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Shop Seasonally: did someone say sweet corn?

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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 (Garfield Park): 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

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

Saturday:

The South East Area Farmers Market (Gerald R. Ford Middle School on Garfield): 11 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

Old favorites begin to make an appearance with the arrival of eggplant, peppers and sweet corn.

Sweet corn on a summer evening.

Sweet corn on a summer evening. /Amy Hinman

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What's in season at the farmers market? A better question might be what isn't in season? Greens are finally making an exit, but in their place comes everything from eggplant to to heirloom tomatoes to the long anticipated sweet corn. If the idea of good produce doesn't lure you down to the farmers market, other goodies (Bread! Cheese! Flowers!) and friendly people just might. 

Events at the market:

Downtown Market: During "Kids at the Market" July 30, Michigan State 4-H Club will be on the Market Terrace from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come out to learn more about Michigan's wildlife, critters and plants.  

Ada Village Farmers Market: On July 30, "Music in the Market" will feature Bradley Fisher from 1-2 p.m., Adam Drees from 2-3 p.m., and Bill and Trae from 3-4 p.m. During "Kids in the Market," kids will learn more about origami with Hito Akehi.

Produce at the Market:

Green peppers. Eggplant. Sweet corn. Peaches. The market is full of old favorites. It might be time for some cobbler, shish kabobs and fresh salsa. While tried-and-true recipes are something to look forward to, don't be afraid to ask your farmer what they would do with those heirloom tomatoes. You might be glad you did. 

Want more? Don't forget to check out the full list of what's in season at the Fulton Street Farmers Market!


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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