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Please support the Walk for Good Food! 

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#Walk4GoodFood

As food pantries across the nation begin to look at root causes of hunger and under-nutrition, they are beginning to address the injustices in the food system that make food charity a necessity. Access of West Michigan has been on the leading edge of this movement, as is reflected in the new name they’ve given their annual fund-raising walk, The Walk for Good Food.

Please support the Walk for Good Food! The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market is one of the recipients of Walk funds — and OKT manages the market! Open from the first Saturday in July to the second Saturday in November at Grand Rapids’ Martin Luther King Jr. Park, our market ‘s vendors are primarily women of color from Grand Rapids’ Southeast neighborhoods. Most of our sales are completed with food assistance dollars. Because the market takes part in the Double Up Food Bucks program,  our patrons using SNAP benefits can purchase twice as much fresh, local produce. This means that our neighbors with income challenges can feed their households even more nutritious food –even though they live in neighborhoods that otherwise have very limited access to healthy foods.

When you support the walk you support the market. Sign up today to join the OKT walk team or pledge your support through an online donation. OKT also seeks corporate donors to be our sponsors for the event. Download the corporate sponsor packet here.

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Thank you market vendors, patrons and community partners!

The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market helped many, many southeast Grand Rapids households improve access to healthy, local fruits and vegetables this market season. Thank you everyone who made the market a success!

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Don’t miss it! Last farmers’ market this Saturday

IMG_1119Saturday November  11 is the last time that the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market takes place in 2017. The market will take place in LINC’s parking lot at 341 Hall St. SE from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market moved here three weeks ago due to ongoing construction at MLK Jr. Park.snap

Stop by and stock up on Southeast GR’s finest greens, local produce, cottage kitchen foods and more! As always, we welcome Bridge Card, SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC, Sr. Project Fresh and SEAFM Market Bucks.

Southeast Area Farmers’ Market open two more weeks!

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On November 4 and 11, the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market sets up shop in LINC’s parking lot at 341 Hall St. SE from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market moved here two weeks ago due to ongoing construction at MLK Jr. Park.snap

Stop by and stock up on Southeast GR’s finest greens, local produce, cottage kitchen foods and more! As always, we welcome Bridge Card, SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC, Sr. Project Fresh and SEAFM Market Bucks.

Farmers’ market at LINC a success!

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Thursday market at UMCH,  9:30am-1pm, UMCH, , 904 Sheldon SE 49507
No market Oct. 27
The next market will take place Nov. 4
 11a.m. – 4p.m.  at Linc, 167 Madison Ave. SE  

Last Saturday, the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market set up shop in LINC’s parking lot at 167 Madison Ave. SE.  Shoppers began crowding around vendors’ tables before they even had a chance to set up. Yes, the location has changed but the vendors remain the same! Stop by for Southeast GR’s finest greens, local produce, cottage kitchen foods and more!

Due to ongoing construction at MLK Jr. Park, the market will operate at LINC on Nov. 4 and 11. The market will not take place Oct. 27.

As always, we welcome Bridge Card, SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC ,
Sr. Project Fresh and SEAFM Market Bucks.

 

Southeast Area Farmers’ Market Canceled Oct. 14

13099808_GFor the second week in a row, OKT is canceling the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market. Construction continues to block access to our market site at MLK Jr. Park. We were not informed in advance that construction was to take place. We apologize for not being able to bring you fresh local produce. We are working to make sure the market can take place at MLK Jr. Park or at another location on Oct. 21.

Meanwhile, you might want to shop these markets for your fresh fruits and veggies:

Fulton Street Farmers Market 

  • 1145 Fulton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • 8AM – 3PM, TUE WED FRI & SAT
  • WIC, Project Fresh, SNAP/Bridge Cards, Market FRESH, Double Up Food Bucks & Hoophouses for Health

 

Urban Roots Community Market

  • 1316 Madison Ave. SE 49507
  • 12 – 7PM WED. 9AM – 1PM  SAT
  • WIC, Project Fresh, SNAP/Bridge Cards, Sr. Market FRESH, Double Up Food Bucks