To support local farmers, growers, and artisans; to make available wholesome, quality food and goods, and to provide a festive marketplace that benefits the Marquette Community.

The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is sponsored by the Marquette Downtown Development Authority

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2016 season wraps up

What a fast year! Thank you for your support. The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market 2016 season was open May 21-December 17. During those 31 weeks , more than 75 independently owned small business participated, providing employment for over over 200 people. Farmer vendors sold Michigan grown small farm produced fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, honey and maple syrup. Food producing vendors sold Michigan produced mustard, pickled vegetables, baked goods, locally roasted coffee beans, chocolate and jams. Artisans made bees wax candles, personal care products, wood crafts, custom knives. jewelry, stationary products, fiber goods, rain barrels, metal art, water colors, decorations, bags. $31,000. worth of food assistance was distributed through 5 types of programs at the market throughout the season, SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH, Senior Market FRESH and Hoophouses for Health. 20 programs were offered including food preparation demonstrations, nutrition information, wood turning and corn shelling. Variety of musicians played for 22 weeks.
Applications for the 2017 season will be available by early March. A workshop on Michigan Cottage Food Laws will be offered in April. There is always room for new vendors. Participation in the market can be as little as 1 week, to full season. give some thought to being self employed or making a passion of yours become a small business. Contact Myra Zyburt, Market Manager at 906-362-3276 for additional information.

Some snapshots of the year.

Mean Jean Mustard Susan Grimes rustic lamps
U.P. Roc Doc Ever Yielding Acres Christmas tree in a stand on display
Judy Berglund hand knitted felted ornaments Be-leaf Bodycare inside display
cherries, stock image Odds & Ends
gourd art, bird houses, Gourds by Elaine 5-28-16 Marquette Expressions
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Birchleaf design outside kohlrabi
Wolly Mama products Greens & Things greens
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Davin's Chocolates with info signs cropped Bean Pole Farm display inside 11-7-15
wood turned bowls at market Trillium Turnings fireplace on in Commons with books
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Ever Yielding Acres Gooseberries dufb-logo
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December 17 at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

The 2016 season of the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market wraps up this Saturday December 17. The market will be open 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 24 vendors will be inside and outside around the Marquette Commons building. What will you find at the market to help in your holiday preparations and winter?  Festive menu food,  seasonal decorations, unique, gift giving quality items, storage food, and much more. 10 farmers, 4 food producers and 10 artisans will be at the market.
Double Up Food Bucks will be available for distribution with SNAP benefits. Cash, credit/debit cards will be accepted a well. (Hoophouses for Health vouchers are fully distributed.) If you have Hoophouses for Health vouchers, please spend them, 2 farmers are accepting H4H vouchers. The coupons expire at the end of the market.
Market vendors for December 17

Black River Blades:
creates custom, hand-forged blades and cutlery knives from re-claimed materials, carbon and tool steel. Every aspect of each knife is forged or styled by hand including the guards, caps and wood All handles are natural wood, antler or a combination of these materials. Kitchen, hunting, fishing, survival, fantasy, throwing and decorative blades as well as period reproduction pieces can be ordered. Black River Blades are made right here in the upper peninsula on the Black River, for the past 15 years and are guaranteed for life.
Cold Weather Farm: Hoophouses for Health farm that raises pigs, lambs, chickens and naturally grown fruits and vegetables. pork-cold-weather-farm-5-28-16
Davin’s Chocolates:
is the Upper Peninsula’s only producer of chocolate made directly from the cocoa bean. Davin’s Chocolates purchases raw, fair-trade, organic cocoa beans,  roasts the beans, grind, temper and mold all the chocolate in house to assure the finest quality candies available.
Ever Yielding Acres:
works to meet the needs of their customers year round with all types of meats, fresh eggs, seasonal fresh produce, pure maple syrup and Christmas trees.
Gourd Art by Elaine: bowls, bird houses and various holiday themed items made out of gourds. gourd-art-seasonal
 Hannah’s Garden:
selects the varieties of vegetables to grow based on their flavor and capacity for success in the short growing season.
Herbal Oasis: 100% natural and organically-based, aromatherapy herbal body products for women, men, children and pets  Herbal Oasis provided
JB Crafts: Bird houses and bird feeders, fly fishing ties and shut box games.  birdhouse-wood
Jean Sinervo:
original artist designed and created jewelry and accessories: copper, silver, bronze, brass, including gemstones, vitreous enamel, recycled and re-purposed local materials and themes. Copper bells.
Jeffrey Heidtman:
seed to bloom is Jeff’s passion. Raising beautiful flowers and native, nostalgic perennials to beautify your landscape and home.
Marquette Expressions:
handmade greeting cards for everyday life and other paper products.
 Mother Mary’s Canning Company: uses only fresh produce from Michigan farmers to produce hand-packed, small batch pickled vegetables, reminiscent of a time when grandma’s shelves where stocked with delicious, homemade recipes.  mother-marys-full-display
  Native Sister Soap: exceptionally beautiful, luxurious, artisan soap, body butters and candles  lotion Native Sister 5-28-16
Seeds & Spores Family Farm:  For the last 18 years, Seeds and Spores Family Farm has been committed to providing nutrient dense, high quality, organically grown food for our local community. Our Certified Naturally Grown products include a diverse variety of vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, culinary and medicinal herbs, maple syrup, eggs, pastured raised pork and grass fed beef. We also sell organic fertilizers, soil amendments, livestock minerals and freshly ground organic chicken and hog feed. seeds-spores-inside-with-sign-2015
 Sincerely: is a small local business focused on simple, natural and organic products for everyday use; soy candles, body care products, wood crafts, knit/crocheted/sewn goods.  Sincerely shelf with name
Sweet bay plants, scented geraniums, African violets and unique jewelry.
Trenary Loam-Grown/For Goodness Cakes:
is a small, naturally-grown farm in southwest Alger County. The main crop is Brussels Sprouts, available October and November. For Goodness Cakes! offers a variety of cakes and scones throughout the market season.
U.P. North Roast:
Fresh roasted coffee beans sold in bags and brewed coffee sold by the cup. Roasted, glazed almonds and pecans sold by the bag.
 Virgin Earth Farm:
a Marquette County farm producing several vegetables including potatoes, root vegetables and cucumbers. Organic growing practices strictly followed.
Winter Sky Wool Company: locally bred, award winning sheep flock is the source of the wool that is used to produce hand-spun yarns, knitted goods, woven shawls. winter-sky-wool-cropped-scarves-on-chair
fireplace-with-library-crate  Come inside, relax and warm up by the fireplace. Share a book with a youngster.
 snap-sign-cropped  Michigan Bridge Card: accepted at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market.
 dufb-logo Double Up Food Bucks: given when you use your Michigan Bridge Card at the market. Matching up to $20./market day.
h4h-sign-single Hoophouses for Health: use your vouchers with participating farmers  Cold Weather Farm.
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featured recipe

Homemade Pizza

Build your own pizza is a fun way to provide a meal to a group. Plenty of ingredients are available at the market, from the typical sausage and bacon to a more adventurous, like butternut squash with rosemary. Make your own crust or purchase a pre-made, heat up your oven and set out a variety of topping, can use up leftovers as well as fresh ingredients. Let your family and guests create a customized pizza.

Butternut Squash Pizzas with Rosemary

 4 servings 567 cals   Prep 20 m Cook 30 m Ready In 50 m

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Place sliced onion and squash in a roasting pan. Sprinkle with rosemary, salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil; toss to coat.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until onions are lightly browned and squash is tender; set aside.
  3. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). On a floured surface, roll each ball of dough into an 8 inch round. Place the rounds on a baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal (you may need 2 baking sheets depending on their size). Distribute squash mixture over the two rounds and continue baking for 10 minutes, checking occasionally, or until the crust is firm. Sprinkle with cheese and remaining tablespoon olive oil. Cut into quarters, and serve.

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