Dearborn, MI- Fresh, local foods, unique artisan products, and exciting family activities will highlight another season at the Dearborn Farmers and Artisans Market presented by Beaumont Health, set to begin on Friday, May 20, 2016 with a ribbon cutting and spring celebration. The Market will again be held in the parking lot behind the historic Bryant Public Library, located at Michigan Avenue and Mason in Downtown West Dearborn.
The Dearborn Area Chamber will host a special ribbon cutting at 8:50 am with Dearborn Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. in which the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Several special activities are scheduled all day long, including cooking demonstrations and food tasting from the Nar Bar in Dearborn, a live jazz quartet from the Henry Ford College music department, spring time flowers provided by English Gardens, a fun and engaging “pollination workshop” for little ones, and a full market including over 40 vendors!
“Our community farmers and artisans market has truly become a staple gathering for residents, businesses and visitors to our area,” commented Jackie Lovejoy, President of the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce.
The market continues for the 2016 season with the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and runs every Friday through October 7. Please note that the market will be closed on July 1 in observance of Independence Day.
The popular “Power of Produce Kids Club,” presented by Beaumont Health, will return this season. This exciting program engages children ages 5-12 in the benefits of living a fun, healthy, and active lifestyle, providing $2 in tokens every week at the market to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables. Kids who shop and interact with growers and farmers are able to participate in the market. Additionally, throughout the season children will participate in market school field trips, learning the importance of healthy foods.
“We are thrilled to have built so many partnerships in our community this year to bring additional activities, entertainment and unique, local vendors to our Market in 2016,” commented Kelli Vanden Bosch, Market Manager and Director of Small Business Development for the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Dearborn Farmers and Artisans Market will continue to offer food assistance programs including SNAP/EBT, Double Up Food Bucks, Senior Market Fresh, and WIC Project Fresh (starting in June).
This season will feature five special event days including Flower Day (May 20), Kid’s Day (June 3), Community Day (July 15), Art at the Market (September 16), and Harvest Day (October 7).
The Dearborn Farmers and Artisans Market is presented by Beaumont Health, and is sponsored by Henry Ford College, the West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority, the City of Dearborn and the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, please visit the Dearborn Farmers & Artisans Market website at www.dearbornfarmersartisansmarket.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DearbornFarmersArtisansMarket, or call 313-584-6100.
The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce provides 600+ members with the opportunities and resources to engage and network with other businesses, enhancing financial growth, professional development, and the ability to contribute to a thriving community environment.