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Celebrating their 12th Season!

Mill City Farmers Market 2017 Dates:

Every Saturday / May 6 - October 28

Mill City Farmers Market 2017 Hours:

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

Mill City Farmers Market Location:

704 S. Second St. Minneapolis, MN

Saturday
Jul302011

Bread and Jam from the Mill City Farmers Market - Tastes Like a Smile

I love the breads from Prairie Hollow Farm, and the Organic Strawberry Freezer Jam from Schultz Farms is heaven on earth.  It tastes exactly like the freezer jam my mother used to make.  Don't you love it when something so simple can put the biggest smile on your face?

 

Friday
Jul292011

StarTrib's Rick Nelson Gives Rave Review of Pie from Very Prairie, a Mill City Farmers Market Vendor

I've tried close to everything offered by Very Prairie EXCEPT the pies - which come in full size, mini and even on-a-stick.  However, after reading Rick Nelson's review in the StarTrib Taste section, I'm going to make their pie a priority.

You can find Susan Dietrich of Very Prairie at the Mill City Farmers Market every Saturday.

May 20, 2011, Mill City Farmers Market 024

June 18, 2011, Mill City Farmers Market

Thursday
Jul282011

Gypsy Mania Quartet at the Mill City Farmers Market

The nasty storm that tore thru the July 23 Mill City Farmers Market didn't stop Gypsy Mania Quartet from performing.  They moved their gear to a covered area off the train shed and it was on with the show.

Mill City Farmers Market July 23, 2011

 

Wednesday
Jul272011

Gorgeous Artichokes at Mill City Farmers Market

Real Foods had these lovely artichokes at the July 23 Mill City Farmers Market.

July 23, 2011, Mill CIty Farmers Market

July 23, 2011, Mill CIty Farmers Market

Tuesday
Jul262011

New Products from Very Prairie at Mill City Farmers Market

Two new items offered by Very Prairie at the July 23 Mill City Farmers Market:  Raspberry Marshmallows and Wild Sorrel Bandanas pasta.  I picked up a package of the pasta for a fun meal this week.

Mill City Farmers Market July 23, 2011

Mill City Farmers Market July 23, 2011

Mill City Farmers Market July 23, 2011

Monday
Jul252011

Local D'Lish Features Redline Salsa at Mill City Farmers Market

Redline Salsa was the featured product from Local D'Lish at the July 23 Mill City Farmers Market.  I tried the mild flavor - YUM!

Mill City Farmers Market July 23, 2011

Mill City Farmers Market July 23, 2011

Sunday
Jul242011

July 23 Trip to the Mill City Farmers Market

Our shopping basket from the July 23 Mill City Farmers Market.  I was planning to pick up some brats and fajita meat, along with a few other treats, but a morning storm forced the outside vendors to pack up before the market got going.  :(

Mill City Farmers Market July 23, 2011

Saturday
Jul232011

Quick Balanced Meal Using Mill City Farmers Market Ingredients

Throwing together a quick and balanced meal (using just one pan) is a snap with a few simple ingredients from the Market.

This dish has wheat berries, olive oil, kale, tomatoes and curry feta cheese.  Walnuts are the only item that didn't come from the Market.  

I can't believe I've never come across wheat berries until this Spring at the Market.  They are so convenient and versatile.   In the morning I put a cup or two of wheat berries in a pot of water to soak and cook them after work.  Presto - a meal base available as needed throughout the week.  The cooked grains keep perfectly stored in the fridge, and mix well with pretty much anything.   

Friday
Jul222011

Schultz Farm at Mill City Farmers Market

Paul Schultz of Schultz Farm explains the best way to enjoy these organic Sweet Spanish Onions.  Click here for the Schultz Farm profile on the Mill City Farmers Market website.  Paul also had organic strawberry freezer jam available that day, which I'll be raving about in a future blog post! :)

Mill City Farmers Market on July 16, 2011 

Thursday
Jul212011

Skysong at Mill City Farmers Market

Visitors to the July 16 Market were treated to a performance by Skysong.

Mill City Farmers Market on July 16, 2011

Wednesday
Jul202011

Eight Ball Zucchini, Gai Lan and Chanterelle Mushrooms at Mill City Farmers Market

The Market is like a giant open air classroom with dozens of lessons taking place simultaneously.  I'm not talking about cooking or canning demos - I'm referring to what we learn one-on-one from the vendors.  It's something I can count on each and every Saturday.

For instance, on a recent visit Prairie Hollow Farm had Eight Ball Zucchini.  I wasn't aware zucchini grew in any form other than the cucumber/bowling pin shape. 

Mill City Farmers Market on July 16, 2011

Also new to me that same week, Tiny Planet Produce offered chanterelle mushrooms and Gai Lan, which according to a quick Google search is Chinese broccoli.  (I'm still fuzzy on how Gai Lan differs from broccoli rabe, broccoletti, broccolini and any other "brocco" out there...)

Mill City Farmers Market on July 16, 2011

Mill City Farmers Market on July 16, 2011

Tuesday
Jul192011

Braucher's Sunrise Harvest Farm at Mill City Farmers Market

Mike and Colleen Braucher of Braucher's Sunrise Harvest Farm are your source for chemical-free, 100% grass fed beef and lamb, pasture raised chickens and eggs at the Market.  

Their meats and eggs are available through CSA shares, bulk orders, individual item orders by the pound, and beef 1/4's & 1/2's, and they deliver orders and shares to the Minneapolis area on a set schedule to designated drop locations. Check out their website for information.

Lamb is a little outside of my comfort zone, so I went with hamburger for Sloppy Joes.  Next time, it will be the fajita meat.

Mill City Farmers Market on July 16, 2011

  

 

 

Monday
Jul182011

July 16 Trip to the Mill City Farmers Market

Our shopping basket from the July 16 Mill City Farmers Market.

Mill City Farmers Market on July 16, 2011

 

Sunday
Jul172011

Guillermo Cuellar Pottery at Mill City Farmers Market

Guillermo Cuellar Pottery had a beautiful display of wares at the July 9 Mill City Farmers Market.

Mill City Farmers Market on July 9, 2011

Mill City Farmers Market on July 9, 2011

Mill City Farmers Market on July 9, 2011

Mill City Farmers Market on July 9, 2011

Saturday
Jul162011

Potluck and the Hot Dishes Perform at the Mill City Farmers Market

Potluck and the Hot Dishes performed at the steamy hot, packed Mill City Farmers Market on July 9.