Everyone at Lansing Collective absolutely loves the Lansing City Market. For a while this summer Khalid and I were down there at least once a week. We still try to get down there regularly, but haven’t been so good about it recently.
The great thing about the City Market is not just the goods. Okay, the foods are good, and local. You can’t complain about that. But the people really make the experience for me.
For almost everyone I know, one of the major favorites at City Market is Hills Homecured Cheese. If you love cheese like I do, you can’t go wrong, but hands-down my favorite vendor there is Neva Austin, of Aggie Mae’s Bakery. (Check out the photo of Neva on their website – I took that one too!)
It’s really nice to walk in to pick up bread, and have her remember your name, and have a conversation with her about the shop, the Market, and everything going on in your lives.
Highlights include the seeded sourdough, the baguette, the whole wheat, the focaccia… basically having bread from Neva, and cheese from Hills, are worth the trip to the Market in and of themselves.
Hills Homecured Cheese is on Facebook too, so make sure you friend them as well