Goodtimes Kettlecorn will be leaving for a few weeks, as Margie Mills goes back to her job as a school bus driver – she might try to make it back in a few weeks!
Our newest vendor, Lutz Orchards, will be joining us for the fall apple season!
Kapnick’s Orchard: Flaming fury peaches, nectarines, white peaches, last day for blueberries, black berries, paula red and ginger gold apples. Also coming soon – raspberries, pears, new varieties of apples, along with the usual fudge, bread and baked sweet rolls.Kapp Farms: baked goods, pretzels and rolls, cookies, bread twists, crispy treats, basil, cherry tomatoes, basil, green beans, kale and tomatoes.Lutchka Angus and Farm Market: *sweet and cooking onions
, kale, *zucchini,
summer squash, jalapenos, *hot and sweet peppers
, cabbage, cukes, zinnias, sunflowers, corn, eggplant, apples, *cherry tomatoes
, green beans.
Oak Hill Farm: honey, bee pollen, lotion bars, candles, cut comb honey, gift bags with assorted honey products.
Mark’s Farms and Greenhouse: maple syrup, kale, chard, beets, green and sweet onions, broccoli, cabbage, zucchini, five varieties of potatoes, corn, *tomatoes, *peppers, carrots, cabbage sprouts, cantaloupe.
Golden Fleece Farm, LLC: Grass fed beef products including ground beef, ground round, rib steaks, T-bone steaks, sirloin steaks, hamburger patties, beef brats, Italian sweet sausage, soup bones, grass fed chickens raised on organic corn, soy-free feed (no GMO) at 3.5-4.5 pounds at $5 per pound.
Greystone Creamery: feta, possibly ricotta, Man-chel cheese, possibly cow Gouda, Chelsea-cam, Rosy-cam, *blue Man-chel, sheep Gouda, butternut, garlic pepper and plain cream cheese.
Pregitzer Farm Market, LLC: CSA pick-up, broccoli, summer squash, zucchini, kale, corn, cabbage, cukes, eggplant, green beans, cauliflower, canning pickles, potatoes and perhaps watermelon.
Janet’s LLC: grilling rubs, jam, flavored nuts, suckers, cajun butter, assorted fudge. spices to make flavored butter, U-M and MSU dolls, and greeting cards.
Mama Mo: hummus and seitan. Hummus flavors include ginger squash, tan/cran orange, sesame chive satay, kalamata rosemary, black pepper walnut, roasted pepper, horseradish, roasted garlic, traditional, lemon zest, curry lime, tomato basil, onion dill, roasted beet, wasabi, jalapeno, chipotle. Seitan flavors include: nuggets, traditional, fajita strips, Italian fennel sausage, breakfast sage sausage, vegan BBQ, BBQ, roast.
Bordine Farm: cut flowers, including zinnia, pin cushions, gladiola, snap dragons.
Kniffen Famly Farms: *eggs.
Enrichment Center: vegetables, candles, lip balms, lotions, bracelets, wooden toys, hand sanitizers, soaps, pens with decor that changes with the season. (And, these pens are really cute). Enrichment Center Programs – for more details, please see their website here: http://www.eisenhowercenter.com/enrichment-cente
Lutz Orchards: Please welcome our newest vendor! Lutz Orchards specialize in unique apple varieties, as well as quince and asian pears.
Get to Know Your Vendor – Golden Fleece Farms, LLC
Brett and Barb Seabury began farming when they came to Michigan in 1975 when Brett was hired to teach at the University of Michigan. They were not born into farm families but loved being outside and being with animals. It has always been important to them to have good quality food that is as natural as possible, without hormones, pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides. They wanted to be able to grow and raise as much of their own food as possible to insure that it was wholesome.
Brett and Barb’s interest in farming evolved over time. At first farming was a part-time activity, so their children could be exposed to animals and involved in 4H. Besides an organic vegetable garden, they’ve raised goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and a Suri llama. Over time, they’ve developed a greater interest in beef cattle and discovered that the Grass Fed Beef movement fit their values and their land. Their land in the Sharon Short Hills is rolling, and the hills are best suited for pasture and hay. They are constantly learning and are enjoying the challenge of managing a cow-calf herd and building the soil so that it provides a pasture that is sustainable and nutritious. Spring is the most exciting time on the farm, seeing the cows give birth and raise their calves. They sell most of our weaned calves to other farms to raise to maturity. They also raise a few to maturity for personal use and for private sale at places like the Bushel Basket Market!
Every week until the end of the season, we’ll feature one of the vendors in our newsletter, to get to know the people behind your food.
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