Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Eat local in support of local theater this Saturday

Wondering how to spend your Saturday morning?  We present a clever idea: gather a few favorite friends for a meet-up or wake your family for some quality time and enjoy a Yellow Door brunch experience.

* Tasty dishes crafted with the freshest local ingredients
* Casual, hip atmosphere at Chelsea Alehouse
* Guaranteed good times
* Feel-good fundraiser for Chelsea High School Theater Boosters

Yellow Door 'farm to fork' brunch
November 8, 2104
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Chelsea Alehouse

$15 per plate donation suggestion

{Breakfast menu coming soon... it will be flavorful and seasonally fresh.)

Chef Todd of Wesley's Catering will be in the (ale)house dishing up breakfast dishes.  Learn about Todd here: wesleyscatering.com/about-the-chef/

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Discovery Center boardwalk update

Moose and I took a walk on the wild side this morning to check out the progress of the new boardwalks at the Discovery Center in Chelsea. Looking good from our vantage. We're excited to see work is underway and are eager to walk the full Bog Trail soon.

Last year, Yellow Doorers helped raise a lot of money to aid the Discovery Center with the new boardwalks. No need to wait, though, as there are plenty of trails to enjoy. 

Spring has sprung! Go see the dainty Trilliums.

Chelsea Farmers Market - this Saturday

Our recent Yellow Door gathering at Smokehouse 52 BBQ helped raise $2,800 for Chelsea Farmers Market. The market will use the funds to promote the featured farmers and artisans, as well as plan special events. The market opens for the season on Saturday, May 3. Find the market in the Palmer lot on the west side of Main Street.

Look for asparagus, greens, hummus, baguettes, greens, meats, cheeses, maple syrup, locally roasted coffee and other delicious fare. See you there!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April 26 YD Menu: Cajun French Toast & Smokehouse Scramble

This Saturday, April 26, dine at Smokehouse 52 BBQ from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to support the Chelsea Farmers Market. (The market opens May 3 - yippee!)

Your brunch donation of $15 (or more) goes directly to help bring regional farmers and artisans to Chelsea every Saturday between May and October.

Saturday's menu:

(1) Pain Perdu - Cajun French Toast - not spicy, just southern-style

Served with: Homemade whipped cream and Michigan maple syrup
Plus: A side of Vernors-glazed sliced ham and Michigan cherry spinach salad with smoked Bleu cheese and house-made apple cider vinaigrette

(2) Smokehouse Scramble or Smokehouse Veggie Scramble

Made with: eggs, potatoes, Manchego cheese and ham or veggie sausage

Plus: Michigan cherry spinach salad with smoked Bleu cheese and house-made apple cider vinaigrette

Beverages: Coffee by Fresh and Calder Milk

Featuring ingredients from the following Chelsea Farmers Market vendors:

Fresh, Zatkovich Pastures / Tantre Farm / Goetz Farm / Mama Mofoods / La Baguette, Greystone Creamery / Ruhlig's Produce / Kelly Farms / Golden Fleece Farm / Kapnick Orchards

LIVE music by Swizzlestick with special guest Joe Uzarski

A BIG thank you to our event sponsors:

Stephanie and Larry Doll / Pat and Sandy Merkel / Chelsea Community Kitchen / Vendors of the Chelsea Farmers Market / Phil and Jen Tolliver of Smokehouse 52 BBQ / Chef Warren and Gabe of Smokehouse 52 BBQ


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Next Yellow Door: April 26

Mother Nature's antics can't stop the inevitable: Chelsea Farmers Market opens next month.

The market managers and the farmers and purveyors who tend the market -- and who will bring us hoop-and-greenhouse greens, carrots, radishes, rhubarb and other early season veggies over the next month or two -- can use assistance in underwriting costs to promote the market.

Celebrate spring and all its finery with a freshly sourced Yellow Door breakfast featuring the produce and meats of the market's participants.  

April 26, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Smokehouse 52 BBQ 
125 S. Main Street, Chelsea

* Menu coming soon
* $15 suggested minimum donation

* Bring a friend or two or the entire family


Thank you to our sponsors:

Stephanie and Larry Doll
Chelsea Community Kitchen
Chelsea Farmers Market vendors

*Email Janice or Jane if interested in sponsoring this event.

Thank you to our hosts:

Phil and Jen Tolliver of Smokehouse 52 BBQ
Chef Warren