Events

September 30

September 30,  at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market.
46 season vendors and
9 daily vendors that will be at the market.
Fall produce is starting to come in. Shop at the market for the best selection of central upper peninsula grown fruits and vegetables, including cucumbers, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, summer squash, cauliflower, broccoli. fresh herbs and much more.
Check back here weekly and our Face Book page for market updates.
See you at the market!
Live Music:
Michael Waite
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
 
Daily Vendors
changes weekly
 ARC Products:
All wooden products, household use,  decorative and games.
Family Kitchen:
Take the stress out of meal preparation, let Family Kitchen cook for you. Menu changes weekly and accommodates dietary restrictions.
Judy Berglund:
Hand knit, wool felted ornaments.

 Moon Mountain:
Forest foraged mushrooms.
 
  Northern Sky Orchard: Upper Peninsula grown apples and pears
 Que Vida Designs:
Unique jewelry using re-purposed items, including driftwood and beach glass.
 
U.P. Roc Doc:
Lapidary and silversmith style jewelry
 
Dia de los Tacos:
Latin American, Mexican and vegetarian. Serves lunch and dinner.

 

 

 

12
September

November 19 Downtown Marquette Farmers Market vendors

The 2016 season of the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market continues, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday’s, through December 17, inside and outside around the Marquette Commons building. What can you expect to find? Everything you need for fall and to get you ready for Christmas and winter. A wide variety of food; 18 farmers, 4 food producers and 17 artisans over the course of the next 5 weeks. Come each week to shop from who is here. Holiday menu food, storage food,  seasonal decorations, unique, gift giving quality products and more.
Double Up Food Bucks will continue to 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, 3 farmers are accepting H4H vouchers,  or turn them in for redistribution, they expire at the end of December.
Market vendors for November 19 (changes each week):

Bean Pole Farm: a highly diversified small-scale vegetable farm in Chatham, MI. The mission of Bean Pole Farm is 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 while maintaining a productive, fertile soil. bean-pole-farm-squash-display
Birchleaf Design: inspires imagination with handmade, natural toys and housewares and more. 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:
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
Cedar + Swell:
Handmade stationary, postcards, greeting cards, calendars, wall hangings.
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Cold Weather Farm: a Hoophouses for Health farm, offering vegetables, fruit, meats, honey, maple syrup and goats milk soaps and lotions. Cold Weather Farm withe soap Oct 2015
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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Hannah’s Garden:
selects the varieties of vegetables to grow based on their flavor and capacity for success in the short growing season.
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Heritage Farm:
goats milk and honey lotion, goats milk soap and fiber products from Heritage Farm’s diverse herd of goats.
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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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Pea Pickle Farm:
Beeswax candles, ornaments and lip balm. Hand-crafted books.
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Rock River Farm: a small diversified farm providing fresh vegetables and flowers to the central Upper Peninsula. rock-river-root-vegg
  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
Sha Renee Design: includes metal and stone focal piece jewelry.  sha-renee-designs-products
Sincerely: is a small local business focused on simple, natural and organic products for everyday use, including soy candles, body care products, wood crafts, knit/crocheted and sewn goods. sincerely-product-display
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.
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 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.
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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.
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November

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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September

September 17

Each week the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is looking forward to all the customers, the delicious food and beautiful artisan products available at the market. Reminders, the market is open every Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m at the Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third St., through December 17. Regardless of the weather on Saturday’s, fabulous fresh local food is harvested and ready for you, as well as everything else you need to round out your weekly menu and set a beautiful table. The market accepts MI Bridge Card, and distributes Double Up Food Bucks, up to $20.00 per market day, as a matching grant when you use your MI Bridge Card at the market.  Visit the market kiosk to access these programs and receive market money for your credit or debit card. Project FRESH and Market FRESH coupons will be accepted through October 31, use those directly with the farmers. cashier picture
Dia de los Tacos Dia de los Taco truck

Programming: Queen City Seed Library Plants Garlic, You can Too!

Queen City Seed Library is located on the main floor of the Peter White Public Library, in the old card catalog. Join Abbey Palmer, from MSU Extension and learn: the value of saving seeds for food plants, how to use the catalog at the Peter White Public Library, how to save seeds from common garden plants and how to plant garlic.

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Musician: Jason Elsenbrook  jason-elsenbrock
In addition to the 37 Season Vendors we welcome these Daily Vendors:
Baskets 2 Use:
functional and attractive baskets, including wine baskets, bread baskets, fishing creels,quivers, and market baskets.
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Gourd Art by Elaine: various holiday themed items made out of gourds. Also bird houses, bowls. gourd-art-seasonal
Metal Ingenuities: Custom metal signs, metal wall art and scrap metal art.  metal signs cropped
 Full Plate Farm: small, diversified vegetable farm committed to using organic practices and to utilizing integrated farm management techniques that build soil quality and maximize plant health and productivity  full-plate-farm
 Marilyn Keefe: art prints on paper, cloth or objects such as trays or boxes. Watercolors of Marquette Area.  Marilyn Keefe's display 6-18
Northern Sky Orchard: has over 30 apple varieties and more than 10 pear varieties. Northern Sky Orchard apples 8-27-16
Sage & Spry: chair massages and homemade Arnica Muscle Balm, Herbal salt Soak, Lip Balm and Sugar Scrub. Sage & Spry sugar scrub
 Sha Renee Designs: jewelry with mostly metal and stone focal pieces and a-symmetrical accents.  She Renee Design
 Susan Grimes: Rustic tables, lamps and clothes racks Susan Grimes rustic lamps
 Sole Wisdom Reflexology: Sessions provide relaxation.  soe-wisdom-reflexology-sign

 

 

7
September

2015 season continues

two crusted pie

 

fireplace on in Commons with books    parsnips and carrrots

The 2015 season of the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market continues through December 12, inside the Marquette Commons building. What can you expect to find? Everything you need for fall and winter. A wide variety of food, 16 farmers, 10 food producers and 12 artisans over the course of 6 weeks. Come each week to shop from who is here. Holiday menu food, storage food,  seasonal decorations, unique, gift giving quality products.
New this season, Double Up Food Bucks will be available for distribution with SNAP benefits. Credit/debit cards will be accepted a well. (Hoophouses for Health vouchers are fully distributed. If you have vouchers, please spend them or turn them in for redistribution, they expire at the end of December).

List of vendors for the week of December 12:
Reh-Morr Farm –
Hoophouses for health vouchers accepted, produce, honey, jam
Sleepy Hollow Farm/Superior Bay Soap Company –
 Hoophouses for Health vouchers accepted for farm goods, maple syrup, produce/soap company has personal care and household care products
Slagle Family Farm –
Hoophouses for Health vouchers accepted, produce, meat, eggs, maple syrup, jam, honey
Treasa’s Treasures –
Hoophouses for Health vouchers accepted, produce, jams, hand woven rugs
Ever Yielding Acres –  Meat , eggs, maple syrup and Christmas trees
Hannah’s Garden – Produce and jams
Seeds and Spores Family Farm – Produce, eggs, meat, maple syrup
Shady Grove Farm/Woolymama – Eggs/farm produced wool products
Superior Wild Mushrooms and Produce – Dried wild mushrooms
Swanzy Farm – Produce, honey
Trenary Loam-Grown/For Goodness Cakes –
Brussels sprouts/cakes and scones
Virgin Earth Farm –
Produce
BSB Farm
– Eggs and chickens
Davin’s Chocolates – Bean to bar chocolate
Mother Mary’s Canning Company – Pickled Michigan produce
Peace Pie Company – Pies and cookies, taking orders
U.P. North Roast – Locally roasted coffee beans,  fresh, hot coffee and locally roasted nuts
St. Charles Winery –Locally produced wine, some incorporating local produce
Birchleaf Designs – Wooden kitchen items, toys
Black River Blades – Locally forged knives
Herbal Oasis – Essential oils and personal care products
Jean Sinervo – Jewelry. Fabulous stocking stuffers and anytime jewelry gifts for Yoopers and Yoopers at Heart
Jeffrey Heidtman –  Seasonal wreaths and centerpieces
Native Sister Soap – Soap
Rock River Farm – Wreaths and centerpieces
Sincerely – Candles and crocheted items
Winter Sky Wool – Farm produced wool yarn and knitted items. Specials on some hand-dyed alpaca yarn. Plenty of  warm winter wear for babies and adults.

 

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October

Abundant October

Lots of food, plenty of activity at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market this Saturday, October 24.

Programming:
10/24:
Pumpkin carving for Halloween Spectacle
Program at 11 a.m. on flower bulbs by Andrea Forsberg of Flower Works
Last week of Discover Michigan Fresh, Lynn Krahn, MSU Extension. Finish up the session and receive your cookbook

Live music: Troy Graham:  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 last weekend of the outdoor market in  October:
10/31: Pumpkin carving for Halloween Spectacle
Cooking demonstration through the 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.
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, Christmas trees in December and much, much more.

21
October

Abundant October

Lots of food, plenty of activity at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market this Saturday, October 10.

Programming:

“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. presenting at 10 am, 11, am and noon.
Michele Boehmer, registered dietitian with UPHSM – “Balancing your plate”
Discover Michigan Fresh, Lynn Krahn, MSU Extension

Live music: Jason Elsenbroek 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, 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:
10/17: Inaugural Apple Pie Contest
Discover MI Fresh
Program on flower bulbs by Andrea Forsberg of Flower Works
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.

7
October

Apple Pie Contest

Its coming! Pie season. A delicious time of the year. Get ready for the inaugural Apple Pie contest at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market, Saturday, October 17. Here is how it will work.

Those interested in participating will prepare their pie entry and bring it to the Marquette Commons building between 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Once your pie is registered you will leave the building. Judging will begin at 11:00 a.m. When the judges have made their decisions, the contestants may return to the Commons room 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 do not enter a dessert that is not 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.
2
October

Inaugural Apple Pie Contest

Its coming! Pie season. A delicious time of the year. Get ready for the inaugural Apple Pie contest at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market, Saturday, October 17. Here is how it will work.

Those interested in participating will prepare their pie entry and bring it to the Marquette Commons building between 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Once your pie is registered you will leave the building. Judging will begin at 11:00 a.m. When the judges have made their decisions, the contestants may return to the Commons room 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 do not enter a dessert that is not 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.
11
September

Abundant October

Lots of food, plenty of activity at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market this Saturday, October 3.

Programming:
Yarnwinders Weavers Guild
Tomato tasting
Discover Michigan Fresh, Lynn Krahn, MSU Extension

Live music: Jenn Copeman from 10 am-1 pm

We are at the point of the growing season where  so much is available now.  Sweet corn, tomatoes, summer squash, carrots, beets, onions, potatoes, greens, garlic, beans, 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:
10/10: “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. presenting at 10 am, 11, am and noon.
Michele Boehmer, registered dietitian with UPHSM – “Balancing your plate”
Discover MI Fresh
10/17: Inaugural Apple Pie Contest
Discover MI Fresh
Program by Andrea Florsberg of Flower Works
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 more.

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September