Ann Arbor Farmers Market report, third Saturday in March 2011

Here's the market report for the third Saturday in March, 3/19/2011, at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market.

Eggs were plentiful, $3/doz and up. Donna Puehler from Delta, Ohio who owns Grandma's Kitchen said her chickens were enjoying the out of doors.

The most lovely ornamental I saw were the pussy willows from Jan Upston at Wasem Fruit Farm in Augusta Township.   

Molly Notarianni, the market manager, talked to me about plans for a new Wednesday evening market, which will only feature prepared foods and fresh produce. Molly noted that the expanding local food cart market means that a whole set of new vendors will be at the new market this summer. The market would be a pilot project, running for this summer only to gauge vendor and public interest.

Goetz Greenhouse brought this lovely chard; photo courtesy Karl Rosaen, Real Time Farms.

Goetz-chard-real-time-farms-march-2011

Real Time Farms is as always a good source of market data and details; see the Ann Arbor Farmers Market page for 3/19/2011 for more photos and vendor information.

The Ann Arbor District Library has an oral history of the Farmers Market, with interviews with a number of vendors.

Edward Vielmetti shops at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market with his son Saul Vielmetti. Reach him at edward.vielmetti@gmail.com or 734-330-2465.

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