Mill City Farmers Market’s Fourth Annual Bread Festival

Mill City Farmers Market’s Fourth Annual Bread Festival


SATURDAY, September 13th, 2014

 MINNEAPOLIS (August 28, 2014) – Mill City Farmers Market hosts its 4th Annual Bread Festival with Mill City Museum, sponsored by Gold Medal™ Flour.Get ready bakers and bread lovers, it’s that time of year again. Mill City Farmers Market’s annual Bread Festival is back for it’s 4th year. Teaming up once again with the Mill City Museum and our sponsor, Gold Medal™ Flour, this exciting event highlights the tradition of bread baking right at the heart of the Twin Cities’ historical milling landmark. The festival will combine educational events at the Market, outdoor baking demonstrations, a bread-baking competition judged by a panel of local celebrities, and The Current’s Mark Wheat will once again entertain us as emcee! Join us for these exciting activities and stay to shop the market for your weekly grocery needs – don’t forget your shopping list!

Mill City Cooks takes on a new look for the day, complete with an outdoor oven and pizza-making demo provided by Lorenzo’s Ovens. Local celebrity bakers Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg will join us for baking demonstrations starting at 10:00 am. During the demos, a fantastic team of judges, including Steve Horton from Rustica Bakery and Sun Street Breads’ Solveig Tofte will be evaluating the submissions to Mill City’s fourth Bread Baking Contest under two categories: Quick Breads and Yeasted Breads. To find out more about the contest and register to enter, please visit our website: Prizes will include Gold Medal™ Flour branded merchandise and some fresh farmers market goodies, approximate retail value (ARV) of the basket: $100.00. Prizes will be awarded to the top three breads in each category and the 1st place winner’s recipe will be published in Mill City Farmers Market’s on-line Recipe Archive and on the Gold Medal™ Flour website!

While at the Market, dance as you shop to tunes by local jug band sensation Roe Family Singers. Make sure to stop by featured community partner Compatible Technology International and learn about this non-profit’s work in alleviating hunger and poverty in developing countries. Thanks to volunteers from OHK Grange, kids can get creative at our Crop Art booth, where seeds are used to create works of art!  Kids will also be happy to know they can stop by and pet their furry friends from Oliver H. Kelley’s Farm! Once you’re shopping is done, step inside the Baking Lab in the Mill City Museum to check out two special demos at 1:00 and 2:00 pm with the Grain and Flour Quality Lab team from General Mills.

Celebrate Minnesota’s bread baking history at Mill City on September 13th. If you’re a baker yourself, whole grains and freshly milled flours are available at the Market from Sunrise Flour Mill and Ellie’s Flax. If you’re more of an appreciative consumer, we've got freshly baked goods, too! Stop by Solomon’s Bakery, Very Prairie, and Salty Tart for baguettes, whole grain loaves, crackers, muffins, cookies and more.