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Lisa Allmendinger on February 17th, 2015

By Lisa Carolin The outdoor farmers markets probably feel like something far away during these frigid, snowy days. In fact, both Chelsea markets open in just over two months, and there’s a new market manager at the helm. She is Stephanie Willette, a farmer herself, who lives in Grass Lake and co-owns Two Track Acres, [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 5th, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Stacie Battaglia and Marcus Kaemming for the information in this story.) Each February, elementary school students and staff at North Creek and South Meadows participate in a fruit and vegetable challenge with a goal of consuming 10,000 servings of these healthy foods at school during the month. And, although [...]

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Dawn Dayton, a representative from the shuttered Jaytec factory at 5800 Sibley Road, is expected to make a presentation about the building’s status to the Chelsea City Council tonight at the council meeting. Last year, Dayton told the City Council that the idled plant would reopen in the third quarter, but that didn’t happen. Here’s [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 19th, 2014

Stephanie Willette, the new farmers market manager, not only introduced herself to the Chelsea City Council on Nov. 17, but also offered some very positive economic impact numbers for the city following this market season. The Saturday Chelsea Farmer’s Market vendors reported about $91,700 in sales while the Wednesday Bushel Basket vendors reported about $34,000 [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 28th, 2014

This is the last Wednesday Bushel Basket Farmers Markets, which takes place on Oct. 29 from 2:30-6 p.m. in the back of the parking lot of the professional building across from the Wellness Center. Here’s what to expect from the vendors: Kapnick Orchards: Paula Red, McIntosh, Honey Crisp, Ida Red, Mutsu/Northern Spy and Red Delicious [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 24th, 2014

This is the last Saturday Farmers Market for the season. It takes place on the former Palmer lot with is across from the Police Station from 8 a.m.-noon. Here’s what to expect from the vendors this week: Kapnick Orchards:  Apple cider, donuts, Honey Crisp, Jona-Mac, Empire, Spartan, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, McIntosh apples, potatoes, pie, peanut, [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 21st, 2014

Only two more Wednesday farmers markets left. The Wednesday Bushel Basket Farmers Market takes place on Oct. 22 from 2:30-6 p.m. in the back of the parking lot of the professional building across from the Wellness Center. Here’s what to expect from the vendors: There will also be a special Food Day event at the [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 17th, 2014

The Saturday Farmers Market takes place on the former Palmer lot with is across from the Police Station  from 8 a.m.-noon. Here’s what to expect from the vendors this week: Kapnick Orchards:  Apple cider, donuts, several varieties of apples, pears, potatoes, pie, peanut, cashew and almond butters, assorted varieties of bread, sweet rolls and fudge. Affeathermations: [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 14th, 2014

(Publisher’s note: I was on vacation last week so some of these listings may change.) Only a few more weeks left in the season. Here’s what to expect from the vendors at the Wednesday Bushel Basket Farmers Market on Oct. 15 that takes place from 2:30-6 p.m. in the back of the parking lot of [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 10th, 2014

The Saturday Farmers Market takes place on the former Palmer lot with is across from the Police Station  from 8 a.m.-noon. Here’s what to expect from the vendors this week: Kapnick Orchards:  Apple cider, donuts, Honey Crisp, Jona-Mac, Empire, Spartan, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, McIntosh apples, maybe red raspberries, plums, potatoes, pie, peanut, cashew and almond [...]

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