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Our Vendors

At Lively NeighborFood Market, we deeply value the hardworking vendors who are the backbone of our vibrant local food economy. Each vendor is not just a supplier but a cherished member of our community, bringing their unique stories and expertise to the table. 

Add your name to this list! Apply to join these vendors in our market.

We are committed to supporting our vendors not only by providing a welcoming and dynamic marketplace to showcase their products but also by fostering an environment that enhances their viability and growth.

Our relationship with our vendors is built on trust, respect, and mutual support, embodying our core belief that together, we can cultivate a thriving, sustainable community where everyone prospers.

Vendor Spotlights

Meet Mel&Fell

We are thrilled that gourmet caterers, Mel&Fell, are based in the Lively NeighborFood Market commercial kitchen!

With over half a century of combined experience at the best restaurants in Michigan and a lifetime of hands in the dirt, Mel and her fella Tim are the go-to team for flavorful meals fresh from the farms of Leelanau County. Mel&Fell offers gourmet catering services to the greater northern Michigan region, infusing your events with local, unique, and healthy flavors to keep guests raving for months after. Mel&Fell also provides meal delivery services to Empire, Glen Arbor, and beyond, bringing the best of Leelanau County right to your doorstep.

Bluebird Farm and Gardens

Austin and Chelsea love food, people, and intelligent farm ecosystems. 

Born and raised in Michigan, Austin and Chelesa met at Northern Michigan University. Their bond has always been a commitment to the natural systems that surround us. They desire to make a lasting impact in human and natural communities and build knowledge and skills to increase their resiliency. They seek to grow high-quality vegetables, proteins, and ornamentals. They use additive, holistic practices, and look further than a traditional bottom line. Unique, a little quirky, and approachable: a description of us as people and our farm.