Eats and Treats

Sweet signs of summer

June 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

TASTE OF SUMMER—Michigan State Police Trooper Mike Umphrey buys a glass of lemonade from a young entrepreneur. Paying $3 for the beverage, which was offered for 25 cents a cup, earns Umphrey the Squire’s title “Super Nice Guy.” He also made a point to tell the stand’s owner that the lemonade was [...]

Local vendors begin season at Plainfield farm market

June 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

Market open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 7 p.m. COLORFUL—Food provided by local farmers has the advantage of reaching the customer quickly, with less time to deteriorate. Pictured is a beautiful display of fresh produce from Zandstra’s Farm. Fans of Rockford’s fabulous farm market can visit more local vendors mid-week now that Plainfield Township Farmer’s Market [...]

This week at the farm market…

June 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

Patrick and Peggy Bekker of Belmont purchase a Father’s Day treat of Gourmet Jerky from Rockford Farm Market vendor Kathy Bueche. From their state-certified kitchen in Marne, Mich., Gourmet Jerky, a long-time Rockford market vendor, uses beef, pork, chicken, deer, elk and buffalo to produce an amazing variety of flavored jerky. by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Remember, if you [...]