It's farmers market season in the city of Detroit. The northwest side is celebrating the return of its own seasonal market Thursday, June 4.
Occurring from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday through October 1, the Northwest Detroit Farmers Market takes place at the North Rosedale Park Community House in North Rosedale Park.
For the past 10 years, the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation has hosted the market.
"The Northwest Detroit Farmers Market is not just a place to buy fresh produce. It's also a place to meet your neighbors, learn a new recipe or do a craft with your kids," says GRDC executive director Tom Goddeeris. "It's a place where people come to feel connected to their community."
More than 15 produce and food vendors will be selling their goods at the market. The vendors come from all around southeast Michigan. Fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, dairy products, and baked goods will be among items sold. James Tate, District 1 city councilman, says the market addresses some of the challenges local residents face in accessing nutritious, fresh, and affordable food.
On opening day, June 4, the market will also play host to a number of events as it celebrates the start of market season. DMC Sinai-Grace will be on hand to offer free health screenings. A yoga class by Detroit Community Yoga will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Home Depot will be hosting a youth wood working workshop, free to attend. A perennial swap and a local artists market are also planned. The market is a part of Eastern Market's Detroit Community Markets program.
Organizers say that Northwest Detroit Farmers Market is the second most frequented farmers market in Detroit.
The North Rosedale Park Community House is located at 18445 Scarsdale St.
Writer: MJ Galbraith
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