UP Strawberries and Lake Michigan Whitefish This Week!

As we begin to make the transition from early spring with it’s vegetable plants and salad greens, the Manistique Farmers’ Market is excited to announce that this week we will have fresh Lake Michigan whitefish filets (Loebach Fisheries) and early strawberries grown here in the Upper Peninsula at Rondeau’s Ruff Acres! Donna Foote from Grandview Farms in Manistique will also be joining us for the first time this week, with fresh jams, baked goods, rhubarb and fresh herbs. Also expected to be available this week: Honey Eggs Baked Goods Vegetable Plants Rhubarb Lettuce Onions Radishes Chard Chicken Beef Peas Kidney …

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Manistique Farmers’ Market Tote Bags!

Help support the Manistique Farmers’ Market and get a useful bag (or bags!) to carry your fresh local foods home in! We were able to purchase the imprinted bags thanks to a mini-grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Each bag costs $2 and will be used to purchase more bags and to help with advertising the market. Tomorrow is Market Day (every Wednesday, 4-6pm at Little Bear West Arena) and bags will be available at the information table.

Manistique Farmers’ Market – Week 3 Transportation

Yesterday was the third Manistique Farmers Market in 2011, and it was a beautiful day and a great time of “community”! This week we noticed that shoppers were utilizing several modes of transportation to get to the market. Automobile Walking Scooter Bicycle Attendance (13 farmers/vendors each week): Week 1 – 137 shoppers Week 2 – 161 shoppers Week 3 – 203 shoppers! The commitment of our farmers from Schoolcraft and Delta counties, along with the support of the residents of the Manistique area are working together to make the Farmers’ Market an amazing success! See you at next week’s Manistique …

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