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At the Saturday Farmers’ Market: Oct. 13

Here’s what to expect at the Saturday Farmers Market this week from 8 a.m. to noon in the library lot.

Next door, the Chelsea First United Methodist Church will have a free breakfast from 8-11 a.m.  Read more here.


In addition, the Cub Scouts will have a fundraiser at the market.

On Sunday, Waterloo Area Historical Society celebrates Pioneer Days.  Read more here.

This week’s children’s activity is a dress up party so bring them along with you to the Market.

Papa Tom’s Cajun Boiled Peanuts returns this Saturday.  Tom says,  “Try the newest healthy snack food fad. Get some for the games or just for a great fall snack. You don’t have to eat them right away, they are simple to reheat and last seven days in the frig.  Come by for a free sample.”

Flying Dragon Arts will have several new beaded pieces that would make excellent Christmas gifts.

H&H Sugarbush will have normal maple syrup, candy and maple cream.  They will also have a new product — maple covered almonds and pecans. Great for snacking and awesome on salads.

We have four produce vendors still on hand with a tremendous variety waiting to be scooped by you. Kapnick Orchards for fruit; Ruhlig’s Produce, Tantre Farm and Heim Gardens for veggies.

You can order your holiday turkey from Back Forty Acres.  They continue to have a wide selection of meats at the market.

Other day vendors scheduled are La Baguette and Bristles Homemade & Homegrown.


Join the community read.  See Kathy at the Bridge Card book to get a free copy of 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 the 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 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.

Here are the vendors expected to be at the market Saturday:

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

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

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

Sisters, Suds and Salves:  Natural body care

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