We promised you colorful foods at this week’s Manistique Farmers’ Market and the colors abounded! 295 shoppers attended yesterday’s Market. Enjoy the pictures and join us next Wednesday (and every Wednesday through October 31st) from 4-6pm at Little Bear West Arena in Manistique. Congratulations to Team Manistique for logging the most Wellness Miles from June 2nd through July 27th and winning the 3rd Annual Let’s Get Moving – Community Challenge sponsored by the Sault Tribe Strategic Alliance for Health Project and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan. Team Manistique received the first prize check of $2250 at the Farmers’ Market. The money will be used by the City of Manistique to continue to grow and develop the non-motorized transportation project (making Manistique a more walkable and bikeable community).
In 49 days, the Manistique Farmers’ Market will open for the 2012 season! Much preparation is being done to implement all the pieces of the USDA – Farmers’ Market Promotion Program grant by opening day. Also, the farmers are very busy with early plantings, and scheduling their crops and other food products they will have for sale at the market this year. We have an amazing group of local, dedicated farmers bringing you the freshest and best produce and baked goods!
Hope to see you in just 7 short weeks at the Little Bear West Arena parking area for the opening of the Manistique Farmers’ Market. Shopping at the farmers’ market is good for you, good for the community.
Today is Farmers’ Market Day in Manistique Michigan. We will have our weekly market from 4-6pm today at Little Bear West Arena. Today is also the middle of National Farmers’ Market Week, so we will be having some special opportunities to thank our customers and our farmers at today’s market.
Yesterday, State Representative Steve Lindberg kicked off the appreciation for our farmers by being the first to sign the giant thank-you card. Thanks Rep. Lindberg for your support and for helping both the Manistique and Rockford Farmers’ Markets in the America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market contest!
Vote for Manistique: http://miniurl.org/manistiquefm
Vote for Rockford: http://miniurl.org/rockfordfm
See you at the market today at 4pm! We are expecting some early UP tomatoes, bell peppers, kale, blueberries, green beans, peas, cabbage, yummy baked goods, eggs, beef, maybe some late raspberries, cucumbers, zucchini, kidney beans, wheatberries, ground oat and wheat flour, jams, fresh flowers, … and more! Remember the market opens at 4pm with the ringing of our market bell. Thank you for respecting the market hours.