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Southeast Area Farmers' Market Opens June 1

OKT brings Fresh Produce from Local Farmers & Gardens to southeast neighbors
Underwriting support from:

Healthy produce for all!

The Southeast Area Farmers' Market is a Mi Bridges SIgn-up Hub and offers these purchase options:

  • Double Up Food Bucks
  • WIC Project Fresh
  • Cash Value Benefits
  • Summer EBT
  • Debit Card
  • Cash

 

The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market kicks off its 2013 season on Saturday June 1 at Gerald R Ford Middle School. This Saturday market will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the first week of November. Beginning June 7, a Friday Farm Stand Market will take place, on a smaller scale, at Garfield Park from 3 to 7 p.m.

Our Kitchen Table, managers of the market, has an exciting line-up of market activities on the calendar. The following OKT sponsored events will take place from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Saturday market:

        June 29 Healthy cooking demo with a local chef

·         July 6 Urban Foraging Workshop. Learn about local edible “weeds.”

·         July 27 Healthy cooking demo with a local chef

        August 3 Make Your Own Hypo-allergenic Soap Workshop

·         August 24 Healthy cooking demo with a local chef

·         August 31 Healthy cooking demo with a local chef

        September 7 Art at the Market

·         September 28 Healthy cooking demo with a local chef

        October 12 Greens Cook-off and Fried Green Tomato Festival

        October 26 Food Day Activities and Healthy cooking demo with a local chef

On June 22, the market will host its official Grand Opening Celebration with special activities and music—and a greater selection of fresh, locally grown chemical-free produce. Market partners, Kent County Health Department and Greater Grand Rapids Food Systems Council will host additional market activities throughout the season.

 

 

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