The Chelsea Farmers Market takes place each Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Palmer parking lot.
Chelsea Update is profiling vendors at the market and this week’s focus is H and H Sugarbush.
Kirk and Michelle Hedding own H and H Sugarbush, LLC, and it’s based on their farm in Sylvan Township. The farm has been family run for more than 100 years, and since 2007, they’ve been making maple syrup on the farm.
“We tap just over 1,800 trees a year,” said Kirk Hedding. “We got into it due to curiosity.”
H and H Sugarbush, LLC has been a vendor at the Chelsea Farmers Market for six years.
“This is where my wife and I grew up and where our kids go to school, so we know a lot of folks,” said Hedding.
During four to six weeks in early spring is when they tap the maple trees to collect the sap and make the syrup in a sugar shack right by their house.
“People come to the farm or the market because we sell our products throughout the year,” said Hedding.
H and H Sugarbush, LLC sells maple syrup, maple sugar, maple candy, maple cream, maple coated almonds and pecans.
The Chelsea Farmers Market takes place each Saturday at the Palmer parking lot from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Below is the list of vendors who are expected to be there. Please keep in mind that sometimes the vendors aren’t able to attend the market and that planned products are not available.
Kapnick Orchards: Tart and sweet cherries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches
Afeathermations: Natural media crafts for ceremony and celebration. Bark art, wall hangings, medicine wheels, heal-the-earth wreaths, fans, rattles, and owls this week.
Fluffy Bottom Creamery: artisanal yogurt and cheese
Debbie’s Bead Design: jewelry
Two Tracks Acres: breakfast sausage, Italian sausage, chorizo, pork chops, ribs, polish sausage, pork roasts, ground pork, chicken
Goetz Greenhouse: Swiss chard, garlic, carrots, green beans, kale, sweet onions, beets, cucumbers, hoop house tomatoes, lettuce, fresh basil, sugar snap peas, shell peas, broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, free range eggs, herbs, flower bouquets, hanging baskets
Lands of Bru-Garick: eggs, red romaine lettuce, potatoes
Stone Hearth Bakery: bread, cookies, brownies
Heim Gardens: carrots, kohlrabi, blueberries, cucumbers, peas, radishes, onions
H and H Sugarbush: maple syrup and other maple products
Frog Hollar: cherries, blueberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, red potatoes, cabbage, kale, onions, radishes, cilantro
Dave’s Honey: honey
HumusFilafil: hummus and falafel
Fresh: fresh roasted coffee
Bean Creek Cookie Company: old fashioned cookies made from scratch, light and fluffy caramel corn
Thistle Blossom Herbals: Salves, infused herbal medicine oils, moisturizer oils and lotion bars and our famous lavender linen spray
Bordine Farms: flower bulbs, plants
Brieland Shoultz: eggs, vegetables, soap, jam
Elysium Soap: soap, lotions, lip balm
Herbology Organics: all natural, eco-friendly and sustainably sourced Apothecary items that are custom infused with therapeutic grade Essential Oils, Botanical’s and Extracts, ranging from Personal Bath and Body Care items, to Home and Pet Care products.
Robin Hills Farm: sweet peppers, kohlrabi, zucchini
Carolyn Myer: jams and jellies
Tantre Farms: potatoes, kale, arugula, rutabaga, lettuce mix, head lettuce, snap peas, shelling peas, spinach, collards, zucchini, radishes, beets, golden raspberries, cucumbers, fresh garlic, kohlrabi, fava beans, Swiss chard, broccoli
Heaven’s Gate Soy Candles: Soy Candles
Mostly Green Acres: soy free, organic fed, free range chicken eggs and whole chickens, grass fed beef,
The Barn: rustic benches from reclaimed barnwood
Merkel Gardens: hanging baskets, flower and veggie starts
Chandra June: jewelry
Smith’s Daylilies: day lilies