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Fulton Street Farmers Market partners with local cider maker

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The Peoples Cider Company will serve tastings and sell hard cider at the Fulton Street Farmers Market.

/Theresa Hogerheide

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The Peoples Cider Co. is the only winery located in Grand Rapids city limits.

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/Theresa Hogerheide

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Their liquor license barely one year old, The Peoples Cider Company is taking advantage of a new Michigan law that allows small wineries (including cider producers) to do tastings and sell at farmers markets. Fulton Street Farmers Market hosts a Wednesday night market, and The Peoples Cider will be there selling tastings, howlers and growlers of their hard cider. 
 
“It’s a great match for us,” says Jason Lummen, owner of Peoples Cider with his wife, Katie Lummen. “I grew up going to the market, and when I started the business, I turned to apple growers that were selling at Fulton Street Farmers Market.”
 
Lummen named the business The Peoples Cider Co. after Howard Zinn's book A People's History of The United States, which tells the history of the U.S. from the perspective of the working class rather than the elite.  
 
Visit them at the Fulton Street Farmers Market on the corner of Fulton and Fuller on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The Market is the only retail place you can purchase The Peoples Cider right now. 
 
Prices for tastings and take-home cider:
$1 ~ 2 ounce sample (maximum three samples per person, by law)
$10 ~ Peoples Cider Company's special 26 ounce howlers
$13 ~ to fill your 32oz howler
$26 ~ to fill your 64oz growler

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