- Courtesy photo. Get Down Farm is the featured vendor this week.
- Courtesy photo. Freedom Ranger chickens at Get Down Farm.
The Chelsea Farmers Market takes place each Saturday at the Palmer parking lot from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Chelsea Update is profiling vendors at the Chelsea Farmers Market.
Robin Hills Farm is beginning its first partnership at the June 25 market. Their vegetable manager Bee Ayer and two partners are the owners of Get Down Farm, where they have pasture raised Freedom Ranger chickens.
“Robin Hills is contracting with Get Down Farm to grow chickens,” said Ayer. “It’s a great opportunity.”
Ayer has been farming since she was 17 and taught urban chicken raising at the City Chicken Institute in New York City.
“I started out volunteering at Ann Arbor Community Farm and at Tantre Farm,” said Ayer, who was raised in Michigan but left to be a food educator in both Hudson Valley, New York and in New York City.
Get Down Farm is located in Scio Township.
Visit the Robin Hills Farm stand to learn more about how to sign up to receive a chicken share, which will be available from June to November.
Chickens vary in size between 4 to 5.5 pounds and are frozen and shrink wrapped whole. They can be picked up at the Saturday market or at Robin Hills Farm on Tuesdays from 4-6:30 p.m.
Activities this week:
Senior Project Fresh sign-up: 10-12 participants are given 10 $2 vouchers to use at the market one fruits and vegetables. To qualify, you must be 60 years or older, have a household income of 185 percent of the poverty level or less and be registered with the program. See www.chelseafarmersmkt.org/assistance/ for more details.
Children’s booth from 9 a.m. to noon
Basket giveaway. The end of the month drawing to win a basket full of donations from the vendors
Music by Keith Parmentier from 10 a.m. to noon.
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.
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Kapnick Orchards: Strawberries, snap peas, tart cherries (maybe).
Afeathermations: Natural media crafts for ceremony and celebration. Bark art, wall hangings, medicine wheels, heal-the-earth wreaths, fans, rattles, and owls this week.
Country Hills Pottery: pottery
Fluffy Bottom Creamery: artisanal yogurt and cheese
Debbie’s Bead Design: jewelry
(maybe) Stamatopoulos and Sons: olives, handcrafted face and body creams made with olive oil, olive oil.
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, fresh basil, shell peas, broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, free range eggs, garlic scapes, radishes, herbs, flower bouquets, hanging baskets.
Lands of Bru-Garick: eggs, red romaine lettuce, sweet peas, new redskin potatoes.
Stone Hearth Bakery: bread, cookies, brownies
Heim Gardens: asparagus, kohlrabi, strawberries, peas, radishes.
Frog Hollar: strawberries, radishes.
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: strawberries, seven varieties of oyster mushrooms, seven varieties of shitake mushrooms, pasture raised chickens.
Tantre Farms: strawberries, root cellar potatoes, green onions kale, rutabaga, lettuce mix, head lettuce, snap peas, spinach, collards, radishes, white turnips, carrots, summer squash, asparagus, garlic scapes, kohlrabi, mushrooms.
Heaven’s Gate Soy Candles: Soy Candles
Mostly Green Acres: soy free, organic fed, free range chicken eggs and whole chickens, grass fed beef,
Dancy’s Fancy Butter: assorted flavors of butter
Bristle’s Homemade and Homegrown: knitted items, such as hand towels, dish cloths, scrubbies, and “kitty nippers” (for cat nip), potato bags, jar mixes filled for easy-soup and cookies, some produce. Special orders available for knitted items.
Cork and Palette: garden and kitchen art
The Barn: rustic benches from reclaimed barnwood
Merkel Gardens: hanging baskets, flower and veggie starts
HWK Designs: jewelry