The Rapidian

farmers markets

In Season: November 11, 2017

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 11-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

 Items to Watch: Apples Parsnips Eggs Produce: Acorn Squash Apples (Multiple Varieties) Arugula Beans Beets Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Butternut Squash Cabbage (Red & Green) Carrots Cauliflower Celery Cranberries Garlic Gourds Grapes...

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In Season: July 18, 2015

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 07-17-2015 under NONPROFITS

New Items: Peaches Apricots Corn Produce: Apples (early cooking) Apricots Arugula Basil Beans (Green, Yellow, Flava) Beets (Red, Golden, Candy Cane) Blueberries Bok Choy Brocco-Kale Broccoli Cabbage (Regular, Napa) Carrots Cauliflower (White,...

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Mushrooms keep growing at The Urban Mushroom

by (caithoop)

Submitted 12-02-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Mary Ann Faulkner, new owner of The Urban Mushroom, is regarded as the “Rocker Mushroom Chick” by her customers at the Fulton Street Farmers Market. Little do they know, she actually has years of experience not only in the food industry...

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Love's Ice Cream focuses on pure ingredients, local seasonal flavors

by (Amy Hinman)

Submitted 08-28-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

In the beginning, Love’s Ice Cream was simply a way to avoid buying ice cream that was made with less-than-satisfactory ingredients. With the debut store opening at the Downtown Market, Love’s Ice Cream sources local and seasonal...

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Shop Seasonally: melons come to market

by (Amy Hinman)

Submitted 08-21-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

With September quickly approaching, the produce at the market is getting sweeter. Several varieties of berries are coming into season, as well as musk and watermelons. Consider stopping by the market to pick up these seasonal sweets, learn how to...

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Woodbridge Dairy protects environment, practices principled farming

by (Amy Hinman)

Submitted 08-21-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Karin and John Uebbing first decided to change over their farm, Woodbridge Dairy in Byron Center, to certified organic  in 2004. The initial motivation, they say, was financial. “Originally the drive was money. When the money didn...

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Shop Seasonally: carrots are coming

by (Amy Hinman)

Submitted 08-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

August might be the perfect time to visit the market—fall crops are coming into season, and summer crops are still available. Consider visiting the market and picking up summer squash and cucumbers, or stopping by for some conversation. The...

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Shop Seasonally: did someone say sweet corn?

by (Amy Hinman)

Submitted 07-31-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

What's in season at the farmers market? A better question might be what isn't in season? Greens are finally making an exit, but in their place comes everything from eggplant to to heirloom tomatoes to the long anticipated sweet...

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Shop seasonally: fickle for pickles

by (Amy Hinman)

Submitted 07-24-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Don't let the summer heat keep you from seeking out fresh produce at the market. Greens, peppers, eggplants, garlic...there is so much coming into season you may not even need to go to the grocery store. And if you had a hankering for a pickle,...

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After more than 60 years growing, Lindberg Blueberries stays sweet

by (Amy Hinman)

Submitted 07-24-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

While none of the original blueberry bushes remain at the centennial Lindberg farm in Coopersville, the family tradition of fruit growing remains.  “Grandpa started planting blueberries in the 1950s,” explains Jeff Lindberg, who...

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