DEARBORN,Mich.– The fifth annual Dearborn Farmer and Artisan Market, presented by the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, will begin its 2012 season on Friday, May 25. The market will be open every Friday through October 26 from8 a.m.to1 p.m.Located at the Bryant Branch Library (22100 Michigan Avenue, corner of Mason in westDearborn), the market is a weekly community gathering place with a wide range of local products and produce.
More than 40 vendors participate in the market which is sponsored by Henry Ford Community College and Oakwood Healthcare System. Visitors can purchase Michigan grown produce, watch cooking demonstrations, and enjoy live music and children’s activities. Vendors offer fresh produce, baked goods, honey, jams, cheeses, olive oil, pasta, salsa, fresh organic meats and fish, organic coffee and tea, granola, spinach pie, mustard, herbs; artist offerings include wire art, home decor, birdhouses, organic soaps, candles and much more.
New this year, the Chamber will offer three evening markets on Tuesday, June 19, July 17 and August 21 from 4 to 7 p.m.
“Our intent is to bring people together in the community, to strengthen and support local farmers, to enhance local entrepreneurs and small businesses and to promote healthy living by providing high quality, fresh food,” said Dearborn Chamber President Jennifer Giering.
The Farmer’s Market accepts Bridge Cards from residents who rely on these benefits to bring healthy food home to their families.
When using their Bridge Cards, shoppers can determine how much they will spend and get tokens or receipts equal to that amount. Shoppers can then use their tokens in any participating vendors throughout the market to purchase any eligible food product. Tokens don’t expire, so shoppers may use them on their next market visit.
The Farmers Market web site provides updated information about the market. It also tells users the mission of the market and some background information about the Market Manager Reed. In addition, the site supplies a list of participating vendors and where they are located. Visit www.dearbornfarmersartisansmarket.com or on Facebook.com/Dearborn Farmer’s & Artisan’s Market.
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