The Rapidian


In Season: March 23, 2019

Submitted 03-22-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Spring Equinox has arrived, flowers are starting to sprout, and we can feel the warmth of Spring approaching. Celebrate with us by coming out to the Market + shop from close to 30 vendors this Saturday, with options ranging from Michigan-grown produce, farm products, artisan foods + goods!


April "Culinary Conversations" meetup examines racial inequality, socioeconomics in the food industry

Submitted 03-18-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Downtown Market will host Chef Tunde Wey, a Nigerian born chef, business owner and founder of the Blackness in America Dinner Series, for the second “Culinary Conversations” Meetup on April 4 at 5 p.m.


In Season: March 16, 2019

Submitted 03-15-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Spring Equinox is almost here + with 60-degree days like yesterday, we all have warmer weather on our minds! Even with this Spring-like weather, our Winter Market will run until the end of April and we are grateful to consistently have around 20 local vendors for you to shop from!


In Season: March 9, 2019

Submitted 03-07-2019 under NONPROFITS

With our annual Winter Fundraiser, Soup @ FSFM, tomorrow we are incredibly excited to hear the sun may come out and the temperatures will be more favorable! With over 20 vendors, around a dozen soups to sample, and a Winter Market Basket raffle, you won't want to miss this event!!


In Season: March 2, 2019

Submitted 03-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

Oh happy day! It's the first day of March + that means the Spring Equinox is less than a month away! Soon enough we we'll be seeing the emergence of daffodils, hearing the beautiful chirps of birds, and hopefully feeling the sun's warmth on our faces!


Downtown Market celebrates veggies on March 9, hosting fifth annual Growers Fare, first-ever Very Veggie Saturday

Submitted 02-22-2019 under NONPROFITS

On March 9, the West Michigan Growers Group is partnering with MSU Extension and the Downtown Market to host the fifth annual ‘Meet a Farmer, Find a Share’ Growers Fare from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Local farmers will be present to talk with community members looking to source local food directly.


In Season: February 23, 2019

Submitted 02-22-2019 under NONPROFITS

We hear it's supposed to be in the 40s tomorrow + what better way to lure you out in the "warmer" weather than to entice you with some delicious, local food? Our Winter Market is still going strong and we'll have over 20 vendors with Michigan food just for you!


In Season: February 16, 2019

Submitted 02-15-2019 under NONPROFITS

With the 7th Winter Market of 2019 coming up TOMORROW, we hope that this short film will inspire you + your loved ones to get bundled up and shop outside AND inside (our heated headhouse) for delicious local farm and food products.


In Season: February 8, 2019

Submitted 02-08-2019 under NONPROFITS

Although we've had another challenging weather week, our Winter Market will still be open for your local shopping needs tomorrow! We're planning on close to 20 vendors, with a great variety of Michigan-grown produce, locally-raised meat, eggs, and dairy, and artisan + hand crafted foods.


In Season: February 2, 2019

Submitted 01-31-2019 under NONPROFITS

Can you believe it's already February?! We're expecting much kinder temperatures just in time for the first Winter Market of February! We'll have over 20 vendors, both inside + out, along with Patty Matters, a local food truck, on site to serve up some delicious food for you.