Michiganders are fans of the covered market. Our little neighborhood farmers’ market has a structure, though I think it will go indoors in the winter.
Lansing has a covered market as well, which is open 5 days a week and even has a little pub. It only has a couple vegetable stands, and seems to specialize more in prepared foods.
I went this week and felt compelled to buy some Wisconsin made pub cheese, something I probably haven’t tasted in 15 years.
And THEN someone made me aware of Horrock’s. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it’s a 20 minute drive on the highway from our house, all the way on the west end of Lansing. It’s a medium sized pavilion-type building stuffed with winding aisles and secret rooms full of very fresh and cheap produce, artisanal breads, the best beer and wine selection in town, home made preserved fruits and vegetables, chocolate covered anything-you-can-think-of, and room after room of dairy.
From Horrock’s I got the supplies to make this year’s batch of canned stuff: tomatoes, tomato sauce, pumpkin puree, pumpkin butter, canned pears, sauerkraut (still in progress).