His wife heard me from a few feet away, walked over and suggested I try the Wednesday Farmer’s Market in Harbor Springs, just north of Petoskey. I made plans to spend the morning there with my cousin Heather and Uncle Dennis on Wednesday morning.
We drove up to Harbor Springs through Petoskey and just marveled at the homes! Who knew there was so much money “up nort’?” It was certainly not the “up north” of cheaply made cottages and trailers that I grew up with, that’s for sure. (and to be honest, that made me kind of sad…)
I’m so glad I went to this market! It was only about a small block long and was very charming, with well presented tables of home made and locally produced goods, poultry and meats. Unfortunately, we arrived at the market about 30 minutes before closing, so I didn’t have time to take photos of all the wonderful vendors I met that day.
These crazy large red “lobster” mushrooms are from the Michigan Mushroom Market and all are harvested WILD! Morels grow all over the place up here too! I picked up some chanterelles for dinner.
Honestly, everything looked so good, I wanted to buy it all….but alas, we had only one more dinner at the cottage so I couldn’t go too crazy.
Wild leek fruits are supposed to taste like mild onions. I restrained myself and walked away without purchasing.
“YES!” I said.
The Coveyou Scenic Farm Market has been owned by the same family for more than 136 years! Very cool! You can go to their website by clicking HERE. It certainly lived up to its name!
The market and barn looked so inviting from the road! Now THIS is a true farmers market, right at the farm itself!
Ciao for now, darlings, and DO TELL me where YOU holidayed this summer!
Originally posted 2013-08-31 19:00:00.