Sweet signs of summer

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 delicious.

Local vendors begin season at Plainfield farm market

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.

Market open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 7 p.m. Fans of Rockford’s fabulous farm market can visit more local vendors mid-week now that Plainfield Township Farmer’s Market is up and running. The market is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 7 p.m. and offers plenty of opportunity for fresh, locally grown goods and produce, […]

This week at the farm market…

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 love our hometown’s farm market as much as we do, please cast your vote for Rockford in the America’s Favorite Farm Market contest sponsored by America’s Farmland Trust. Thus far, we only have 59 votes cast for Rockford and we certainly can do much better than this. […]