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October 28 at the market

October 28, at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market.

Shop at the market for the best selection of central upper peninsula grown vegetables, including pumpkins, Brussels sprouts,  tomatoes, squash, cauliflower, broccoli. fresh herbs, mushrooms, and much more. Always delicious meats and eggs, maple syrup and honey.
Market moves indoor next week, November 4 – December 16, the remaining 7 weeks of the season.  Hours: 9 am-1 pm.

 Live Music:
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 Nathan Meadows
 Daily Vendors: changes weekly and are in addition to the 46 Season Vendors at the market this week

ARC Products:
Functional and whimsical wood creations for kitchen use, home and garden decor including trivets, birdhouses, strawberry planter, cedar vegetable washer and more.

 
 Family Kitchen:
takes the stress of preparing balanced meals for singles up to large families. Grab your next meals and maybe a few extras to get you through a busy week.  Menu changes weekly an is available in advance on facebook page @upfamilykitchen.
 
 Freshwind Farm:
seasonal produce, flowers specializing in microgreens and unique salad mixes.
 
 Moon Mountain:
forest foraged mushrooms and editable
Shiitake Creek Mushroom Company:
produces a wide variety of high quality, editable mushrooms using natural techniques with zero chemicals.  www.ShiitakeCreek.com
 Sunny Day Giggles:
Upcycled clothing and accessories
 
 Yooper Sisters:
Handmade candies and candles
 
 Dia de los Tacos:
Latin american, Mexican and vegetarian
 

 

 

11
October

Applications for 2017 season

Applications Daily Vendors  for the 2017 season Will continue to be accepted an scheduled on a space available basis. Spots for Season Vendors are now full, with a waiting list. Please read and retain pages 1-6 and 11-13 for your records. Pages 7-10 are designed to be filled out electronically and returned via e-mail. Season open Saturday May 20 and runs through December 16.017 vendor App 1-6, 11-13
2017 vendor App 7-10

10
February

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
honey cropped quart jars corn sweet in large bucket 9-5-15
Birchleaf design outside kohlrabi
Wolly Mama products Greens & Things greens
birdhouse wood Marquette Baking Company July 6, 2013 015
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
Knit-inPublic logo rock-river-parsnips
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ron-with-art heritage-farm-inside-2015
black-river-blades-finger-hook-knives jean-sinervo-more-stocking-stuffer-jewelry
pork-cold-weather-farm-5-28-16 trenary-loam-grown-brussels-sprouts
winter-sky-wool-cropped-scarves-on-chair pea-pickle-farm-display
metal signs cropped Yoop
Ever Yielding Acres Gooseberries dufb-logo
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17
December

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.
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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.
ever-yielding-acres-christmas-tree-in-a-stand-on-display
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
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.
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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.
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 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
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  Cold Weather Farm.
market today signs on commons  commons-building-view-from-w-main-st
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December

December 10 at the market

December 10 and the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is going strong! 26 vendors will be at the market; 12 farmers, 2 food producers and 12 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.
locally-hand-forged-knives
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.
marquette-expression-x-mas
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.
 rock-river-parsnips
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.
seeds-spores-inside-with-sign-2015
 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
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
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
 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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 heaters  heater-large-cropped

 

6
December

Winner of the Apple Pie Baking Contest

Congratulations to Lindsey Waggoner, her Salted Caramel Apple Pie was chosen as the winning pie. The judges commented it was hard to choose, all of the pies submitted were very good. Thank you to all of the participants and judges.

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Salted Caramel Apple Pie 9″ pie
Crust: (classic Crisco Pie Crust)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 stick Crisco baking stick
6-8 Tablespoons iced water
Combine flour & salt, cut in shortening, add water until combined, form into 2 discs, wrap in plastic wrap, refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll out 1 disc and place in 9″ pie pan.  Roll out 2nd disc.
Salted Caramel Sauce:
1 cup sugar
6 tablespoons butter, cubed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 heavy cream
1 teaspoon sea salt (after pie is baked)
Cook sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly until brown & dissolved – do not burn! Add butter, then vanilla; boil for 1 minute, then add cream. Let cool.
Filling:
6-7 Braeburn apples, peeled, cored & chopped
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
dash ground cloves
1 Tablespoon clear jel
Mix sugar, flour, cloves and clear jel. Add to apples. Place apple mixture in prepared pie plate. Pour 1/2 cup caramel sauce over filling.
Top with 2nd rolled crust. Crimp edges. Brush with egg wash. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for about 1 hour. Let cool then drizzle with more caramel sauce and sprinkle with turbinado sugar and pink Himalayan sea salt.

 

17
October

2016 Apple Pie Contest, to be held October 15

Its coming! Pie season. A delicious time of the year. Get ready for the Annual Apple Pie contest at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market, to be held Saturday, October 15.

Here is how it will work.

Those interested in participating will prepare their pie entry at home and bring it to the Marquette Commons building, already baked, between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Once your pie is registered you will leave the building. Judging will begin at 10:45 a.m. When the judges have made their decisions, the contestants may return to the Commons room to find out who won and to taste pies, yum!

  1. Amateur bakers only
  2. Bring pie ready for judging. (No baking available at the Commons)
  3. Submitted pie is to be the sole work of the entrant, pie must be from scratch (crust and filling)
  4. All Pies must contain apples and have a crust (It is a pie contest, please only enter a pie)
  5. All parts of the submitted entry must be edible.
  6. Along with your pie, bring a copy of the recipe and a serving utensil.
  7. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.
  8. The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is not responsible for any items left behind at the end of the event.
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20
September

It is not too late to become a Daily Vendor

I will continue to accept applications for Daily Vendors. Daily Vendors are vendors who are at the market occasionally through out the season (not every week).   If you would like to become a vendor, please download and fill out the attached application and the W-9. When completed, please email to marketmanager@mqtfarmersmarket.com. They are set up to be filled out electronically. I look forward to receiving it and having a splendid season.

2016 full pdf fillable application

W-9

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April

Specials at the market December 12

Be sure to check out:
Winter Sky Wool: specials on some hand-dyed Alpaca yarns. also,  plenty of winter wear available for babies and adults
Jean Sinervo: Fabulous stocking stuffers and anytime jewelry gifts for Yoopers and Yoopers at Heart

Lots of food, beautiful artisan goods, all at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market Saturdays through December 12, 2015.


Market moves indoor through December 12. Great news! Double Up Food Bucks will continue to be available with SNAP benefits through December 12, as well as market money to use credit/debit cards for purchases. Fabulous shopping, produce and products continue to be available. Storage vegetables, meat, unique items for gifts, wreaths and Christmas trees for decorating, and much, much more.

28
October

Abundant October

Lots of food, plenty of activity at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market this Saturday, October 17.

Programming:
10/17:
Inaugural Apple Pie Contest, umm, bring your baked pie to the Commons building Saturday between 10 am-10:45 am, free to participate
Program on flower bulbs by Andrea Forsberg of Flower Works
Superior Entertainment will provide cooking demonstration from 10 am-noon in conjunction with Marquette County Restaurant ACHIEVE Program
“Smart Garden Tips for Winterizing” by Anna Sanford, a Michigan Extension Master Gardener trainee who is also trained in Michigan State University Extension                                                                   Smart Gardening outreach. will be available to answer questions.
Discover Michigan Fresh, Lynn Krahn, MSU Extension

Live music: Jose Mino and John Mallo:  from 10 am-1 pm

We are in full harvest and so much is available now. Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins. Come choose your pumpkins at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market, for decorating or eating. Also  Tomatoes, turnips,  summer and winter squash, carrots, beets, onions, potatoes, greens, garlic, basil, kale, and much much more. It is a beautiful, delicious, abundant time of the year.

Looking ahead to the next weekends of the outdoor market in  October:
10/24: Pumpkin carving for Halloween Spectacle
Discover MI Fresh
10/31: Pumpkin carving for Halloween Spectacle
Discover MI Fresh
11/7: Market moves indoor through December 12. Fabulous shopping, produce and products continue to be available. Storage vegetables, meat, unique items for gifts, wreaths for decorating and much, much more.

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October