Mid-Michigan is plentiful for those who want to source their food and goods from local producers. Feel free to use the contact form to submit your recommendations.
CSA Farmer’s Market– an online market with seasonal produce, meat, dairy, and other goods available for pick-up from one of their particpating mid-Michigan retailers.
Flint Farmer’s Market– a trusty source of goods during the winter months, and bursting at the seams with vendors during the summer/fall season.
Pennell Farms, Vassar, MI- a family farm who consistently produce and source fruits and veg. My personal favorite for buying bushels of canning tomatoes; I gave up years ago trying to grow my family’s tomatoes. You can find them at the Flint Farmer’s Market during the growing season.
Healthy Habitz 4 Life– Frankenmuth, MI- a pick-up location for the CSA Farmer’s Market, which is how I stumbled upon them. They’re an all-in-one grocery/essential oils/vitamins and supplements/services business who carry your everyday items as well as giftables.
The Simple Market– a recent addition to the community, this shop specializes in Michigan-made, hand-made, and artisan quality gifts and goodies. They must do a bit of antiques too, because I bought a cedar chest there last year.
Local Harvest– a US database of growers, markets, and CSA groups.
Pick Your Own– a huge collection of farms and markets all over the US. The focus is farms where you can pick your own berries, Christmas trees, pumpkins, and such. The bonus of the resource is their in-depth canning and preserving recipes-very detailed.
Bob’s Wife’s Soaps-We’ve been using Bob’s Wife’s soap for a few years. They frequent the Flint, Okemos, and Howell farmer’s markets, but also have website shop.
The Local Grocer– a brick and mortar market featuring produce and pantry foods, as well as take-out lunch items.