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The countdown to the opening of the Chelsea Farmers’ Markets is on …

File photo of veggies at the Saturday Chelsea Farmers' Market.
File photo of veggies at the Saturday Chelsea Farmers’ Market.

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:

Bushell-basket-veggiesBack 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.

Courtesy photo. Perrenial flowers.
Courtesy photo.

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!

File photo. Fresh fruit at the farmers' market.
File photo. Fresh fruit at the farmers’ market.

Zatkovich Pastures – Grass fed beef, eggs, poultry – NEW!

Daily  Vendors:

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!

File photo of vegetables.
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