Mill City Farmer's Market - Stock up for Winter

by Brenda Langton, Tastemaker in Residence

            Saturday | 10.24.15 | 9 AM - 1 PM

                     Stock Up for Winter!

Join us this Saturday for the second-to-last Market of our outdoor season and stock up on delicious local produce to store for these upcoming winter months! Freezing, canning, drying, and pickling are all wonderful ways to preserve the seasonal abundance. Your February self will be so grateful for a little time put aside preparing now! For tips on proper storage of fruits and veggies. check out this helpful website.

Although the outdoor markets are numbered, don't forget Mill City is open year-round!Starting in November, we move indoors for our monthly Winter Markets - every Second Saturday

Nov 14th - Apr 9th inside the Mill City Museum from 10 AM-1 PM!

         »»Holiday Markets: Nov 14th & 21st and Dec 12th & 19th«

                               ► Check out who's in on our Vendor Map 

See you at the Market - don't forget your grocery list!     

                               FRESH PICKS this week: 

local wild rice | curry feta | peanut butter prairieos | felted wool mittens | heritage bread |

single-source honey | The Birchwood Cafe Cookbook | Lake Superior trout | fresh sage & thyme |

Produce Planner: 

Apples (Haralson, Honeycrisp, Sweet 16, Chestnut crabs, Keepsake, Regent, Honey Gold, & more), beets, bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, chives, cilantro, cippollini onions, cucumbers, dill, eggplant, fennel, garlic, ginger, grapes, green beans, ground cherries, heirloom dried beans, huckleberries, kale, leeks, lemongrass, mushrooms, oregano, pac choi, parsley, parsnips, peanuts, potatoes, pumpkins, radicchio, radishes, romanesco, rutabagas, sage, salad mix, scallions, shallots, shiitake, shiso, spinach, squash (delicata, acorn, butternut, carnival, kabocha, spaghetti), Swiss chard, tarragon, thyme, tomatillos, turnips, watercress, zucchini, and much more!!

                                               Mill City Cooks, 10 AM

Market Chef Heather Hartman will be joined by Beth Dooley this Saturday! The duo will be preparing two delicious recipes from The Birchwood Cafe Cookbook and you can even get a signed copy by contributor Beth Dooley.

Make sure to stop by and wish Heather well as this will be her last season as Market Chef. We will miss her greatly after 7 wonderful  seasons with her in our Mill City Cooks kitchen. Please wish her luck in her new endeavor as owner and chef of Farm to Fork, a personal chef service.

A Farewell Note from Chef Heather

I will miss my position as Mill City Farmers Market Chef greatly. Nothing was better than to walk through the shed, greet everyone, and help them sell their product. I am not only someone who tries to sell their products, but I use them as well. The Mill City Farmers Market is part of my crew, my family, my connection to the land-food-and ideals I hold true.

My shopping list will always be full, and I will not be gone for might not get rid of me that easily!

Eat well, be happy, love much...(and, as Josephine yells) "Don't forget your shopping list!"

Thank you all so much! You filled me with love, food, and questions I pretended to know how to answer!

Cheers! Heather Hartman - Mill City Cooks Chef

Farm to Fork, Owner




Festivities at the Market 

Live Music, 11 AM - 1 PM: 

MCFM welcomes back local sensation The Eddies this week!

Book Signing with Beth Dooley in the Kitchen Demo, 9:30 - 11:30 AM:

Stop by the kitchen demo today and get your copy of the new Birchwood Cafe Cookbook, signed by contributor Beth Dooley!

Sponsor Booth, all day:

The Rose by Aeon is one of the healthiest, greenest places to live in the Twin Cities. Stop by their booth to learn more about this sustainable, state-of-the-art building, just blocks from downtown Minneapolis! 

Community Booth, all day, Minneapolis Bike Coalition

Learn more about this collaborative campaign of community partners, businesses and individuals advocating for 30 new miles of protected bikeways by 2020.

Power of Produce, all day: 

Kids ages 5-12 get a free $5 voucher at all October markets to be spent on a fruit or veggie of their choosing just for trying a raw veggie! Stop by the PoP Booth for more information.

Art Market, all day: 

Head to the back of the train shed where you'll find 4 talented local artists. This week, stop and see the unique works of StirsbyBarnswallow GardenMatthew Krousey Ceramics, and Redcruiser.

Mark Your Calendars - Winter Markets are just around the corner!