Locally sourced food options growing; Number of small farms, producers offer products

FOOD PRODUCERS–The annual pre-season meeting of participants in the local farmers market was held June 1. Farmers markets take place at the L’Anse Waterfront Park on Saturday mornings from 9- noon, and at the Baraga County Museum grounds, U.S. 41 in Baraga, Wednesday afternoons from 3-5 p.m. Getting organized for the 2021 season are, l-r, Joyce Budreau, Patsy Keyes, Charles Hildenbrand, Cheryl and Mark Braun and UP Local Food Coordinator Alex Palzewicz.

by Barry Drue
Locally sourced, grown and produced food is becoming increasingly popular as more consumers reach out for local, organic and humanely produced food. Food networks have become established around Marquette and Houghton, which both offer popular food co-operatives with many products from the UP and area. An effort is taking shape to provide consumers in and around Baraga County with more organized information about sources for local food and homemade products. For now the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce is providing space on its site for a list of producers and products that can be accessed through baragacounty.org. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.