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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Announcements

Thank You for a Fabulous 2018 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 our 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 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.

 

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December

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

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/