Merkel Gardens & Greenhouse LLC
Merkel Gardens sells their annuals, perennials, produce and crafts from their greenhouse location in Chelsea, and are also regular vendor at the Chelsea and Ann Arbor farmers markets.
In 1981, George Merkel fulfilled a lifelong dream of farming as his full time job. He and his wife Nancy have built Merkel Gardens into a successful green house and truck farming operation. In 1997, his daughter Margaret and her husband Bill Stech joined in the business.
We currently operate 4 greenhouses and grow many varieties of annual and perennial plants. We sell both hanging baskets and flats. We also fill customer furnished pots complete with dirt. We can offer expert advise on the growing of our plants since we are the ones that raised them from seed. With all of our plants, satisfaction is always guaranteed.
Our produce includes everything from basic vegetables to many exotic Asian vegetables. Our more “basic” vegetables include green beans, tomatoes, eggplant, kale, pickling cucumbers, potatoes, melons, carrots, pumpkins, squash, broccoli, collards, and Swiss Chard. Our Asian vegetables include bittermelon, bokchoi, edible gourd (cucuzzi), and wintermelon.
Our season starts early with asparagus, rhubarb and strawberries. The remainder of our produce comes in late July to early August and ends with brussel sprouts that are still available in December. Our bedding plants are usually available a week before mother’s day and we sell bedding plants throughout the summer. We finish our bedding plants with mums in the late summer. We also supply wreaths, grave blankets & center pieces for the Christmas holidays.