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Southeast Area Farmers Market to open this weekend

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Southeast Area Farmers' Market is Fridays June 15 at GR Ford School, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. and at Garfield Park on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Accepts EBT, Bridge Cards, WIC and Double Up Food Bucks.

/courtesy of Our Kitchen Table

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Small but satisfying ....

The Southeast Area Farmers' Market small pool of vendors provides a wide diveristy of chemical free, Michigan and home-grown produce. Come down and say "howdy" and learn how we are building an alternative food system in Grand Rapids neighborhoods.

/courtesy of Our Kitchen Table

This weekend will kick off the market season on the southeast side. 

This Friday, the South East Area Farmers Market-Gerald R. Ford Middle School will commence after school gets out, Friday June 15 from 2 to 7 p.m.

This Saturday, the farmers market at Garfield Park will have its first weekend between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Market master Yvonne Woodard of Our Kitchen Table (OKT) has vendors lined up for this small but satisfying market. These vendors will be selling chemical free produce that has been locally grown. It will be a small start as several of our regular vendors do not have produce ready yet.

Both market locations participate in the following food programs: WIC Project FRESH, Market FRESH, and the Kent County WIC Pilot Project. Patrons are welcome to make their purchases with cash, checks, debit cards and EBT cards.

Those using EBT cards can get twice as much for their money with Double Up Food Bucks. For every dollar spent, $2 worth of produce can be purchased, up to $40 worth of food for $20 spent on an EBT card. That’s twice as much healthy nutrition for the dollar!


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