Saturday May 4th Farmers Market!

We are so excited to be kicking off our Saturday season with a beautiful line up of folks. Below is our weekly newsletter. Are you signed up to receive it? Email [email protected] to get on the list and in the know!

Did you know that we now have Roaming Goat out of Grass Lake serving up delicious hot breakfast foods? Don’t miss them!

Market season is underway. !!! . I couldn’t be more thrilled with the prospects of the next several months. I adore watching the unfolding of our produce season. Asparagus, rhubarb, scallions, herbs, greens; snap peas, roots, cabbages, berries. What delights!

As we embark in the new Palmer Commons space we will likely be working out some kinks! Please be patient and kind with us as we sift through the changes. 

Parking onsite is available, both to the south and the west sides of the lot. There is also all day parking behind the CSB near the police station. Side street parking to the west of the lot also could be an option!

Where: Palmer Commons Event Space, 304 S. Main St.
When: 8 am – 1 pm every Saturday through October
Who: The best farmers, artisans and specialty food curators around!
Music: This week the McDonald Brothers will kick off our market tunes from 10:30 am -12:45 pm
Hot Food!: Roaming goat will be joining our team this year with delicious hot food items and teas each week, so come hungry for breakfast!

This week we are expecting:

KAPNICK ORCHARDS: definitely asparagus, apples, cider, sweet treats and nut butters

MERKEL GARDENS: family owned greenhouse providing bedding plants (both flowers and veggies), hanging baskets, herbs and cut flowers during the peak season. 

JACOB’S FRESH FARM: micro greens, radishes, spinach, arugula, salad mix, garlic, potato seed, lettuce, carrots, honey and eggs

fresh. : coffee! Both brewed and beans

FLUFFY BOTTOM FARM: cheeses, yogurts; after Memorial Day they will also have their frozen custard machine for sweet delicious treats!

SHORELINE WILD SALMON: these amazing folks are going to be set up for the next two weeks before taking a small fishing break. They will return mid July with more delicious salmon.

SWEET AND SALTY COOKIE COMPANY: Jeff and Jocelyn are new to the outdoor market and bring a delicious homemade cookies: chocolate chip, M&M, double dip chocolate chip, store’s, dark chocolate pecan, maple oatmeal raisin, peanut butter and snickerdoodle!

PARA PARA CREAMERY!: Po Erlich is bringing his amazing cheese to both Wednesday and Saturday Market this year. Feta, feta spread, cheddar and gouda are his main staples along with brie, blue, swiss, mozzarella and asiago! Don’t miss his magic.

LA BAGUETTE: a small bakery specializing in French baked goods, Lisa and Suzanne invite you t come and sample their products! They will have baguettes, rye-sesame boules, madeleines, sablés, honey roasted peanut cookies, gâteau breton, sorta di ricotta e ciocolate, gâteau aux fruits, brioche, and savory tarts

BRIELAND-SHOULTZ FARM: Greg and Joan offer free-range eggs, pasture raised poultry, and grass fed beef at both Saturday and Wednesday markets! They also raise chemical free, seasonal veggies and CSA. Goats milk soap and jam with the occasional sourdough pepper their table throughout the season.

THISTLE BLOSSOM HERBAL: Denise has created an amazing line of body care products ranging from healing salve, to linen spray and her infamous “boo-boo stick” 

COUNTRY HILLS POTTERY: beautiful, wheel thrown, functional pottery!

HOPPY SOAPS, LLC: **new this season! Offering handmade, vegan, palm oil and preservative free soap and body care products using 100% essential oils scents.

TWO TRACKS ACRES: Taik and Stephanie take a holistic approach to farming, which means they value diversity in their environment. They use natural methods to raise animals on pasture, and grow a number of different veggies and flowers. 

LAKEHOUSE BAKERY: so much delicious bread, croissants, macrons, sauces, chutney and more!

HEIM GARDENS: a family business specializing in flowers and vegetables grown in the greenhouses and the field.

GOETZ GREENHOUSE: centennial family farm with three generations operating the beautiful greenhouses and fields. Natural growing practices for all seasonal veggies, CSA shares, hanging baskets, cut flowers and starts.

BRISTLE’S HANDMADE AND HOMEGROWN: Anna has a small scale fruit and veggie operation along with her lovely hand knit items.

ELDERWOODS – **Back! Sally is back for the early market season with her lovely Michigan Stone Birdhouses and Feeders.

SMELLZ SO GOOD CANDLE CO.: **new this season. Kimberly Mutafis is bringing slow burning soy wax candles and wax melts to both the Saturday and Wednesday Markets!

DEBBIE’S BEAD DESIGN: **Back! Debbie has lovely hand strung necklaces and bracelets along with matching earrings. Wooden boxes and bowls will adorn her table as well.

DOUG’S MUGS: locally hand crafter function pottery. Mugs, pie plates, oil bottles, soap dispensers, bowls and more!

BORDINE FARMS: dahlia tubers

AFFEATHERMATIONS: **weather permitting smudge sticks, fans and burn bowls, bark art, meditation wheels, rattles and other gourd products! Come visit Joan and her beautiful goods.

STONEHEARTH BAKERY: pepperoni rolls, cinnamon rolls, cookies, large assortment of breads

Forever amazed by your support and love of our community markets!

See you tomorrow.