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Farmers Market Archive

National Night Out at Mill City Night Market

Via an August 6 e-newsletter from the Mill City Farmers Market:

Join your co-workers, neighbors and friends for an interactive salad dressing giveaway, live music, face-painting, local groceries, food trucks and a fresh food drive benefiting Waite House!

On Tuesday, August 7th Mill City Farmers Market is celebrating National Night Out at its Night Market in The Commons park (425 Portland Avenue S) from 4 to 8 p.m. In addition to hosting local farmers and food makers, free yoga, lawn games and live music like all other Night Markets, which run every Tuesday through the end of September, Mill City Night Market will be encouraging community and summer picnics for National Night Out by putting on a fresh food drive benefiting Waite House, an interactive salad dressing giveaway and face painting in the 4.2 acre green space next to US Bank Stadium.
For the food drive, Night Market visitors are encouraged to bring pantry items or purchase fresh produce from the market’s farmers. Waite House, established in 1958 in Minneapolis’ Phillips neighborhood, is a neighborhood center that integrates civic engagement with human services to foster positive change in the community. Their services include employment training, youth development and basic service like their food shelf. Donations for the food drive should be brought to the Market’s green information booth.
Salad time! The Night Market will also be hosting a DIY salad dressing giveaway. You can learn the best ratios for making a simple vinaigrette, experiment with different oils, vinegars and other pantry items and walk away with a free two-ounce salad dressing to enjoy on fresh market veggies! While supplies last.
Mill City Night Market continues every Tuesday until the end of September with locally grown summer grocery staples like fresh salad greens, tomatoes, pasture-raised meat for the grill, fresh bread and also a wide assortment of farm-to-table prepared foods for to-go dinners and week night picnics in the park. In addition to great food, Mill City Farmers Market stays true to its mission of offering “can-do” cooking and wellness education and being a space for community engagement through recipe sampling, free yoga classes, live music, monthly beer and wine nights with neighborhood brewery Day Block Brewing. Check out the line-up below or visit for more information.
August & September Market Events Schedule
August 14 – Zero Waste Night
August 28 – Beer & Wine Night with Day Block Brewing
September 18 – Beer & Wine Night with Day Block Brewing
September 25 – Free Concert by The Minnesota Orchestra at 6 p.m.
Free Market Yoga (5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Commons lawn with Alchemy and YogaFit Studios, all levels)
August 7, 14, 21 & 28
September 4, 11 & 18
Music Line Up (6 to 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted)
August 7 – Michael Keys & Jim Krans
August 14 – Upper Midwest Folk Fiddlers
August 21 – Honest Maude
August 28 – Lila Ammons
September 4 – The Moonlight Duo
September 11 – Roe Family Singers
September 18 – HamDog
September 25 – Sam Timmreck from 4 to 6 p.m.
Mill City Night Market Vendors:
Farmers & Grocery
  • Bean Market – heirloom dry beans and fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Best Cellar – pickled vegetables and mushroom jerky
  • Burning River Farm – Certified Naturally Grown vegetables
  • Calvit’s Shrubs – vinegar drink mixes
  • Dawn2Dusk Farm – Certified Organic fruit and vegetables
  • Holistic Health Farm – microgreens and other vegetables
  • Horner’s Corner – maple syrup and seasonal fruit
  • Nistler Farms – melon, sweet corn and tomatoes
  • Northerly Flora – Minneapolis urban flower farm with fresh bouquets
  • Prairie Hollow Farm – fresh fruits and vegetables, mushrooms, farmstead cheese and bread
  • Sunshine Harvest Farm – grass-fed beef, pasture-raised chicken & eggs, pork, lamb and bison
  • Well-Rooted Teas – loose leaf tea
  • Wild Run Salmon
Dinner & Sweet Treats
  • Black Cat – barbecue, rice bowls and more
  • Chef Shack – tacos, burgers, and brats
  • Gohan – sushi
  • Green Garden Bakery
  • Northern Fires Pizza
  • Saint Pops – fresh juice popsicles
  • Solomon’s Bakery
  • Sonny’s Ice Cream
Local Artists
  • Aprilierre – jewelry
  • Crankosaurus Press – Tea towels hand printed in St. Paul
  • Fair Anita – jewelry and apparel
Founded in 2006 by acclaimed local chef Brenda Langton, Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy, local and organic groceries, bringing a wide assortment of fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to three beautiful places. The Market’s flagship Saturday Market and indoor Winter Market are located next to the Guthrie Theater on 2nd Street S and Chicago Avenue. Subscribe to the Mill City Night Market’s weekly email newsletter here.
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