We ventured out this weekend to the Flint Farmer’s Market. It was a beautiful day and we were greeted by vendors selling home made food items, vegetables, live plants, and handcrafted jewelry.
, owned by the McCarthy’s, were offering heirloom seeds which can be purchased both wholesale and retail. They offered samples of home made bread made from seed stock they sell – yummy! Learn more or place an order via their site at:
Jennifer Barnes of Upper Crust Candles was there and shared her passion for the market and its many varied visitors and vendors. She’s teamed up with the talented Chef Douglas St. Souver of Artisans in Culinary, a wonder of art created entirely from food. Chef Souver is a Food Network Challenge Champion and is the host of ‘thefoodinsider.com.’ A terrific example of locally made ‘art.’ View his site at: www.ArtisansinCulinary.com
Although early in the season, we found a nice selection of locally grown hot house grown vegetables. Still somewhat pricey, we filled a bag with a nice variety (we threw in some home made fudge too). Several vendors were selling fresh fish and locally raised meat. The fish was very reasonable, the meat was a bit costly but the home made sausages smelled wonderful.
While you’re there, pick up a free copy of the Genesee County Parks and Recreation guide or visit their site to learn about their free events or get discount coupons to Crossroads Village.
The Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission is hosting
a compost bin and rain barrel sale on Saturday, June 4th from 9am until 3pm at the Courtland Center Mall parking lot located at: 4109 E. Court St in Burton 48509. Terrific opportunity to recycle and save money on your water bill. The rain barrel features a shutoff valve built right in and is only $45 (compare to $150) and the compost bin is only $30 – a $70 savings. For information, call 810-257-3010.
The market is located at: 420 East Boulevard Dr in Flint, zip code 48503. Find directions and hours at their site:
Once you’ve visited the market, you’ll want to go frequently. All this spring weather has reminded me that it’s time to get my own garden growing. Here are a few more free resources you can use to help with your garden planning.
More Free Garden Helpers…
Design your garden in minutes –
Get a personalized growing calendar at:
Fend off pests & find the solution by using the free Pest & Disease Detective app at:
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