September 24th Bushel Basket Market Newsletter

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
Come by and sample cheese, cider, hummus, fudge and more before you buy from the vendors!

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:


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The Market is looking for VOLUNTEERS.

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

Kapnick Orchards: Paula Red, McIntosh, Honey Crisp, and Jona-Mac  apples, plums, Bartlett pears, maybe Anjou pears, apple cider, 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.

vegetablesLutchka Farm: Kale, corn, maybe green, yellow and red peppers, maybe hot peppers, cabbage, yellow sweet onions, white cooking onions, sweet potatoes, red and yellow peppers,  acorn, butternut, and buttercup squash, pie pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn.

Stonehearth Bread: 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, “Plant skydd” organic deer, rabbit and vole repellent.

wade's-boothNeedle Lane Farm: Beets, kale, lettuce, salad mix, collards, peppers, tomatoes, eggs, green beans, maybe snap peas and snow peas, honey, onions, summer squash, zucchini, parsley, bay leaves, broccoli, cabbage, jalapenos, strawberries, tomatillos, okra, cukes, celery, and green onions.

Marks Farm and Greenhouse: peppers, Swiss chard,  garlic, fresh kale, shallots, leaks, red and golden beets, red and yellow sweet onions,  new potatoes, cabbage, collard greens, broccoli, cherry and garden tomatoes, squash, 10 varieties of winter squash, heirloom tomatoes, eggplant, tomatillos.

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, fudge.

Kapp's-BakeryPregitzer Farm Market, LLC:  winter squash, sweet corn, black and white eggplant, lots of peppers, kale, tomatoes, cabbage, melon, watermelon, potatoes, broccoli.

Kapp’s Bakery:  snicker doodle, peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin cookies, rice krispy treats, soft pretzels, zucchini bread.

Kelly Farms: maple syrup.

Golden Fleece Farm, LLC: grass fed beef including ground beef, short ribs, beef liver, soup bones, roasts, steaks, oxtail.

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: kale, garlic, honey, potatoes, maybe eggplant, sweet peppers, onions, hot peppers, leeks, celery, assorted herbs, spinach, beets, Brassica mix, maybe lettuce mix, maybe sweet potatoes, maybe winter squash.

raspberriesMama 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.

Bunch O’Pines: fall raspberries.

Bordine Farms: mixed cut flower bouquets with recycled containers, dahlia and gladiola.

In-Season Recipe:

Classic Butternut Squash Soup

Classic Butternut Squash Soup

Get to Know Your Vendor: Lutchka Angus and Farm Market

Dave and Joan Lutchka have lived in Grass Lake, Michigan since 1968. Dave and Joan own and operate a farm where they raise purebred Angus breeding cattle. They have three children, two daughters-in-law and five grandchildren. 2005 marked the 50th year that Dave has raised Angus cattle. The American Angus Association has designated the Lutchka herd as a Historic Herd.  The farm is Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) certified, which is an “innovative, proactive, and voluntary program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks” (MAEAP, 2013).

In 1997 a roadside market was added to the operation, and in 2006, Joan began running the Bushel Basket Market as the market manager, where she also sells her farm produce, like peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and sweet potatoes.  Joan worked at the Chelsea Community Hospital for years, and likes to help educate future farmers through school and college field trips to their farm.  Check out the Lutchka Angus and Farm at the Bushel Basket Market this week, and pick up some essentials for the chile recipe above!

The farm stand is open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Monday through Sunday, July to October, at

1439 S. Francisco Rd.

Grass Lake, MI 49240

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