August 13th Bushel Basket Market Newsletter

In Honor of National Farmers Market Week,

Receive a Vendor Passport at Market Information Table & Buy from ALL Bushel Basket Vendors by the End of the August –
Win a FREE Market Bag and T-Shirt 

In the parking like of the U of M Family Practice Building (follow signs from Main St. and US 12) at Chelsea Community Hospital.
Wednesday, 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Every week in the month of August, come out to the market and get the attached vendor passport, get an initial from the vendors you visit and buy from, and receive a FREE t-shirt and bag.Offer ends August 27th, so come out and appreciate your favorite vendors soon!

Now until the end of the season, we’ll be featuring a vendor at the market in our newsletter and on Chelsea Update, so make sure you read up on all the great local businesses that provide local, healthy food to you!

Jar Head
The Enrichment
Needle –
Lane Farms
Devulder Farms Marks Farm &
Janet’s LLC Kapp Bakery Golden Fleece
Hearth Bakery
Circle Centennial

Double Up Food Bucks, Prescription for Health and WIC Project Fresh are back at both markets!  See our website for more information:

Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project Fresh and Prescription for Health are back at both markets!  See our website for more information:  For information on Healthy Food Access initiatives nationwide, please visit:

Watch for our weekly emails.  We’ll tell you what’s up at the Market.
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The Market is looking for VOLUNTEERS.

Thanks to Chelsea Update for this detailed vendor list and photos!

Kapnick Orchards: Peaches, blueberries, sweet cherries,  Viking apples, green beans, potatoes, pie, peanut, cashew and almond butters, assorted varieties of bread, sweet rolls and fudge.Greystone Farm and Creamery: feta, plain and garlic cream cheese, feta, grated butternut, ricotta, grated man-chel, cow gouda, sheep gouda and butternut by the piece, maybe horse radish-bacon cream cheese, maybe Rosy-Cam and Chelsea-Cam.

Lutchka Angus and Farm Market: Kale, lettuce leaf basil, parsley,  corn, beets, summer squash, zucchini, slicing and salad cukes, green and red cabbage and zinnia. (Since they weren’t there last week, there may be slightly different items on Wednesday.)

Stone Hearth Breads & Bakery: Artisan breads made from scratch with no preservatives. San Francisco sourdough, cheese sticks, rosemary herb, Asiago Kalamata bread, Polish pumpernickel, country loaf, apple cinnamon, red raspberry and dark chocolate, strawberry and white chocolate,  blueberry cream cheese, multi 8-grain, Italian, honey whole wheat, German rye, zucchini, spinach feat bread, bacon-cheddar bread, cookies, brownies, habanero-jalapeno pepperoni rolls, four cheese pepperoni rolls, soft three-cheese pretzels, soft three-cheese jalapeno pretzels made with no lye.

Guthrie Gardens:  lots of perennials coming in bloom including newer varieties of Echinacea (cone flower) , flowering shrubs, specimen trees, evergreen trees, dawn redwoods, Japanese maples, oregano, hydrangea.

Needle-Lane Farm: Beets, cukes, kale, lettuce, salad mix, spinach, collards, maybe turnips, peppers, maybe corn, tomatoes, green beans, maybe snap peas and snow peas, sweet basil, honey, onions, summer squash, zucchini, sunflower bouquets, parsley, bay leaves, potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, jalapenos, strawberries, tomatillos.

DeVulder’s Farm:  basil plants, cut flowers, arugula, radishes, pickling cucumbers, seedless cukes, cilantro, dill, sweet peppers, yellow and red cherry tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, red potatoes, pattypan squash, beets, cabbage, kale, carrots.

Marks Farm & Greenhouse: Maybe peppers, Swiss chard,  salad cukes, slicing cukes, garlic, fresh kale, shallots, leaks, red and golden beets, green and purple kohlrabi, broccoli, red and yellow sweet onions,  new potatoes, cabbage, collard greens, zucchini and summer squash, okra, white and bicorn corn, broccoli, cherry and garden tomatoes.

Janet’s LLC: pecan and cashew brittle, flavored peanuts from mild to hot, salted caramels, jams, pretzel mix, caramel corn, nut bars, cross-stitch greeting cards, Dammit dolls, grilling rubs, lemon eucalyptus lotion.

Pregitzer Farm Market, LLC:  zucchini, summer squash, sweet corn, peas, green beans, pickling cukes, white eggplant, sweet, hot and bell peppers, kale.

Kapp’s Bakery:  snicker doodle, peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin cookies, rice krispy treats, soft pretzels, zucchini bread, green beans, yellow and green summer squash, zucchini, green peppers, tomatoes, cukes.

Kelly Farms: maple syrup.

Golden Fleece Farm, LLC: grass fed beef including brats, Italian sweet sausage, ground beef patties, short ribs, beef liver, pasture-raised chickens soup bones in a couple weeks, new products coming.

Eisenhower Center: Essentials line soap, lip balm, pens, seeds, soy candles, body, hand lotions and sanitizer, assorted wooden toys and puzzles and pens, bird houses, seeds, flower pots with tulips, build your own $12 tins with assorted Essentials line inside, handmade metal items, assorted vegetables.

Family Circle Centennial Farm: scallions, carrots, kale, maybe green beans, lettuce salad mix, cherry tomatoes, garlic, honey, cukes, summer squash, maybe potatoes, maybe eggplant, tomatoes, green peppers.

Mama Mo: 17 flavors of hummus – traditional, lemon zest, tan/cran orange, roasted pepper, tomato basil, onion dill, roasted garlic, roasted beet, chipotle, ginger squash, sesame chive satay, curry lime, kalamata rosemary, black pepper walnut, horseradish, wasabi, jalapeno; 8 flavors of seitan – traditional, nuggets, fajita strips, BBQ, vegan BBQ, roast, Italian fennel sausage, breakfast sage sausage. Pesto with the following ingredients: walnuts, Pecorina Romano cheese, organic basil, garlic and extra virgin olive.

Good Times Kettle Corn: small, medium and large bags of kettle corn popped fresh.

Jar Head Salsa: mild, medium, spicy salsa, corn tortilla chips and chili lime sea salt chips, whole grain tortillas and garlic sea salt, “Kaeso Dio” cheese sauce, Bloody Mary mix, canned salsa both mild and spicy.

Bordine Farms: mixed cut flower bouquets with recycled containers, dahlias and gladiolas.

In-Season Recipe:Gazpacho
Try this tasty no-cook recipe for late-season vegetables when the weather is hot


1 hothouse cucumber, halved and seeded, but not peeled
2 red bell peppers, cored and seeded
4 plum tomatoes
1 red onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
23 ounces tomato juice (3 cups)
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup good olive oil


Roughly chop the cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and red onions into 1-inch cubes. Put each vegetable separately into a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse until it is coarsely chopped. Do not overprocess!

After each vegetable is processed, combine them in a large bowl and add the garlic, tomato juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well and chill before serving. The longer gazpacho sits, the more the flavors develop.

Vendor Profile:  Marks Farm and Greenhouse

Marks Farms was established in 1974 by Jerry & Deb Marks.  They grew field crops and vegetables, while raising their five children and selling their vegetables at farmers markets.  When all of their children were in school, they focused on crop farming.  Several years ago, Jerry and oldest son Mike, began raising Beeffalo.  They now sell them as freezer meat.  A few years ago, Deb and youngest son Ben, began vegetable farming again.  It has turned into a fulfilling experience to bring fresh, local and safe meat and vegetables to the community on 10 acres.  This year, Deb and Ben have included youngest daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Travis, to help them with the addition of a CSA program.  While not certified organic, they practice sensible farming with low impact to the environment.

Deb can be found at the far east end of the Bushel Basket Market – she’s a hard working vendor and has a wide array of vegetables to help you meet your health goals!  Many of the recipes above feature vegetables found at Deb Mark’s stall, so stop on by and get to know one of our largest produce vendors at the market.

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