coming in August …


Friday, August 4

Guest Vendor: Haugo’s Hobbies

and Celebrate Chisago Lakes Art Make & Take

Friday, August 11

Northwoods Humane Society



Friday, August 18

Guest Vendor: Alana Cuellar Pottery

Book Signing with authors Carline Bengtsson & Heidi Barr

Librarian Kirsten Vaughan returns for Story Time, 2pm

and make a Sweet Corn Bird Feeder











Friday, August 25

Julie Penshorn will sign The Barnyard Buddies Stop for Peace, a

conflict resolution story especially for kids, and, along with Kim

Rathsack, will present the tale with music and movement, 3pm

Cooking Matters on 8/19/2016!


Cooking MattersWant to stretch your food budget and cook healthy meals?

In collaboration with the University of Minnesota Extension and Cooking Matters, the Chisago City Farmers Market is hosting a market tour & cooking demo from 2:30pm – 4pm. Come enjoy some delicious food and learn valuable information about SNAP/EBT acceptance at CCFM.

The cooking demo booth is directly across from the Market Information booth.  See you there!


Market Tour & Cooking Demo Friday 7/17/2015!

Want to stretch your food budget and cook healthy meals?

Cooking Matters Tour Cooking Matters is back at the Market!

Join us for their guided market tour at 3pm starting at the Market Info/Credit/EBT booth.  Tour guide will discuss “best practices” when shopping for produce at the Market.  Participants learn to shop smarter, make healthier food choices, and cook delicious meals.

Cooking Matters® is a cooking-based, nutrition education program that empowers people to eat healthier and make the best use of their food resources.

Be sure to stick around for a cooking demo following the tour!  Tour guide will use fresh market ingredients to make and share delicious food samples!

Cooking Matters tour

“Cooking Matters” Tour TODAY!


Want to stretch your food budget and cook healthy meals?

In collaboration with the University of Minnesota Extension and Cooking Matters, the Chisago City Farmers Market is offering a guided market tour for individuals wishing to learn more about the market.

As part of the Cooking Matters program, the tour will include valuable information about SNAP/EBT acceptance at CCFM as well as a cooking demonstration which follows the tour.Those living on a limited budget are highly encouraged to attend. Those $10 can go a long way as far as produce is concerned!

The tour is scheduled from 2:30 – 3:30 with a cooking demonstration to follow. The tour will begin at the SNAP/EBT booth.

For 20 years, Cooking Matters has empowered families with the skills to stretch their food budgets and cook healthy meals so their children get nutritious food at home.

Let’s Get Kids Cooking!

kids-cookingExcerpt from “Top Ten Reasons to Get Kids Cooking” by Stephanie Gallagher, Cooking for Kids Expert

  • Cooking brings families together.  Cooking time is bonding time. When you cook together, kids feel like they are part of something bigger than themselves. They feel responsible, because you are trusting them with an important family task. That, in turn, makes them behave more responsibly, and relieves you of the burden of preparing the family meal alone.What’s more, cooking allows kids to relax and share about what’s going on in their lives. You’re libel to learn a lot more about your thirteen year’s old problems if you cook with her, than if you just asked, “What’s wrong?”
  • Cooking makes kids more willing to try new foods.  When kids cook a new food themselves, they are more likely to eat it — or at least try it. They may not eat all of it. They may not eat any of it the first time you make it together. But over time, they will get comfortable with it, and eventually, they will try it.
  • Cooking teaches kids math skills.  Cooking teaches kids everything from fractions (is a 1/2 cup bigger than a 1/4 cup?) to temperatures (what makes broiling hotter than baking) to geometry (what is a 13 x 9 pan).
  • Cooking teaches kids reading skills.  We read to learn, and cooking is one of the best ways to show kids that reading offers tangible results. Following step-by-step instructions to get to a finished result is an important reading skill, and using that skill to cook shows kids that reading has very practical benefits.
  •  Cooking teaches kids chemistry skills.  The first time I made s’mores brownies, my five-year-old asked what was on top of the brownies.”Marshmallows,” I replied.”But where do you get the brown ones?” she wanted to know.  Then we made a batch together. She put the soft, fluffy white marshmallows on top. Then we put them under the broiler for a minute-and-a-half. Voila! Brown marshmallows!  Chemistry at the kindergarten level. Bet you didn’t realize baking brownies could do that, did you?
  • Kids who cook tend to eat more fruits and vegetables.  No, they won’t automatically beg for Brussels sprouts after the first time you cook together. But they may discover they like avocados if you make guacamole with them.It may not happen overnight, but generally speaking, the more you cook with your kids, the more foods they’ll be willing to try, and the more likely they are to come to enjoy fruits and vegetables.