Eat! Lansing

December 24, 2007

Horrock’s Farm Market

Filed under: Best of, Grocery, Lansing — dkastner @ 11:58 pm

Horrock’s Farm Market
7420 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917
Phone: 517-323-3782

Horrock’s began as a simple, indoor farmer’s market selling low-cost, local produce. Today, Horrock’s has moved upscale and provides a compelling local alternative to the twin Juggernauts of Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.

Oh, Horrock’s, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways:

  1. Many people think, “hey, I’m buying ‘organic’ food at Meijer or Whole Foods, that means I’m earth-friendly.” You can be more earth friendly by buying food that was grown locally. When your food doesn’t come from California, you’re not pumping tons of CO2 into the atmosphere to get that lettuce on your plate. Michigan ranks second behind California in the variety of produce it, er, produces and Horrock’s is the place to get it. True, Horrock’s does sell California produce, but when the season is right, you have the choice to buy local.
  2. The store is powered by its own windmill.
  3. It features a large gardening section with a great variety of plants, even aquatic plants!
  4. Fresh, homemade bread, sans preservatives.
  5. The best milk and other dairy products I have ever tasted (Bareman’s).
  6. A diverse selection of wines and beers (although not the cheapest).
  7. Bouquets of flowers that last for weeks in a vase.
  8. A great place to find those odd ingredients.

Be sure to wear warm clothes. The dairy and meat sections are walk-in refrigerators.


1 Comment

  1. I saw this post on your site just after I moved to Lansing a few weeks ago. We went the next day to check it out…great find. We don’t even hit the mega marts anymore unless Horrock’s doesn’t have it…and that hasn’t happened yet.

    Comment by Mid-Michigan Dining — April 14, 2008 @ 10:25 pm

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