Photo by Stephanie Willette. HumusFalafel is one of the new vendors at both the Saturday Farmers Market and the Wednesday Bushel Basket Farmers Market.
By Lisa Carolin
Each week at the Chelsea Saturday Farmers Market, more and more produce is arriving. Check out what’s new on May 28 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Palmer Lot.
This season, Chelsea Update is profiling vendors at the Chelsea Farmers Market, and this week, and this week’s featured vendor is HumusFalafil HumusFalafil has been making and selling falafels and hummus for just about a month, though the rich combination of flavors tastes more like something that’s been around for a lot longer. Ferial Rewoldt retired from her career as a nurse at the University of Michigan and had an idea to sell hummus. She lives in Ann Arbor and was born in Lebanon where she was influenced by the cooking.
“I grew up with all kinds of spices and lemony food,” said Rewoldt.
She sells falafels, hummus with pita bread, and baklava at HumusFilafil.
“Stephanie (Willette, market manager) has been a great support,” said Rewoldt. “She has guided me every step of the way.”
Now HumusFilafil is a busy stop for hungry shoppers. Rewoldt, who is an active volunteer in Ann Arbor, is pleased with her debut at the market, and plans to involve young people who need hands on experience to assist her.
Below is the list of vendors who are expected to be there. Please keep in mind that sometimes the vendors aren’t able to attend the market and that planned products are not available.
*Thanks to Chelsea Update for content and pictures
EVENTS: We will be hosting a basket giveaway this weekend, so add your name to the drawing and get the chance to win a basket with goodies from all our vendors.
Kapnick Orchards: Asparagus, rhubarb, apples, apple cider, nut butters, fudge, apple butter and baked goods. Strawberries coming soon. Afeathermations: Natural media crafts for ceremony and celebration. Medicine wheels, heal-the-earth wreaths, fans, rattles, and owls. Mint smudge later in the season. Country Hills Pottery: pottery Chandra June: jewelry Fluffy BottomCreamery: artisanal yogurt and cheese Debbie’s Bead Design: jewelry Stamatopoulos and Sons: olives, handcrafted face and body creams made with olive oil, olive oil. Two Tracks Acres: breakfast sausage, Italian sausage, chorizo, pork chops, ribs, polish sausage, pork roasts, ground pork, chicken Goetz Greenhouse: lettuce, assorted greens, Swiss chard, kale, beets and asparagus, herb and veggie plants, hanging baskets and annual bedding flowers Stone Hearth Bakery: artisan bread baked from scratch with no preservatives, hot dog buns, cookies, triple chocolate chunk brownies, fruit breads, 4-cheese pepperoni rolls, 4-cheese habanero Jalapeno pepperoni rolls (two to a package). Merkel Gardens: hanging baskets, flowers, plant starts Heim Gardens: vegetables, vegetable and plant starts, hanging baskets Frog Hollar: cookies, vegetables, starts, pickled products, jams H and H Sugarbush: maple syrup Dave’s Honey: honey
Asparagus by the bundle.
Tantre Farms: Asparagus, Beets, Herbs (oregano, sorrel, thyme, chives, peppermint), Lacinato Kale, Red RussianKale, SiberianKale, Lettuce Mix, Mushrooms, Nettles, Green Onions, Carola Potatoes, Dakota Red Potatoes, Rutabaga, Spinach HumusFalafil: hummus, falafel, and baklava Fresh: fresh roasted coffee La Baguette: baked goods, baguettes Bean Creek Cookie Company: cookies, caramel corn, baked goods. Thistle Blossom Herbals: Salves, infused herbal medicine oils, moisturizer oils and lotion bars and our famous lavender linen spray Bordine Farms: dahlia tubers and gladiola bulbs Brieland Shoultz: eggs, vegetables, soap, jam Elysium Soap: soap
Flower bulbs for sale.
Herbology Organics: all natural, eco-friendly and sustainably sourced Apothecary items that are custom infused with therapeutic grade Essential Oils, Botanical’s and Extracts, ranging from Personal Bath and Body Care items, to Home and Pet Care products. Robin Hills Farm: vegetables, plant starts Elderwoods: stone birdhouses Heaven’s Gate Soy Candles: Soy Candles Mostly Green Acres: soy free, organic fed, free range chicken eggs and whole chickens, grass fed beef Calamity Jane: mini hostas, perennial plants Dancy’s Fancy butter: assorted flavors of butter