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boytoe-(1).jpgThe market got fit on Saturday, June 15, thanks to the fifth annual Fit as a Fiddle Health Fair, sponsored by Beaumont, Fresh Thyme and Essential Family Chiropractic. There was a little something for just about everyone: warmups led by a crew from Edge Fitness Center, a 5k run led by City Councilmember Sara Bowman, a one-mile walk with Dr. Joe Williams of Williams Family & Sports Medical Center, free blood pressure screening by Beaumont and a nutritious mason jar salad prepared by registered nutritionist Julie Stevens, representing Fresh Thyme. Even the weather co-operated, keeping the fitness folks cool with overcast skies. Not great conditions for farmers, but our growers are weathering these tough times, as market manager Walt Gajewski writes on the Welcome page.

This Saturday brings a taste of summer - strawberry shortcakes, with the berries and the biscuits coming from Kapnick Orchards, which operates a bakery on its farm. Also generating smiles will be the ventriloquist team of Boytoe & Lazareth (pictured). And it might be time after this soggy spring to get advice from the Michigan Master Gardeners. Things are looking brighter already. See you at the Market!

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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

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UPCOMING MARKETS

June 22: 6th annual Strawberry Shortcake Day
robo.jpgJune 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: Little Sprouts with the Community Library.
August 3: Oakland County Parks Discoveries of Nature
August 10: National Farmers Market Week, POP! Club, 13th Annual Elks Corn Roast
August 17: Annual Little Princess Ballet