{west mi} Farmers Markets

Summer is the season for farmers markets! Fresh veggies, flavorful and ripe fruits, and farmers that care about providing healthy local foods to the masses. My favorite market so far this year is also one of the smallest around – almost every Wednesday I make a trip to Hudsonville so that I can visit the Creswick Farms booth. They bring a trailer of freezers each week, chock full of grass-fed and pastured animal products. Eggs, whole chicken (which we’ve used for 3 meals this last week), and beef along with some tasty specialty items like sausage and bacon. I not only enjoy the meats they sell, but I also love to listen the farmers passionately talk about how they raise the animals and school people on the benefits of grass-fed meats as well as how to cook it for best flavor and tenderness. I get to talk directly to the people who raise the animals. And it makes me feel good feeding this food to my family.

What farmers markets in the area are your favorite?

West Michigan Link-Up

Natural Living Moms and Eat Local West Michigan will be hosting a weekly link-up every Thursday. So if you blog about local businesses, deals, etc, etc, please feel free to link up below! *Linky closes one week from today. So if you have other posts coming up in your blog schedule you’d like to link, feel free! But before you do, let’s cover the ground rules. Unfortunately link ups such as this are getting watered down with stagnant traffic. In order to make sure this doesn’t happen please make sure you:

  1. Link to a specific, recent post relevant to the West Michigan area. This can include things like reviews, general discussion, tips on buying locally, events, etc.
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  3. Make sure to include a link to this post! Collaborating with bloggers is a two-way street, we’re showing links to your site, make sure you link to this post and let your readers know what it’s about. (or simply copy and paste this at the bottom of your post: What to find out more about what’s going on locally? This post is linked to the West Michigan Link-Up at Natural Living Moms, where you can see what everyone else is up to!)
  4. Please publish your post with the above mentioned link to NLM. So going back in every once in a while and adding it isn’t a major cause for concern, but y’all…….then the link to NLM never hits your subscribers.
  5. Not mandatory, but if you’re looking to help increase the traffic for us local bloggers, read the other posts and share then via social media and sites like stumble upon. That’s just good blog kharma that will come back ten fold. :-)

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About donielle

Donielle is a natural momma of two, lover of real foods, and owner and editor of Grand Rapids Natural Living and Naturally Knocked Up. You can usually find her in the kitchen whipping up some nourishing foods, cuddled on the couch reading books to the littles, avoiding the laundry and Mt. Saint Dishes, or tapping away on the laptop. Her husband puts up with her sometimes crazy "hippie" ways, but loves her regardless. Welcome to my home away from home.