Fruits of Summer – Blueberries, Sweet Cherries and now Apricots!

apricotsYou gotta love this time of year in Michigan! This week even our animal farmers and bakers are getting into the “fruit” act! You’ll find Creswick’s famous Blueberry Brats, and Earthly Kneads Chocolate Cherry Bread (warning: one taste and you’re hooked for life!)

Also, our fab Front Porch Pickers are back to entertain everyone with their sweet old time sounds!

This week’s vendors:

Blueberry Heritage Farms of Holland
Second week for Certified organic blueberries! Samantha or Brendan will bring more “Duke” blueberries this Saturday! The Kiel’s were amazed at how quickly they sold out of all their organic berries last year, so plan to get some this weekend!
Fruitful Acres Farm of Manistee County
Certified organic sweet cherries!
Hugh has been certified organic since 1997 and is a partner in the Northern Natural LLC – producers of the cherry juice concentrate sold at the market.
Earthly Kneads of Muskegon
Specials This Weekend: Chard & Goat Cheese Bread, made with chard from Earthscape/Full Circle Farm and herbed goat cheese from Dancing Goat Creamery; Chocolate Cherry Bread, made with the big, black, beautiful organic cherries from Fruitful Acres; Cheesy Shiitake Picnic Bread, made with fresh shiitakes from Frasure Farms and a mix of cheeses from The Cheese Lady. We will also have our usual assortment of Saturday breads (please visit our website – for the complete list). We ALWAYS use certified organic, michigan-grown, and stone-ground grains in our bread. If you ever have any questions about our ingredients, please ask.
Cookies, cookies, and more cookies: Gluten Free & Vegan Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Gluten Free & Vegan Chocolate Grasshopper Cookies, Blueberry Pecan Cookies, Sundrop Cookies, Cranberry Almond Cookies, and HUGE Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Muffins: Strawberry-Vanilla, and Blueberry Cardamom – made with REAL ORGANIC fruit! Our 100% Whole Grain Scones, made with organic grains, organic dairy, and eggs from Creswick Farms: Dark Chocolate Chip, Honey Lemon Fig, and Apple Cinnamon
Granola, Etc: Blueberry Hazelnut (NEW!), Cranberry Pecan, Cherry Almond, and “Totally Nuts!” Granola, Michigan Fruit & Maple Gorp, and Maple-Glazed Muesli.
Creswick Farms of Ravenna
Handcrafted Sausages and Specialty Meats
New! Nathan’s famous Blueberry Brats are back!
Pork Sausages: Jalapeno Brats, Garlic Kielbasa, Breakfast Links & Bulk, Chorizo.
Chicken Sausages: Apple Chicken Links & Chicken with Spinach & Feta Cheese Links.
Fresh-Aire Pastured Pork.
New this week! Ham steaks. Also: Pork Chops. Apple Smoked Nitrite-Free Bacon, Soup Seasoning Bacon Ends.
Grass-fed Beef
Filet Mignon. Sirloin Steak. Chuck Roast. Gourmet Burgers, grass-fed beef & hickory smoked bacon 3-1/3lb patties per pkg. Ground Beef in 1 lb pkg. Ground Beef Patties 3-1/3lb patties per pkg.
Sale continues! Creswick Smoked Meat Snack Sticks! Regular price $5.00 for 4 sticks, this Saturday get $1.00 off each pack!
Pastured Poultry
Boneless/skinless chicken breast, chicken wings, leg quarters, & ground chicken in 1# pkg.
Also: We are out of eggs this week.
Pre-Orders: Email Chris Bedford at by Monday before the market and he will have it ready for you to pick up on Saturday. For a complete list of products, please see the website: .
Earthscape/Full Circle Farm of Hesperia
BEEF SALE! BUY 10 PACKAGES OF OUR GROUND BEEF AND GET 10% OFF. BUY 2 ROASTS AND GET 10% OFF! New cuts: RibEye, New York Strip. Plus we have other cuts: oxtail, tenderloin, TBone, Porterhouse, liver, heart, stew meat, Swiss steak, ground beef bulk and patties. This is a mix of all grass-fed beef and some beef with our usual few months of grain to tenderize the meat. Please send me your advance orders and I’ll be sure to save beef for you.
VEGGIES THIS WEEK: Green Beans! Sugar Snap Peas, Snow peas, Broccoli, Scallions, Fingerling Potatoes, Carrots, Beets with Greens, Lettuce Mix, Head Lettuce, Chard and Kale, and whatever else we find ready to pick tomorrow! Fresh herbs: parsley, basil, oregano, rosemary, chives. I also still have some parsley plants – 2 for $1.
Sale! Organic Olive Oil! Bring in your quart jar and fill it with Catalan Spanish oil for $35. In the famous Rioja wine producing region of Northern Spain, the three Catalan brothers and their proud families produce an exceptional olive oil from their small orchard of Arbequina olives. It is smooth-tasting with a great balance, very good fruit, and the aftertaste is a bit peppery. The unfiltered oil is Certified Organic by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture. It is exceptional with lamb, beef, salad or spicy foods. I will also have Moutere Grove from New Zealand ~ 250 ml $20; 500 ml $30 and bottled Catalan 250 ml $16; 500 ml $24.
HIGHER GROUNDS COFFEE! I’ll be bringing an assortment of 1# bags.
Happy Hill Farm of Hart
Sale! Our 2008 chicken is on sale now!
Hoophouse Greens! Mixed greens, arugula, beet greens, salad burnet, radish, spinach, parsley.
Turkey Sausage and Ground Turkey . Breakfast, Italian, Brat & Chorizo. Breakfast & Italian in links/andor bulk. Turkeys were fed certified organic feed.
Ducks! Young and tender. The drakes weigh about 6 lbs.; the hens are just over 3 lbs.
Pastured turkey: Fed certified organic grain. We will have frozen packaged thighs, drumsticks, breast roast, sliced breast, and tenderloin.
Pastured chicken: Two options: Frozen chicken fed certified organic grains or chicken fed our own 2nd year transition corn. We have all cuts—whole, cut up, bone-in and boneless skinless breast, drumsticks, thighs, leg quarters and wings, soup stock, feet, liver, hearts and gizzards. All of our meats are raised on pasture with daily moves, and are processed on farm: no stressful transporting.
Stewing Hens. Hens retired from laying eggs make the best chicken soup in the world! Simmer these gals for several hours and you have genuine old-fashioned chicken! Or roast on high in the crockpot with no water for 8-12 hours for scrumptious roasted chicken!
Rabbit. Whole, frozen. Raised by David Filbrun on the farm.
Happy Hill will have Abundant Harvest Bakery goods at their booth, including
Granola Breakfast Cookies and several gluten-free offerings.
Free-Range Eggs: Large. Also, goose eggs.
Rebecca’s Garden
Rebecca Filbrun returns this week with greens and green beans from her half of the Happy Hill hoophouse!
Grassfields Farm of Coopersville
Certified Organic raw milk cheeses in the Dutch process tradition.
We will have plenty of our new Gouda Chili Spice, Gouda with Dill, Garlic & Onion Gouda, Leyden, Edam & Lamont Cheddar. Learn more about our cheese, and other products at
Ag and Health Alive of Marne
New! Paul will bring Apricots to the market this week! These are grown out at Jim Anderson’s farm with no chemical sprays applied.
Also this week: Kale and garlic.
We are an authorized Fertrell Dealer and have a huge list of available organic garden supplies.
From Nantucket Bread Company of Grand Rapids: Whole Wheat Raisin Bread, Whole Wheat Bread
Locally made products good for the body and spirit!
Theresa’s Bags n’ Blooms
Theresa makes very unique hand sewn bags from recycled & new fabrics that you can use for shopping, school and more. She is also a flower lover and grower and will bring a selection of her favorite blooms.