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Fulton Street Farmers Market

100% Homegrown program at Fulton Street Farmers Market celebrates 100% Farmer

by (Amy Hinman)

Submitted 08-15-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Fulton Street Farmers Market “100% Homegrown” signs celebrate growing local, and the “100% farmer.” In 2010, Fulton Street Farmers Market director Melissa Harrington began an unique endeavor that would soon be copied by other...

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Shop Seasonally: serving up spice with peppers and onions

by (Amy Hinman)

Submitted 08-13-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

As the season progresses, crops that need more time to develop are finally becoming ready. Consider making some fresh pizza sauce with just-ready tomatoes, or baba ganoush with a fresh eggplant.   Events at the market: The Downtown Market: On...

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Fulton Street Farmers Market pays homage to tradition and progress

by (Amy Hinman)

Submitted 08-09-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

As the oldest outdoor market in Grand Rapids, the Fulton Street Farmers Market has seen a lot. From several near burnouts, to a revival in recent years, the transformation in the market has seen changes in everything from the space to the produce....

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Pickle-making as placemaking

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-06-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

[Editor's note] This week, The Rapidian welcomes Eric Tank to our team as our new Place Matters Content Coordinator. We're excited to have him join us, and thought you should have a chance to get to know him and his thoughts on placemaking...

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In Season: July 20, 2013

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 07-17-2013 under NONPROFITS

Newly In Season:Cucumbers!BlueberriesRaspberriesRed CurrantsGarlicFennelOnionsCelery   Coming Soon: Eggplant Peppers Sweet Corn Okra Peaches  Plums   Get it Before It's Gone: Sugar Snap/Snow Peas Bok Choy   Currently at the...

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Brickyard Farms brings flavor and variety to Fulton Street Farmers Market

by (Amy Hinman)

Submitted 07-12-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

When Valerie Lane of Brickyard Farms, LLC first started bringing her garlic to the farmers market, most shoppers had no idea what it was, or how to use it. “People thought they were just lilies,” says her partner, Kim Sanwald. Lane,...

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Farmers market to host free cheese making class

by (MILocalFoodBeet)

Submitted 07-08-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

August Treu, owner and chef at August’s Kitchen, will be hosting a free, one-hour class on cheese making at the Fulton Street Farmers Market on Wednesday July 10 at 6:00 p.m.    The class will be held in the market building at 1147...

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RF Johnson & Sons Farm shows dedication to quality, strawberries and soil

by (Amy Hinman)

Submitted 06-24-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

When Aaron Johnson hit his “mid-life thing,” he decided that he didn’t want to be in the flooring business anymore. A second generation fruit farmer from Sparta, full-time farming seemed like the obvious choice. Flooring career in...

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State of the Onion address: Markets, restaurants and learning opportunities grow

by (TheStarvingArtist)

Submitted 06-06-2013 under OPINION

As the new Culinary Correspondent for The Rapidian, I'll be exploring the current state of the food scene in Grand Rapids from the prospective of a local chef and food writer. I’ll give you my take on the best restaurants, discussing new...

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The Local Feed: Asparagus comes to local markets

by (MILocalFoodBeet)

Submitted 05-31-2013 under OPINION

Asparagus is one of the earliest Michigan crops. Did you know that Michigan, home to 125 asparagus farms, ranks third in the nation for asparagus production? Our farmers produce up to 25 million pounds of asparagus seasonally on approximately 11,000...

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