You'll find arts and crafts vendors and fresh produce on a Saturday morning at the farmers market.
Tucked between the Guthrie Theater
and the Mill City Museum
, Minneapolis’ Mill City Farmers Market
is the first in the city to focus on the green trifecta of local, sustainable and organic produce. That emphasis is due in large part to local chef Brenda Langton—owner of nearby Spoonriver
and Cafe Brenda
—who helped found the market in 2006.
Saturday mornings find the market bustling with energy, with live music, friendly crowds and great views of the Mississippi River. The market has a wide array of vendors, so you can pick up all-natural tea, smoked trout, hand-knit hats and clothes made from recycled fabrics all in one visit. Grab food for later or graze as you go: There’s coffee, single-serving tarts, egg sandwiches and more.
Held every Saturday May 9–Oct. 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mill City Farmers Market, Second Street South and Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-341-7580
This article has been adapted from the original, which was published in July 2008 by MSP Communications.