Thank You for a Fabulous 2017 Farmers Market Season

Wintertime, dreaming of summer favorite things. The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is a favorite Saturday morning destination for residents and visitors. Those of us who operate or sell at the market are extremely grateful for all the support. Here is a quick review of the year  with some of my favorite photos.

When we see the banners
go up in the spring
we know market opening day
is not far away!
The opening market is filled with vibrant greens, the promise of delicious food and many warm days to come.
The vendors have been preparing for months to be stocked and ready for the season. They are so happy to see the crowds and get the season off the ground.
There are more than edible greens at the market in early spring!
Sweet maple syrup is actually the first product harvested of the year. While the snow is still on the ground and the nights are cold, but the day are beginning to warm the maple trees wake up from their long winter nap. With a tap, the sap flows. Heated ’til it glows, syrup emerges.
The first fruits of the season arrive before the fourth of July and their juicy sweet flavors are so welcomed and treasured.
The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is filled with fantastic farmers, 35 of them at least and also, amazing artisans who showcase their talents in many ways.
Area musicians share their talents on Saturday morning to the delight of market visitors.
As the temperatures heat up, so does the produce.

You can’t beet it, get to

 the market any way you can!

When it is hot or even if its not,
a frozen pop can’t be topped.The market is filled with locally produced food for you to use at home in meal prep, but when you are hungry at the market or don’t have time to cook, there is food ready to eat at the market and meals prepared with market sourced ingredients you can take home and heat up when it is meal time.
Meat of all varieties are sold the the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market. Purchasing meat at the market allows you to talk to the farmer to choose the best cut for your meal and have confidence on how and where it was raised and processed.
A cold brew with your b-b-q, you betcha!

More brews worth the queue. Actually, you can choose hot, cold or nitro coffee from various vendors at the market.

Coffee tastes better with a sweet accompaniment.
Sweet not your style? These savory breadsticks let you chew on something while you make your first lap around the market.
There is nothing like tasting the produce to help you learn how to use something new to you.
Produce is especially bountiful in the fall. Many shapes, colors, sizes and textures. Stock up to get you through the winter.
Kale for eating all season,
kale for decoration in late fall.
When the seasons change and you are looking for decorating greens and you want something lasting to get you through the winter, the market is the place to shop.