What if a farmer’s market could last all year round? That’s possible in some parts of the country. But in the Upper Peninsula farmers and artisans have to get creative in the winter months.
Trevor Hodges and his friends in Calumet are doing just that. The Frozen Farms Company opened its doors back in August. Since then, Hodges said he’s been surprised by the interest shown in UP crafted goods, and locally butchered meat. He said Frozen Farms wants to offer a farmers market feel all year round.
That mentality has built a strong customer base.
Hodges has found a way to compete with the national meat market by working with local farms to purchase livestock before it would be sent to auction elsewhere. That practice keeps UP grown cuts of beef, pork and lamb available for local shoppers.
Frozen Farms also offers locally made maple syrup, honey. And even a new cook book filled with local recipes. You can find them on 5th street in Calumet. They are open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. And Sunday from 12 to 4 pm.