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Farmers Market Vendors
(Exclusively from Michigan)

Devulder's Farm, Grass Lake.

Annual and perennial plants, combination pots, baskets, cut flowers, and a large variety of seasonal vegetables and herbs. Hand-crafted dried flower arrangements (wreaths and swags).

Nemeth Greenhouse and Farms, Milan.

A variety of bedding plants and hanging baskets.  Fresh seasonal vegetables and a variety of fruits including melons, apples, cherries, peaches, pears, and raspberries.  Delicious homemade donuts, caramel apples, and cider.

Prochaska Farms and Greenhouse, Tecumseh.

Specializing in unique vegetable and herb varieties for your gardening needs.  Many flowering baskets and bedding plants including Proven Winners brand.  Offering the finest quality and largest selection of seasonal produce including salad greens and heirloom tomatoes.  Delicious hand-crafted cheese made daily from local milk including fresh chèvre and mozzarella.   Prochaska offers a Cooperative Sharing (CS) program.  See website for more information:  www.prochaskafarms.com.

D.&C. Wielfaert Family Farm & Greenhouse, Britton.

A variety of bedding plants, hanging baskets, and planters for spring.  Fresh cut flowers and dried flowers.  A nice variety of seasonable vegetables.

Marks Farms, Britton.

Delicious melons, zucchini and summer squash, red ripe strawberries, crispy lettuces and greens of all kinds, sweet and "fire breathing" peppers, melt-in-your-mouth sweet corn, "candy" onions, leeks, carrots, radishes, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, many varieties of winter squash, and pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes.

Kapnick Orchards, Britton.

Founded in 1958 by Robert and Gertrude Kapnick and Charles and Janice Kapnick.  The farm market, near Tecumseh, was first opened in 1961.  Currently the market is operated by Sharon and Bruce Shaffer and Scott Robertello, who purchased the farm from Janice in 2001.  In 2001, Kapnick Orchards celebrated their 40th anniversary.  Fresh produce available includes asparagus and peas.  Seasonal fruit includes strawberries, raspberries, cherries, apricots, blueberries, plums, peaches, nectarines, pears, apples.  Also available is delicious apples cider, apple butter, donuts and fudge.

Needle-Lane Farms, Tipton.
A wide assortment of vegetables and herbs.  Also, local honey, plants, compost, and eggs.

 

BAKED GOODS

Ed's Bread, Inc., Saline.

Ed's Bread is a natural ingredients and preservative-free bakery located at 201 W. Michigan Ave.  The bakery was founded in 1988 by Edward Rosen, a third-generation Jewish baker.   In 1996 the bakery was acquired by Sandie Niethammer and Thom Byrd, who continued in the tradition of wholesome natural ingredients and handcrafted products.  New breads such as Multi-grain and SiebenSaaten were developed and cookies, muffins, corn bread and granola were added.  17 different breads, including 6 rye breads, are made each week.  Specialty breads such as focaccia, braided challah and sub buns can be made to order.  Corn bread made with honey and buttermilk is one of the specialty items.  Hamburger buns, ciabatta rolls (a long proofed Italian bread, which produces a chewy texture), dinner rolls and party subs can be ordered, and often are available at the market.

Ed's Bread cookies are a delight to new buyers.  Available in large or small sizes, people often declare their favorite type and return for more. Chocolate chip, molasses, Snickerdoodles, oatmeal raisin and peanut butter are the standard flavors.  Sandie's homemade granola is flavorful and loaded with raisins and cranberries.  Muffins are unique with a variety to choose from including blueberry, apple bran, cranberry orange, lemon poppyseed, almond and chocolate/chocolate chip.  

Penny Jones of Cakes by Penny, Milan.
Coffee cakes, moist and delicious.

Josh Wagner of Flour Power, Saline.
Scrumptious baked goods including braided egg bread made with a twist and brushed with a simple egg wash, challah bread sweetened with barley syrup which gives it a great flavor, baguettes which are very popular, soft crusted rolls that are similar to egg bread and fresh made croutons seasoned with a special recipe of herbs and spices.  Also available is brioche which is a bread that borders on a pastry because it is flaky and buttery and Naan, a grilled flat bread that originates from lower Asia.  Gluten free options include baguettes and brownies.  Delicious cookies are available including chocolate chip, molasses, peanut butter, and oatmeal.  Josh tells us "the chocolate chip cookies are taken from my dad's old recipe with a few modifications and the peanut butter and molasses are both dipped and baked in coarse sugar to give them that extra sweetness and a little crunch."

Phil Cardon of Panya Patisserie, Saline.  

Baked goods including a really nice variety of breads including white, wheat, cheese, multigrain, French, rye, gluten-free and sweet breads.  Also popular are delicious cinnamon rolls, scones, butter rolls and cookies. All products are made from scratch using only the best ingredients. 

Pam Hennigan, Pastry Garden LLC, Ann Arbor.  
Delicious baked goods including fruit tarts, cakes and other assorted pastries all made from scratch with quality ingredients.

SPECIALTY ITEMS

Fresh (Coffee), Saline.
Fresh owned by John LeBlanc is a micro-roaster that prides itself on affordable, quality coffee.  John tells us, "The quality of our cup starts with making sure the farmers who produce the beans are getting fair wages and ends when the last sip is gone."  Fresh selects quality beans to roast and distributes the product at its peak freshness.

Kniffen Family Farms, Britton.

Kniffen Farms is a small family owned farm and has been in business since 1864.  Paul, the owner, tells us "we are raising all of our produce and meats like our fore fathers have done for years.  We are here to provide you and your family with the highest quality produce and meats available at an affordable price.  We offer fresh brown eggs which are all natural, cage free and grain fed.  Also available are broiler chickens which are between 5 and 6 pounds dressed weight and are all natural with no use of antibiotics or steroids."

Four Corners Creamery, Tecumseh.  
Fresh local cheese.

Kelly's Farm, Dexter.  
Local, Fresh Maple Syrup.

Christian Cannon of Jar Head Salsa and Tortillachip Co., Grand Blanc.
Salsa made with a special recipe and tortilla chips.

Ed Makielski of Makielski Berry Farm, Ypsilanti.

Makielski's Berry Farm was started by Ed and Dianne Makielski in 1951 with one 1949 cub tractor and a few stands of bees.  Now 63 years later they have several tractors and 45 bee hives on their 90 acre raspberry farm.  Makielski's sells only raw unprocessed honey which means that the honey is never heated to boiling or cooked.  When honey is cooked it loses all of the pollination and antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.  Many allergists say that "eating a tablespoon of raw local honey a day will help those who suffer with seasonal allergies."  Makielski's offer three different flavors of honey - raspberry, blueberry and star thistle.   The flavor refers to the flower the bees pollinate to make the honey.  The honey is never artificially flavored.    Each one has its own unique taste.  Makielski's also sells homemade jams from their berries grown on their farm as well as bees wax.

Celtic Dairy, Milan.  
A variety of goat milk soaps, lips balms, scrubs, fragrance spray and crochet items.

Kim Pendygraft, Madison’s Closet and Farm, Howell.  
Slow cooked jams, pie fillings, suckers, raw honey, natural oils, herb plants and produce.  Handcrafted kids play felt food, girl’s hair bows and marching sox.

 

Craft Vendors

Woodturning by Mike, Ypsilanti.

Beautiful handcrafted bowls, pens, power pencils, pill holders and letter openers.  Here is what Mike tells us about his product:  "all of my woodcrafts are turned on a lathe and each item is individually turned because I do not use a duplicator.  My wood for my bowls all come from Michigan.  My customers often request that I make something special for them and I love the challenge.  Wood is special and working with it is a very enjoyable process for me."

Kim's Baskets, Ann Arbor.

Beautiful hand-crafted baskets of all shapes and sizes.

Two Branch Ranch, Saline.  
Alpaca products made from our animal's fiber - socks, scarves, hats, mittens, gloves, rugs, blankets, dryer balls.

Kristie's Kreations, Milan.
Milan artist Kristie Knowlton of Kristie's Kreations is a regular market vendor.   In the spring she offers recycled glass garden art as well as unique garden stakes including spark plug flowers, horseshoe tulips, dragonflies and butterflies.   Kristie also makes a variety of purses, hair accessories, aprons made out of men's dress shirts and towels that look like little dresses to hang over your stove bar.   When the temperatures cool, Kristie's Kreations is known for her felted wool sweater mittens and brooches as well as a variety of crochet scarves and snowmen.   Many of Kristie's projects are made from recycled materials. 

Candletopia, Westland.  
Soy candles, air fresheners, tweetie feeders, garden blossoms, mirrored beaded sun catchers, bird baths and recycled glass tables.

More craft vendors join the market at various times.