112 South Third Street
May 26 - December 15, 2018    9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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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December 15, 2018

December 15, 2018
Last Saturday of the
Downtown Marquette Farmers Market 2018 season!
Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Marquette Commons.
Lots of familiar vendors and a few new ones, too. Shop for special holiday meal fixings and central upper peninsula-grown vegetables and storage produce. Plan ahead by getting bulk items to get you through the winter; including winter squash-many varieties, potatoes – white and yellow, root vegetables, meat, fresh herbs and much more.
Time to finalize holiday gift giving and decorations – trees, centerpieces and wreaths. The market has a variety of unique items; you are sure to find something you want to share with someone to show you care.
See you at the market!
25 Vendors this week to finish off the season
ARK Wool Products
Ron Klumb, Artist
Toys and useful household and garden products handcrafted from cedar.
Selection includes tables, strawberry plant growing tower, trucks with manipulable parts, ornaments, table decorations and more.
 Black River Blades:
Dan Choszczyk, Artist
Hand made, forged knives; kitchen, hunting, fishing, survival, and more. Check out these bottle openers and hooks, all made from reclaimed materials.
Davin’s Chocolates:
Davin Makala, Chocolatier
Bean-to-bar chocolate maker creating unique chocolate bars, using whole cocoa beans that are roasted and ground on site. Seasonal flavors available.
 Ever Yielding Acres
Charles and Miriam, Farmers
Full selection of locally raised meats, maple syrup, eggs, perfect for Christmas morning menu. And Christmas trees too.
 
  For Goodness Cakes:
Kathleen Heinonen, Baker
Offers from-scratch bakery items, primarily small cakes filled with homegrown and wild berries.
 
Freshwind Farm:
Kerry Sherbinow, Farmer
Participates in Hoophouses for Health.
Specializes in salad greens and microgreens.
 

 

Full Plate Farm
Laura Brosius and Joe Franich, Farmers
Full Plate Farm is a small, chemical-free farm located in Skandia, Michigan specializing in mixed produce and fruit production. The food we grow is made available to you via the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market, and by purchasing a CSA Share.
Hoophouses for Health farm.

Hannah’s Garden
Hannah Brisson, Farmer
Jam, garlic, cedar wreaths and cardamon bread
Herbal Oasis Bodycare:
Deanna Attee, Artist
Natural & organically-based herbal body care products with an aromatherapy focus for women, men, children, and pets.
 
Heritage Farm:
Tom and Rebecca Ferrell, Farmers
Goats milk and honey soaps, lotions   from goats, sheep and llamas raised on their farm. Stay warm this winter with hats and socks knit using wool from their llamas and goats.
Jean Sinervo
Jenn Sinervo, Artist
What if … What if I used rocks, metal, and fire to make something … and you liked it and wanted to wear it? … Just wondering …
 
JB Crafts
Jim Boxer, Artist
Handcrafted cedar bird houses and feeders (They each have a pebble chimney!). Wooden games and fishing flies.
Jeff Heidtman
Jeff Heidtman, Farmer
Seasonal, handcrafted wreaths and centerpieces using greens and flora from his farm.
Marquette Expressions:
Maggie Haupt, Artist
Handmade greeting cards and gift labels.
 Mighty Soil Farm
Kathryn Debs and Joe Newman, Farmers
Small vegetable farm growing a variety of produce in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
 
Pea Pickle Farm
Leslie Allan, Artist
Beeswax and Bayberry wax candles. Variety of shapes and sizes.
According to proverb, “A bayberry candle burnt down to the socket brings food to the larder and gold to the pocket.” Bayberry candles were reserved for special occasions, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve, to bring in good fortune.
Beeswax; The only candle that emits negative ions to purify, cleanse, improve air quality, and invigorate the body. A natural ionizer!
Rock River Farm:
Rowan and Shaliah, Farmers
Handcrafted wreaths, winter blooming bulbs bowls, Holly pots and beautiful centerpieces.
 
 Ronnie’s Art:
Ron Morgan, Artist
Marquette landscape and familiar buildings prints in various sizes and on note cards
 
 Seeds & Spores Family Farm:
Jeff, Leanne and family, Farmers
Accepts Hoophouses for Health vouchers.
Seeds and Spores is a diverse family farm located south of Marquette on the banks of the Chocolay River growing 10 acres of mixed vegetables. They raise heritage breed hogs and Scottish Highland and Red Angus cattle, as well as laying hens, broiler chickens, and turkeys. In addition, they grow medicinal plants and shiitake and oyster mushrooms.
 
Superior Culture
Alex Rowland, Owner and Brewmaster
Kombucha. Rotating flavors. We’re all about producing tasty health beverages made from fermented teas and organic raw fruit juices.
 
Tonella Farms
Ryan Leary, Farmer
Specializing in mushrooms.
Hoophouses for Health farm.
 
Touchstone:
Susan Olson-Morse, Artist
Jewelry that includes handcrafted rose pedal beads, an ancient craft.  Specialty plants, jellies.
UP North Roast:
Jacob Cass, Owner and Roaster
Coffee beans sourced from around the world, fresh roasted in in Escanaba, MI. sold as whole beans, bags of ground coffee and coffee pods Fresh roasted almonds and pecans.
Hot cups of coffee.
 
  Wild Pages
Amber Edmondson, Artist
Handcrafted journals and sketchbooks using upcycled materials.
 
 Winter Sky Wool Company
Karen Valley, Farmer
Award winning yarn, knitted goods
 

 

 

11
December

December 8 at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

There are still 2 weeks to shop at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market. The market season continues every Saturday  9 am – 1 pm at the Marquette Commons through December 15.
The market has moved into the Commons building. Shop directly from the grower/producer each week for your fresh Upper Peninsula grown food and beautiful artisan goods to stock up for winter and prepare for delicious holiday meals and fabulous, unique gifts.

Power of Produce, children’s programming. All children ages 4-12 are invited to participate.  Children will receive $2.00 to shop for their own choice of produce.
Power of Produce is sponsored by:
Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Orthodontic Specialists of Marquette, Lions Club of Ishpeming and Lions Club of Negaunee, ACHIEVE of Marquette County. We are very grateful for our sponsors and are excited to pilot this program at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market this season.
The list of small business that will be vendors at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market December 8:
 Black River Blades
Dan Choszczyk, Artist
Handcrafted knives of all varieties, culinary, hunting… hand-crafted from re-purposed steel.
 
End of the Road Winery
Robin Barker, owner
Cold Climate, Upper Peninsula grown fruit used to make wine and wine jellies. Perfect for holiday meals and gifts.
 
  Ever Yielding Acres
Charles and Miriam DeVooght, Farmers
All varieties meat, eggs, maple syrup. Also, Christmas Trees, sold in Downtown Marquette! How convenient.
 
 For Goodness Cakes
Kathleen Heinonen, Baker
Variety of delicious small cakes.

 

 
 Full Plate Farm
Laura Brosius and Joe Franich, Farmers
Hoophouses for Health Farm.
Full Plate Farm is a small, chemical-free farm located in Skandia, Michigan specializing in mixed produce and fruit production.
 
 Good For You
Kay Presensky, Artist
Warm mittens made from upcycled wool sweaters, Upper Peninsula decorated hot pads, driftwood art.

 


 
 Hannah’s Garden
Hannah Brisson, Farmer
Jam, garlic, fresh cut wreaths and greens. Saffron bread and cardamon bread. Selection of Christmas cookies. 

 

 
 Heritage Farm:
Tom and Rebecca Ferrell, Farmers
Lotions and soaps, made with goat milk from the goats on their farm. Socks and hats made using the wool from their llama and goats.
 
Jeffrey Heidtman
Jeff Heidtman, Farmer
Flowers, centerpieces, wreaths and arrangements made with flowers and fauna grown on his farm.

 

Marquette Expressions:
Maggie Haupt, Artist
Hand-made greeting cards and gift labels.
Mighty Soil Farm
Kathryn Debs and Joe Newman, Farmers
Local produce grown at the MSU Experimental Farm in Chatham.
 Pea Pickle Farm
Leslie Allen, Artist
Hand crafted Beeswax and Bayberry wax candles. May sizes and shapes, including tapers, votive and tea lights.
The bright flame of a bees wax produces the same beautiful light spectrum as the sun.  As the candle burns, negative ions are emitted that clean the air and, in turn, invigorate the body.

(http://www.organicsoul.com/the-benefits-of-burning-beeswax-candles/)
 
Rock River Farm
Rowan and Shailah Bunce, Farmers
Seasonal produce, flowers, wreaths and arrangement created with flowers grown on their farm.
 
Ronnie’ Art
Ron Morgan, Artist
Paintings of Marquette landmark buildings and landscapes. Originals, prints and note cards of his work are available.
 
 Seeds & Spores Family Farm
Jeff, Leanne and family, Farmers
Seasonal produce, meat, eggs and mushrooms. Everything is grown from seed to harvest at the farm using authentic farming techniques. Soup, muffins and hand pies from the farm kitchen.
 
   Tonella Farms
Ryan Leary, Farmer
Variety of cultivated mushrooms, winter squash.
 
 Touchstone
Susan Morse-Olson, Artist
Flower pedal products created using historic processes with apothecary roses. Products include flower pedal jellies and handmade rose-bead jewelry.
 
Treated With Love
Mandy Mosley, baker
Vegan treats for dogs.
 
Winter Sky Wool Company
Karen Valley, Farmer
Yarn and knit product from Karen’s Sheep’s award winning wool.
 
Wooly Mama
Libby Buchler, Artist
Hand-made, felted, apparel made with the wool from the sheep from their Shady Grove Farm. Items include, dresses, hats, mittens and footwear.
 

 

 

 

 


5
December

featured recipe

Oven Roasted Beets and Sweets


 Beets grow well in our climate and store well. And they provide a beautiful red on a holiday table! Roasting with other vegetables is a quick, delicious way to enjoy beets. When you want them raw, grate them  and use on a salad or other side dish.
 Oven Roasted Sweets and Beets. A beautiful veggie side dish for your next dinner!

This recipe serves 6

5-6 medium beets, peeled and diced
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 onion, chopped
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Place mixture on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir the mixture. Bake for an additional 20 minutes or until fork tender.
 Nutrition Information:
125 calories, 2 g protein, 20 g carbohydrate,
5 g fat, 283 mg sodium, 4 g fiber
 TIPS:
How to select:
Choose beets with firm, smooth skin and leaves that are not wilted (if still attached.) Smaller beets are more tender and sweeter than larger beets.
 How to Store:
Remove the leaves, keeping about one inch of the stems. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and wash well before cooking
 When cooking beets whole, roasting beets with their skin on helps keep the nutrients and the color. The skin will easily rub off under cold running water after they are cooked. To clean your beet juice-stained fingers, rub with some salt and lemon juice, then wash with soap and water.
 Recipe by Linnea Redinger
from FRESH-Seasonal-TASTY Farmers Market Cookbook, Learning Zone Xpress
Photo credit:  https://www.superhealthykids.com/oven-roasted-sweets-beets/