Food has long been linked to both physical and emotional well-being (Hutson, 2008). The Mill City  Farmers Market is one of multiple Farmers Markets operating in the area. Mostly open mid-April to mid-November, the markets offer places for gathering and celebration of local produce, allowing residents to connect with each other through food. They are also a forum for spurring local businesses and entrepreneurship as vendors range from local honey producers to bakeries and jewelry makers.