April is here, and the official countdown to opening day of Chelsea’s two farmers’ markets is fast approaching.
The Saturday Farmers’ Market will open for the season on May 4 from 8 a.m.-noon, while the Bushel Basket Farmers’ Market at Chelsea Community Hospital will open on Wednesday, May 8 at 2:30-6 p.m.
Here’s the current list of seasonal and daily vendors expected to be at the Saturday Farmers’ Market.
Keep in mind, this list may change before opening day, Ashley Miller Helmholdt, new market manager.
(We’ll update you with the list of vendors expected at the Bushel Basket Market later this month.)
Full Season Vendors:
Back Forty Acres – Meats/Poultry/Eggs, all raised naturally
Chandra June – Jewelry and garden art
Frog Hollar Farms – Produce, home-baked breads and cakes, crafts, cut flowers, and more
fresh – Locally roasted coffee beans
Greystone Farm & Creamery – Cream cheeses, camembert style cheeses, feta, and gouda, and manchego style cheeses from the sheep’s milk.
H & H Sugarbush – Maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy, maple nuts, popcorn
Heim Gardens – Perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, planters, produce (vegetables, raspberries, strawberries)
Janet’s LLC – Herbs and spices, blends and grilling rubs, flavored nuts, chocolate, jams, dolls and greeting cards
Kapnick Orchard – Fresh fruits, from strawberries and raspberries to apples and cherries.
La Baguette – French breads
Mama Mofoods – 17 varieties of hummus, 8 varieties seitan and pest
Merkel Gardens & Greenhouses – Hanging baskets, flats and produce
Myer’s Blackberry Farm – blackberries, raspberries, jams and vegetables
Papa Tom’s Cajun Boiled Peanuts
Ruhlig’s Produce – Wide variety of vegetables and cut flowers
Stone Hearth Breads and Bakery – Artisan breads, bagels, favo, pepperoni rolls, cookies
Tantre Farm – Organic vegetables and cut flowers
Tasty Bakery – Gluten-free baked goods – NEW!
Zatkovich Pastures – Grass fed beef, eggs, poultry – NEW!
Angie Godek & Sis – Knit items
Aunt Rena – Bakery, Low-sugar cobblers and pies – NEW!
Bristle’s Handmade and Homegrown – Knit items and produce
Country Hills Pottery – Pottery
Fairview Studios – Earthwork crafts and publications
Fairy Hill Woodworks – handcrafted fairy doors, Celtic crafts
Flying Dragon Arts – Jewelry
Happy Peasant Soaps – Soaps
Michigan Garlic Farm – Heirloom garlic scapes and bulbs
Pregitzer Farm Market LLC – produce
The Local Epicurian – organic pasta, gluten-free pasta – NEW!