Winter might not necessarily seem like the best time to mosey around a farmers market in Minneapolis where temps can take a nosedive into the 20s and teens. But the folks in Minne are wise to the winter and have come up with a rather ingenious solution: may we introduce the seasonal indoor Mill City Farmers Market.
The Mill City Farmers Market (or MCFM if you’re in the know) is Minneapolis’ source for local and organic food all year round. Located in the historic Mill City Museum (free admission!) on select Saturdays in November through April from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the market is home to more than 40 local farmers, food makers and artists for weekly groceries, handmade gifts and holiday meals.
We’re talkin’ winter crops like greens, onions, garlic, squash, carrots, potatoes, radishes and other root vegetables, plus local artisan cheeses, eggs, fish, meat, dried beans, pasta, fresh bread, pickled vegetables, and seasonal jams. Hungry yet? Good, because they also offer farm-to-table breakfast and lunch. And it doesn’t stop there. Traveling with kiddos when you’re in Minne? MCFM also offers free cooking demos with local pros chefs, children’s activities, and live acoustic music.
The Mill City Farmers Market is also your neighbor wherever you’re staying with us in Minne:
- Stay Alfred on South 4th Street is 9-minute walk to MCFM
- Stay Alfred on 2nd Street is a 15-minute walk or 5-minute rideshare to MCFM
- Stay Alfred on Marquette Avenue is a 15-minute walk or 5-minute rideshare to MCFM
And you know what’s great about a Stay Alfred travel apartment? Well, lots of things, you’re right. But a major plus is having a full kitchen that is stocked with tools for whipping up a meal whenever you want.
So what’s on your shopping list? The amazing foodie folks of MCFM did all the legwork and shared some hearty winter recipes - here’s a few of our favorites:
- Squash and Cheese Dip
- Maple Mustard Roasted Turnips and Rutabaga
- Southern Style Squash Chili
- Raw Brussel Sprouts and Apple Salad
- Mushroom Omelet
Share your best shots from the market and all over Minne with #stayalfred - not to mention all those culinary kitchen creations…