Food Dance Market
Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm • Friday & Saturday 8am-9pm
Sharing quality ingredients we source from our family of purveyors.
For nearly 20 years, Food Dance has been committed to building a thriving and sustainable local food system. We support artisans who practice craft food processes that have been around for generations—growing, raising, preserving, curing, aging, pickling, butchering and more. For Food Dance, it's about the connection with the people and places their food comes from—authentic people and authentic food that's true to its source. Our on-site market offers amazing ingredients sourced from our family of purveyors.
We are very excited to offer sustainable, humanely raised meats such as housemade sausages, cured meats, fresh ground beef, beef cuts, pork cuts and more from our very own little butcher shop... our breads and savory baked goods, along with the same great pastries from our talented bakers. In addition we are offering more of our prized ingredients: olive oil, vinegars, condiments, fresh ground spices and pastas.
The Meat Case
Fresh cuts vary daily. Our local farmers Carlson's Farm provide us with pastured chicken and lamb. Young Earth Farm fresh pork. Sustainably pastured raised beef from Meyer Farms. Please inquire about any special cuts desired, with enough time, we can cut it for you.
Carlson's Chicken - whole birds, breasts, thighs, legs and wings
Young Earth Farm - all pork roasts, chops, loins and more
Meyer Farm - dry aged NY Strip, tenderloin, ribeye, sirloin, ground chuck and roasts
Please come in to see us! We apologize, online purchases are not available at this time.
- This savory loaf of sourdough & whole wheat is filled with kalamata olives, lemon zest, herbs and a generous amount of SarVecchio-Parmesan. Available Wednesdays and Thursdays.
We offer a few dozen cut-to-order American artisan cheeses that vary. Find styles from bloomy rinds to semi-soft, tangy blues to fresh cheeses and amazing cheddars. They come from across the country, as far away as Cypress Grove Chevre in CA and as close as Mattawan Artisan Creamery in Mattawan, MI. We also have an assortment of cheese tools that will help in preserving, storing and serving your cheese while maintaining its quality.
- Food Dance American Artisan Breads Every loaf is made by hand in our own bakery.
What goes into a loaf? Time, love and great ingredients. Beyond the love and care of our bakers... It’s very looooooong rising time (18-24 hours) to allow the great flavor and a great crumb to develop. Combine that with naturally fermented sourdough starters, some yeast in the Brioche and 4-Grain, unbleached spring patent flour, whole wheat berries, whole oats, local potatoes, free range eggs, fresh Wisconsin Grassland unsalted butter, Michigan honey, toasted caraway seeds, fresh rosemary, sea salt, and extra virgin olive oil and you’re rewarded with a great loaf!
- French style baguettes with crisp, golden crust & chewy interior filled with holes. Fresh baked Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, always available in our freezer. Our bread is handmade in our bakery.
We stock our cooler daily with grab & go items and more to stock your refrigerator at home.
Soups, Quiche, Burritos, Mac & Cheese
Seasonal Side Salads
Tuna Salad & Lemon Almond Chicken Salad
Olive Tapenade, Dressings & Jams
Evergreen Lane Fresh Chevre & Herbed Farm Cheese
Zingerman's Pimento Cheese Spread
From our freezer to yours - fill it with ingredients!
Ice Cream, Food Dance Cookie dough, Pie Dough
Housemade sausages: chicken apple, breakfast, chorizo...
Carlson Farm's Chicken: chicken thighs, legs & wings
Stocks & Lard
We are thrilled to offer such great ice creams exclusively in this area.
Jeni Britton Bauer became inspired to make artisan ice creams while working at a French patisserie. Drawing on the practices of a traditional pastry kitchen, Jeni created her own techniques to make American ice creams that are less sweet and more flavorful. Each batch of Jeni's ice creams is carefully tended to; each flavor artfully achieved with fresh ingredients found in the Ohio countryside as well as responsibly-raised exotics from around the world. All of Jeni's ice creams, sauces, pralines and marshmallows are handcrafted in Jeni's production kitchen in Columbus, Ohio. At Jeni's they work hard to bring us the best seasonal ingredients, so check in often for the flavors we have in our freezer! Find more about Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams or on find them on Facebook.
We hand select quality, great tasting products not only from Michigan but around the country.
Here are a few to savor:
Preserves, butters and sauces made in Petoskey, MI.
Famous for her salted caramels that are deliciously sweet, soft and salty. Also find - caramel sauce, chocolate bars, turtles and chocolate covered candied orange peels..
Jack & Jill Brown's Maple Syrup & Honey
From Paw Paw, MI. We have pure maple syrup for your pancakes (or ice cream, yes, we know it's delicious), maple sugar, maple candies as well as their honey in those nostalgic bear bottles.
Wee Bee Jammin'
Made in Manistee, MI and featuring Michigan fruits and honey in perfect harmony. We have more than a dozen jam flavors to choose from, or their beautiful creamed honey. Toast never had it so good!
American Cheese Month• Sample the cheeses from our case
• Cheese board creation tips
• How-to pair charcuterie, jams & nuts
Stop in the Food Dance Market for FREE samples of many of our holiday specialties; cookies, cocoa, egg nog, and more. Take home ingredients & recipes or choose from out take-n-bake items.
Food Dance's fair trade dark roast coffee blend, roasted by Waterstreet Coffee Joint
Our house blend has a light, creamy body with a smooth, bittersweet flavor and an almost imperceptible acidity. A blend of Fair Trade Certified and Certified Organic beans from South and Central America, it is surprisingly mild for a dark roast.
Our decaffeinated coffee is medium-bodied with a mild acidity and roasty, bittersweet flavor. If you love dark coffee but could do without the caffeine, this brew is for you; but don't be afraid to serve it to friends who prefer a lighter roast- the surprising smoothness of this brew gives it a universal appeal.
We selected many of our favorites for the cook or foodie in your life.
Savory, sweet and everything in between.