Mill City Market-August 15th
by Brenda Langton, Tastemaker in Residence
SATURDAYS |May 9 - Oct 31 | 8 AM - 1 PM
Saturday | 8.15.15 | 8 AM - 1 PM
Immigrant Farmer Cultural Day!
Support local farmers at Mill City Farmers Market!
This week, we want to highlight our immigrant farmers and vendors and celebrate the unique food culture we have here in Minnesota. Be sure to check out our featured guest vendor -
Minnesota Food Association/Big River Farm on Saturday. MFA provides a full range of educational programming about organic agriculture to beginning immigrant and minority farmers, a population that is typically underrepresented in the local organic farming community. They use the rich resources of their Certified Organic educational farm, located just 30 miles outside of the Twin Cities, to provide hands-on training, workshops, and other opportunities for the community to engage in the lives of organic farmers and the production of the food they eat. Currently 13 farms are enrolled in the Big River Farms training program, representing 8 different cultures.
Stop by this Saturday, shop the finest produce in town, and stay for awhile to enjoy the day's festivities.
Check out who's in on our Vendor Map!
See you at the Market - don't forget your grocery list!
FRESH PICKS this week:
Aronia berries, arugula, basil, beets, bell peppers, blueberries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, chives, cilantro, cucumbers, dill, fennel, garlic, green beans, green garlic, green shallots, kale, lettuce, mache, melons (multiple varieties), mesclun mix, mushrooms, mustard greens, Napa cabbage, new potatoes, oregano, pac choi, parsley, parsnips, radicchio, radishes, raspberries, sage, salad mix, scallions, shiitake, snow peas, sorrel, spinach, spring onions, sugar snap peas, summer squash, sweet corn, Swiss chard, tarragon, thyme, turnips, watercress, watermelon, zucchini, and much more!!
Mill City Cooks, 10 AM every Saturday
Market Chef Heather Hartman will be joined by Sameh Wadi of Saffron Restaurant in the kitchen demo at 10 AM! Wadi will be preparing an Heirloom Tomato and Melon Salad and will also be available to sign his book The New Mediterranean Table.
Check out our Recipe Archive for tasty recipes and meal ideas!
Festivities at the Market
Live Music, 11 AM - 1 PM:
MCFM welcomes back the The Eddies this week!
Meet Your Vegetables, sponsored by Allina Health, all day:
Stop by the Allina Health/Meet Your Vegetables booth this week to sample this week's featured recipe Summer Mosaic Salad and visit with members of the Allina Health Diabetic Education department. Staff members will be on hand to answer questions and provide educational materials.
Community Booths, all day:
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests by setting standards for responsible forest management. Consumers can choose responsibly-grown forest products by looking for the FSC logo on wood and paper products. Come by their community booth to learn more about how you can impact the health and well-being of our global forests!
Power of Produce, all day:
Kids ages 5-12 get a free $2 Token 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:
Get Your Tickets Now for our Annual Benefit - They're Going Fast!