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Best of Great Lakes Bay: Farmers Market Fare

A look at some of our readers favorite items found at local farmers markets.

We asked our readers in a social media poll for their thoughts on the best farmers market items in the region


Tomatoes and Cucumbers

“Tomatoes and fresh cukes” were mentioned both online and when we asked around at local farmers markets. A simple tomato-and-cucumber sandwich is super fresh and light. Or try tomatoes and cucumbers chopped along with red onion and some Italian dressing, then add tuna and sunflower seeds to the mix for a fresh salad.



We’ve had some great-looking peppers at local farmers markets. Here in Michigan, peppers are in season through October. What should you look for when choosing yours? All peppers should have a firm skin, glossy appearance and no brown spots. Peppers are high in vitamins A and C. Try serving them with a little hummus for a great snack.


Handmade Items

One of our readers brought up checking out farmers markets for handmade items. We’ve seen everything from wash cloths and wooden furniture, door signs and jewelry, to the more recent arrival of homemade masks since we all have to wear them. We love the idea of supporting local and buying these items as gifts.



Your opinion matters, so let your voice be heard! We’ll post our monthly poll on our social media channels and newsletters, along with conducting man-on-the-street interviews for reader opinions on food, beverage or dining options. We’d love to hear from you!


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