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June 17, 2017, Saturday - Mill City Farmers Market

Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Location: 704 South 2nd Street

Today at Mill City Farmers Market: Brain Health Day

This Saturday is our annual Brain Health Day! Our partner and neighbor the American Academy of Neurology will be giving away bike helmets to the first 1,000 market visitors in an effort to raise awareness about brain safety and help prevent head injuries in Minnesota. In acknowledgement of the day, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges has proclaimed Saturday, June 17, 2017, Brain Health Awareness Day in the city, so join us and over 60 local farmers, food makers and artisans - rain or shine - for a unique outdoor shopping experience and celebrate Brain Health Day!

Mill City Cooks

Learn how to cook market meals in our free, chef-led cooking demo, Mill City Cooks, offered every Saturday in the train shed patio at 10:30. This Saturday, guest chef Austin Bartold will be making a seasonal meal. Austin is the executive chef at Waite House Neighborhood Center and a member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Indian Reservation. With more than ten years of culinary experience in the Twin Cities and a rich culture of using food to promote wellness, Austin focuses his cooking on healthy, seasonal meals and using food as medicine.
Plus, our kids’ tables at the demo always feature coloring sheets and other engaging activities, giving adults some free time to relax with a cup of coffee and learn tips and easy seasonal recipes from our market chefs. Samples and recipe cards are available at each demo—or check out our recipe archive!

Kids' Activities

Power of Produce “PoP“ veggie tasting club is at the information tent every Saturday! Kids ages 3-12 can earn a $2 token to spend on fruits and veggies by tasting a local, seasonal vegetable, as a way to empower kids to make healthy eating decisions. Learn more.

Meet Your Vegetables

Nutrition and Public Health students lead our Meet Your Vegetables demonstrations at the top of the Chicago Mall, near Spoonriver restaurant. Discover creative, simple ways to prepare seasonal produce and walk away with a delicious sample and recipe card complete with nutrition information! Learn more.

Live Music

Mary DuShane and Nick Jordan of the Moonlight Duo will be playing from 11 – 1 in the green music tent by the Guthrie stairs.


The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) will be giving away 1,000 bike helmets at the market this Saturday in an effort to raise awareness about brain safety and help prevent head injuries in Minnesota. The free bike helmet giveaway will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as quantities are limited.