Mill City Farmers Market – Spring Market Opening Day is May 5th!

http://millcityfarmersmarket.org/event/opening-day/

OPENING DAY: SATURDAY, MAY 5th

The rooster is crowing. It’s Opening Day for the Mill City Farmers Market! Shop the market for fresh spring produce and local artisans. Celebrate Mother’s Day with fragrant bouquets, local gifts, and fun family activities from 8am to 1pm. Enjoy the much-awaited growing season at this downtown market located in between the Guthrie Theater and the Mill City Museum.

PRODUCE PLANNER

Asparagus, arugula, morels, rhubarb, hakurei turnips, nettles, baby bok choi, pac choi, radishes, carrots, spring onions, salad mix, spinach, lettuce, mustard greens, swiss chard, cabbage, and vegetable and herb seedlings for the garden!

COMMUNITY BOOTHS

ALL DAY: Hennepin County Master Gardeners will be on-site answering your vegetable gardening, tree care, insect, pest, and no-chemical lawn care questions! Find them at the top of the market on the Chicago Mall.

ALL DAY: Visit the Wedge Community Co-op booth in the train shed near the Mill City Cooks kitchen to receive free sample of smoked salt, the perfect addition to meats and summer vegetables. Plus, receive coupons good at the Wedge Lyndale store and the Wedge Table Market and Cafe.

MILL CITY COOKS

10:30AM-11AM: Market Chef, Jenny Breen, is cooking fresh asparagus with citrus and olive marinade with her daughter this Saturday. Learn how to cook fresh, seasonal vegetables at our free 30-minute cooking class located in the train shed patio. Marketing and Ownership Coordinator Mary Van Sant of the Wedge Community Co-op will also be in the kitchen offering helpful tips about buying in bulk. ►More information

LIVE MUSIC

11AM to 1PM: MCFM Welcomes back the Roe Family Singers, “a Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band from the Mississippi-headwaters community of Kirkwood Hollow, MN. Led by wife & husband Kim Roe (Best Female Vocalist, City Pages/Village Voice) and Quillan Roe (Accident Clearinghouse), the band blends characteristic old-time sound with rock & roll urgency and influence.”

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES

ALL DAY: Planting Activity with Juut Salonspa- Children can make newspaper pots and plant herbs and flowers to take home for a Mother’s Day gift. Soil, plants, and newspaper are free of charge thanks to Juut Salonspa! Find this activity near the entrance to the trainshed.

Guthrie Story Telling at Mill City Farmers Market

9:30 & 10AM: Guthrie Story Telling- Enjoy a dramatic reading of a farm yard book by actors from the Guthrie Theater. This event is located in the Music Tent on the Chicago Mall near the Guthrie stairs.

ALL DAY: Power of Produce–PoP Club!- A seasonal vegetable tasting club for kids ages 5-12. Collect punches on trading cards and receive a $2 token to spend on produce at the market for tasting this Saturday’s vegetable! This season PoP will be at the market’s green Information Booth in the center of the market on the Chicago Mall.

ART MARKET

ALL DAY: This Saturday’s featured local artists include: Larissa LodenAdam GruetzmacherSpring Finn & CoOld World CabinetArtAndesSally Fritz Clothing, and Sassy Knitwear. Find them in the train shed near the entrance to the museum!

BREAKFAST & LUNCH

Enjoy delicious breakfast, lunch, and drinks from this Saturday’s local prepared food vendors:

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