This Saturday Seward Co-op will be hosting its 12th-annual CSA Fair, which showcases local farmers and their CSA programs to the public. A CSA (short for Community Supported Agriculture) is a program in which consumers buy harvest shares directly from local farmers. In return, investors receive fres ... More >>
"Imagine paying $50 for a pint of hand-pollinated strawberries," says the voiceover in this compelling video from the Beez Kneez, a local organization devoted to reviving the bee population in the Twin Cities and educating the local community about how bees affect our overall ecosystem. "That's what ... More >>
Busy week! The Mill City Farmers Market returns on Saturday, and don't forget to honor mom on Sunday with something especially delicious this Week in Food.
Creating a fun, tasty dessert doesn't have to take hours or require a long list of ingredients. With the right items in your pantry, you c ... More >>
Proposed rules would let residents sell home-grown food off-siteBackyard farmers in Minneapolis would get a big boost if proposed new zoning rules are passed. The amendments would allow food grown in home gardens to be sold off-site, according to an article in the Southwest Journal.
Food Day arrives at Coffman UnionIn the lead-up to everyone's favorite candy-laden holiday it can't hurt to embrace some healthier activities before you go full-on gut-rot. Thankfully this week in food brings both the first Food Day at Coffman Union and a great charitable opportunity at Soler ... More >>
Mill City Farmers Market and the Mill City Museum are joining forces to celebrate the Bread Festival, sponsored by Gold Medal Flour. This will be the first of an annual event celebrating the traditions of American bread-baking.
The festival will include demonstrations and a bread-baking contest. He ... More >>
City of MinneapolisHomegrown Minneapolis wants you to grow veggies like these on a vacant lotHave you been wondering how you're ever going to cram three tomato plants into an apartment window box?
Then apply to lease one of the 12 vacant lots the City of Minneapolis is making available this ... More >>
Many of the trucks--Fork in the Road, Smack Shack, Dandelion Kitchen--have been rolling out in full force these last few weeks, with Chef Shack planning to reappear at the opening of the Mill City Farmers' Market on May 7th.
What street eats have you been dreaming of all winter? Join the Di ... More >>
Michelle BruchThe 1881 building will feature a garden on the roof and a bar in the basement. Bright purple panels are coming off the boarded windows at an old warehouse in downtown Minneapolis.
A project to build a new restaurant and bar is now two months into construction. The venture has ... More >>
Brenda Langton of Spoonriver will host the eventOnce a month, People Serving People, Minnesota's largest and most comprehensive family-focused shelter, hosts a Chefs for Change dinner event, in which a local executive chef hosts a cooking demonstration and elegant dinner party to raise funds ... More >>
How do you know your strawberries came from Minnesota and not Mexico?Many Minnesotans, from diners to restaurateurs, are developing a passon for local foods. And anyone with a taste bud can attest to superior flavor of a strawberry plucked from a Minnesota patch in June versus one trucked from Me ... More >>
Mill City Farmers MarketGet your market produce while you can; soon this place will be a tundra.Sure, Minnesotans are a hearty people. Our local produce? Not as much. Yes, there are tough crops that persevere deep into fall, thriving despite a brisk evening or an early frost. But sooner or la ... More >>
The Mill City Farmers Market celebrates five years of bounty for the sensesIt all started back in June 2006, when Brenda Langton (chef-owner of Spoonriver restaurant) founded the Mill City Farmers Market on the banks of the Mississippi River, between the Mill City Museum and the new Guthrie ... More >>
Alan Turkus via Flickr.comNow celebrating squash seasonMill City Farmers Market hosts its Fall Harvest Dinner on Sunday, a celebration of fall foods and farmers and a fundraiser for the nonprofit market. We spoke with Marjorie Hegstrom, director of the Mill City Farmers Market, to find out mo ... More >>
If you missed it last year--or enjoyed it so much you'd like to go back--the Picnic Operetta is returning to Twin Cities community gardens this weekend. This time, eleven singers and musicians will be performing director Scotty Reynolds's take on Tales of Hoffmann, beginning Saturday, August ... More >>
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak wants you to eat better. Which is why he created Homegrown Minneapolis, an initiative designed to "improve the growth, sales, distribution, and consumption of healthy, locally grown foods within the city and the surrounding region." That means more community garde ... More >>
perpetualplum/flickrThe benefits of raising chickens in your yard are obvious: fresh eggs, and the feeling of country livin' in the city. I know many urban dwellers with the earth brother/sister dream of tromping around in rubber boots, and throwing feed to the hens in the morn (yes, me). The ... More >>