Keeping it Fresh at the Farm Markets
Farm markets are a favorite of many in the summer. You can find local goods, freshly baked, or picked, and take it home to enjoy. Many of these vendors have unique backstories and beautiful craftsmanship. If you’re in the mood to peruse a local market this summer, then there are a few in the area you may enjoy.
This market, located about 15 minutes north of Silver Lake, is worth the trip. It attracts many local sellers who produce organic goods like fruit and vegetables. Along with the farm to table products, are fresh flowers to brighten up your kitchen, and soap scrubs to make sure you have a relaxing spa day. You can also find mouthwatering goods like honey and maple syrup that are sure to take your breakfast to the next level. If you have a hankering for something homemade, you can pick up muffins, bread, and jams to top it off!
As soon as you walk in, your mouth will begin to water. Donuts, muffins, bear claws, pies, and strudel are just some of the many items they make fresh daily; although, their pies are the product that is award-winning, so that is a must-buy when you stop there. Their apple fritters are also famous! Woodland Farm Market and Bakery is open Monday through Saturday from 9-5 and on Sunday from 10- 4. Be sure to pick up some pie (and other goodies) on your way to Silver Lake.
At this local market, you can find fresh fruits and vegetables grown on the family farm in Hart. You can even pick up a gift basket with all the yummy essentials from the market, or other Michigan-made goods like maple syrup, and Country Dairy products. Pick up cherries, blueberries, apricots, and raspberries while their in season! These staples from West Michigan are always worth the stop.
Nothing is imported at Pleasant Valley. At this venture, you can find wines grown from their vineyard. The flavor is all West Michigan with hints of 21st century European classics. It’s not all about the wine here, though, you can also pair it with maple syrup and fudge. You can’t go wrong here!
Come for the dunes, stay for the flavors; these markets showcase the best the area has to offer with freshly grown produce and homemade goods baked with love. It wouldn’t be a trip to Silver Lake without picking up farm-fresh goodness from one of these markets.