As the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market accepts Bridge card/SNAP/EBT, its patrons using these programs will be able to buy bulk food items at the market along with fresh, local fruits, vegetables and herbs. The market offers some bulk foods for direct purchase as well. By ordering together, minimum purchase requirements for free delivery are met. Food orders will not be marked up from the catalog price. And, OKT is not adding any kind of fee to orders.
Make Your Own Personal Care Items 12 – 2 p.m. Sat. Sept. 12 Market hours: 11am. -4p.m. Southeast Area Farmers’ Market atMLK Park, 900 Fuller Ave. SE 49506
Are you tired of paying too much for your personal care items? Does the list of chemical ingredients scare you? (It should!) Come to the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market Saturday and learn how to make your own!
Ms. Yvonne Woodard, market manager and vendor, has been making her own personal care products for years. She started doing so because of her health — she simply could not physically tolerate store-bought, chemical laden products.
Stop by and learn her tried-and-true recipes for the products living closest to your body!
DTE Energy will be at the market sharing energy saving resources. Urban Core Collective will be helping patrons register to vote.
Today, the Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB) launched an economic empowerment initiative primarily seeks to raise the community’s awareness of Black owned businesses while increasing the capital flowing to these businesses. One way you can make this happen is to shop the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market on Sept. 5 and 19!
GRABB also seeks to aide in the sustainability of locally owned black businesses that support families. “By doing so we will increase employment opportunities for residents within neighborhoods of focus that will lead to a reduction in the unemployment rate and begin to revitalize economically neglected neighborhoods,” GRABB’s messaging says.
Beginning the week of September 1, 2020 through the week of September 30, 2020, GRABB is challenging 1,000 residents to commit to shifting $30 of their monthly spending to a Black owned businesses with the overall goal of increasing the length of time dollars remain in Black neighborhood businesses.
“By shifting your dollars to Black Businesses, you will be playing a vital role improving the quality of life in economically marginalized neighborhoods in Grand Rapids while purchasing great products and services,” GRABB reports. “By the end of our #30days30dollars challenge, we will realize the collective strength of our dollars and the strength of the people in our community!’
Southeast Area Farmers Market at Joe Taylor Park 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday Aug. 26 Last market at Joe Taylor Park this year!
Resilient Roots Wellness and The Grand Rapids Yoga Company will offer an All levels | All bodies | ALL people YOGA class during the market tonight. The socially-distanced yoga class is trauma-sensitive and donation-based: In your times of abundance, pay more to accommodate those in need, in times of need-pay less.
Stop by the market, load up on healthy food, and build your wellness!
Southeast Area Farmers Market
12 – 2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 22 MLK Jr. Park, 900 Fuller Ave. SE 49506 Stop by for organic, fresh, local produce from Groundswell Farm, tasty cottage kitchen goods, and handcrafted personal care items and crafts.
Did you know that many of the native species we see around us (and label as weeds) once were a prize source of both food and medicine? On Saturday August 24, citizen forester and urban forager, Laura Casaletto, will share how to identify the edible plants growing in your Grand Rapids neighborhoods. She has been using foraging as a means to supplement her family’s food budget for many years.
The Southeast Area Farmers Market meets from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday Aug. 13 at Joe Taylor Park! Along with fresh local produce and other goodies, The Urban Core Collective will be there to offer voter registration.