It’s springtime, and what is more exciting than fresh local produce provided by your nearby farmers market? The Marquette Downtown Development Authority is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 Saturday Market season on May 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third St in Downtown Marquette. The Saturday Market will be open every Saturday through December 14. More than 60 local small businesses will fill the plaza with an abundance of farm grown products and unique hand-crafted artisan goods. Stock up for Memorial Day, look ahead to graduations and Father’s Day; you will find fabulous food, plant starts, and wonderful gift-quality artisan goods. This season remember to shop the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market first for your produce and other goods.
New this season is the Wednesday Evening Market, June 12 through September 25, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Marquette Commons. Stop by after work and pick up fresh, local food before the weekend. Over a dozen vendors will be present, so come downtown midweek and check out this new evening market.
The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is not only a great place to purchase local produce and goods but is a place to enjoy time with family and friends. This season, all sorts of wonderful things will be offered at the market! There will be a wide variety of programs presented throughout the season. To celebrate our opening day, May 25, musician Nathan Meadows will perform from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come back on Saturday, June 1 for goat milk cheese making demonstration by Echo Farms, along with Smart Gardening and MSUE nutrition education. Saturday, June 8 will be a celebration of local fiber arts with World Wide Knit in Public Day. Bring your needles, purchase some yarn at the market for your next project and enjoy the morning knitting in public to live music. Power of Produce (POP) continues on Saturdays this season, and is sponsored by Ishpeming Lions Club, Marquette County ACHIEVE, Marquette Local Food Fest, Negaunee Lions Club, Orthodontist Specialists of Marquette, and Partridge Creek Farm.
There’s no better way to strengthen your local community than to shop and eat locally! By visiting the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market, you support our local famers, businesses, and community members. Also, you support yourself by providing healthy and fresh food for you and your family.
The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market accepts cash, credit/debit cards, EBT, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH, Senior Market FRESH and Hoophouses for Health! For additional information about the market please visit the farmers market website, www.mqtfarmersmarket.com, or contact Myra Zyburt, Market Manager, (906) 362-3276, or firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at the market!