Part of the Bonanza team was on the way to the University of Minnesota Reuse Center on Saturday for an enjoyable hour of foraging, but we arrived too early!
What to do?
Head to downtown Minneapolis to check out the Mill City Farmers Market instead, of course!
Along the riverfront, across from the Guthrie Theater and in view of the Stone Arch Bridge the market thrives!
It is housed on the plaza and in part of an old mill in the Mill Ruins area, all a reminder of the thriving business of a bygone era.
We ran into Amanda LaGrange, director of marketing for Tech Dump! That organization, which offers free electronics recycling, belongs to ReUSE MN, the Bonanza’s nonprofit partner!
Irene and Amanda were happy to pose for a picture!
 Inside at the market, gorgeous rusty girders were everywhere!
 They looked beautiful against the produce!
We saw lots of galvanized and old metal, too!
The market had plenty of chow for rapacious appetites!
Our eyes were riveted by some egg sandwiches on the grill. They got us thinking about those amazing egg sandwiches at Canterbury Park. We can’t wait to have one (or two) once we’re back for the Junk Bonanza Sept. 25-27!
Have you made your travel plans yet?!
Early Bird tickets ARE available, and the first 250 sold come with a study canvas tote for stashing your finds!

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