Southeast Area Farmers’ Market Summer Celebration Saturday

West Michigan Jewels of Africa Traditional African Dance and Drum Troop wowed the crowd at the market’s 2014 Summer Celebration.

West Michigan Jewels of Africa Traditional African Dance and Drum Troop wowed the crowd at the market’s 2014 Summer Celebration.

The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market hosts its Summer Celebration Saturday June 27 during market hours, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gerald R Ford Academic Center, 851 Madison SE.. Special activities include live music, cooking demos featuring “Easy Salad Dressings,”  a noon performance by the West Michigan Jewels of Africa Traditional African Dance and Drum Troop and live music by guitarist, Eddie Killowatts.

The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market also operates 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Garfield Park, 334 Burton St. SE. Both locations warmly welcome Bridge cards (SNAP), WIC Project Fresh, Cash Value Benefits, Summer EBT and debit cards.Market patrons making purchases with Bridge Card/SNAP can sign up on site for Double Up Food Bucks—and receive $1 for each $1 dollar spent on Michigan produce, up to $20 for buying more Michigan produce each market visit

Though the market might look small, its vendors offer a nice the variety of locally grown produce and craft items. Come July, when the growing season is well underway, vendors will have much more fresh local produce for sale.

The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market is sponsored by Kent County Health Department, Greater Grand Rapids Food Systems Council & Our Kitchen Table, market managers.

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