Chelsea Farmers Market Saturday May 7

Fresh is this week's featured vendor at the Saturday Farmers Market.
Fresh is this week’s featured vendor at the Saturday Farmers Market.

The Saturday Chelsea Farmers Market kicked off its season April 30, and is open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Palmer lot through October. A perfect spot to do your mothers day shopping. This week’s non-profit is Interfaith Council of Peace and Justice.
JOIN US THIS MONDAY 5-8 PM AT THE CHELSEA ALEHOUSE FOR OUR FARM TO TABLE FUNDRAISING DINNER. Tickets $20/person. See our website for more details.

This year, Chelsea Update is profiling vendors at this market.

Farmer Profile by Lisa Carolin
Shoppers can get a hot, freshly roasted cup of coffee every Saturday at the Chelsea Farmers Market.
Father and son Wally and John LeBlanc, are the owners of Fresh coffee, a micro-roaster out of Saline, and they say the Chelsea Farmers Market is their biggest selling venue.

“This is our sixth year in business,” said John LeBlanc. “This market has such a friendly crowd.”
Fresh offers 6-ounce and 12-ounce cups of coffee as well as a selection of coffee beans. The LeBlancs ask for “fair pay” on the cups of coffee, meaning it’s up to the customers what they want to pay.
“Everything is roasted on the Wednesday or Thursday before the market,” said John LeBlanc. “We have Guatemalan coffee year-round because that’s our biggest seller.”

He describes it as a mild bean. Fresh rotates its other coffees, which include two Indonesian beans-Sulawesi and Timor, an organic bean.

Fresh offers new varieties every month and always has a decaffeinated choice.

Below is a list of vendors who are expected to be at the market on May 7. Please be aware that sometimes vendors are not able to attend the market or may not have the items that they planned to bring.
*Thanks to Chelsea Update for content

Courtesy photo. New vendor Hummus Falafil.
New vendor Hummus Falafil.

Kapnick Orchards: Asparagus, apples, apple cider, nut butters, fudge, apple butter and baked goods
Afeathermations: Natural media crafts for ceremony and celebration. “New medicine wheels, heal-the-earth wreaths, fans, rattles, and owls this week.  Only mint smudge until later in the season.”
Country Hills Pottery: pottery
Fluffy Bottom Creamery: artisanal yogurt and cheese
Debbie’s Bead Design: jewelry
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
Lands of Bru-Garick: eggs, vegetables, plant starts
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).

Courtesy photo. La Baguette.
Courtesy photo. La Baguette.

Merkel Gardens: hanging baskets
Heim Gardens: vegetables
Frog Hollar: cookies, vegetables, starts, pickled products, jams
FalafelHummus: hummus and falafel
Fresh: fresh roasted coffee
La Baguette: baked goods, baguettes
Bean Creek Cookie Company: cookies, caramel corn, baked goods and Mother’s Day special of nut rolls.
Thistle Blossom Herbals: Salves, infused herbal medicine oils, moisturizer oils and lotion bars and our famous lavender linen spray
Bordine Farms: flower bulbs
Brieland Shoultz: eggs, vegetables, soap, jam
Elysium Soap: soap
Robin Hills Farm: vegetables, plant starts
Kapnick Orchards has many types of apples

Heaven’s Gate Soy Candles: Soy Candles
Kristie’s Creations: Garden art, mittens, towels
Mostly Green Acres: soy free, organic fed, free range chicken eggs and whole chickens, grass fed beef
Back to Basics Healthy Solutions: Crispy nuts, baked goods, dehydrated fruits and veggies
Stamatopoulos & Sons: Fresh, artisanal olive oil
BS Designs: barnwood art (acrylic painting on 100-year-old Michigan barn wood).