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Dexter Farmers Market Weekly Newsletter
 
 
Dexter Farmers Market

Weekly Newsletter #1

 
 
 
 

March 13, 2020

Sat 8am-1pm / Tues 2pm-6pm
3233 Alpine St, Dexter, MI 48130
(Vol. 1 Issue 1)

       Welcome to the City of Dexter Farmers Market weekly newsletter! We will be sharing exciting news, available products, events, vendor profiles and recipes straight to your email every week.
      
     We know that you have received endless messages to STAY HOME STAY SAFE! What better way to avoid crowds at the grocery store and support local, than shopping online with your local vendors? Find below links to their websites and lists of their products. Now is a great time to come together and meet everyone's needs.

    We still plan to open on Saturday, May 2nd at 8am and hope to see you there! Please listen for messages from state and local authorities about social distancing and whether farmers markets will re/open. You will also hear our latest news on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

        Have you ever envisioned yourself as an entrepreneur, charming people at the market? Is your vegetable bed enough to feed an army? Do you have a favorite restaurant you'd like to see at "Tasty Tuesday"? Please visit our website and fill in an application! Tell a friend! Tag a restaurant in the Facebook Comments!

Vendors
    This is where you will find the list of our vendors and what they offer, to be updated every week. Click the links to go to each vendors website and find ordering info.
     Unfortunately, all farmers markets are closed at this time, but you can find fresh, local food at Vestergaard Farms on Wagner Rd. in Ann Arbor, Argus Farms Stop on Liberty in Ann Arbor or Agricole Farm Stop on M52 in Chelsea. They are all following modified curbside service, please consult their websites for details.

NOKA Homestead - Noelle has a breath taking array of produce. From radishes to greens to potatoes, all grown with respect and care for the earth and its creatures! Their CSA shares are sold out at this time.

Jacob's Fresh Farm Shares - a wide variety of veggies and fruit grown with natural methods from heritage and non-GMO seed. Jacob has tons of farm shares left!!

Hives on the Hill Apiary - Jacob also runs a great honey business. Find honey in all sizes of jars, plus he will remove your swarms!

MaryAnn Simpkins - one of our founding members brings produce, baked goods, sewn and crocheted housewares, eggs and honey. Please keep an eye here for her earliest harvests, there will be lettuce soon! Please email to pick up at ma8075sh@gmail.com.


Shoreline Wild Salmon - wild, Alaskan, hook-and-line caught salmon. Kind and Coho Salmon sold frozen in vacuum sealed packages. Smoked Coho Salmon sold in shelf stable jars. Marie and her dad, Mark handle the fish with the utmost care, all the way from the fishing vessels in Southeast Alaska to the farmers market in Dexter! Look for them in May, August, September and October.

Hoppy Soaps - Stephanie fills the market with the fresh smells of bar soaps, bath bombs, shower fizzies, deodorant, lip balm, body butter, and herbal sachets.

Paper Cup Coffee Co - Isaac brings the freshest, fire-roasted coffee by the cup, whole bean and ground; plus hand-dipped chocolate cake donuts and date balls.

Owl Hollow Bakery - Anne will have delicious pies, breads, baked goods, granola, Amaizin' popcorn, free range eggs, maple syrup, and pure Greek olive oil.

Two Dogs Farms - perennials, annuals, veggie starts, produce, syrup and more from Ray Sowers.

My Serenity, Creations by Rachel
- lovely bath, body and home goods, soy candles, natural deodorants and bath bars.

Manchester Blooms Flower Farm - Amy grows beautiful bouquets, arrangements, and buckets of freshly cut, locally grown annuals. Some of the bright beauties offered include: Cosmos, Zinnias, Sunflowers, Poppies, Daisies and other wildflowers. Her Spring Tulip selection is full of lovelies like Paradise, Rembrandt, Strawberry Triumph, Sweet Pink, Blush Beauty, Menton, Purple Lady, and Wijia. Buy a dozen of a single variety or mix and match to customize your bouquet.

Judy Welsh - charming hand cut cards, framed beach glass, driftwood art and notebooks.

Sweet and Salty Cookie Co - Jeff is back with the best cookies! Chocolate chip, double dip chocolate chip, M&M, peanut butter, snicker doodle chip, butterscotch, Special Dark, Reese's, sea salt caramel, dark chocolate pecan, maple oatmeal raisin, pecan raisin, milk chocolate raisin, molasses, caramel apple crisp, gluten-friendly chocolate chip and gluten-friendly dark chocolate pecan.

GVR Farms - Gage is returning to the Tuesday market with lettuce, carrots, radishes, asparagus, micro-greens, potatoes, and pumpkins.

Paper Bead Elegance - Karen makes the most fascinating jewelry - from paper! Barrets and earrings; durable and gorgeous artisan statement pieces.


More to come soon!
Vendor Profile: Owl Hollow Bakery

Anne Young of Dexter has two life long passions one is for making delicious breads and pastries, the second is for owls and their calls. Combining the two into Owl Hollow Bakery is the perfect mix. She bakes delicious pies, tarts, muffins and dessert bars of all types. Bread, cookies, granola, plus Amaizin' Popcorn, free range eggs, maple syrup and pure Greek Olive Oil fill out her booth.

Anne has been coming to the DFM for 10 years and has built up a near cult following! Find her every Saturday in stall 1, the South end of the Market.

You can also find her performing her duties as the Dexter Winter Marketplace Manager, which runs from November through April, every other Saturday 9am-1pm at the Dexter United Methodist Church on Huron River Drive. Look for her there leading many of our summer vendors through the bleak months of the year.



Upcoming Events

  • April 1st - CANCELED! Vendor Orientation Night: 6-8pm at the Dexter District Library. Vendors only. Come meet fellow vendors, turn in documents, pay fees and get stall assignments. RSVP farmersmarket@dextermi.gov

  • May 2nd - Opening Day/CSA Day: come learn about CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) and sign up with one of our farmers!

  • May 5th - Realtor Meet and Greet: 3-6pm. Local Realtors will be on hand to answer questions and help you get ready to buy, sell or rent!


Sourdough Bread Recipe:
Part One: The Starter

     Want to try your hand at sourdough bread just like Anne at Owl Hollow Bakery? Check out this recipe below for a wild sourdough starter from King Arthur Flour. Gather up these supplies and get started!!
  
*Be sure to come back next week for part 2: dough and baking.*



To begin your starter:

To feed your starter


Follow the Link to see the feeding schedule:
King Arthur Sourdough Starter Recipe