Opening Day at the Bushel Basket Market May 7th at Chelsea Community Hospital!


U of M Family Practice Center Parking Lot, Chelsea Community Hospital campus, 775 S. Main St. – Follow the signs!

Wednesday, 2:30 – 6:00 pm
Move More at the Market Events– Sign up for the Chelsea Community Hospital Healthy Communities Walking Program and receive market bags, walking maps and join a walking groups that meet at the market evert week. Join us at 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm by the Move More at the Market Sign!

Also, we’ll have MSU Extension on hand giving out trail mix to power your walk, and the Celtic band, “Banish Misfortune” will be playing Scottish and American music with acoustic mandolin, celtic harp, banjo, guitar and piano accordian.


2014 brings back your favorite vendors … and more!
We hope you’ll be back to join us too!




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What to Expect Opening Day:

Vegetable Vendors will have plant starters, and a new perennial plant vendor will have shrubs for your garden.

Hoop house vendors will have early spring greens, like spinach and kale.

Handmade oap, wooden toys, fresh eggs, meats, fresh made breads, and sweet snacks are just some of our first day items!

What’s in season in Michigan:

Spring Onions
Plant Starters
Hoop house spring greens
Flower baskets

Seasonal Vendors: 

Golden Fleece Farms – We are now selling lamb and pork by the cut
Marks Farms and Greenhouse – Seasonal produce and plant starters, maple syrup
Guthrie Gardens – Perennials, flowering shrubs and small trees
Kelly Farms – Maple syrup
Family Circle Centennial Farms – Honey, sesonal vegetables (spring greens,
Good Times Kettlecorn – Start in June – Fresh kettlecorn!
The Enrichment Center – Soaps, wooden toys, hoophouse greens and other gifts for mom!
Pregitzer Farm Market – Seasonal vegetables and plant starters
Lutchka Angus & Farm Market – Seasonal vegetables (Onions, eggs, asparagus,rhubarb), flowers
Bunch O’ Pines/Devulder’s Farm – Seasonal vegetables and fall raspberries
Janet’s LLC – Chocolate treats, trail mixes, jams, and other sweet and salty snacks
Stonehearth Breads – Crusty, artisan breads made from scratch without preservatives, including herb, cheese and fruit flavors
Bordine Farms – Cut flowers, including gladiolas, pin cushions and dahlias (starting in June)
Kapnick Orchards – Apples (from last year’s bountiful crop), Asparagus, Strawberries (coming soon) and sweetbreads, jams and cider.
Mama Mofoods – Hummus and seitan.
Greystone Creamery – Feta, possibly ricotta, Man-chel cheese, possibly cow gouda, Chelsea-cam, blue Man-chel, sheep gouda, butternut, garlic pepper and plain cream cheese.
2nd Hand Fancy – Framed art, jewelry, garden art (May 28th, monthly after)
Flying Dragon Arts – Bead and ribbon jewelry (May 21st, monthly after)
Lutz Orchards (Sept. and Oct.) – Vintage apple varieties
Needle-Lane Farms (May) – Early season greens, onions.

In Season Recipes of the Week (from:

Spring Pizza

Spring Pizza Recipe

yield: Makes 5 servings

Asparagus, chives and fontina cheese top this easy pizza recipe. Serve with baby greens tossed with vinaigrette and pecans


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch asparagus (about 1 pound)
  • 1/2 cup snipped fresh chives (from 1 bunch), divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound whole-wheat pizza dough
  • 1 cup shredded fontina or mozzarella cheese


  1. Position rack in lower third of oven, place a pizza stone or large pizza pan on the rack and preheat oven to 450°F for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine 2 tablespoons oil and garlic in a small bowl; set aside. Trim asparagus spears to about 6 inches long; slice any thicker stalks in half lengthwise. Toss in a bowl with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 cup chives, salt and pepper.
  3. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about a 14-inch circle.
  4. Carefully remove the pizza stone or pan from the oven and set on a heatproof surface, such as your stovetop. Place the dough on the stone or pan and brush with the reserved garlic-oil mixture. Arrange the asparagus in a circular pattern on the dough with the tips facing out. Top with cheese and the remaining chives.
  5. Carefully return the stone or pan to the oven and bake the pizza on the lower rack until crispy and golden and the cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

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Did you know this about asparagus?

  1. It’s loaded with nutrients: Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.
  2. This herbaceous plant—along with avocado, kale and Brussels sprouts—is a particularly rich source of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals. This is why eating asparagus may help protect against and fight certain forms of cancer, such as bone, breast, colon, larynx and lung cancers.
  3. Asparagus is packed with antioxidants, ranking among the top fruits and vegetables for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals. This, according to preliminary research, may help slow the aging process.
  4. Another anti-aging property of this delicious spring veggie is that it may help our brains fight cognitive decline. Like leafy greens, asparagus delivers folate, which works with vitamin B12—found in fish, poultry, meat and dairy—to help prevent cognitive impairment. In a study from Tufts University, older adults with healthy levels of folate and B12 performed better on a test of response speed and mental flexibility. (If you’re 50-plus, be sure you’re getting enough B12: your ability to absorb it decreases with age.)
  5. One more benefit of asparagus: It contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which serves as a natural diuretic, and increased urination not only releases fluid but helps rid the body of excess salts. This is especially beneficial for people who suffer from edema (an accumulation of fluids in the body’s tissues) and those who have high blood pressure or other heart-related diseases.

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