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May072017

Opening Day at the 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Dave and I were only able to take in the first hour of opening day, but we packed in as much as possible in that short period of time!

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Welcome and Thank You to this seasons Mill City Cooks sponsor, Lakewinds Food Co-opJill Holter and Mary Jacobs provided shoppers with reusable totes. Look for a separate post about Lakewinds on our Farmers Market blog in the near future.

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Some of the new vendors for 2017 were at opening day, including the following four (for which I'll be doing more in-depth posts on in coming weeks):

Lucas and Jenna of Kappers' Big Red Barn, Chatfield, MN, sell fresh cream, milk (regular and chocolate) and cheese curds. Dave is the chocolate milk aficionado in our home, and he gave it two enthusiastic thumbs up!

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Claudia Fierro-Poppen of Ommie Snacks offers a variety of energy bars made with dried fruits and seeds.  Note to vegetarian shoppers - these bars have no eggs or dairy. No nuts, soy or wheat either. If you want to see what's in them - just look at the two jars atop the display!

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Farmers Market Vendor Event

Phil Calvit is the creator of Calvit's Drinking Shrubs, which are available in an assortment of flavor combinations. I brought home a bottle of the Thai Basil (I'm a sucker for anything with "Thai" in the name), and while the label says "drinking shrubs", I think this particular flavor will add some fun zing to a crisp spring slaw.

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Farmers Market Vendor Event

Joe Silberschmidt of You Betcha! Kimchi will tempt you with three degrees of kimchi: Uff Da!, A Bit Nippy and Minnesota Nice. Get your probiotics with this versatile product - give a sandwich some crunch, dress up scrambled eggs, kick up a salad. (If you go with Uff Da!, be sure to have some milk on hand to cool off!)

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

So good to see all the young families return to the Market. Be sure to get your little ones signed up for a Power of Produce (POP) passport.

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

It's "sun's out - guns out" at Black Cat Natural Foods!

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Dr. Harold Wilkins of Goldfinch Flower Farm working his magic.

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Be sure to pick up some seedlings or flower pots in the coming weeks. You can find them at Green Earth Growers on the 2nd Street plaza and Loon Organics in the Train Shed.

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

3 Bear Oats serves up hearty porridge in both sweet and savory options - enjoy a meal at the Market, or take home for later.

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Northern Fires Pizza is back!

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

First fresh pickings of the season!

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Burning River Farm offers CSA shares.

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Finally, Thank You to Cynthia Froid Group for the herb giveaway, which took place after we'd left.

Milly the Goat! :D

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Here to help! The staff at the Info Booth is always happy to answer your Market questions.

May 6, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

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