October 1st Bushel Basket Market Newsletter

In the parking like of the U of M Family Practice Building (follow signs from Main St. and US 12) at Chelsea Community Hospital.
Wednesday, 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Next week we’ll be having our last market food demonstration of the year!

Double Up Food Bucks, Prescription for Health and WIC Project Fresh are back at both markets!  See our website for more information:  https://chelseafarmersmkt.org/assistance/

Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project Fresh and Prescription for Health are back at both markets!  See our website for more information:  https://chelseafarmersmkt.org/assistance/.  For information on Healthy Food Access initiatives nationwide, please visit:  http://healthyfoodaccess.org/


Watch for our weekly emails.  We’ll tell you what’s up at the Market.
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The Market is looking for VOLUNTEERS.
Contact coordinator@chelseafarmersmkt.org

Thanks to Chelsea Update for this detailed vendor list and photos!

Greystone-Farm-cheeseKapnick Orchards: Paula Red, McIntosh, Honey Crisp, Spartan, Empire and Jona-Mac  apples, plums, Bartlett pears, maybe Anjou pears, maybe raspberries, apple cider, potatoes, pie, peanut, cashew and almond butters, assorted varieties of bread, donuts, sweet rolls and fudge.

Greystone Farm and Creamery: feta, plain and garlic cream cheese, feta, grated butternut, ricotta, grated man-chel, cow gouda, sheep gouda and butternut by the piece, maybe horse radish-bacon cream cheese, maybe Rosy-Cam and Chelsea-Cam.

Lutchka Farm: Kale, green, yellow, red and hot peppers, cabbage, white cooking onions, sweet potatoes, acorn, butternut, and buttercup squash, pie pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn.

Bushel-Basket-flower-close-up-3Stonehearth Bread: Artisan breads made from scratch with no preservatives. New- cranberry-orange bread, San Francisco sourdough, cheese sticks, rosemary herb, Asiago Kalamata bread, Polish pumpernickel, country loaf, apple cinnamon, red raspberry and dark chocolate, strawberry and white chocolate, blueberry cream cheese, multi 8-grain, Italian, honey whole wheat, German rye, zucchini, spinach feat bread, bacon-cheddar bread, cookies, brownies, habanero-jalapeno pepperoni rolls, four cheese pepperoni rolls, soft three-cheese pretzels, soft three-cheese jalapeno pretzels made with no lye.

Guthrie Gardens:  lots of perennials including newer varieties of Echinacea (cone flower) , flowering shrubs, specimen trees, evergreen trees, dawn redwoods, Japanese maples, oregano, hydrangea, “Plant skydd” organic deer, rabbit and vole repellent.

lotsa-veggiesNeedle Lane Farm: Beets, kale, lettuce, salad mix, spinach, collards, peppers, eggs, green beans, maybe snap peas and snow peas, honey, onions, summer squash, zucchini, parsley, bay leaves, broccoli, cabbage, jalapenos, strawberries, tomatillos, okra, dill, cukes, celery, green onions, celeriac, winter squash, pumpkins and gourds.

Marks Greenhouse: peppers, Swiss chard,  garlic, fresh kale, shallots, leaks, red and golden beets, red and yellow sweet onions,  hot onions, new potatoes, cabbage, cabbage sprouts, collard greens, broccoli, garden tomatoes, squash, 10 varieties of winter squash, heirloom tomatoes, eggplant, tomatillos.

Janet’s LLC: pecan and cashew brittle, flavored peanuts from mild to hot, salted caramels, jams, pretzel mix, caramel corn, nut bars, cross-stitch greeting cards, Dammit dolls, grilling rubs, fudge.

candy-2Pregitzer Farm Market, LLC:  winter squash, sweet corn, black, white and purple globe eggplant, lots of peppers, kale, cabbage, melons, red seedless and orange watermelon, potatoes, broccoli.

Kapp’s Bakery:  snicker doodle, peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin cookies, rice krispy treats, soft pretzels, zucchini bread and dried herbs.

Kelly Farms: maple syrup.

Kelly-Farms-maple-syrupGolden Fleece Farm, LLC: grass fed beef including ground beef, short ribs, beef liver, soup bones, roasts, steaks, oxtail, patties.

Eisenhower Center: Essentials line soap, lip balm, pens, seeds, soy candles, body, hand lotions and sanitizer, assorted wooden toys and puzzles and pens, bird houses, seeds, flower pots with tulips, build your own $12 tins with assorted Essentials line inside, handmade metal items, assorted vegetables.

Family Circle Centennial Farm: garlic, honey, potatoes, maybe eggplant, sweet peppers, onions, hot peppers, leeks, celery, assorted herbs, spinach, beets, Brassica mix, maybe lettuce mix, maybe sweet potatoes, winter squash, broccoli and cabbage.

raspberriesMama Mo: 17 flavors of hummus – traditional, lemon zest, tan/cran orange, roasted pepper, tomato basil, onion dill, roasted garlic, roasted beet, chipotle, ginger squash, sesame chive satay, curry lime, kalamata rosemary, black pepper walnut, horseradish, wasabi, jalapeno; 8 flavors of seitan – traditional, nuggets, fajita strips, BBQ, vegan BBQ, roast, Italian fennel sausage, breakfast sage sausage. Pesto with the following ingredients: walnuts, Pecorina Romano cheese, organic basil, garlic and extra virgin olive.

Bunch O’Pines: fall raspberries.

Bordine Farms: mixed cut flower bouquets with recycled containers, dahlia and gladiola.

Flying Dragon Arts:  Metal and precious stone jewelry.





In-Season Recipe:

Roasted Autumn Vegetables


Get to Know Your Vendor: Guthrie Gardens

Photo by Elizabeth Richardson. A scene from Guthrie Gardens.

Photo by Elizabeth Richardson. A scene from Guthrie Gardens.

By Elizabeth Richardson

In 2010, Mary Ann Guthrie took her great love of plants and shrubs and created Guthrie Gardens. She had left corporate life, worked for a landscaping company, and decided to open her nursery at her home on 10 acres of lovely tree shaded land between Dexter and Chelsea.

As soon as her gardens grew, she expanded into the farmers markets in Chelsea, Dexter and Dixboro. She added a market each year until the present where she is at all three markets.

Her husband, John, is a big help with the heavy work that always needs to be done around a nursery. He also built the all of the Cold Frame Hoops that fit over all the 4-foot beds. They screw down to provide protection for her plants and shrubs from the wind and harsh winter weather. John sells these hoops and you can call for more information.

Photo by Elizabeth Richardson.

Photo by Elizabeth Richardson.

When asked how many different varieties of plants she grows and sells, she counted off so many it was difficult to put a number on it. Her best sellers are 9 bark shrubs, hydrangeas in many different colors, Dawn redwoods, Japanese maples and caryopteris, a small shrub that blooms in August with lovely blue flowers.

In the rows of beds she is growing, winter gem boxwoods that are hearty and do very well in Michigan. All the plants she grows are appropriate for this climate.

Walking thru the rows of plants, she would talk about each one describing what type of soil or location each would need. She knew all of the names and could tell you what color the blooms might be even though it was fall and many of the blooms were over. She loves to share this information with people and wants to help you even after the sale.

She wants you to feel, “Like Having Your Own Garden Nursery” as on the gardens business cards.

Due to Mary Ann’s busy farmers market schedule, the nursery hours are by appointment only. She would love to have you call and come out and see how much is available. You can only see a small sampling of all their plants and shrubs at the markets.

Call for more information or an appointment to see the nursery, 734-475-8898.

Guthrie Gardens is also having a sale. She has marked many perennials 25-pecent off and there is a big table filled with Hosta for $5 per pot.

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