Now that school is back in session, the Southeast Area Farmer’s Market Gerald R Ford Middle School location will remain open–but for fewer hours. Beginning Sept. 9, this location will be open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., so as not to interfere with school traffic and activities.
August was a grand month for this location. During the four dates the market was open, we counted a total of 310 customer visits. That means a lot of healthy food is making it into our neighborhoods’ kitchens. A big thank you to all those who came to the market! Thanks for telling your friends and neighbors. Another big thank you to The Grand Rapids Times! The column they have been running about the market has been instrumental in spreading the word.
The Southeast Area Farmer’s Market’s two locations distributed 137 Double Up Food Bucks tokens to our customers. These customers doubled the amount of produce they received for the amount they spent. It’s not too late to take advantage of this program. If you shop with an EBT card, you will receive a $2 token for every two dollars you spend—up to $20 in tokens each time you visit.
The markets also honored $225 worth of Kent County Health Department and Project Fresh coupons. If you have any of these coupons, bring them in before it’s too late!
The Southeast Area Farmer’s Market Garfield Park location is open Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both farmers’ market locations will be open through November 6.
Please check out print and share flyer below.
The South East Area Farmers’ Market is open for the 2011 season!
On Wednesday, the South East Area Farmers’ Market began at the Gerald R Ford Middle School from 5pm to 7pm. Vendors sold herbs, greens, homemade crafts, and vegetable plants! Community folks danced line dances and it was a festive atmosphere!
Come join us this Wednesday, May 25th, for more transplants for your garden, more spring greens to eat, and more dancing with your neighbors!
Saturday opened the market at Garfield Park from 9am to 1pm. It was a beautiful day to stroll the park and shop with neighborhood vendors. There were mustard greens, kale, herbs, lettuce, spinach, and homemade salves, and soaps for sale! Many plants were donated to neighborhood families! Join us on June 4th for the second Garfield Park market!
Please check out the “Farmers Market” tap under “Food Diversity” for a full list of farmers market days. or follow this link Farmers Markets
For more pictures please follow this link https://oktjustice.org/2011/05/21/the-southeast-farmers-market-opening-day-pictures/
[The 2011 Southeast Farmers Market is sponsored by a partnership between Greater Grand Rapids Food Systems Council, Kent County Health Department and Our Kitchen Table]