This Saturday’s Mill City Farmers Market welcomes the Sustainable Farming Association‘s annual GrazeFest series event, featuring a book signing of the Heavy Table’s The Secret Atlas of North Coast Food. The book includes a chapter written by Jason Walker entitled “Open Arms, Open Farms” that highlights several SFA farms, including Living Song Farm. Both Walker and Jerry Ford (co-owner of Living Song) will be at the farmers market to sign copies of the book, in which maps and illustrations complement journalistic essays that take readers deep into the history, culture, and gastronomy of the Upper Midwest.
The event runs from 8am-1pm.
SFA’s Mary Jane Miller will be cooking on stage with food from the market as well as grass-fed beef from Living Song Farm. There’ll be a family-friendly SFA booth with a few kid-centric freebies, 2-for-1 Garlic Festival coupons, and plenty of SFA folks on hand. Plus the vibrant market itself, with its 60-plus vendors, is always worth the trip.
If you’re interested in learning more or purchasing the “Secret Atlas” – which includes SFA members’ Living Song Farm, GrassStain Farm, Lakeside Prairie Farm, and Round River Farm, as well as a wide array of other essays on Upper Midwestern food – visit the Heavy Table’s bookstore.