Chelsea Farmers Market June 18

Some of the products you can find at Thistle Blossom Herbals.

More products from Thistle Blossom Herbals.

By Lisa Carolin

The Chelsea Farmers Market takes place from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the Palmer parking lot.

Chelsea Update is profiling vendors at the Chelsea Farmers Market.

Thistle Blossom Herbals offers a variety of salves and oils that provide healing and aromatic benefits. Owners Bonnie Mulliner and Denise Wirtz state in their brochure, “Some of the materials we use in our products are harvested from yards and fields that have not been treated with chemicals and are often considered weeds, but we know better!”

“We know where everything comes from,” said Wirtz.

They practice wildcrafting, the harvesting and use of plants found growing wild in fields and woods and yards. Their ingredients include dandelion, plantain, lavender, chickweed, and calendula.

“You might as well start in your own back yard,” said Mulliner. “It’s home.”

They started as vendors last year at the Wednesday farmers market and moved to Saturdays this year.

“We know the people at this market and the area,” said Wirtz.

Stop by their stand to learn about their products and about the classes they offer, or email [email protected].
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

Kapnick Orchards: apple cider, nut butters, fudge, apple butter, baked goods, strawberries.

Afeathermations: Natural media crafts for ceremony and celebration. Bark art, wall hangings, medicine wheels, heal-the-earth wreaths, fans, rattles.

Fluffy Bottom Creamery: sheep’s milk cheeses and yogurt

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
: Swiss chard, kale, sweet onions, beets, cucumbers, hoop house tomatoes, lettuce.

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).

Heim Gardens: asparagus, strawberries, peas, radishes.

Frog Hollar: strawberries, apples, radishes, greens, cilantro, cookies.

H and H Sugarbush: maple syrup

Courtesy photo. You can find maple syrup and maple products.

Dave’s Honey: honey

HumusFilafil: hummus and falafel

Fresh: fresh roasted coffee

La Baguette: baked goods, baguettes

Bean Creek Cookie Company: cookies, baked goods

Thistle Blossom Herbals: Salves, infused herbal medicine oils, moisturizer oils and lotion bars and our famous lavender linen spray


Bordine Farms
: flower bulbs, plants

Brieland Shoultz: eggs, vegetables, soap, jam

Elysium Soap: soap, lotions, lip balm

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: chard, Bok choy, Joi choi, mild mustard mix, greens, romaine lettuce, basil.


Elderwoods
: birdhouses and eggs

Tantre Farms: Arugula, Asparagus, Beets, Red (round), Collard Greens, Garlic scapes, Herbs (Chamomile, Chives, Lemon Balm, Lovage, Oregano, Sage, Sorrel, Tarragon, Thyme, Lemon Thyme, Winter Savory), Kale, Green Curly, Kale, Lacinato, Kale, Red Russian, Kale, Siberian, Lambs Quarters, Lettuce, loose leaf mix, Lettuce, Head, Mushrooms, Nettles, Onions, green, Potatoes, Carola, Potatoes, Dakota Red, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Spicy Greens, Spinach

Chandra June: jewelry

Country Hills Pottery: pottery

Thistle Blossom Herbals: Salves, infused herbal medicine oils, moisturizer oils and lotion bars and our famous lavender linen spray


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

The Barn: rustic benches from reclaimed barnwood

Merkel Gardens: hanging baskets
Bristle’s Handmade and Homegrown: crafts and produce

Wholly Unrefined: Gluten Free and Vegan baked products

In addition, there will be a Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser bake sale