Greetings all –
Today is going to be a lovely day at your local farmers market! This is the harvest season’s time to shine. So many tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and melons. Cabbages, potatoes, apples, carrots, herbs. The fall round of leafy greens have been sown and we will see the fruits of that labor in September. What a gorgeous time of the year.
We will have a market basket giveaway this week – come drop your name in the box. PLUS, Bill Personke will be rocking the music from 3-5 today.
Tickets are still available for the Farm to Table dinner in Dexter this year! For more information on tickets and how you can volunteer, click here.
I am so grateful for your continued support of our market vendors – this season has been filled with so many delightful faces and memories already.
When: every Wednesday from 1-5pm through the end of October (we then move indoor to the Washington St. Education Center on Saturdays for November and December!)
Where: Corner of M52 and Old US 12. There is plenty of parking near the businesses on the south side. Please keep the north spaces and those closest to the bank open for bank patrons.
Who: Lovely humans working to steward healthy community!
LAVENDER AND GRACE – **new this week will be a lavender farm with bundles of fresh lavender, soaps and other lavender infused goodies! Come check them out.
BORDINE FARMS: amazing dahlia bouquets!
KAPNICK ORCHARD: BERRIES!, first of the apples, nut butters, sweet breads, treats and more.
PREGITZER FARM: Back for the season, Wade will have delicious sweet corn, peppers, eggplant, and more.
NEEDLELANE FARMS: local seasonal and sustainably raised veggies; spinach, lettuce, kale, chard, salad mix, beets, fennel, kohlrabi, cabbage, arugula, herbs, green onions and leeks! Eggs and honey to boot.
HANKRA JEWEL: gorgeous hand made silver and copper wearable and wall art!
STONEHEARTH BAKERY: breads and cookies all made from scratch and without preservatives. Pepperoni rolls, cinnamon rolls, cheese breads, cookies and more.
LA BAGUETTE: a small bakery specializing in French baked goods, Lisa and Suzanne invite you to 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
MARKS FARM: One of our veteran venders! Deb brings a host of lovely seasonal vegetables.
JACOB’S FRESH FARM: Local, seasonal veggies, eggs, and honey.
SWEET AND SALTY COOKIE COMPANY: Jeff and Jocelyn bring delicious homemade cookies: chocolate chip, M&M, double dip chocolate chip, store’s, dark chocolate pecan, maple oatmeal raisin, peanut butter and snickerdoodle! YUM.
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.
AWAKENED PROVISIONS: Kelsey will have her granola, dried tea, gluten free baked goods (that are ridiculously tasty) and sparkling vinegar tonics.
PARA PARA CREAMERY: Delicious and quality craft cheeses – from feta to chipotle feta spread to gouda and cheddar. Don’t miss his magic!
COUNTRY HILLS POTTERY:(maybe) Maureen will join us this week (weather permitting) with her gorgeous hand thrown pottery. From toothbrush and earring holders to lamps and hanging baskets. Come say hi!
K’S ACRE’S: seasonal veggies, fruit, cinnamon and traditional maple syrup and more.
AFFEATHERMATIONS (weather permitting): Joan brings her smile and style to her beautiful nature inspired art pieces – that are just as functional as they are easy to look at.
SMELLZ SO GOOD: Kimberly and Carlton are bringing slow burning soy wax candles and wax melts to both the Saturday and Wednesday Markets! Ask for a smell of all their flavors – they are amazing.
DEXTER FOLSOM: hand crafted blue bird boxes and bird feeders.
PAPER BEAD ELEGANCE: lovely hand crafted paper beaded earrings!
CROOKED TREE GARLIC FARM: Small local farm located in Dansville, MI. They grow garlic all naturally with no chemical fertilizers. It is all hand planted and picked. They will have garlic powder as well!
MANCHESTER BLOOMS: a variety of gorgeous zinnias and sunflowers! made into bouquets or by the bucket!
As always, we are ever so grateful for the City of Chelsea for their support and the Chelsea State Bank for their outstanding open arms. This Wednesday market sure is special. See you there!