched nettles, Greek yogurt, olive oil and salt.

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Blanching takes only a few minutes. The nettles go from boiling hot water to an ice bath and then get the liquid squeezed out before being finely chopped.

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Olive oil and salt are added and the dressing is emulsified.

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Next, the sliced almonds and coconut flakes are toasted, and ramps are added.

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Nettie added chopped greens, olive oil and lemon juice to the sauté to complete that part of the recipe.

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

To finish it up, she mixed cooked wild rice with some of the almond mixture (reserving some for garnish), and gently blended it together with more chopped greens.

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Nettie displayed the finished meal, garnished with julienned daikon radishes and the Nettle Yogurt Dressing, in a dish created by artist Brittany Trushin.

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Recipes demo'd at Mill City Cooks can be found online.

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Thank you to Lakewinds Food Co-op for sponsoring the 2018 Mill City Cooks series, and providing fun activities for the little ones!

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 13, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market 

Sunday
May272018

Shopping Basket from the May 26 Mill City Farmers Market

Thanks to the use of hoop houses, local farmers are able to bring vegetables such as cucumbers and kahlarabi to early season Markets. The 2018 Mill City Farmers Market membership renewal envelope contains lots of goodies, including $10 in Market Tokens, freebies and discount offers - making the $40 annual membership is a no brainer!

May 26, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Thursday
May242018

Double Dog Kombucha at the Mill City Farmers Market

Lee Vang introduced shoppers to Double Dog Kombucha at the May 19 Mill City Farmers Market, offering his products by the can and on tap. You'll find three to four varities at any give Market, including Pelé, Citra Mango, Joy Bubbles and a seasonal flavor.

Lee will return for the following Markets: June 9, 16, 30; July 21, 28; August 18, September 1, 15, 29; October 13 and 20.

Learn more from this October 2017 article on the Heavy Table. Instagram You can reach Lee via email at doubledogkombucha@gmail.com, or at 612-644-3325.

May 19, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 19, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 19, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 19, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 19, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 19, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market