The Saturday Chelsea Farmers Market takes place from 8 a.m.- noon on Oct. 3 in the Palmer parking lot.
Kapnick Orchards: Several varieties of apples, pears, red raspberries, red and white potatoes, baked goods, nut butters, homemade fudge.
Affeathermations: Seasonal creations and natural media, earthwork arts and crafts for ceremony or celebration. Weather permitting.
Debbie’s Bead Design: Fun woven and strung beaded work including bracelets and ankle bracelets, earrings, necklaces and Swarovski beads.
Two Tracks Acres: Italian and breakfast sausage, fresh ham, eggs, kielbasa links.
Goetz Greenhouse: Curly Kale, Swiss Chard, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Green and Wax Beans, Fingerling Potatoes (Austrian Crescent, Purple puruvian, Red Thumb, French and Ozette ), Tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Pie Pumpkins, Winter Squash (Buttercup, Butternut, Acorn, Sweet Dumpling and Spaghetti ), Parsnips, Leeks, Brussel Sprouts, Beets, Lima Beans, Fresh Flower Bouquets. Last of the season – cucumbers, zucchini and yellow squash, eggplant, sweet corn and peppers. Fall Decorations: Carving Pumpkins, White Pumpkins and Cinderella varieties Indian Corn, Gourds, Mini Pumpkins, Mini straw bales.
Frog Hollar Farms: corn, cabbage, peppers, green beans, radishes, beets, tomatoes, jalapenos, apples, plums, peaches.
Heim Gardens: radishes, kohlrabi, broccoli, onions, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow and green beans, cherry tomatoes, peppers, beets and corn.
Stonehearth Breads: Artisan breads made from scratch with no preservatives including apple cinnamon, peach pecan, bacon cheddar beer bread, and German sauerkraut; pepperoni rolls and Reuben rolls, cookies, buns, brownies.
H and H Sugarbush: Maple syrup, candy, nuts, maple cream, maple sugar.
LA Baguette: baguettes, boules, madeleines, brioche.
Zatkovich Pastures – 100% grass-fed Dexter beef: New York strips, ribeye, sirloin, ground, chuck roast, rump roast, sirloin tip, short ribs, stew meat. Pastured chicken fed with 100% organic feed: Last week of the year for fresh, never frozen! Whole birds, bone-in breasts, thighs, legs, wings, feet, livers, gizzards, hearts. Eggs from free-range, heritage breed hens fed with 100% organic feed.
Fresh: Coffee beans from Guatemala, Peaberry, Rwandan, Sulawesi, Costa Rican, decaf; coffee by the cup.
Tasty Bakery: Vegan, gluten free, soy free, and low-glycemic baked goods including granola bars, brownies, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and berry bars.
Dancy’s Fancy Butter: Butters infused with fresh herbs and garlic, lemon pepper, pumpkin, honey and cinnamon, brown sugar and cinnamon. Maybe strawberry butter.
Bordine Farms: Mums, dahlia bouquets in recycled containers.
Cakes by Penny: Freshly bakes coffee cakes and muffins.
Chandra June Handmade Jewelry: necklace, earrings with semiprecious stones.
Tantre Farm: Arugula; Beets (Chioggia, Red, Golden); Bok Choy; Broccoli; Cabbage; Carrots (orange and purple); Collard Greens; Sweet Corn; Eggplant; Garlic bulbs; Herbs (many varieties) ; Kale (many varieties); Lettuce mix; Onions (red, yellow, white); Pears; Peppers, Hot (cayenne, jalapeno, poblano, shishito); Peppers, Sweet (Yellow, Orange, Red, and Green); Potatoes (Red, Yellow, Blue, and Fingerling); Pie Pumpkins; Daikon Radishes (white and purple); Raspberries; Winter Squash (many varieties) Cherry/grape Tomatoes; ; Tomatoes (slicers, heirloom, sauce, grape, cherry, Zebra); White Hakurei Turnips
Bristle’s Handmade and Homegrown: cookies, soups, homemade baked potato bags, dish towels and scrubbies, hand towels, special orders available, salad mix.
Rulig’s Produce: corn, cucumbers, Swiss chard, kale, beets, patti pan squash, zucchini, collard greens, sun flowers, summer squash, round zucchini, kohlrabi, green beans, pickling cukes, broccoli, cut basil, cut cilantro, head lettuce, Tomatillos, green peppers, medium hot peppers, Jalapeño peppers, cherry bomb peppers, hot banana peppers, cabbage, slicing, cherry and grape tomatoes, peaches, heirloom tomatoes.
Dave’s Honey: Raw Local Honey: 2 oz., 8 oz, 16 oz, 6 lb jars — Bee’s wax, Candles, Propollis, Bee Pollen and a fabulous Honey Health Drink.
Robin Hills Farms: arugula, beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, corn, Daikon radishes, eggplant, ground cherries, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lemon grass, melons, onions, peppers, hot and sweet, salad mix, scallions, sorrel, summer squash, Swiss chard, tomatoes, winter squash, herbs, mint, thyme, oregano, basil, sage, tarragon, rosemary.
Gasche Farms: raspberries
Joan’s Soap Bouquet: specialty soaps.
Carolyn Myer: jams
Pictures and Thread: unusual gift items.
Renovatio Woodworks: unusual wood furniture made from reclaimed wood, custom orders.
Breakin Away Café: cookies, caramel corn, breakfast bars, cereal made from oats, nuts, seed and dried fruit, two snack mixes – one with nuts, dried fruits and M and M’s and the other is a Chex mix.
(Chelsea Update would like to thank Briana Carden, Dave Brinklow, Kim Eder and Liana Pieske for the information in this story.)
7th Grade Blue
The 7th grade Blue Volleyball Team got off to a slow start against a very tough Saline squad last night losing the first game 7-25 and the 2nd game 11-25.
Then the Bulldogs came to life in the 3rd game behind a 10-point serving streak by Sierra Martinez-Kratz and won 25-19.
Morgan Majeske chipped in 5 serve points, Lauren Allison and Mya Dever each served 3, Kasey Matusik 2 and Laura Mosier added 1.
7th Grade Gold
The 7th grade gold volleyball team faced Saline last night losing their first game 16-25 but had great serving from Maddie Dunlap and Bailee Reams.
The second game was tight but they lost 21-25 despite great serves from Laura Koch and Emma Zocharski. They lost the third game 18-25 but had exceptional serving from Natalie Bareis and passing from Maddie and Emma.
8th Grade Blue
The 8th grade blue team lost their match against Saline. The scores were 11-25, 25-27, and 18-25. Abbey Sexton had a 4-point service run with one ace, while Kelsey Simmerman, Daija Cope, Maddie Dagget-Bainton, and Kiersten Anstead each added an ace for the team.
8th grade gold
The 8th grade gold volleyball lost to Saline. The team struggled to find a passing rhythm. Melina Almheimid set well and served 6 in a row to try to come back in the first game. Marianna Carpenter had a hard kill as well.
Emma McDonald served for 3 points. Olivia Beauchamp served 5 in a row in the third game which included 4 aces.
(Chelsea Update would like to thank Shawn Personke for the information in this story.)
The annual Harvest Art Market will take place on Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Silver Maples of Chelsea where more than 25 artists will have pieces for sale.
Featured artist: Susan Falcone
Susan Falcone, an Ann Arbor native, has been a naturalist and painter since childhood…her first word was “bird.” Her watercolors of birds, small mammals, wildflowers and insects reflect her lifelong research, observations and field studies of nature. Her subjects are portrayed within a small part of their natural environment, focusing on composition, color, and shape. All of her paintings begin with field sketching and studying her subject in its natural habitat.
Susan’s award-winning works are painted mainly using a technique called “glazing,” numerous transparent layers of pigment, which produces the resulting glowing colors. Of special interest to her are the songbirds and marsh birds, particularly herons, which frequent southeast Michigan, including her own rural property on Frains Lake, where she provides diverse habitats for local wildlife, and where plantings of native wildflowers attract songbirds, hummingbirds, and butterflies.
Susan contributes many of her works to habitat, wildlife, and charitable organizations for fundraising, and is often a guest artist at these events. Her illustrations appear in nature-oriented publications, and her original work can be found in national and international private and corporate collections. Susan lives outside Ann Arbor with her husband Tom McClanahan.
It appears that a Wooly Mammoth has been found on a Lima Township farm.
According to the son of the farm owner, on Wednesday, his father and a neighbor were out digging a waterline when they found what appeared to be a bone and then a little later, what appeared to be pelvic bone.
A call was placed to Daniel Fisher at University of Michigan and he came out to investigate.
Thursday, Fisher and a crew of folks dug down further and came up with a number of assorted bones that they believe belong to a Wooly Mammoth.
The mammoth is believed to have lived about 10,000 years ago, was about 13 feet long and weighed about 5-7 tons.
Story and photos by Lisa Carolin
The evening of Monday, Sept. 28 was an emotional one for Boy Scout Troop 425. Mark Schroeder stepped down as scoutmaster and handed the reins to his assistant of more than nine years, Ian Boone.
“This has been the greatest gift to me,” said Schroeder. “I’ll miss the boys the most. Ian is the perfect replacement.”
Boone, who is also president of the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce, told the crowd gathered for the Fall Court of Honor at the Chelsea Rod and Gun Club, “Mark taught me so much. Thank you for this being such a wonderful learning experience. We are going to continue it.”
Schroeder says that the reason he decided to step down after 20 years is that his family will be moving to Florida within the year. He will stay on and help with Troop 425 until then.
Schroeder has been battling oral cancer and underwent surgery and treatment. He told those in attendance, “I finished my treatments last week and I feel great.”
In addition to presenting individual scouts with merit badges, Schroeder gave special recognition to Scout Michael Hanna, who during the summer led a can collection drive to raise money to help Schroeder.
There was also a presentation by Whitetails Unlimited, a national nonprofit conservation organization, which donated $5,000 to Troop 425.
Local Whitetails Unlimited Co-chairman James Bollinger said, “We approached the leaders a few months ago and came up with a list of items. We have chosen to fund some of that.”
The money will go toward tents, cooking equipment and other outdoor gear.
Troop 425 has been around for 90 years and currently has 48 scouts, 11-18 years of age.
(Chelsea Update would like to thank Matt Pegouskie for the information in this story.)
The former Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation’s Board of Directors approved a name and logo change for the foundation at the August Board of Directors meeting.
The foundation is now being called the 5 Healthy Towns Foundation (5HF).
The name change:
- Allows the Foundation’s name to promote their purpose, which is to create healthy communities in Chelsea, Dexter, Grass Lake, Manchester and Stockbridge.
- Provides increased awareness of the 5 town, regional, wellness planning intentions of the Board of Directors.
- Reduces organizational names and acronyms associated with the Foundation.
- Strengthens the connection between 5 Healthy Towns Wellness Planning and the Foundation
- Aligns the Foundation’s name and our existing website and email addresses.
“We like the inclusive, energetic sound of 5 Healthy Towns,” said Amy Heydlauff, CEO, 5HF. “It makes clear where we’re going and with whom.”
The rollout of the new logo and name will happen gradually. Printed materials will be replaced as new copies are needed. Directional signs will be replaced over the next 12 months.
Folks will also start to notice 5 Healthy Towns Foundation (5HF) and the 5H logo on letterhead, press releases, social media and other places where ease of revision is an option.
The 5 Healthy Towns Foundation is a tax-exempt private foundation governed by a volunteer board of directors. The foundation serves the populations included in the school districts of Chelsea, Dexter, Grass Lake, Manchester and Stockbridge. 5HF will grant funds for projects dedicated to creating a culture of wellness and sustainable improvements in health.