Manistique Farmers’ Market Opens May 15, 2013
Community to Celebrate Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Road Maps to Health Prize
Wednesday, May 15th will mark the beginning of the third full season for the Manistique Farmers’ Market. The Market will open with the ringing of the bell at 4pm and remain open until 6pm. Eighteen Farmers’ Markets are planned for 2013, every Wednesday May 15th – September 11th, 4-6pm, at Little Bear West Arena.
For the early season Markets, shoppers will be able to find a variety of greens (including kale, spinach, and lettuce), radishes, onions, garlic, eggs, maple syrup, honey, a variety of baked goods and jams, and new this year will be a local farmer featuring sheep wool and alpaca fleece fibers.
In conjunction with the start of the Farmers’ Market, the City of Manistique will also be holding a celebration to honor the work of the community that led to Manistique winning an inaugural Road Maps to Health Prize from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Events planned for the celebration event include: giveaway of 300 kites (just the right size for younger children), a light picnic lunch, other prize giveaways, representatives from Governor Snyder’s office and Senator Tom Casperson’s office, and more. Also, Jay Fisher of Radio Results Network will be broadcasting live from the Farmers’ Market and Community Celebration.
Schedule for May 15, 2013 (all events take place at Little Bear West Arena – outside if it’s nice and inside if the weather is inclement):
- 3pm – Farmers begin setting up for the Market
- 4pm – The Manistique Farmers’ Market opens for the 2013 season
- 4pm-5pm: kite giveaway and picnic lunches
- 5pm: Presentations and giveaways
- 6pm: The Manistique Farmers’ Market closes for the day.
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