It was a beautiful day at the Manistique Farmers’ Market on Wednesday. TV6 came to visit us and 260 shoppers enjoyed shopping for fresh locally grown and produced foods. We had the first UP Sweet Corn of the season, along with tomatoes, cabbages, beans of every color, kale, beets, new red potatoes, and so much more … YUM! It was a fun day of celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week, with random prize winners at each farmers’ table as a way to say thank-you to our wonderful customers. Enjoy the photos. Come join us next Wednesday from 4-6pm at Little Bear West Arena and every Wednesday through October 31st.
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- Random chances to win fresh produce and/or cottage foods from our farmers.
- Play Market Bingo while you shop and be entered to win a healthy cooking cook book for your family or a neat package of prizes related to having a healthy plate.
- Lots of wonderful fresh UP produce and other foods available:
- Red Potatoes
- Sweet Corn
- Summer Squash
- Baked goods
- Dried Pastas
- Kidney Beans
- … and so much more!
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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.