Saturday! Southeast Area Farmers’ Market Celebrates Community

Derrick "Vito" Hollowell will be back doing hip hop with the Rare Gruves

Derrick “Vito” Hollowell will be back doing hip hop with the Rare Gruves

The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market celebrates its community with a Grand Opening event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday July 27 at Gerald R Ford Middle School, Madison Avenue just south of Franklin Street SE.

Market partners, Our Kitchen Table, Kent County Health Department and Greater Grand Rapids Food Systems Council have planned a full day music, kids’ activities, cooking demos, health information, dance-exercise and more.

Back by popular demand, Grand Rapids fine artist and musician, Derrick “Vito” Hollowell and the Rare Gruve will be by to spit some rhymes about eating healthy and growing strong.

Schedule of activities:

  • 11 a.m. Aliciea Woodard, Dance Exercise
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Vito and the Rare Gruve, Hip Hop
  • 12:30 pm El Amin, Blessing of the Market
  • 1:30 Girls on Fire, Vocal Group
  • 2 p.m.  Jewels of Western Michigan, African Dance and Drumming

Kids’ activities begin at 1:30 p.m. Cooking demos throughout the day.

The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market takes place Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gerald R Ford School. The Friday Farm Stand at Garfield Park is open 3 to 7 p.m. Both locations accept SNAP (Bridge Cards), WIC Project Fresh, Cash Value Benefits Summer EBT, debit cards and Sr. Project Fresh.

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