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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Announcements

December 10 at the market

December 10 and the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is going strong! 27 vendors will be at the market; 13 farmers, 3 food producers and 9 artisans.  Shop Saturday at the Market and Downtown Marquette, your Christmas Shopping headquarters. You will fabulous stocking stuffers, unique gifts, delicious festive menu food, meat and storage vegetables to help get you thorough the winter. Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is open the next 2 Saturdays, through December 17. Vendors will be inside and outside around the Marquette Commons building, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Cash, credit/debit cards accepted. SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks distributed. Hoophouses for Health vouchers accepted with participating farmers.

 

Baskets 2 Use: variety of baskets designed to use, such aspack baskets. fishing creels, quivers, bread baskets, nut baskets, cheese baskets and more. baskets-2-use-inside
Bean Pole Farm: a highly diversified small-scale vegetable farm with a mission to provide a full farm-to-table experience including quality, nutrient-dense produce, a whole-diet variety of crops and meaningful interactive relationships with customers. bean-pole-farm-squash-display
Birchleaf Designs: Inspire imagination with handmade, natural toys and housewares from BirchLeaf designs. birchleaf-designs-mobiles
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.
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BSB Farm: is a pastured poultry farm. All birds are free range and able to scratch, dust bath, fly perch, eat bugs and get outdoors. There are no antibiotics, growth hormones or pesticides, just fresh eggs and chickens. bsb-farm-sign-eggs-and-chickens
Cedar + Swell: handmade stationary, jewelry and home decor. Journals, postcards, greeting cards, calendars, wall hangings.  cedar-swell-notecards
 Davin’s Chocolates: The Upper Peninsula’s only bean-to-bar chocolate maker. I use organic cocoa beans that I roast, grind and refine with other organic ingredients.  davins-chocolates-with-info-signs-cropped
Ever Yielding Acres:  is a small farm in Skandia providing local homegrown produce, meat, pumpkins, and Christmas trees.  beakfast-meat-eggs-maple-syrup
 Hannah’s Garden: selects varieties, including many heirlooms, to grow based on their flavor and capacity for success in our short growing season.  hannahs-garden-inside-late-fall
Heritage Farm: is a family owned business in Trout Creek, MI. We make goat milk and honey lotion, soap and fiber products with our diverse herd of goats. heritage-farm-inside-2015
 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. jean-sinervo-more-stocking-stuffer-jewelry
Jeffrey Heidtman: Seed to bloom is Jeff’s passion. Raising beautiful native flowers and nostalgic perennials for creative arrangements to beautify your home. jeff-heidtman-wreath-winterberry
JB Crafts: cedar log birdhouses and bird feeders, bat houses, pine shut box game hand tied fishing flies. birdhouse-wood
Marquette Expressions:
handmade greeting cards and other paper products for everyday life.
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 Native Sister Soap: Exceptionally beautiful, world class soap, luxurious body butters and non-toxic soy candles.  native-sister-display-inside
Pea Pickle Farm: Making and selling natural beeswax candles and ornaments sometimes with cinnamon, charms, beads, and … more. pea-pickle-farm-display
Rock River Farm: Rock River Farm cultivates 8 acres, providing fresh produce, flowers, poultry, pork, and compost for the surrounding area.
Rock River Farm also caters and provides flowers for local events.
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 Ronnie’s Art: Watercolor and acrylic paints, prints and note cards of historic Marquette landmarks and other Marquette scenes.  ron-with-art
 Seeds & Spores Family Farm:
Seeds and Spores is a diverse family farm located south of Marquette on the banks of the Chocolay River. Our main focus is growing 10 acres of mixed vegetables. We raise heritage breed hogs and Scottish Highland and Red Angus cattle, as well as laying hens, broiler chickens, and turkeys. In addition, we grow medicinal plants and shiitake and oyster mushrooms.
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Sha Renee Designs: jewelry designed with metal and stone focal pieces and a-symmetrical accents. sha-renee-designs-products
Shady Grove Farm: is a small, diverse, family farm producing food with integrity and clothing from the wool of the sheep raised on the farm. shady-grove-farm-wool-boots
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.
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Slagle’s Family Farm: We are growers of farm fresh produce, pork, free range eggs, and greenhouse plants. We attend the Marquette and Iron Mountain Farmer’s Market. slagle-family-farm-variety
 Swanzy Farm: small family farm by Swanzy Lake, three and a half miles of the grid, growing vegetables, gathering berries and producing honey.  swanzy-farm-honey-and-potatoes-with-les-and-sue
Trenary Loam-Grown/For Goodness Cakes: is a small farm in southwest Alger County. The main crop is Brussels sprouts, naturally-grown and available in November/December. For Goodness cakes features banana cakes, carrot cakes, fruit and lemon curd cakes. trenary-loam-grown-brussels-sprouts
 UP North Roast: UP North Roast is a locally owned and operated company. Providing fresh, high quality coffee beans to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and beyond.  UP North Roast product
Virgin Earth Farm: a Marquette County farm producing vegetables following organic growing practices. This week featuring very sweet purple carrots, large Danvers carrots, rainbow and orange baby carrots.  Parsley root which can be eaten raw or cooked similarly as carrots.  Also have Scorzonera if someone want to try something different.  Still have some collards.  I also have a few new wood-burnt pictures. virgin-earth-parsley-root
Winter Sky Wool Company: a locally breed, award winning sheep flock provides the wool that is used to create the finished products. winter-sky-wool-cropped-scarves-on-chair
snap-sign-cropped  Michigan Bridge Cards are accepted at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market. Use your benefits for anything editable at the market.
dufb-logo Double Up Food Bucks are distributed to customers using their Michigan Bridge Card at the market. Through a grant from the Fair Food Network, Downtown Marquette Farmers Market will match, up to $20.00 per day to customers using their Michigan Bridge Card at the market.
h4h-sign-single Hoophouses for Health vouchers are accepted at participating farmers,  Rock River Farm, Slagle’s Family Farm, and Cold Weather Farm.
 fireplace on in Commons with books  Sit, relax and warm up by the fireplace, share a book with a youngster.
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December 17 at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

The 2016 season of the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market wraps up on Saturday December 17. The market will be open 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., vednors 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. 8 farmers, 4 food producers and 13 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.
black-river-blades-finger-hook-knives
BSB Farm:
Pastured poultry farm all birds are free range and able to scratch, dust bathe, fly, perch, eat bugs and get outdoors. There are no antibiotics, growth hormones, pesticides, just fresh eggs and chickens.
bsb-farm-sign-eggs-and-chickens
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.
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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.
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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.
 hannahs-garden-inside-2015
Herbal Oasis: 100% natural and organically-based, aromatherapy herbal body products for women, men, children and pets  Herbal Oasis provided
Heritage Farm:
goats milk and honey lotion, goats milk soap and fiber products from Heritage Farm’s diverse herd of goats.
 heritage-farm-inside-2015
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.
jean-sinervo
Jeffrey Heidtman:
seed to bloom is Jeff’s passion. Raising beautiful flowers and native, nostalgic perennials to beautify your landscape and home.
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 Marquette Expressions:
handmade greeting cards for everyday life and other paper products.
 marquette-expression-x-mas
 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
 Pea Pickle Farm:
Beeswax candles, ornaments and lip balm. Hand-crafted books.
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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
Slagle’s Family Farm:
is a small family farm that focuses on raising quality products for your family to enjoy. We raise produce, honey, maple syrup and meat.
slagle-family-farm-variety
 Swanzy Farm:
a small family farm by Swanzy Lake, three and a half miles off the grid, growing vegetables, and honey.
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Touchstone:
Sweet bay plants, scented geraniums, African violets and unique jewelry.
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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.
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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.
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 Virgin Earth Farm:
a Marquette County farm producing several vegetables including potatoes, root vegetables and cucumbers. Organic growing practices strictly followed.
 virgin-earth-parsley-root
 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 Rock River Farm, Cold Weather Farm and Slagle’s Family Farm.
market today signs on commons  commons-building-view-from-w-main-st
 heaters  heater-large-cropped

 

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featured recipe

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Crispy Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites


‘Tis the season to be jolly and gather for holiday parties. When it is your turn to bring an appetizer make sure your itemized market list includes potatoes and bacon. Then you will be ready to make your customized party tray.  This recipe is perfect as a side dish too.

YIELD: Makes 10-15, depending on number of potatoes

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb. small potatoes (about 2″ across – red or Yukon work fine)
Olive oil
Kosher salt
Sliced cheese (picture shows Colby Jack) cut into small squares

For topping:
Light sour cream
Cooked bacon, chopped
Sliced green onions

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Using a sharp knife, make several cuts through each potato, avoiding cutting all the way down. Place potatoes on baking sheet. Rub with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

Bake for 30 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Place cheese squares in between a few of the cuts on each potato. Return to oven for 5-10 additional minutes, until cheese has melted. Let cool 10 minutes before topping with sour cream, bacon and green onions, or your desired toppings.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Enjoy!


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