July 26th Chelsea Farmers Market Newsletter

Fruit Reboot – Summer Smoothies Demonstration with Chelsea Community Kitchen
Where
NEW LOCATION!   Main St., across from  the Police Station, downtown Chelsea near Palmer Auto
When
Saturday, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Events
On Saturday July 26th, the Chelsea Farmers Market is hosting the Chelsea Community Kitchen and RD Courtney Stinson to demonstrate healthy fruit and vegetable smoothies, along with diabetes prevention information and free blood sugar testing with St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea’s Elaine O’Neill.  The monthly walking group will also depart from the market.  Enjoy the Sounds & Sights Festival after the event!

Music
John Latini will be bringing us some market music starting at 10:00am!

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

 

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Seasonal Vendors (Details provided by Chelsea Update): 

Kapnick Orchards:  Black raspberries, maybe red raspberries, sweet cherries, transparent apples, blueberries, potatoes, green beans, pie, peanut, cashew and almond butters, assorted varieties of bread, sweet rolls and fudge.

Affeathermations: Natural media, earthwork arts and crafts for ceremony or celebration, medicine wheels, Chakra Wheels, smudge.

Chandra June: Pretty jewelry using gemstones and precious metal. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, key ring charms, anklets.

Country Hills Pottery: Functional stoneware pottery. All pieces oven, microwave and dishwasher safe.

Debbie’s Bead Design: Simple, easy-to-wear jewelry. Delicate, colorful, sparkling handmade woven and strung bracelets, necklaces and earrings.

Two Track Farms: Italian breakfast sausage, breakfast sausage,  kielbasa, pork chops, shoulder roasts, carrots, garlic, kale, chard, potatoes, green beans and pasture-raised chickens.

Goetz Greenhouse and Family Farm: Hoop house and field tomatoes, fresh flower bouquets, Yukon Gold and Red Pontiac potatoes, zucchini , eggplant, yellow squash, fresh basil, curly kale, golden and red beets, Swiss chard, carrots, broccoli, Spanish sweet onions, cucumbers, cabbage, garlic, green and wax beans, white and purple and green peppers. French fingerling potatoes – golden and pink inside, Red Thumb fingerling potatoes (red inside and out), Australian crescent and in August – Ozzett potatoes, which are great for baking.), sunflowers, egg plant, corn.

Frog Hollar Farms: Cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, blueberries, cabbage, pickling cucumbers, sweet cherries, green beans, beets, transparent apples.

Ruhlig’s Produce: Collards, kale, broccoli, Swiss chard, radishes, beets, cucumbers, onions, pickling cucumbers,  Patty pan squash, round zucchini, summer squash, maybe kohlrabi, green and yellow beans, cut flowers, corn, cabbage and red cabbage, green, purple and yellow  peppers, maybe banana, hot and sweet peppers, Hungarian and Anaheim peppers.
The Rulig Farm stands are now open on Island Lake Road and McGregor Road.

Tantre Farm: All organically grown. Arugula, Fava Beans, Green, Purple and Yellow Beans, Beets, , Broccoli, Cabbage (Green Napa, Red), Swiss Chard, Cucumbers, Garlic bulbs, Kale (Green Curly, Lacinato, Red Russian), Leeks, Lettuce Heads, Mushrooms, Summer Onions (white/yellow/red), Potatoes, (Blue, Red, Yukon), Raspberries, Spinach, Squash flowers, Squash (patty pan, summer), Zucchini (yellow & green).

Heim Gardens: peas, radishes, maybe cut rhubarb, Swiss chard, assorted herbs, kohlrabi, carrots, broccoli, potatoes, zucchini, broccoli, cucumbers and pickling cucumbers, blueberries.

Merkel’s Gardens: hanging baskets, bedding plants, perennials, bouquets of cut flowers, yellow squash, zucchini.

Stone Hearth Breads & Bakery: Artisan breads made from scratch with no preservatives. Cheese sticks, rosemary herb bread, Asiago Kalamata bread, Polish pumpernickel, Country loaf, Apple cinnamon, red raspberry/dark chocolate, strawberry/white chocolate, blueberry cream cheese, eight grain, Italian, honey whole wheat, German rye, spinach feta cheese, bacon cheddar beer bread, cookies, brownies, sticky lemon buns, blueberry buns, 4-cheese pepperoni rolls, habanero/jalapeno pepperoni rolls, apple walnut, red raspberry bread, San Francisco sourdough, soft three-cheese pretzels, three-cheese jalapeno pretzels.

H and H Sugarbush: Michigan-made syrup, maple candy, maple sugar, maple cream (makes great fruit dip), maple-coated pecans and almonds.

B. Anne All Natural Goodies: soaps, shampoo and conditioner, body cream, granola, cookies and cakes (different flavors each week).

LA Baguette:  features a variety of French pastries: the classic baguette, boule, a rustic rye and sesame bread, Madeleines and brioche. Come and sample our products.

fresh: locally roasted coffee beans, roasted every Wednesday. Fair trade organic Guatemalan, Brazil Cerrado (great for expresso), Mexican Altura in 6 and 12-ounce bags. Order your favorite coffee before market day.

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

Cakes by Penny: Sour cream cinnamon pecan coffee cakes and muffins.

Mama 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.

Renovatio Woodworks: Locally found old barn wood “repurposed” it into something lovely to enjoy again in another form.  Check out our lovely wooden tables and more. They also invite local artists to share their booth. For the next few weeks, there will be photography from Marcus Cook. Will not be there if it’s raining (not at the market this week, but at the Chelsea Sounds and Sights Festival art market).

Daily Vendors

Duane Bordine:  Cut flower bouquets, pin cushions, dahlias, and soon gladiola.

Tasty Bakery: Wheat free, gluten free, soy free organic, mostly vegan donuts, cookies, fruit and berry bars, brownies, maybe crackers and zucchini bread.

Dancy’s Fancy Butter: herb, garlic, lemon pepper, brown sugar and cinnamon, honey and cinnamon, and pumpkin – flavor enhanced butters.

Huckleberry Farms:  Green beans, yellow squash, cucumbers, potatoes, popcorn balls, Cotton Candy and cupcakes.

Michelle Wyatt-Friss:  Decorative fabric bunting banners for every occasion.

Healing Hearts Center:  Massages and healthy body products for sale.

In Season Recipe:

Summer Fruit Smoothies

Whether you need a delicious, cold beverage to sip while you sit by the pool on a hot summer day or you need something refreshing to cool you down after hours of hard work in the garden, smoothies are a simple, satisfying treat.  I also love how a handful of greens such as spinach or kale can add a punch of nutrition without overpowering the flavors of the sweet fruits.
Many people think of bananas and berries when they think of smoothies.  In my kitchen, the possibilities are endless.  I recommend using seasonal fruits whenever possible or frozen fruit you’ve frozen yourself when it was at it’s peak flavor and freshness.  Peaches and plums are some of my favorite smoothie additions that seem to be less common in smoothies recipes.  During peak season their flavors are simply amazing.  You may also notice when you use local, fresh fruit at it’s peak ripeness it may taste much sweeter which means you’ll have a great tasting smoothie without the need for any added sugar.
Smoothies are a great way to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables without lots of prep-work and cooking in a hot kitchen.  Kids love smoothies too and it’s an especially great way to get picky kids to eat their spinach!
Approximate measurements for any smoothie:
2 cups fresh fruit
1 handful of greens
1 handful of ice
Wash produce under cool running water.
Blend all ingredients well & ejnoy!
Courtney Stinson
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Nutrition Consultant to CWF and owner of Savor Life Nutrition & Wellness