Thursday, May 28, 2009

Are you a Michigan Artisan?

Do you make awesomely beautiful jewelry? Are you a woodcarver? Do you craft yummy Michigan cherries into equally yummy jams? Would you like to expand your business past local craft shows and farm markets? Then here is your answer:!

Artfire is a new venue for artisans around the world. If you sign up now, you can lock in a $12 per month fee. That's it. There are NO listing fees and NO commissions taken on sales. Studios are customizable and staff is attentive and responsive.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Walled Lake Farmer's Market

I love farmer's markets. Eating locally produced food is important to me. If you're with me on this, then check out your local market! I have several that are near me. The Oakland County Farmer's Market on Pontiac Lake Road is now open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and they have some great vendors. Hartland and Howell have markets as does Royal Oak. Later in the summer Clarkston will start up. And, of course, the Eastern Market in Detroit is legendary. My personal favorite is the Walled Lake Farmer's Market.

The Walled Lake Market is on Maple Road next to the Fire Station. You can find fresh-baked breads and cookies, pickles, tea and-my family's personal indulgence-the BEST tortilla chips in the world (try the "Secret Recipe"). Currently, you can also buy your own plants for your garden. Later in the season you will be able to find yummy produce at great prices. The market runs from 7am-1pm on Wednesdays. I'll be there tomorrow!

If you need to find the market nearest your house, go check out Local Harvest.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Henry Ford Special Offer

I've already posted about how wonderful The Henry Ford is, in my opinion. Now that spring is here Greenfield Village is open and bustling. Right now you can download a coupon at The Henry Ford's website that allows you to get a family membership for only $99. This allows two adults and all of their children (or grandchildren) who are under 18 in the household unlimited admission to Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum, plus discounts on rides and special events. Depending on the number of folks in your family and which venues you visit, the membership will be paid for with one or two visits! You can get all the details on the website!