Farmer’s Market pre-orders: An innovative, safe way to support local makers in Covid times

The amazing team at Mill City Farmer’s Market tested a pre-ordering system the past 2 months, and it was so successful it’s being rolled out for the full Summer season. A win-win for makers and shoppers, pre-ordering allows contact-free social distancing while enabling makers to bring their products to market – a critical source of income for so many local farms and artisans. We encourage you to do as much of your weekly shop as possible with the market vendors. 3 Bear Oats and many others have set up pre-order web sites – simply make your selections and pre-pay at We’ll have your frozen bowls all bagged and ready to pick up at our booth in front of the American Academy of Neurology, across 2nd Street from the Guthrie Museum, on select Saturdays. Pop them back in the freezer or refrigerator when you get home and they are good for the week, or longer if kept frozen. On the weekends we’re not present with a 3 Bear Oats booth, we may offer pickup through another market vendor – use the contact form on the pre order site to inquire. We’ll miss all the fun interactions we have with you on market days – it’s what we look forward to most. We’ll still hope be able to see and feel warm smiles through our masks, and even a 6-foot hello will help pull us through another day of this craziness. Please visit the full list of participating vendors at the Mill City site. Support local, shop local, and spread the local love!

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