10AM – 6PM Saturday, September 17 Downtown Grand Rapids:Oakes St. SW outside of Studio Park Piazza and Alligator Alley alongside Van Andel Arena.
The Grand Rapids Kent County Convention Arena Authority’s Community Inclusion Group (CAA-CIG) is organizing a BIPOC Pop Up Shop as part of the Grand Rapids African American Art and Music Festival and ArtPrize.
The BIPOC Pop Up Shop will give diverse vendors an opportunity to sell their wares to thousands of residents and visitors coming downtown for the festival and ArtPrize. This is an incredible opportunity to grow your brand your business in Grand Rapids and beyond! Organizers are hoping to showcase a diverse array of products made West Michigan by BIPOC entrepreneursFor information, contact Britney Sylvester firstname.lastname@example.org or (616)427-8934.
Want to join as a vendor? Click on one of the links below.
Samika Douglas, a resident of the community, in partnership with LINC UP, will host Feed the Block, a community mobile food distribution event on August 26, 2022. Families will be provided with food, PPE, and other vital resources that they haven’t had access to because of the challenges created by COVID-19. The food and resources will be able distributed in a drive-thru/contactless pick up. Feed The Block will be a fun and uplifting event that will gather between 150-300 community members to build relationships in the southeast neighborhoods of Grand Rapids and connect neighbors to the many resources available tothem. Some of the resources that will be available are connected to housing security, mental and physical health, and COVID-19 education and awareness. Spanish flyer below.
The Southeast Area Farmers Market is off to a great start. New for 2022! Hot food and coffee vendors, fresh produce from the South East Market, natural body care items and more! The market meets from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 900 Fuller Ave SE 49506.
Family Futures and the Grand Rapids Food Coop Initiative will be sharing resources on August 6. On August 20, learn about extending your food garden into the fall. View the full market flyer here.
Southeast Area Farmers Market, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday July 6, MLK Jr. Park
Family Futures is a nonprofit that works to create communities in which all children achieve their full potential. They do that by supporting children and strengthening families. Their programs, Connections and Healthy Families Kent County, focus on children under age five. They work with parents to understand their children’s development, support them every step of the way, and connect them to resources when needed. When we all set up children and families for success, communities thrive!
The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market provides a wide variety of local produce, cottage kitchen foods, personal care items, crafts and ready-to-eat foods. Our vendors are primarily women of color, home growers and residents of OKT’s targeted neighborhoods. In addition to providing access to healthy food, the market hosts meal preparation activities, workshops and guests from community organizations.