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Shop Seasonally: berries, broccoli, and canning classes, oh my!

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Where to go for what you need

Monday:

No markets open.

Tuesday: 

The Downtown Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fulton Street Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ada Village Farmers Market: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Spectrum Health Farmers Market (in Prisms Cafeteria in Butterworth Hospital): 11 a.m-2 p.m.

Grandville Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday:

Fulton Street: 8 a.m.-3 p.m and 4-7:30

GVSU Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Thursday:

The Downtown Market: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Plainfield Charter Twp. Farmers Market: 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

Metro Health Farmers Market: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

YMCA Farmers Market: 3 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Friday:

The South East Area Farmers Market (at Gerald L. Ford Middle School): 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

Fulton Street: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Saturday:

The South East Area Farmers Market (at Garfield Park): 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Downtown Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fulton Street: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunday:

No markets open.

THE FEED

The market isn't just for produce. It's for date night, canning classes and yoga, too.

Greenhouse flowers waiting to be put in the ground

Greenhouse flowers waiting to be put in the ground  /Amy Hinman

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With so many sights, smells and vegetables, going to the farmers market is an event in and of itself. With food vendors, live music and the occasional canning class, picking up some bok choi is just that much more enjoyable.

Events at the Markets:

Fulton Street Farmers Market:

Wednesday, June 26 at 6 p.m. there will be a canning class at the Fulton Street Market. With techniques and instruction by August Treu, the class is free and no supplies are needed.

Ada Farmers Market

Bring the kids along to join in the fun with "Kids at the Market," and where kids learn the how value of being healthy with engaging activities and a real beehive! Or, relax and stretch during" Yoga at the Market" with Jennephyr Meijer. Events scheduled to take place from 1 p.m. -4 p.m. during market hours.

The Downtown Market

On June 29, join Michael Farrel, of Rockwell/Republic, as he prepares a few Asian-inspired dishes with fresh market products. Don't forget about" Kids at the Market," every Tuesday from 10 a.m to noon on the Market Terrace. Kids and parents will come together, in an effort to teach kids how being healthy is fun.

For a night out at the market without the kids, join the Downtown Market every Thursday from 5 p.m.- 7p.m. for "Date Night at the Market." Thanks to the indie-folk group Valentiger, there will be live music every other week. Opportunities for dance (lessons included) and Salsaology, will also take place. Vendors including Spoonlickers and Bavarian BBQ will also be available for a fun dinner option!

 

Produce at the Market:

While strawberry season is working to a close, sugar snap peas, broccoli and sweet candy onions are coming in fresh. They'll soon be followed by blueberries and summer squash. Running a bit late? It’s not too late to plant your own garden! Make sure to pick up starts from the market before they're gone. Don't forget about herbs and flowers, a great addition to any patch. Remember to to keep up with the Fulton Street Farmers Markets full list of what's available now, including, breads, meats, preserves and more.


Amy Hinman

After I graduate from Grand Valley next spring (with a shiny degree in Writing and Spanish) I plan on WWOOFing around Europe or South America (or both), writing a lot of stories, meeting a lot of people, and cooking a lot of food. For now, I am more than excited to get to know farmers in the area, and let you get to know them too.

Reports on: Food, farmers, farmers with food, and farmers markets. Generally awesome things.

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