Shine on, Harvest Moon
Autumn officially arrives September 23, but at the Farmington Farmers Market, we'll be feeling like fall this Saturday, September 21. It will be our annual Market of the Harvest Moon, a day to acknowledge the arrival of fall even if it still feels like summer. Look for fall produce to start moving to center stage: brussel sprouts, cabbage and squashes. And if pumpkins haven't arrived by Saturday, you know they will be here soon. We also celebrate the family with a day of special activities, including a bounce house, face painter, pancake breakfast and a visit from the Detroit Parade Co. Big Heads.
Looking ahead, we still have a blockbuster market waiting in the wings. It's our fourth annual Polish American Day on October 5. Among the highlights: homemade pierogi, Polish sausage, potato pancakes and sauerkraut; authentic Polish baked goods from Detroit’s Chene Modern Bakery; music by the Kielbasa Kings with the PRCUA Gwiazda Dancers (at left), and piwo, a seasonal Polish beer, at the market’s Strawbale Inn.
And, before you know it, we will be packing up our tents for the last time after the Haunted Market, our last Saturday, on October 26. A summer gone by just like that? Now, that's scary!