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At the Market: Saturday, Oct. 6

Here’s a preview of what some of the vendors will be offering this week at the Saturday Farmers’ Market in the library lot in downtown Chelsea.

The market is open from 8 a.m.until noon.


King of Tarts will be bringing many more pear and apple tarts.  Michael will also create kiwi tarts and a combination plum, kiwi and pear tart.

Come see the beautiful array of fall items Danielle has for sale this week! She will have delicious winter squash, along with pumpkins, beautiful, decorative gourds, small and large straw bales, and much more. Ruhlig’s Produce will have a few vegetables to sell as well, such as: tomatoes, radishes, cauliflower, cabbage, mixed leaf lettuce, spinach, and kale.

Flying Dragon Arts brings many styles of bead earrings, necklaces and more.

Nancy Camden announces new colors for fall and winter.  At $23 each, a hand-dyed silk scarf makes a great gift as well as a classy touch to jazz up jeans or party clothes.

Come brave the chill for your warm baguettes.  Mention this e-mail and show up between 8 a.m. and 9:30 and get your baguette half price from Suzanne at La Baguette.

Need a little color on the front door? Or something to help you transition into the new season? Perhaps unusual and meaningful items for holiday gifting?

Fairview Studios will have seasonal door wreaths for welcome and protection, beautiful medicine wheels and rattles to set new intentions, heal-the-earth wreaths for a mindful harvest, critters and whee wheels to make you smile, and of course, smudge and fans to make the dailiness meaningful. Happy autumn from Joan.

From Back Forty Acres Stephanie suggests a soup bone (some the size of roasts) or a smoked pork hock.  Great base for a hearty fall soup.  Other beef and pork cuts as well.  And plenty of chicken, duck and turkey.  Remember, you don’t have to buy a whole duck or turkey if you don’t want to.  They have individually wrapped cuts.  Reminder:  Time to order the turkey for Thanksgiving.

Lots of sweet bread

Stone Hearth Breads & Bakery has artisan breads, all made from scratch without preservatives. For the sweet tooth there’s Apple Cinnamon, Cinnamon Raisin, Peach Pecan, Strawberry White Chocolate, Red Raspberry Dark Chocolate. Cookies too: molasses, chocolate chip, peanut button and Vermont krunchy cookies. Savory? Try Asiago Favo Bread (great with wine or dipping oils), Spinach Feta Cheese bread, 4-cheese pepperoni rolls and Ruben Rolls (2 per pack).

Myer’s Berry Farm will have new green and red pepper jam.  And more hot pepper jam too.

Mama Mo sends the following message:  “Mama Mo has finished the season with fond memories and much gratitude for all your support and appreciation. We will return next June to our wonderful Chelsea Farmers Market. In the meantime we will enjoy bumping into you as fellow customers. Peace and good food. The Mama Mo team.”

And as far as we know, we expect all of our season vendors except Mama Mo and Pap Tom’s Cajun Boiled Peanuts.

Kathy Kennedy, Farmer Market Intern, will have the 5 Healthy Towns Community Read book, “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan available. Be sure to pick up a copy to take home. Once you read it, sign it and pass it on to a neighbor or return it to the market. Together we can create a healthier community!

Visit our Bridge Card booth in the corner of the market by the library.  Present your Bridge Card and Kathy will assist you to receive tokens to purchase food products at participating vendors.  If you do not have a Bridge Card and believe you may be eligible for food assistance, visit this Michigan website (,1607,7-258-53940-220518–,00.html) or see Kathy with your questions.  Temporary food assistance for eligible low-income families and individuals is available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The State of Michigan administers the USDA program using Bridge Cards.

Back Forty Acres:  Naturally-raised meat, poultry and free range eggs

Beverly Crafts and More: Soap, bread, crocheted items, B. Anne all-natural skin care products

Country Hills Pottery: Wheel thrown and hand built stoneware pottery

Fairy Hill Woodworks:  Handcrafted doors and other Celtic inspired goods

fresh: Locally roasted coffee beans

Frog Hollar Farms:  Produce, home baked breads & cakes, bird houses

Greystone Farm & Creamery:  Sheep and cow’s milk cheeses

Heim Gardens:  Vegetables, plants, herbs

Johnny Secreto Foods:  spice blends, BBQ and spaghetti sauces; vegan chestnut chili

Kapnick Orchards:  Fruits in season, baked goods

Mama Mofoods: 17 varieties of hummus; pesto

Merkel Gardens:  Plants, vegetables, cut flowers

Myer’s Berry Farm:  Berries, jams, birdhouses

Papa Tom’s Cajun Boiled Peanuts:  Cajun boiled peanuts

Ruhligs Produce:  Vegetables, cut flowers

Stone Hearth Breads & Bakery:  Breads, cookies, rolls

Tantre Farm:  Certified organic vegetables, fruits; cut flowers

Day Vendors that come from time to time.

Angie Godek & Sis: Crochet & knitted items

Applegarth Honey:  Honey and beeswax products

Art with Annie:  Hand-crafted jewelry, with simplicity in design

Bristle’s Handmade & Homegrown: Knitted items & produce

Cassidy Farm: heirloom vegetables

Chandra June: handmade adornments and pretty things

Elder Woods:  Great Lakes stone birdhouses

Fairview Studios:  Earthcrafts – medicine wheels, smudges, fans, landscapes

Flying Dragon Arts:  Beaded and wrapped jewelry

Flying Hammer Forge:  Metal bottle trees, garden gates, hanging planters, hooks, smaller metal sculpture

Fresh Baked Confidence:  Baked goods with motivational messages

H & H Sugarbush:  Maple syrup and maple molded candy

The Happy Peasant: Soap, herbs, wool, rhubarb, peaches, apricots, apples, plums, honey, eggs, beeswax

Kritter Komforts:  dog beds, toys, towels

La Baguette:  Baguettes, bagels, brioches

Nancy Camden:  Hand-dyed silk scarves, fabric art dolls, tapestry purses, relaxation/creative visualization CD, audio oral histories

Pregitzer Farm Market:  Produce and plants

Sisters, Suds and Salves:  Natural body care


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2 thoughts on “At the Market: Saturday, Oct. 6”

  1. Wow, Lisa, you are sooo thorough !! Thanks for all of the info. Chelsea is sooo fortunate to have a reporter like you…on the job, passionate & accurate…about farmers’ markets, Paintin’ Chelsea Pink, and sooo much more. So? Did I say sooo one too many times? (ha ha) Have a great October weekend, maybe we’ll see ya at the Ghoultide Gathering or Harvest Art market saturday. –SUE

    • Thank you so much, Susan. It’s “sooo” much fun to have the opportunity to provide everyone this information. I’m having the time of my life.

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