2019 Vendors 

 
 
Highwater Farms
 
Meet Tony and Sarah, the owners of Highwater Farms. They live a block away from St. Casimir Church, where the South Lansing Farms Market is held, and were married there in October 2013. Shortly therafter, a serious medical diagnosis focused their attention on eating higher quality fruits and vegetables. 
 
Highwater Farms arose from Tony and Sarah’s desire to eat the cleanest,and healthiest foods they could find. After attempts to find and, more importantly, afford the quality produce they were looking for, they decided to grow their own. Highwater Farms is a small urban farm located at 723 Francis on Lansing’s Eastside. The farm focuses on health, sustainability, and productivity. HWF does not use genetically modified products (GMOs) and does not support companies who do. No pesticides or herbicides are used on the farm and many heirloom vegetables grown by HWF have ties to the great state of Michigan from as far back as the 1800’s. These unique varieties will be hard to find anywhere else in the area.
 
The driving force of Highwater Farms is to provide the residents of Lasing with fresh, local, affordable produce to help keep local families healthy while helping to support the farmers, Tony and Sarah. The farm wants to support and benefit their community and the Greater Lansing area. Come check them out at South Lansing Farmer’s Market!   
 
Facebook | Email | 248-563-5373
 
 
 
 

 

 

Nodding Thistle

 

The Farm -We are a 72 acre family farm in Nashville, Michigan. We have five acres in organically grown vegetables, small berry production, and fruit trees, plus a number of herbs and flowers. We start with asparagus and lettuce and continue to potatoes and winter squash. Included in that is over two dozen varieties of tomatoes, some of which are heirlooms handed down through our family. Animals on the farm include dairy and beef cattle and a flock of egg laying chickens. Thirty-five of the remaining acres are divided into several small fields used for pasture, hay, and small grains to feed our livestock.

 

Organic -Nodding Thistle was first certified by the Organic Growers of Michigan in 1984. The organic farming landscape has changed significantly since then, giving way to increasingly expensive yearly certification by larger operations that were created to fit into the large scale modern farming model. Though we stopped seeking organic certification in 2009, our methods have remained unchanged for the last 33 years.

 

Our Methods -Our growing methods are intended to encourage the development of soil organisms by the incorporation of organic matter, creating a soil that can be sustained for years. Our produce has also been grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. In accordance with organic rules, we do not plant treated seeds (treated with fungicides) and we start our own seedlings (in organic soil without artificial fertilizers). Hay/straw mulching, cultivation and hand weeding serve as our weed control. For insect control, we hand pick, foster predator and parasite insects, and use cultural practices to discourage pests. To build the soil, we practice crop rotation, use cover crops, and apply manure and, occasionally, rock minerals. We are committed to the production of nutritious and flavorful food through a combination of soil maintenance, variety selection, and numerous cultural practices (minimal irrigation, harvest timing, etc.)  

 

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 Snappy Foods
 

The idea for Snappy Foods grew (literally) in Anthony Herrmann's back yard. He loves to tell customers his veggies are "as fresh as it gets," which may be true since his produce travels a mere mile to the market from his home near Washington Park.

A registered nurse, Anthony retired from State of Michigan in 2009, then worked seven years as a nurse with the Ingham County Health Department. After his second retirement, Anthony went back to work part-time in pediatrics. With a half-time job and a half acre lot, Anthony began expanding his garden. This year, he's adding shiitake mushrooms and high tunnel hoops to extend the growing season for his raspberries.  

Last year was was Anthony's first venture into vending at a farmers market, and he made it a family affair with wife Marina and daughter Yuliya. This year, he's focusing his efforts on perennial crops, like asparagus, rhubarb, and raspberries, and Marina will offer homemade fudges, baked goods with a Ukrainian flair, and flavored popcorn snacks.

 

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Rooted Home Farm and Goods

 
Produce, crafts, and baked goods. Why is it called Rooted Home? She calls her business “Rooted Home” because everything she does is based out of her home. There’s also PIE!
 
 
Facebook | Email | 248-613-6948

 

 
 
Wesenberg Produce
 
They are a family business established in 2001. They retail their homegrown veggies, MI fruit, plants and flowers at mid-Michigan farm markets. They have U-pick/ready-picked strawberries.

Facebook | 989-236-5013
 
 
517 Coffee Company
 
517 Coffee Company is seeking to build community through craft roasted coffee. Coffee is roasted on Monday’s and Friday’s and orders ship out on Tuesday and Thursday. Follow them on Facebook or Instagram for up-to-date mobile café locations and roastery hours. You can order coffee through their website. Brew. Love. Share.

Facebook | Website | Instagram | Email | 517-862-4495
 
 
Apple Blossom Kombucha
  
Brewed out of a commercial kitchen in Lansing, Michigan with local, organic ingredients. Owner and brewer, Caley, began brewing in 2012 when the cost of purchasing kombucha every day was nearing $1,000 a year! Caley is passionate about health, wellness, and her community. She attends local farmers markets and uses word of mouth to sell Apple Blossom Kombucha. Caley drinks a kombucha a day to cut those soda cravings with this fizzy drink! Kombucha is known for its many health benefits: Detoxification, Improved Digestion, Arthritis Prevention, Immune System Stimulation, Cancer Prevention, Weight Loss, Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Energy Enhancement, Supporting a healthy gut, May improve mental health, Antibacterial, Good for cardiovascular system, Helps maintain a healthy liver, Known as the "miracle health elixir."

 
 
Clover Row
 
Located on the east side of Lansing, Clover Row Bakery is a small home bakery business. They offer artisan breads, herbs, and other homemade products for sale. Breads offered
will include sage sourdough round loaves, dilly rye, country white and wheat sandwich bread, crusty rosemary olive oil loaves, and a cinnamon swirl loaf. They also have two non-wheat breads: cinnamon oat, which is low-gluten, and golden barley. Breads are all hand made using high quality, simple ingredients. They source organic and local ingredients where possible and don’t use any chemical additives or preservatives. Many herbs featured are either grown locally or certified organic. The dark rye, stone ground whole wheat flour, barley, oat, and brown rice flours they use are organic. They source the eggs for the Country White and Cinnamon Swirl loaves from Full Circle Ranch based on Potterville.

Facebook | Website | Email | 586-873-2502
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dipped in Sugar
 
Candy store in Lansing. A bakery that feels just like home. They make homemade baked goods and other confections.

Facebook | Email | 517-242-0632
 
El Burrito Mexicano
 
Delicious authentic Mexican food in Lansing, MI.

Facebook | Website | 517-327-8222
 
Fred’s Jerkey Products
 
Facebook | Email | 517-202-1908
 
Risk’s Honey
 
Beekeeping started out as Mike’s hobby and grew into his passion. Through years of beekeeping experience and a deep appreciation for the environment, he has learned organic methods of beekeeping. Now that he is retired, for his "day job" he can finally share his knowledge with all of you. Him and his wife, Sidney, along with their dog Sunny, a Terrier mix, live in a farming community on 10 acres near the town of Laingsburg, Michigan. Where they not only enjoy their bees, but also chickens, a large organic garden, and organically grown fruit trees. He has been a beekeeper for 29 years and enjoys making honey, raising queens and new beekeepers. He is now and has been the President of the Center of Michigan Beekeepers for the past nine years.

Facebook | Website | Email | 517-643-1880

 

Al's Woodcrafts

Al Miller learned woodworking from his father, and he's enjoyed the craft for over 50 years. Al always has an assortment of old fashioned wooden toys, outdoor lawn games, doll cradles, bird feeders, decorative wall hangings, paper towel racks, table games, and other custom items.

On the other side of their booth, you'll find a variety of hand sewn fabric crafts by Al's wife Neva. Some of her most popular items include quilted microwave bowls, aprons, baby bibs, placemats, casserole carriers, and headwear for chemo patients.

Neva uses many styles of fabric, including those with seasonal and sports themes. If you can't find exactly what you're looking for, just ask. They can often make custom orders.

Email | 517-203-9895
 
 
 Sapo de Solis

After years of watching friends and family suffer allergic reactions to chemicals found in most commercial cleaning and body care products, Chuck Middaugh and Thomas Johnson took matters into their own hands. They spent countless days, nights, weekends, and significant financial expense experimenting with different recipes and adjusting them based on feedback from friends, family, and their own personal use. Everyone who tried them were surprised by how effective homemade natural alternatives could be.

 

In 2015, Chuck and Thomas decided to share their cleaner, greener products with the rest of us. Latin for "Soap of the Sun," Sapo de Solis offers everything from natural bleach to shampoo to puppy "paw butter." They also have bar soap, body wash, bath bombs, shower steamers, face masks and scrubs, deodorant, cleaning spray and laundry detergent. If you can't find what you're looking for, just ask. They're adding new products all the time.

 

Facebook | Website | Email | 734-637-2547