FRANKENMUTH, MI – Things have been heating up in the Frankenmuth Farmers Market’s Artisans Kitchen recently and will continue to do so with upcoming events, including the March 8 Taste of Frankenmuth and the March 20 members-only Edible Experience Club “ilLOGICAL” dinner. The Market’s culinary offerings including the recent Brunchfast, Cream of the Crops Ice Creams, and the Edible Experience Club are overseen by Market Chef Dietrich Bronner and volunteers committed to continuing raising funds to pay for the Market’s new building, completed in late 2016.
Last Sunday the Market hosted a sold-out Brunchfast featuring Custard-Filled French Toast, Yeast-Raised Waffles, Souffléd Pancakes, or Crustless Vegetable Quiche baked in the Market’s signature wood-fired brick ovens, accompanied with Vanilla Bean-Honeyed Fruit Salad, Willi’s Sausage maple breakfast sausage links, and Farm Hand Potato Vegetable Hash. The event was generously sponsored by United Dairy Industry of Michigan, Willi's Sausage Co., Butter Crust Bakery, Engelhardt Farms, Maple 81, Star of the West Milling Company, Leonardo's Produce, and Gordon Food Service. Attendees expressed strong wishes for more brunch offerings to become a regular happening at the Market.
New Cream of the Crops Ice Cream Flavors
Debuting at the Brunchfast were new Cream of the Crops ice cream flavors for sale in the Farm Store. These small-batch, inspired, artisanal ice creams are made in the Market’s Artisans Kitchen by Chef Dietrich Bronner. Fried Chicken and Waffles Ice Cream using fried chicken breading crumbs from both the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn and Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth. The breading crumbs and fresh-baked waffles were infused into the milk and then strained before being turned into custard, churned, and then swirled with more breading crumbs, waffle pieces, and maple syrup. Black and Tan Guinness and Candied Bacon Ice Cream features a reduction of the Irish beer with a swirl of candied bacon pieces. The lightly spiced, dairy and egg free Coco Yummo YAMmo Sorbet stars roasted sweet potatoes with a coconut milk base. These join the ranks of past flavors including Long John Da Bomb Donut Ice Cream, Jalapeno Popper, Poppy Seed Psychedelia and many more.
Taste of Frankenmuth this Thursday
The Market will participate at the Taste of Frankenmuth March 8, serving Dinner Donuts featuring many of its vendors’ products. The offerings will include Bacon Bomb, topping a donut with bacon jam, bacon-confited apple, bacon whipped cream, and bacon candy; Very Bavarian stacking barbeque bratwurst, and sauerkraut, must