Farmer’s Market Report

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Wednesday is National Dog Day and we are celebrating at market with the LittleTraverse Bay Humane Society. We’ve had several dogs get adopted from market over the years and we hope some sweet pup finds their forever home this year too! Bring your own furry family member downtown for the chance to win a free bag of Woofles from Pet Pawps. Can’t wait to meet all your four legged friends!

The variety at market continues to grow. Crunchy carrots, crisp greens, and juicy tomatoes are all just the tip of the iceberg of fresh local produce you can find on market mornings. The first glimpse of fall made its appearance last Saturday with apples at Farmer White’s, but summer held on with blueberries, sweet corn, and tomatoes. In just a few weeks fall will be in full bloom with squash, pumpkins, and cider, but we’ll enjoy every last drop of summer while we can.

We are happy to welcome Bear Earth Herbals as a Saturday vendor for the remainder of the season. Their beautiful selection of herbal teas and salves are not something you want to miss. I was gifted a tin of their Heavy Nettle tea last weekend, and I’m already excited to try another. This Saturday is a guest filled day! Carrie Roach is returning with her hand painted rocks and facemasks, and local illustrator Katie Eberts is joining us again with her lovely notecards and prints. Active community member Molly Ames Baker will be sharing her newest venture, TOPOnexus. Founded with the mission of creating opportunities for meaningful learning through real-world experiences, TOPOnexus has some exciting programs that Molly and Kate are looking forward to sharing with the community. There is still availability for our Guest of the Market and Young Entrepreneur programs. Applications can be found on our website www.harborspringsfarmersmarket.org.

A friendly reminder that September 2nd is our last Wednesday market. After that, we are Saturdays only. Outdoor market runs through October 17th, then we move indoors until December 19th. With local covid cases on the rise, we will continue to require face masks at market and have designated entrances/exits at both ends with volunteers that tally traffic. The Market Preorder is still available for those shoppers that feel safer with curbside service. A list of participating vendors can be found on the “Market Preorder” tab of the website. We are committed to creating a safe and enjoyable shopping experience for everyone who visits the Farmers Market, so grab your mask and market bag, and I’ll see you downtown Wednesday and Saturday from 9 to 1.

Meet you at the market,
Hannah Bianchi,
Harbor Springs Farmers
Market Master

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