National Farmers’ Market Week Celebration on August 8th

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack proclaimed August 5-11, 2012 as National Farmers Market Week.  The Manistique Farmers’ Market will be celebrating on Wednesday August 8, 2012 from 4-6pm at Little Bear West Arena in Manistique.

Shoppers will have opportunities to win prizes of fresh produce and cottage foods at farmer booths throughout our market. The Manistique Farmers’ Market is a food and farm market only, so you will always find fresh locally grown and produced foods at the market. Farmers’ Market week is the perfect time to thank our farmers and our customers for making the Manistique Farmers’ Market an amazing success.

The Manistique Farmers’ Market began in 2010 as part of a partnership between the City of Manistique and the Sault Tribe Strategic Alliance for Health project. Now in it’s third season, the market has 16 farmers from Schoolcraft and Delta Counties, and will be open every Wednesday from 4-6pm through October 31st. The market is also a recipient of the USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion Program grant, which is being used to create a system that will ensure the market is sustainable for many years to come.

For more information about the Manistique Farmers’ Market, please click on the “contact us” button in the upper right corner of this page.

Manistique Farmers' Market

The Manistique Farmers' Market is located in Michigan's Beautiful Upper Peninsula. Our 5th season begins Wednesday May 14th. Currently all of our farmers are from Schoolcraft, Luce, and Delta Counties here in the UP, with 90% of the products grown or produced in these three counties. The remaining 10% of products are grown/produced in other Michigan counties or in the Wisconsin counties that immediately border the UP of Michigan. Get Fresh! Get Local!

3 Comments:

  1. Kudo’s to Kerry Ott. She has put a lot of hard work into making this a reality. It has grown and grown and everyone is enjoying thoroughly!

    • Thanks Connie. It is a pleasure to be part of bringing the Manistique Farmers’ Market to reality. Every Wednesday is a joy as I watch young and old shopping for fresh local foods while enjoying positive interactions with neighbors and friends.

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