Pop-up farmers market
Mill City Farmers Market convenes for its first "pop-up" market March 5 as it moves from its usual riverside digs to the Capella Tower — the one topped with a "halo" — in downtown Minneapolis. More than 20 vendors will sell wares in the tower's first floor common area from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Products will include farmstead cheeses, dry-cured meats, pickled veggies, kimchi, a selection of vegan "meats" and cheeses, bison, jams, kitchen utensils and more. Mill City Farmers Market has ongoing Winter Markets inside the Mill City Museum every second Saturday through April. Its outdoor season begins on May 9.
Kingfield Fulton Market under glass
The Kingfield Fulton Winter Farmers Market returns to Bachman's on Feb. 28 between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. with more than 30 vendors offering items such as root vegetables, apples, herbs and greens from Waxwing Farm, K2 Edibles, Wise Acre Eatery, Gardens of Eagan and Havlicek's Orchard. Meats, cheeses and breads will also be available. Rise Bagel will be joining Sun Street Breads and Patisserie 46 with fresh baked goods. Hot breakfast and lunch offerings will include Ethiopian and Thai-inspired street food from Brava! and Gai Gai Thai in addition to Chef Shack. Hot coffee, beer from Fulton Brewery and wine will all be available by the glass. Bachman's is located at 6010 Lyndale Av. S. in Minneapolis.
Food talks at St. Paul JCC
The St. Paul Jewish Community Center's annual Twin Cities Jewish Book Series offers two upcoming sessions with food in mind. On Feb. 26, hear about the inner workings of the Food Network with "The Inside Dish: Get Juicy With Allen Salkin and Andrew Zimmern." Salkin's new book, "From Scratch: Inside the Food Network" illuminates life in the conference rooms, studios, homes, restaurants and after-hour meetings of the TV network. A $25 ticket includes a copy of the book, an irresistible story of the intersection between business, television, pop culture, food and the American audience. Call 651-698-0751 or visit www.stpauljcc.org.
On March 10, food writer Anya Von Bremzen will talk about her book, "Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing." Von Bremzen is the winner of three James Beard awards and the author of five cookbooks. Her memoir recounts three Soviet-Jewish generations and their complex relationship with totalitarian power, Jewish identity and food. She will give a tour at the Museum of Russian Art (5500 Stevens Av. S., Mpls.) from 5:30-6:45 p.m. and speak from 7:30-8:30 at the St. Paul Jewish Community Center (1375 St. Paul Av., St. Paul). To attend both events and receive a copy of the book, the cost is $45; tickets available at tinyurl.com/mzmcehd. Or for the event at the commuity center only, cost is $25 with book; call 651-698-0751 or see www.stpauljcc.org.
Film explores hunger in U.S.
Among the March events at the Bell Museum on the University of Minnesota campus is an installment of its Sustainability Film Series: A Place at the Table. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity. The film, free with museum admission, begins at 7 p.m. March 5. The Bell Museum is located at the corner of University Avenue and 17th Avenue SE. in Minneapolis. Visit www.bellmuseum.umn.edu.
Home and Garden Show cooks
A roster of local chefs will demonstrate their skills this weekend at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Sameh Wadi, Thomas Boemer, Jack Riebel, Stuart Woodman and more are among those at the Warners' Stellian Kitchen Stage in Hall E. Visit www.homeandgardenshow.com.
Pancakes for kids
Get your short stack of pancakes for free on March 3 at IHOP restaurants and consider making a voluntary donation to Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in exchange. It's all in celebration of National Pancake day and kids.