Rockford Farm Market takes silver in Townie Awards

America’s Favorite Farm Market—could be... your vote could make the difference!

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Every year the July edition of On-the-Town, the arts and entertainment magazine of West Michigan, published monthly by Advance BCI Inc., announces their Townie Awards. Each year the magazine’s readers are asked to think local and vote for their favorites in multiple categories. Readers are asked where they like to […]

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. […]

Rockford Farm Market opening best ever

Floral designer and grower  extraordinaire Casey Lemieux hands Rockford resident Brett Maki a freshly custom-arranged bouquet. Brett had made a secret visit to Rockford’s Farm Market to purchase a surprise bouquet for the love of his life, wife Danielle. Notice the single white rose in the center that Brett picked up at a local florist on the way to market.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL It was a postcard perfect day for the opening day of the Rockford Farm Market last Saturday. Most every stall in the market was filled by local Michigan vendors. Michigan-grown produce is considerably less abundant at this time because the growing season was delayed due to unseasonably cool and rainy […]

Rockford’s ‘Pure Michigan’ Farm Market ends first decade

Rockford’s Farm Market ends its 2010 season this Saturday, Oct. 30. Vendors await with a

by Cliff and Nancy Hill Michigan is the second most diverse agriculture state in the nation, and nowhere is that diversity and abundance more apparent than every Saturday morning at downtown Rockford’s Farm Market. “People really appreciate knowing where their food is coming from,” said Rockford City Manager Michael Young. “Rockford was really ahead of […]

Rockford Farm Market is Feeding America

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Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization, has teamed up with our local farmers markets again. Every other Saturday, volunteers have collected fresh produce donated by the people taking advantage of all the wonderful locally grown food sold at the Rockford Farmers Market or by the farmers themselves. They helped collect 626 pounds of […]