Here we will post links to videos that will give you a different persepective on the market and some of its vendors and volunteers. If you have a video you'd like to share, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It takes a community to build a farmers market
As we embark on another season, one that will see the one-millionth customer walk into the pavilion, we thought we would take a look at the many people who are involved in putting together the Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market.
Learning the lessons of the farm
On September 3, 2019, market manager Walt Gajewski visited one of the market's farming mainstays, the Fusilier Family Farm in Manchaster, MI, and talked about growing peppers with farmer Mike Fusilier. Every year, Gajewski likes to set boots on ground and walk the land of each of our farmers. This exercise accomplishes many things, some obvious, some not so much. He can confirm the farmer grows what he says he grow and brings to market and see what crops are flourishing, and what might be ready for a future market.
Along the way, another story unfolds — that of family farming with its trials and tribulations, its passion and joy. Just like every other vendor at our market, each farmer has a unique story to tell, like Mike Fusilier talking about growing some 80,000 peppers, from hot to sweet, Quickly you learn about the life of a farmer, trying to stay one step ahead of Mother Nature in order to bring his carefully tended peppers to market. You'll find those peppers and a lot more at the Fusilier Family Farm stand at the market.
The remarkable story of Brightmoor Farm and the Detroit neighborhood it saved
Brightmoor Farms returns to the Farmington Farmers market as a Detroit food hub cooperative – a collection of urban farms that cultivates crops by hand and implements sustainable practices into their all natural produce picked exclusively for Farmington.
The Farmington Farmers Market is proud to support the "greening of Detroit" and applauds the efforts of neighborhoods such as Brightmoor in their quest to improve the quality of life for its residents, by providing food access, outreach and education. The battle for a better way has been waged for many years, and the tide may be turning.
This short video produced by Oprah Winfrey in 2014 tells the Brightmoor story. Though not featured in this video, Oprah’s film crew came to Farmington to take footage of the market and the Brightmoor farmstand.
Welcome Brightmoor when it offers its produce every other week starting June 1 at the Farmington Farmers Market.
Opening Day 2019
Market mainstays Bill and Ellen Gass cultivate seeds of hope in Honduras
A look back at the 2018 Market
Italian-American Day at the Market 2017