2016 Chili Cookoff

It’s officially fall! The days are getting shorter, the leaves are turning, and here comes the cold. At the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market there is one sure sign that fall has arrived –the Annual Chili Cook-Off. If you’ve ever been to the cook-off, you know how exciting it is — bails of straw, pumpkin bowling,…

2016 Chili Cookoff

Well it is officially fall! There are a few things that signify the exit of summer and the entrance of fall — the days get shorter, leaves begin to drop, birds began to migrate, and soon it will be winter. For the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market the start of fall means the Market season is…

Meet Karl Baer of Baer Poultry Farms, a Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor

Karl Baer of Baer Poultry Farms in Adrian, Michigan is one of our returning vendors at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market. Both Karl and his wife Carolyn were raised on farms in Michigan and in fact Karl and Carolyn currently live on Carolyn’s five-generation family farm. They raise free-range, USDA inspected, chemical-free chickens and turkeys.…

Drifter Coffee, a New Vendor at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market

Alleah Webb, self-described “head honcho” of Drifter Coffee, parks her mobile coffee truck at the far south end of the parking lot at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market, opens the side window, and puts on a pot of terrific coffee. Launched just over a month ago, Drifter Coffee often draws people who’d like a closer…

Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market New Vendor, Artesian Farms

Vertical hydroponic farming uses 92% less water and eliminates agricultural run-off.  Vertical hydroponic farming compresses the food supply chain which means more money for the farmer and fresher food. Having trouble visualizing a vertical hydroponic farm? Think long bunk beds, light, the sound of water gurgling, and hundreds of healthy green lettuce leaves growing in…

Rain Garden to be Installed at the North Rosedale Park Community House

With help from volunteers from the Ford Accelerated Action Day and Grandmont Rosedale residents, GRDC will be installing a rain garden on the south end of the parking lot at the North Rosedale Park Community House on June 5. The Michigan native plants will help alleviate parking lot water run-off and add beauty to the…