Mark Wilson and Jane Boursaw at Maxbauer's Specialty Meat Market in Traverse City Michigan
Mark Wilson and yours truly at Maxbauer's Specialty Meat Market in Traverse City | Jane Boursaw Photo
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A few updates and business news during the COVID-19 pandemic…

Peninsula Market – Now Offering Curbside

As of this week, Peninsula Market is now offering curbside service as an option. You may still shop inside the store (practicing social distancing, of course), but if you’d like to use their new curbside option, here’s how:

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Email your grocery list, payment information, and phone number to [email protected] (that’s my sister-in-law, also named Jane Boursaw, who manages the store).

Jane notes that they are a bit short-staffed, but will try to get things for you as soon as they can. Orders sent in after 6 p.m. will be processed the following day. Curbside pickup is a great option for both current OMP residents and those heading north to their second home.

Peninsula Market is located at 14111 Center Road on the Old Mission Peninsula. If you have any questions, give them a call at (231) 223-9500.

Maxbauer’s – Curbside Only

In order to keep both customers and staff safe, and to comply with social distancing mandates from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, Maxbauer’s Specialty Meat Market in Traverse City has now transitioned to curbside only business.

Place an online order through their website or call (231) 947-7698. Their current hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Owners Mark and Stephanie Wilson are good friends of Old Mission Gazette, and they will continue to have everything you need. If you call right now, you might even snag one of their coveted smoked Easter hams.

“We’re here for you, and we cannot express how much we will miss you being in our store,” they said in a Facebook post this week. “Please be safe.”

Also, be sure and check out the Maxbauer’s Facebook page, where they post daily updates and delicious recipes from the Butcher’s Wife. Thanks for all you do, Team Maxbauer’s!

Silver Star Goods – Shop Online or Pick-Up

Owner Nancy Nacci, who runs the business from her place at 11002 Gray Road, noted on her Facebook page that while the Farmer’s Markets are closed until at least mid-May due to current social distancing and stay-at-home orders, you can still order her yummy granola and herbed sea salts from her online store.

She’s also offering a special 20 percent discount on all orders for her email subscribers. Enter code SPRING2020 at checkout.

Both shipping, deliveries, and local non-contact porch pick-up are available. If you choose local pick-up, be sure and enter your correct email address when you order so she can let you know when your order is ready.

If you have any questions, contact her at [email protected], (231) 632-6316.

Between the Bays | Warren Orchards – Order Easter Baked Goods

Believe it or not, Easter is this coming Sunday. How did that happen?!

Give Wendy Warren a call at (231) 590-2363 if you need any baked goods for your Easter dinner, including pies, cakes, cookies, bread, cinnamon rolls and dinner rolls. (I recommend everything, but her Lemon Meringue Pie is divine.)

Items must be picked up at their farm stand at 2705 Island View Road on the Old Mission Peninsula. They also have fresh eggs and a variety of jams, jellies and honey, along with maple products from Old Mission Maple (maple syrup, maple candy and maple cream).

Be sure and follow Between the Bays’ Facebook page for updates, and follow Old Mission Maple here.

Maple Cream from Old Mission Maple on the Old Mission Peninsula
Maple Cream from Old Mission Maple on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo

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A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper.

Because Old Mission Gazette is a "Reader Supported Newspaper" -- meaning it exists because of your financial support -- I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks our way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the OMP. In a time when local news is becoming a thing of the past, supporting an independent community newspaper is more important now than ever.

To keep the Gazette going, click here to make a donation. Thank you so much for your support. -jb

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