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Farmers Market Archive

What's New at the 2017 Mill City Farmers Market - Opening Day is May 6

The 12th season of the Mill City Farmers Market kicks off Saturday, May 6. The Market features an assortment of over 120 farmers, food artisans, restaurants and small businesses, including new vendors for 2017.

Additionally, the Market is expanding its free weekly Mill City Cooks demo with a new partner, Lakewinds Food Co-op, who will be adding activities to occupy its youngest visitors. The 20-minute cooking demos take place in the sunny patio of the Market’s historic train shed. The Lakewinds-sponsored kids area will feature tables for coloring and other engaging activities, giving adults some free time to relax with a cup of coffee and learn tips and easy seasonal recipes from the Market’s professional chefs.

Below are some of the new vendors you'll see this season. I'll be doing separate profiles on them in the coming weeks/months as they appear at the Market.

Therese Moore of 3 Bear Oats serves a dish of porridge.3 Bear Oats - Steel cut oats with sweet and savory toppings sourced from MCFM vendors, with flavors ranging from the cheddar, bacon, and maple “Petite Canadienne” to the "Alpine Trek" with dark chocolate & banana chunks.

Honken Dahlias - Urban dahlia farm located in the north end of Saint Paul, Minnesota and growing over 100 varieties of premium dahlias using only organic practices.

Kapper's cheese curdsKapper's Big Red Barn - This quaint family dairy in Chatfield, MN will be offering farm-fresh milk in glass bottles, as well as chocolate milk, heavy cream and fresh cheese curds.

Little Hill Berry Farm - Certified-organic blueberries, strawberries and elderberries from Northfield, MN.

GVY Fresh Produce – Locally and naturally grown produce and flowers from Farmington, MN.

Darling Pickle Dips - White bean and cream cheese dips flavored with pickled veggies and spices. A perfect mate for spring snap peas or a fresh baguette!

Farmers Market Vendor Event

Ommie Snacks - Small batch fruit and seed based energy bars that are nutrient dense and simply delicious.

Farmers Market Vendor Event

Superior Switchel - Traditional American switchel health tonic brewed with fresh organic ginger, apple cider vinegar and Minnesota honey, available in reusable Mason jars and growlers.

Farmers Market Vendor Event

You Betcha Kimchi - A tasty Minnesota take on kimchi using all local vegetables.

Calvit's Shrubs - Handmade, natural drink mixers that add flavor and intrigue to soft drinks and cocktails.

Farmers Market Vendor Event

Plus new and local potters, woodworkers, jewelers and textile artists in MCFM’s art market!

In 2016, the Market drew in over 125,000 local food enthusiasts. We hope to see you during the 2017 season! :)

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