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A fine Opening Day

The rain came early but left early. The marketgoers also came early – and then stayed to enjoy opening day at the 26th annual Farmington Farmers Market on May 18. In honor of Armed Services Day, American Legion members grilled hot dogs and members of the Rosie the Riveter brigade handed out red-and-white polka dot kerchiefs so everyone could be a Rosie. Michigan’s own Calder Dairy, sponsor of Cookin’ at the Market, even brought a petting zoo. 

Come back next Saturday for another stars-and-stripes market for Memorial Day. You’ll find perennials, annuals, vegetables and herbs to plant and MSU Master Gardeners to answer your thorny planting questions. On the ready-to-eat side, look for Michigan asparagus. rhubarb, salad greens, radishes and other spring veggies fresh from our local growers. And there are plenty of new vendors to check out, more than you can visit in one day. Or could you … ? See you at the Market!

Meet Our Sponsors

LOCATION: The Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in George F. Riley Park, Grand River at Grove St.
HOURS: 9am-2pm Saturdays from May 18-Oct. 26
WHERE TO PARK More parking is available at the Village Commons Mall

POP! returns better than ever!

The Kids’ POP! Club is back for a second season that promises more fun and hands-on activities as children ages 4-12 learn more about the Power of Produce and where their fruits and vegetables come from.

We’ll meet four times this summer on the second Saturday of each month, beginning June 8. And we’ll return a fifth time for the Haunted Market on October 26 just for fun. Each meeting we’ll taste new veggies and fruit, search the market for hidden items, get to know the farmers and learn how to pit cherries and husk corn, among other things. We’ll do art projects, learn why fresh produce is nutritious and even explain why tomatoes are really fruits pretending to be vegetables!

So come play with your food — it promises to be a healthy, fun season!

UPCOMING MARKETS

May 25: Memorial Day Weekend Market
June 1: Art on the Grand Market
June 8: National Children's Day and first POP! Club meeting
June 15: 4th annual Farmers Market Fit as a Fiddle Health Awareness Fair
June 22: 6th Annual Strawberry Shortcake Day
June 29: Fun with Warner School RoboVikings
July 6: All-American Market
July 13: POP! Goes the Market - second club meeting
July 20: Founders Festival Farmers Market
July 27: Discoveries of Nature