Without farmers’ markets, urban appetites would have to be sated with asphalt chips, muddy puddles, and astronaut ice cream. Celebrate fresh fare with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of meats, groceries, and more at Heffron Farms Markets. This Groupon is valid at all four locations in Belding, Grand Rapids, Wyoming, and Cascade.
Pioneered nearly 30 years ago by a Michigan farming family, Heffron Farms Markets dish up a bounty of naturally raised meats, organic dairy, and other wholesome edibles. Apple sausage links ($3.97 for 10) amplify morning protein levels in preparation for chicken-wing-ding ($2.75 for 16 oz.) lunches and thick-cut New York strip steak ($11.89 for 11 oz.) dinners. Toothsome dairy products such as eggs and Amish cheeses supply nutritive variety, and rainbows of individually quick-frozen fruits and vegetables fill in troublesome voids in food-pyramid ice sculptures. Pet owners can also stock up on eats for four-legged friends with ground chicken and bone dinners ($1.99), turkey gizzards ($2.69 for 16 oz.), and other chop-licking unmentionables. All prices may vary by location.
The flagship Heffron Farms family works closely with other local growers to ensure that all consumables are kept free of growth hormones, dyes, preservatives, and antibiotics. The company also takes an active role in regional farm advocacy, offering its support to land-preservation and hay-baler-bronzing initiatives for future generations.