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To Contact Us

CSA Farmers Market
2933 Burnside Rd.,
North Branch, MI 48461
Ph. 810-688-7442
email us
or Email Lorie

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Map of Pick-up locations


Distribution Dates

Other Groups

Michigan Organic Farm & Food Alliance MOFFA

Learn the truth about GMO’s by visiting the
NonGMO Project

Raw Milk Advocacy Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Weston A Price chapter meets in Hadley, MI monthly. Focused on truly healthy living and eating Contact Kim Lockard email or call 810-667-1707

For Great Events and Programs in the Troy are visit Healthy Traditions Network and sign up for their newsletter.

Email Lists:


Kim Lockard does a GREAT JOB of keeping everyone informed!
Her newsletter will keep you current with petitions and about the monthly meetings/programs in Hadley. If you would like to be added to her list email Kim Lockard email or call 810-667-1707.


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Where did you learn about us from?

Request or suggest a NEW distribution location in your area

Help the farmers decide what to grow to fill out the survey.


1,800 so far

$100 to $150
Patricia Gall
Debra Lyman

$50 to $100
Linda Williams
Debi Peters
Stephen Walker

$25 to $50
Lori Brooks
Stephen Cranfield
Holly Lubowicki
David Jameson
Karen Munson
Mary Varady
Tina Dupuis
Bruce Williams
Christy Tiberg

Under $25
Pam Walker
Amy Uniacke
Rebecca Loftus
Brenda Timmerman
Maryjane Engelhart
Barb Bochenek
Marianna Fitzgerald
Melissa Gifford
Jeanette Farley
Peggy Garrigues
Andrea Goddard
Christine Lawler
Andrea Pike
Theresa Schafer
Bill Schwank
Carol Solomon
Michelle Steiner
Denae Tait
Michele Mroczek
Diana Carnahan
Joy Arbor
Anita Heeke
Shannan McNair
Sheryl Forth
Carol Schmidt
Judy Mrachina
Cori Douglas
Kate Darga
Laureen Sue Magyari
Shanna Mills
Kimberly Pistonetti
Tracy Williams
Carol Bendure
Dana Driscoll
Kathleen Gahan
Laurel Levine
Diane Maennle
Kristina Moore
Carolyn Young
Heather Hamlin
Kristy Fairbanks
Donna Mohr
Renee Nadiv
Beth Schmeisl
Kurt Cobb
*We are very grateful for your continued support! *


Paper Grocery Bags

  • This includes the ones you get from stores
  • The cardboard bottoms from the bags
    Glass Jars
  • Any jar that our products come in
    Hilhof Dairy Bottles:
  • Please be sure when you return the bottles that the cap with the label on is still attached. You receive a two dollar credit for every bottle that comes back(attached your name)
    Ink/Toner Cartridges:
  • We recycle the cartridges and receive office supply credits. This truly helps to keep our costs down.
    Ice Packs
    Egg cartons are always appreciated
    Thank you for your continued support of our “LIVE GREEN” efforts!

NEW PICK-UP Locations

We are please to announce that we have four new pick-up locations.

Rebekah’s Pure Living Grand Blanc this location will have hours as late as 7pm for pick-up.

Uncle Peter’s Pasties Shelby Township this location will have Friday and Saturday hours, they have a lot of Freezer and Refrigerator room so customers can pick up either day and they will be able to pick-up at late as 6:30pm.

The Good Beans Cafe (Flint)pick-up days on Fridays. Great Oasis in the middle of a reemerging community.
Worth the visit Pick-up is on Fridays only.

Video Vault Columbiaville downtown easy to find, in the old Citizens Bank building. Friendly faces that love to support the community. Pick-up is on Thursday only.

Growing Season Update

Plants waiting to go into the hoop-house at White Pine Farm.
There must be a turtles nest in the hoop-house because the babies are emerging.
This baby was found this week.

Maple Syrup Season

It appears the famous Groundhog was WRONG (again) this year! Spring has come a bit early and that is shifting our maple syrup producers into high gear. With these warm days and cool nights, it’s the perfect weather to start catching the sap run. Did you know that it takes about 40 gallons of raw maple sap to get 1 gallon of finished syrup? That’s A LOT of effort…just do that math!

While maple products taste amazing, they’ve got a lot of powerful health benefits, too. Don’t you want some extra nutrients such as B-Vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium and zinc? Yes, Please!

Here is a fabulous maple granola recipe from Koilene Law of Law Family Farms, producers of some of the syrup for CSA Farmers Market:

Recipe for maple granola
In bowl combine
1/4 cup olive oil
2/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup lightly chopped almonds


Made in Goodrich Michigan with ingredients that are organically approved.

Sauerkraut! YUMM! Fermented to perfection, made with Michigan Produce from Both Certified Organic Growers and Growers who grow organically but are not certified.Michigan Organic produce.

Certified Frozen Organic Cucumbers. Vacuumed packed for freshness. The excess 2016 crop was frozen at the end of the season. These cucumbers are great for juicing and gives you that summertime fresh flavor. The excess 2016 crop was frozen at the end of the season. These cucumbers are GREAT for juicing and gives you that summertime fresh flavor. Juice Thaw 1 cucumber. Juice cucumber, lemon and ginger/garlic cloves for a wonderfully fresh and nutritious beverage you can enjoy anytime of the day. Tzatziki Sauce is another use for the frozen cucumbers. Recipe 1 Thaw the cucumber, chop and strain. Use a food processor or hand mix the strained chopped cucumber with 2 cups plain greek yogurt, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 4 cloves pressed garlic, 1/3 cup chopped dill, salt and pepper to taste. Recipe 2 You can also make a juice and add small amounts to the yogurt until you have the consistency you want. I thaw and juice the cucumber, lemon and garlic. If you have fresh dill throw that in the juicer too. Salt to taste and add to your yogurt until you get the consistency you want in your sauce. Add some dried dill to add some color and extra flavor. This sauce is great with lamb and used in gyro sandwiches.



We will be sending a small follow up survey from now on to all customers who have picked up their orders. It is a quick survey asking if there were any problems with the order.
We did it for the first time this week and were pleasantly surprised to get so much positive feed back we also a couple of comments from customers that alerted us to some problem areas in which we promptly fixed.

Thanks to all those that replied.——It is greatly appreciated!!


FRESH HARVETED Certifited Organic Lettuce and Spinach.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC PRODUCE AVAILABLE APPLES, (Crimson Crisp, Fuji and Honeycrisp), Parsnips, Cabbage, Beets, Carrots, Garlic, FROZEN Blueberries, Frozen Cherries, Frozen Produce (peppers, tomatoes, beans etc) & More etc.

THANKS _Tina Dupuis and Davis Shattuck _ for contributing to our freezer fund._

Sale and Clearance Items

  • Lenten Special all fish on sale
  • DRY BEANS All 20% off
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Pastas
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Salsa
  • Nut Butters
  • Diced Onions

Nutty Butter Almond Butter price went down it was a good harvest year for almonds

NEW or Nearly New

  • MOMA SUDS laundry soap, dishwasher soap, toilet bowl bombs, all purpose cleaner
  • Sauerkraut
  • Frozen Cukes perfect for smoothies
  • Truck Stop Organic Fair Trade Coffee
  • Bees Wax
  • MICRO GREENS spicy and mild
    Click here to get to the sale/clearance items.


  • Meats Pork, Beef, Poultry, Lamb
  • Fresh Pressed Apple Cider
  • Raw Honey
  • Apples Many Varieties
  • Osage Oranges
  • FROZEN cherries, squash, blueberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, etc.
  • Maple Syrup Candy
  • Elixirs
  • Seasoning
  • Bees Wax Candles
  • Slippers
  • Salami
  • Pepperoni
  • Beef, Pork, Fish and Lamb
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Oatmeal
  • Soap

If something is SOLD OUT you may request it in the comment section of your order. Sometimes, after harvesting produce we discover we have a bit more

Please at any time if any product has quality issues contact us via email us or phone 810-688-7442


  • GRAND BLANC Rebekah’s Pure Living
  • Shelby Township Uncle Peter’s Pasties


  • Growing System Update
  • Maple Syrup
  • New Websitecoming soon

Market News


The new software will be user friendly for customers, it will have accounting included in which customers will be able to see order history and what invoices have been paid, customers will be able to pre-order in bulk on certain items.

We are still working out some bugs on the new system. We anticipate that it will be live April 6, 2017.

On a really good note on our end I will not have to use HTML to write a weblog. There is nothing worse than putting a weblog together and have it crash right before the market opens like it did on me today! Yuck, farmers should not have to know HTML!!