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November 23, 2021

Mellema Farm pie pumpkins make the best pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving or any time. We still have lots of them for only $1 each.

November 4, 2021

Thank you to all of our customers who made this another successful season at the Mellema Farm Market. We are scaling the market back to a self serve setup for when we are not around but we still have lots of sweet peppers, hot peppers, squash, cabbage, kale, broccoli, beets, carrots, and brussel sprouts. We are also selling any pumpkins still in the patch for $15 per pickup truck load.

October 28, 2021

It is not too late to get your first pumpkin for the year or your 50th. We still have thousands of pumpkins in the patch and we will be giving wagon rides to the pumpkin patch again this Saturday starting at 10am.

October 25, 2021

Now is the time to stock up on your winter supply of honey. We sell raw local honey in 12 ounce plastic bears for $6, pints for $10, and quarts for $18.

October 21, 2021

If you need carrots for your vegetable soup then stop by our market. Hand dug carrots are only $2 per quart box (and we will clean the dirt off them for you).

October 15, 2021

Lucy may not be driving the tractor tomorrow, but we will be giving lots of rides to and from the pumpkin patch. Join us for fall family fun events on Saturday courtesy of Michigan Mortgage in the morning and Klingel Homes Real Estate later in the afternoon. Hope to see you there!

October 12, 2021

It is broccoli season and we have plenty of it. $2 per head in the market or we also sell half bushels of broccoli for $12 or full bushels for $20.

October 8, 2021

We have a lot of nice green and red bell peppers in the market. 50 cents each or buy a half bushel for $8 or a whole bushel for $15.

October 1, 2021

Our pick your own pumpkin patch is now open and we have a great crop of pumpkins to choose from. Large pumpkins are $8, medium are $5, and small pumpkins are $2. We will be giving wagon rides to the pumpkin patch starting this Saturday at 10am and every Saturday in October.

September 30, 2021

We have some BIG jalapeno peppers in the field this year that would be great for stuffing. The price is five for $1 in the market or we sell a peck for $12 or a half bushel for $20.

September 29, 2021

Why not enjoy some summer flavor while the warm weather lasts? All of our watermelons are now only $1.00! We have some large seeded watermelons and lots of personal sized seedless watermelons.

September 23, 2021

Our pick your own pumpkin patch will be open beginning Friday, October 1. Until then we have a selection of different pumpkin sizes and colors on the yard by the market along with gourds, mini pumpkins, and corn stalks - and we have some even larger pumpkins not in this picture.

September 14, 2021

The market is filling up with more of our fall crops including squash, gourds, cabbage, and cauliflower. We also have pumpkins along with corn stalks and other fall decorations. But it is not too late to get sweet corn for eating or freezing. We are still picking sweet corn every day and we will have it for the rest of this week.

September 7, 2021

Pepper found a watermelon that is just her size and you can too! We have watermelons anywhere from a one serving personal size to something big enough to feed the whole family. Pepper chose a seedless watermelon but we also grow seeded watermelons and they are both sweet.

September 6, 2021

Our market has been supplied with beautiful sunflowers this year courtesy of our neighbors, the Constantines. We have the traditional yellow sunflowers, a darker purple and brown variety, and a fuzzy variety. All are three for one dollar and you can mix and match to make your own bouquet.

September 3, 2021

This is a picture of our you pick tomato patch from today. Currently there are not many red, ripe, ready to can tomatoes in the patch but tomatoes can be found if you are willing to pick orange tomatoes and set them out to ripen. We will be open on Labor Day and we hope that the tomatoes will be more ripe next week.

August 31, 2021

This is a good week to try a sweet, home grown watermelon or two from our farm. We have both seeded and seedless watermelons in a variety of sizes to choose from. And unlike the grocery store we guarantee that our watermelons will be sweet or your money back.

August 26, 2021

Lucy's favorite sweet corn is back! Our fourth patch of sweet corn is ready now and we have our own sweet corn picked and in the market again. Thank you for your patience.

August 25, 2021

Our cucumber and pickle plants are producing like crazy in this hot weather. We have both the smaller pickles and the larger slicing cucumbers available by the peck or half bushel. Pickles are $13 for a peck or $25 for a half bushel. Cucumbers are $6 for a peck or $10 for a half bushel. Stop by or call (231)730-3833 to order ahead.

August 24, 2021

Get your baskets ready! Our pick your own tomato patch will be open next Monday, August 30. The price for pick your own tomatoes is $16 per bushel ($8 per half bushel with a half bushel minimum). We also have already picked tomatoes for $16 per half bushel.

August 23, 2021

We are sorry to report that we are temporarily out of our delicious sweet corn. The third patch of sweet corn is picked clean and the fourth patch is not quite ready yet. It will be ready by Wednesday or Thursday. Lucy is as upset as the rest of us because this means that she doesn't get her daily ear of corn in the morning.

August 17, 2021

We are harvesting enough tomatoes now to take orders for canning tomatoes by the bushel. One bushel already picked and brushed costs $36 ($18 for a half bushel). Pick your own tomatoes is a week to ten days away still but we will keep you posted.

August 11, 2021

We are picking a lot of green and yellow beans these days and we have enough to sell in larger quantities. $13 for a peck or $25 for a half bushel. Please order ahead by calling (231)730-3833.

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August 6, 2021

Be sure to notice our new sign in the front yard the next time that you come to the market. We like the way that it turned out.

August 4, 2021

It may be rusty and dirty, but we miss our old Dodge farm truck when it is out of commission like it was last week. Now that the broken ignition lock cylinder has been replaced the Dodge starts again and it is ready to bring loads of fresh produce up to the market.

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August 2, 2021

The Mellema Farm has a new addition. If you stop out to get some delicious sweet corn and fresh tomatoes you just might get to meet Pepper, an adventurous nine week old beagle puppy.

July 27, 2021

We are still setting some things up in the market but the first sweet corn of the year is now for sale. Picked fresh this morning!

July 24, 2021

The tomatoes are turning red but still need a few more days. Our sweet corn also needs a few more days to mature. Both should be ready sometime in the middle of next week. Until then we still have zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, pickles, and we are starting to pick green beans.

July 13, 2021

Most of our crops are on schedule or ahead of schedule this year. They still have some growing to do but the market should be open by the end of this month. Looking forward to seeing you then!

July 6, 2021

The first of our zucchini and yellow summer squash has been picked. We do multiple plantings of both so that we will have a steady supply until the fall.

June 30, 2021

We have been waiting for the fields to dry up since the five inches of rain that we got last week. We pumped about 2000 gallons of water out of the wet spot in this before/after picture to speed up the process.

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June 14, 2021

This will be our last week for vegetable plant sales so stop out to get a good deal on the plants that we have left. We still have asparagus, cherry tomatoes, three different varieties of heirloom tomatoes (Brandywine, Mr. Stripey, and Cherokee Purple), tomatillos, eggplant, Hungarian peppers, habanero peppers, cayenne peppers, pole beans, dark red kidney beans, pinto beans, great northern beans, cucumbers, acorn squash, butternut squash, buttercup squash, spaghetti squash, delicata squash, cabbage, red cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussel sprouts, cilantro, sage, dill, peppermint, catnip, rosemary, butterhead lettuce, sweet corn, and spinach.We also have red or yellow onion plants 10 for $2.50. 5 inch by 10 inch trays of salad mix or mesclun mix are $2.50. All of the other plants in the list are 50 cents each or four for $1.50 while supplies last.You can ahead by calling or texting John at (231)730-3833 if you want to have your plants set aside to be picked up later. Thank you.

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June 8, 2021

All of our vegetable and herb plants are now 50 cents each or four for $1.50.
Some of our varieties are selling out but we have at least some of asparagus, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, roma tomatoes, eggplant, green peppers, jalapeno peppers, Hungarian peppers, habanero peppers, green beans, yellow beans, pole beans, dark red kidney beans, pinto beans, great northern beans, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, pickles, acorn squash, butternut squash, buttercup squash, spaghetti squash, cabbage, red cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussel sprouts, summer squash, zucchini, cilantro, basil, sage, dill, peppermint, catnip, rosemary, butterhead lettuce, romaine lettuce, sweet corn, and spinach.
We also have red or yellow onion plants 10 for $2.50. 5 inch by 10 inch trays of salad mix or mesclun mix like the one in the picture are now $2.50
Please order plants by calling or texting John at (231)730-3833. Tell us what you need and when you want to pick it up and we will have it ready when you get here. Thank you.

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June 4, 2021

Some of us (not Bandit) have been hard at work planting this week. We still have many kinds of vegetable plants for your garden and we now have cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, and brussel sprout plants.Here is this week's list:$1 each or 4 for $3: Asparagus, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, roma tomatoes, eggplant, green peppers, jalapeno peppers, Hungarian peppers, habanero peppers, green beans, yellow beans, pole beans, dark red kidney beans, pinto beans, great northern beans, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, pickles, cantaloupe, acorn squash, butternut squash, buttercup squash, spaghetti squash, cabbage, red cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussel sprouts, summer squash, and zucchini4 for $2: cilantro, basil, sage, dill, peppermint, catnip, rosemary, butterhead lettuce, romaine lettuce, and spinach.We also have red or yellow onion plants 10 for $2.50. We have 5 inch by 10 inch trays of salad mix or mesclun mix for $5. And we have sweet corn plants 4 for $1.50.Please order plants by calling or texting John at (231)730-3833. Tell us what you need and when you want to pick it up and we will have it ready when you get here. Thank you.

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May 31, 2021

John had lots of help watering the greenhouse plants on Memorial Day. Thanks to Andrew your garden starter plants will not be thirsty.

May 28, 2021

We are growing some new herbs this year. We now have peppermint and catnip and we will have some lavender later on. Can you guess which of the new herbs is Bandit's favorite?
We still have many other plants for sale as well.
$1 each or 4 for $3: Asparagus, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, roma tomatoes, eggplant, green peppers, jalapeno peppers, Hungarian peppers, habanero peppers, green beans, yellow beans, pole beans, dark red kidney beans, pinto beans, great northern beans, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, pickles, cantaloupe, butternut squash, buttercup squash, spaghetti squash, summer squash, and zucchini
4 for $2: cilantro, basil, sage, dill, peppermint, catnip, rosemary, butterhead lettuce, romaine lettuce, and spinach.
We also have red or yellow onion plants 10 for $2.50. We have 5 inch by 10 inch trays of salad mix or mesclun mix for $5. And we have sweet corn plants 4 for $1.50.
Please order plants by calling or texting John at (231)730-3833. Tell us what you need and when you want to pick it up and we will have it ready when you get here. Thank you.

May 24, 2021

We have new drip tape irrigation that goes under our crops in plastic this year. This allows us to put water and fertilizer directly to the roots of the plants without losing it to evaporation. The idea is that this will give us bigger onions, melons, and watermelons to sell later this year. (Don't look at the second row in that picture. It was supposed to be straighter than that.)

May 21, 2021

We now have larger potted tomato plants in a number of different varieties. We have a purple heirloom variety, a reddish pink heirloom, a yellow heirloom, roma, and regular slicing tomatoes. $2.50 per pot. We have also lowered the price on our lettuces and herbs. This week's price list:
$1 each or 4 for $3: Asparagus, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, roma tomatoes, eggplant, green peppers, jalapeno peppers, Hungarian peppers, habanero peppers, green beans, yellow beans, pole beans, dark red kidney beans, pinto beans, great northern beans, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, pickles, cantaloupe, butternut squash, buttercup squash, spaghetti squash, summer squash, and zucchini4 for $2: cilantro, basil, sage, dill, butterhead lettuce, romaine lettuce, and spinach.We also have red or yellow onion plants 10 for $2.50. We have 5 inch by 10 inch trays of salad mix or mesclun mix for $5. And we have sweet corn plants 4 for $1.50.Please order plants by calling or texting John at (231)730-3833. Tell us what you need and when you want to pick it up and we will have it ready when you get here. Thank you.

May 10, 2021

According to the weather forecast our days and nights will warm up after the middle of this week. That means it is time to think about getting plants for the garden!We have many different vegetable and herb plants available now with others to follow in the coming weeks. The following vegetable plants are $1 each or 4 for $3: Asparagus, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, roma tomatoes, eggplant, green peppers, jalapeno peppers, Hungarian peppers, habanero peppers, green beans, yellow beans, pole beans, dark red kidney beans, pinto beans, great northern beans, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, pickles, cantaloupe, acorn squash, butternut squash, buttercup squash, spaghetti squash, carnival squash, summer squash, zucchini, cilantro, basil, sage, dill, butterhead lettuce, romaine lettuce, and spinach.
We also have red or yellow onion plants 10 for $3. We have 5 inch by 10 inch trays of salad mix or mesclun mix for $5. And we have sweet corn plants 4 for $1.50.
Please order plants by calling or texting John at (231)730-3833 or email john@mellemafarmmarket.com. Tell us what you need and when you want to pick it up and we will have it ready when you get here. You can pay with cash, check, or card. Thank you.

April 22, 2021

Asparagus plants for sale! Mary Washington variety. These plants were started from seed last summer and now they are ready to be planted. $8 for 10 plants. We have about 130 plants available. Call or text John at (231)730-3833 if you are interested.

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April 19, 2021

We will be selling garden starter plants, herbs, and lettuces again this year. They have been started in our greenhouse and they will be ready for sale in early May. Check back here for updates on what becomes ready as we get closer to the warm weather.

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April 12, 2021

The Mellema Farm Market facebook page is unavailable. The message from facebook is "Account Temporarily Unavailable. Your account is currently unavailable due to a site issue." We were having problems with the facebook account last year also. We will post all of the farm news to this page, so check back here to see what is growing and what is for sale!

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April 7, 2021


We grow our own vegetable plants from seed. Onions are the first thing that we seed in the greenhouse each year around the middle of March. By now the plants are around three inches tall.

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