Photos by Lisa Carolin. Heaven’s Gate Soy Candles. This week’s featured vendor at the Saturday Farmers Market.
By Lisa Carolin
The Chelsea Farmers Market takes place each Saturday from 8-1 p.m. in the Palmer lot.
Chelsea Update is profiling vendors at the Chelsea Farmers Market and this week, it’s Heaven’s Gate Soy Candles.
The first thing Ryann Eff would like you to know about the soy candles he sells is that that soy is 100-percent environmentally friendly and a 100-percent renewable resource that “burns long and clean.”
Eff is part of the family business Heaven’s Gate Soy Candles, which is based in Lambertville, MI. near the Ohio border.
“Our candles are a good investment for your money,” said Eff, who is a vendor at both the Saturday and Wednesday Chelsea Farmers Market. “Our 16-ounce candle will burn for 200 hours. Soy is catching on in educated towns like Chelsea.”
Their biggest seller is Drunken Mosquito, which includes lime, margarita mix, and citronella in its ingredients and keeps the insects away. It comes in both a candle and a spray as do some of their other products.
They hand pour everything.
“We pride ourselves on fragrances and essential oils, and we can recycle all of our products,” said Eff. “If you try our candles and don’t like them, we are happy to refund your money.”
Heaven’s Gate Soy Candles uses vanilla in many of its candles, and they offer a number of fragrances from fruits to florals.
“We like being part of the Chelsea Farmers Markets because Chelsea supports its local vendors and is community oriented,” said Eff.
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
It’s officially strawberry season.
Beginning this week we will have live music ever Saturday starting at 10 am. This week the Dorkastra will be playing at market.
Kapnick Orchards: strawberries, nut butters, fudge, apple butter and baked goods
Afeathermations: Natural media crafts for ceremony and celebration. Bark art, wall hangings, medicine wheels, heal-the-earth wreaths, fans, rattles, and owls this week. Only mint smudge until later in the season.
Fluffy Bottom Creamery: sheep’s milk cheeses and yogurt
Debbie’s Bead Design: jewelry
Country Hills Pottery: pottery
Chandra June: jewelry
Two Tracks Acres: breakfast sausage, Italian sausage, chorizo, pork chops, ribs, polish sausage, pork roasts, ground pork, chicken
Goetz Greenhouse: cucumbers, hoop house tomatoes, green onions, herb and veggie plants, hanging baskets and annual bedding flowers
Lands of Bru-Garick: eggs, vegetables, plant starts
Stone Hearth Bakery: bread, cookies, brownies
Heim Gardens: vegetables
Frog Hollar: vegetables, starts, pickled products, plants
Dave’s Honey: honey
HumusFalafel: 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
Brieland Shoultz: eggs, vegetables, soap, jam
Elysium Soap: soap, lotions, lip balm
(maybe) 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: salad mix with seven types of lettuce, seven types of red and green mustard greens, arugula, spinach pea shoots, baby chard, baby kale, vegetables, plant starts
(maybe) BS Designs: barnwood art (acrylic painting on 100-year-old Michigan barn wood).
Renovatio Woodworks: hand-crafted wood furniture
(maybe) Carolyn Myer: jams and jellies
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
Heaven’s Gate Soy Candles: soy candles
Mostly Green Acres: soy free, organic fed, free range chicken eggs and whole chickens, grass fed beef
Waterloo Tree Farm “The Barn”: tables and furniture made out of reclaimed barn wood.
Wholly Unrefined: baked goods
Dancy’s Fancy Butter: assorted flavors of butter
Back to Basics: gluten-free, healthy baked goods
Bristle’s Homemade and Homegrown
Blue Moon Signs – handpainted wooden signs
Stamatopoulos & Sons – Olive oil
Nonprofit: Project 418, which supports Hope Center in Cite Soleil, Haiti.