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May022018

Look for These New Vendors at the 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

On Saturday, May 5th Mill City Farmers Market (MCFM) opens for its 13th season. The MCFM has curated an assortment of over 130 farmers, food makers and artists, including 21 new vendors. As do all vendors at the this market, new comers follow the Sustainability Statement, ensuring all products at the market–from hand rolls of sushi to a can of jalapeño ginger kombucha–are grown and sourced with the health of our land, local economy and people in mind.

“The 2018 Mill City Farmers Market season is Tempeh Tantrum’s first farmers market ever!” Says Ryan Billing, owner of Minneapolis-based plant protein company Tempeh Tantrum. “I’m very excited for the opportunity to accompany my tempeh out of the kitchen to meet new and existing customers-as well as to connect with those with even just a passing interest in what I’m offering. So jazzed to be part of the MCFM crew this year!”

Meet Ryan and MCFM’s other new vendors (listed below) May through October at the Saturday Market, in between the Mill City Museum and Guthrie Theater, and at the new Tuesday Night Market from June through September at The Commons park next to U.S. Bank Stadium.

According to a MCFM Press Release, these two markets drew over 115,000 local food enthusiasts in 2017, enjoying the assortment of vendors as well as the educational programming, including chef-led cooking demonstrations, farm-to-table breakfast, meals from local restaurants and food trucks, free outdoor yoga classes, live music and more.

New Vendors at the Mill City Farmers Market in 2018

Prepared Food:

  • Gohan Sushi – Hand rolls of traditional Japanese sushi with a Midwestern twist
  • Green Garden Bakery – Vegetable-based baked goods from Heritage Park youth farmers and entrepreneurs
  • Root to Rise Kitchen – Vegan breakfast and lunch, ranging from tofu veggie scramble to jackfruit tacos

Heather from Root to Rise with a dish of Walkin' Tacos

Farmers:

Food Makers:

  • Best Cellar – Pickled vegetables and mushroom jerky
  • Bhavana Organics – Organic beauty products and natural remedies
  • Caldo Foods – Harissa, chimichurri and other Mediterranean-inspired sauces
  • Crunchy Granola– Minneapolis-based granola company
  • Double Dog Kombucha – Unique flavors of kombucha (mango citra hops, pineapple ginger jalapeño cilantro, and seasonal) served on tap and in cans
  • Señoras de Salsa – Authentic Mexican salsas that empower Latina women
  • Tempeh Tantrum – Plant-based protein made from fermented soy, black bean and seasonal ingredients
  • Well-Rooted Teas – Loose-leaf herbal teas blended with foraged botanicals. 10% of profits benefit organizations working to protect our environment

Product sampling with Lee Vang of Double Dog Kombucha

Artists:

  • CardFolk – Greeting cards highlighting culture with a fashionable flair
  • Create Laser Arts – Laser engraved goods and handmade functional wares in wood, paper, leather, stone and acrylic
  • Furniture by DeGarmo – Woman-owned and operated wooden furniture and home furnishings
  • Onkkafirte – Handcrafted, custom made lazy susans
  • Radiate Activewear – Locally designed and produced athleisure wear
  • Sudify Jewelry – Jewelry made with lichens, moss, leaves, ferns and more, showing the beauty of the natural world
  • United Goods – Prints, bags, cards and more featuring iconic local landmarks
  • Vikse Designs – Handmade semi-precious stone and sterling silver jewelry

See you at the Market! :D

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