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Champaign, OH:  The Sound of Silence

What an odd entry, you might say, but for me, tonight, after a totally crazy couple of weeks with my businesses, tonight is nice to hear nothing, listen to nothing, and to plan my soon to be meet up with my pillows…

I did want to give a big shout out to vendors and customers, alike, for attending Champaign County Empty Bowls event, this evening!!

Your market manager was the bread baker, and together with your other market manager, we offered soups from our Hippie and the Farmer!! It was amazing to mix and mingle with so many familiar faces!!

I also need to send a quick housekeeping note…if, as a customer, you place an order, but forget to pick it up, even after your reminder call, it’s cool, we understand that life happens. When I return, each week, to find the same orders, not picked up, it makes me have to send a reminder about what this does to our market.

The customer places the order. The vendors get the order ready, and to the market, and deliver on order pick up day. We pay that vendors. You forget to show. You keep forgetting. We go months and months…crickets. Ok, so then we have to delve into bookkeeping…we either then have to ask for vendor money back because the sale was not picked up, or paid for, and therefore it sucks the money out of our account, our grant money. Or, we let it slide, and have no money to show at all. Once again, depleting little pockets of our grant money.

We are entering into our sixth year, and for some reason, have just started having this problem in the past six months. Let’s explore this, let’s prevent this, and let’s all take a minute to….think about the market, our love for you, and love for our products, and our love for your happiness, and our happiness…

Ok…everyone feel the love? Good. Because we really do love you…now, let’s get some ordering action…

Happy Thursday…let’s make this week count!

And, now, your manager if off to enjoy the sounds of silence…

Cosmic Pam

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  News: Group Buy This Weekend and more...

Link to this week’s newsletter:

Please take a moment to find out what’s happening at our market!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Food Pantry Donations

Do you have anything that could be donated to First Place’s food pantry?

You can bring donations for their food pantry to market pick-up Tuesday evening, and we’ll make sure they get where they need to go!!

Vendors share produce, soaps, meats and products with the Food Pantry, and you can as well!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  New Ordering Website! Please Read

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op in Buford is now offically Buford Locally Grown!

Starting this weekend our new ordering website is

If you haven’t already, please create a new account on this website before you place your order this weekend.

Click here to create a new account on the website. I will transfer membership info, credits, or balances once your info is on the new site. A huge thanks to those members that have already signed up!

I hope you like our new look!

Thanks for your continued support!

The Cumming Harvest:  Reminder-Ordering Closes Tonight at 8pm

Just a friendly reminder that the market orders are due today by 8 pm.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!
See you on Saturday!

Click Here To Order

R Family Farm @ Rogers :  Attention: Notice of location Change!

Hello everyone, we are no longer allowed to meet in the regular lot by kohls. We apologize for the late notice! Thank you for understanding.

We are going to meet today from 4:30pm to 6pm at the Goodwill just down the street at 1400 SE Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712.

Please help us spread the word! Roger will be sending out texts as well, we just want to make sure everyone knows of the changes.

We are looking to find a permanent location to meet that is near an exit in Rogers or Bentonville for easy access, so please let us know if you know of any ideas that you might have. Thank you all!

Have a blessed day, we appreciate you!

CSA Farmers Market:  Open Now to Mon Feb 23 (10pm), Pick-up March 2-5


To Contact Us

CSA Farmers Market
2933 Burnside Rd.,
North Branch, MI 48461
Ph. 810-688-7442
email us
or Email Lorie

CREATE A New Account so you can place an order with us. You will need to scroll too Don’t Yet Have an Account



For the most up to date info, pictures, hot topics,
and farm fun- visit our NEW page!

Map of Pick-up locations


Distribution Dates

Other Groups

Michigan Organic Farm & Food Alliance MOFFA

Learn the truth about GMO’s by visiting the
NonGMO Project

Raw Milk Advocacy Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Weston A Price chapter meets in Hadley, MI monthly. Focused on truly healthy living and eating Contact Kim Lockard email or call 810-667-1707

For Great Events and Programs in the Troy are visit Healthy Traditions Network and sign up for their newsletter.

Email Lists:


Kim Lockard does a GREAT JOB of keeping everyone informed!
Her newsletter will keep you current with petitions and about the monthly meetings/programs in Hadley. If you would like to be added to her list email Kim Lockard email or call 810-667-1707.


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Help the farmers decide what to grow to fill out the survey.


1,800 so far

$100 to $150
Patricia Gall
Debra Lyman

$50 to $100
Linda Williams
Debi Peters
Stephen Walker

$25 to $50
Lori Brooks
Stephen Cranfield
Holly Lubowicki
David Jameson
Karen Munson
Mary Varady
Tina Dupuis
Bruce Williams
Christy Tiberg

Under $25
Pam Walker
Amy Uniacke
Rebecca Loftus
Brenda Timmerman
Maryjane Engelhart
Barb Bochenek
Marianna Fitzgerald
Melissa Gifford
Jeanette Farley
Peggy Garrigues
Andrea Goddard
Christine Lawler
Andrea Pike
Theresa Schafer
Bill Schwank
Carol Solomon
Michelle Steiner
Denae Tait
Michele Mroczek
Diana Carnahan
Joy Arbor
Anita Heeke
Shannan McNair
Sheryl Forth
Carol Schmidt
Judy Mrachina
Cori Douglas
Kate Darga
Laureen Sue Magyari
Shanna Mills
Kimberly Pistonetti
Tracy Williams
Carol Bendure
Dana Driscoll
Kathleen Gahan
Laurel Levine
Diane Maennle
Kristina Moore
Carolyn Young
Heather Hamlin
Kristy Fairbanks
Donna Mohr
Renee Nadiv
Beth Schmeisl
Kurt Cobb
*We are very grateful for your continued support! *


Paper Grocery Bags

  • This includes the ones you get from stores
  • The cardboard bottoms from the bags
    Glass Jars
  • Any jar that our products come in
    Hilhof Dairy Bottles:
  • Please be sure when you return the bottles that the cap with the label on is still attached. You receive a two dollar credit for every bottle that comes back(attached your name)
    Ink/Toner Cartridges:
  • We recycle the cartridges and receive office supply credits. This truly helps to keep our costs down.
    Ice Packs
    Egg cartons are always appreciated
    Thank you for your continued support of our “LIVE GREEN” efforts!

Maple Syrup Season

It appears the famous Groundhog was WRONG (again) this year! Spring has come a bit early and that is shifting our maple syrup producers into high gear. With these warm days and cool nights, it’s the perfect weather to start catching the sap run. Did you know that it takes about 40 gallons of raw maple sap to get 1 gallon of finished syrup? That’s A LOT of effort…just do that math!

While maple products taste amazing, they’ve got a lot of powerful health benefits, too. Don’t you want some extra nutrients such as B-Vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium and zinc? Yes, Please!

Here is a fabulous maple granola recipe from Koilene Law of Law Family Farms, producers of some of the syrup for CSA Farmers Market:

Recipe for maple granola
In bowl combine
1/4 cup olive oil
2/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup lightly chopped almonds


Made in Goodrich Michigan with ingredients that are organically approved.

Michigan Biodynamc ingredients

Sauerkraut! YUMM! Fermented to perfection, made with Michigan Produce from Both Certified Organic Growers and Growers who grow organically but are not certified.Michigan Organic produce.

Certified Frozen Organic Cucumbers. Vacuumed packed for freshness. The excess 2016 crop was frozen at the end of the season. These cucumbers are great for juicing and gives you that summertime fresh flavor. The excess 2016 crop was frozen at the end of the season. These cucumbers are GREAT for juicing and gives you that summertime fresh flavor. Juice Thaw 1 cucumber. Juice cucumber, lemon and ginger/garlic cloves for a wonderfully fresh and nutritious beverage you can enjoy anytime of the day. Tzatziki Sauce is another use for the frozen cucumbers. Recipe 1 Thaw the cucumber, chop and strain. Use a food processor or hand mix the strained chopped cucumber with 2 cups plain greek yogurt, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 4 cloves pressed garlic, 1/3 cup chopped dill, salt and pepper to taste. Recipe 2 You can also make a juice and add small amounts to the yogurt until you have the consistency you want. I thaw and juice the cucumber, lemon and garlic. If you have fresh dill throw that in the juicer too. Salt to taste and add to your yogurt until you get the consistency you want in your sauce. Add some dried dill to add some color and extra flavor. This sauce is great with lamb and used in gyro sandwiches.



Video Vault Craft Shop in Columbiaville on Thursday. In the old Citizens bank Building!!

The Good Bean Coffee Cafe downtown Flint on Fridays located on Grand Travis between Kettering and UofM Flint.


We will be sending a small follow up survey from now on to all customers who have picked up their orders. It is a quick survey asking if there were any problems with the order.
We did it for the first time this week and were pleasantly surprised to get so much positive feed back we also a couple of comments from customers that alerted us to some problem areas in which we promptly fixed.

Thanks to all those that replied.——It is greatly appreciated!!


We are now open for ordering every other week

FRESH HARVETED _Certifited Organic Swiss Chard, Carrots and Spinach.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC PRODUCE AVAILABLE APPLES, (Fujies, Liberty, Crimson Crisp, Honeycrisp), WHITE POTATOES, Winter Squash, Parsnips, Turnips, Cabbage, Beets, Carrots, Garlic, Radishes, FROZEN Blueberries, Frozen Cherries, Frozen Produce & More etc.


THANKS Susan Schmidt, Sandra Conlen, and Sandy Fritz for contributing to our freezer fund.

Sale and Clearance Items

  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Salsa
  • Nut Butters
  • Diced Onions

Nutty Butter Almond Butter price went down it was a good harvest year for almonds


  • MOMA SUDS laundry soap, dishwasher soap, toilet bowl bombs, all purpose cleaner
  • Sauerkraut
  • Kombuche
  • Frozen Cukes perfect for smoothies
  • Micro Greens
  • Truck Stop Organic Fair Trade Coffee
  • Bees Wax
    Click here to get to the sale/clearance items.


  • Raw Honey
  • Apples Many Varieties
  • Potatoes Yukon Golds & Elbas
  • Osage Oranges
  • FROZEN cherries, squash, blueberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, etc.
  • Maple Syrup Candy
  • Elixers
  • Seasoning
  • Candles
  • Slippers
  • Winter SQUASH
  • Salami
  • Pepperoni
  • Beef, Pork, Fish and Lamb
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Oatmeal
  • Soap

%{color:darkred}_*Please at any time if any product has quality issues contact us via email us or phone 810-688-7442 (810-270-2170) as soon as possible so we can correct


  • Hilhof Dairy Bottles- Please be sure when you return the bottles, that the cap with the label on is still attached_ (If the cap is not attached identify the bottles with your name, slide a piece of paper with you name on it in the bottle or write your name on the bottle) You will get two dollars credit for every bottle that comes back with your name attached to the bottle. You will receive $2.00 credit for every bottle returned. If you are returning multiple bottles package them in a way that the bottles do not clang together as they may break.


REBEKAH’S Pure Living

  • Many programs and classes held monthly. The store is conveniently located in Lapeer. Only Minutes from M-24 AND I-69!
  • Click Here for more detailed information days and times.

“Product News”

Want something we don’t have? Please let us know by clicking here and filling out the form.

Market News


The new software will be user friendly for customers, it will have accounting included in which customers will be able to see order history and what invoices have been paid, customers will be able to pre-order in bulk on certain items.

On a really good note on our end I will not have to use HTML to write a weblog. There is nothing worse than putting a weblog together and have it crash right before the market opens like it did on me today! Yuck, farmers should not have to know HTML!!


Fisher's Produce Tulsa:  Early spring

Hello Friends,

Spring looks like it might be early this year! We are going to start our Tulsa CSA a week earlier than planned as well (no extra charge!) April 13 to July 5. It is not too late to sign up! We are hoping to add a few more new members this year, so feel free to forward this to your friends.

2017 CSA registration form

Online Payment link here.


Cape Locally Grown:  Last day to order Cape Locally Grown!

Celebrate Spring!
Support your local producers Katey and David from Manoor Manor.

10% off thier products
lamb burger
seasoning salt

Heritage Farm :  Reminder to order

Market closes at 8pm tonight for Saturday delivery.

ORDER THEM HERE>>>>> Specials

Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised, beyond organic and customer driven farmers!!
(That’d be us!)

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm