Farmer Friday: McGeathy Flower Farm, Hemlock, Michigan
Meet Shelley McGeathy of McGeathy Farm in Hemlock, Michigan. Shelley grows about a million vibrant cut flowers to sell at the Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market each year, where she also serves as executive director.
This market is particularly dear to me, because I grew up in Saginaw and love to see a thriving market in an area that’s experienced some hard times given the continuous auto industry decline. The downtown core is a quiet place these days, but the farmers market was bustling with shoppers of all stripes.
The Saginaw market has been around since 1910. Like many markets, it has moved locations, occasionally taking a hiatus, but has been going strong in its current configuration since 1992.
A little help, please.
Speaking of flowers, can anyone help identify this cute little one? A number of them popped in my garden and I’m mystified. All thoughts welcome.
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Photos compliments of Janine MacLachlan, www.RusticKitchen.com. All rights reserved.