Chelsea Farmers Market May 17th Newsletter

Where
NEW LOCATION! Main St., across from the Police Station, downtown Chelsea near Palmer Auto

Notes to customers: Please enter through municipal lot entrance across from Police Station, right turn only and look for pedestrians. No parking or drive-through is available in the Palmer Auto lot, and bathrooms can be used at the Police Station.

Walkers who don’t feel safe crossing at the crosswalk can cross by the light at Park St. We will work on getting volunteers to support crossing, in the meantime please cross carefully.

When
Saturday, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Events
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.

Market Basket Giveaway Day! Fill out an entry at the market information table. We’ll also be giving away the “Money Tree” for all those who supported the “Friends of the Chelsea-Area Market” fundraiser, and for those that filled out surveys or joined our walking program. Please come to the market information table get your name in the drawing, and buy a t-shirt ($30) or bag ($20) with this logo:

 

Last but not least, the markets have a special musical guest, Dorkastra, playing to bring awareness to the “Deny the Mine” effort, on behalf of The Friends of Chelsea and Lyndon Township. Come out to learn more and join their cause!  Sanctuary Massage will be giving massages to customers.

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

 

 

 

 

THE CHELSEA FARMERS MARKET IS THE PLACE TO BE!
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.
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Seasonal Vendors:

Beverly’s Crafts and More – Pillows, baked goods, body cream, soap, granola
Bordine Farms – Fresh cut galdiolas and other fresh flowers (starting June)
Chandra June – Jewelry and garden art
NEW! Cakes by Penny – Cinnamon and regular sourcream coffee cake
Country Hills Pottery – Pottery (weather dependent)
Debbie’s Bead Designs – Beaded Jewelry
Dancy’s Fancy Butter – Savory and sweet flavored butters
Fairview Studios – Earthwork crafts and publications
Frog Hollar Farms – Produce, home-baked breads and cakes, crafts, cut flowers, and more
fresh – Locally roasted coffee beans
Greystone Farm & Creamery – Cream cheeses, camembert style cheeses, feta, and gouda, and manchego style cheeses from the sheep’s milk.
H & H Sugarbush – Maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy, maple nuts, popcorn
Heim Gardens – Perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, planters, produce (vegetables, raspberries, strawberries)
Kapnick Orchard – Fresh fruits, from strawberries and raspberries to apples and cherries.
La Baguette – French breads
Mama Mofoods – 15 varieties of hummus
Merkel Gardens & Greenhouses – Hanging baskets, flats and produce
Myer’s Blackberry Farm – blackberries, raspberries, jams and vegetables
NEW! Renovatio Woodworks – Recycled barn wood and metal furniture
Ruhlig’s Produce – Wide variety of vegetables and cut flowers
Stone Hearth Breads and Bakery – Artisan breads, bagels, favo, pepperoni rolls, cookies
Tantre Farm – Organic vegetables and cut flowers (arriving May 31st)
NEW! Two Track Acres – Pasture raised pork and chicken
Zatkovich Pastures – Grass fed beef, eggs, poultry

 

Daily Vendors:

Angie Godek & Sis – Knit items
NEW! Elder Woods – Great Lakes stone birdhouses
Tasty Bakery – Gluten-free baked goods
NEW! Watercolor Pottery

 

 

Veggie Egg Salad Recipe

Crunchy carrot, cucumber and scallions are a colorful addition to this vegetarian egg salad recipe. Pack it with some crunchy crackers and tomatoes for a healthy, light lunch.

 

Veggie Egg Salad Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients

3 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
8 hard-boiled eggs
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped cucumber, peeled and seeded if desired
1/4 cup sliced scallions
Preparation

Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, pepper and salt in a medium bowl.
Halve eggs and discard 4 of the yolks (or save for another use). Add whites and the remaining 4 yolks to the bowl and mash to desired consistency. Gently stir in carrot, cucumber and scallions.
More Info: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/veggie_egg_salad.html

 

Have the best eggs in your basket!
Shopping for Eggs
Stick with organic Organic standards help lower risk of contaminated feed and organic eggs usually have higher nutrient quality. However, remember that organic by itself does not guarantee a natural lifestyle for the egg-laying chickens.
Ask for pasture-raised Go beyond organic by asking for pasture-raised. Don’t get sidetracked by the confusing array of labeling terms. You are likely to find phrases like “pasture-raised,” “pastured,” “free-range” and “cage-free” on egg packaging, but labeling laws allow products to display these terms even if the egg-laying chickens spend little or no time outdoors in a pasture setting. Talk to your grocer or the chicken producer and find out how the chickens were actually raised.
Consider local farms Organic, pasture-raised eggs may be available from local farms with small flocks and a natural lifestyle for their chickens. Two websites that can help you find small local farms in your area are www.localharvest.org and www.eatwild.com. Both sites are searchable by zip code.