Fair Food Matters is seeking a new program manager to continue the Douglass Farmers’ Market in 2014 and beyond. We will accept applications until 5pm on February 26. Click on the following links to view or download the related documents:
Today is that last day of the Douglass Farmers’ Market for this season! We’d like to thank everyone who has supported the market, and to invite those who haven’t had a chance to come down today between 3-6pm to check us out.
We’d also like to send a big thanks to Bonamego Farm for donating a bin of watermelons to raise money for the market last week- they helped raise over $100!
New this season- four market dates in September! We hope that you’ll include our market in your weekly routine. Stop by and welcome new vendors DeLeo Farm and Blue Stone Farm. The Fresh Food Fairy will also be at the market on September 3 with delicious popcorn and bike-powered smoothies.
We’re super excited to have this vendor at the Douglass Farmers’ Market. He makes customized wood fire pizzas on the spot! Come by and check him out tomorrow and pick up some local produce from our other vendors.
That’s right, it’s the first week of blueberry season and we have them for sale at the Douglass Farmers Market today from 3-6pm.
The Douglass Farmers’ Market will be open today from 3-6pm, rain or shine. Seasonal produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, and other tasty local products are for sale each week! Strawberries are still here but may not be for much longer. We hope you are safe and sound after a wild night of thunderstorms in the area and look forward to seeing you at the market!
Today’s special event is the Family Health Center’s WIC Project FRESH Coupon distribution. For more information, please contact the FHC at 349-2641.
Gina Rickman served on the planning committee for the Douglass Farmers’ Market since its creation in 2011. She wholeheartedly believed in the project and was always generous with her time and feedback. We will miss her dearly and are so grateful to have had the chance to work with her over the last three years. Her passion for community building was unstoppable- she came down to visit the market last week even though she wasn’t feeling good. May she now rest in peace and may her family and friends get the comfort and support that they need during this time. A public memorial service will be held for her on Tuesday, June 18 at 1pm at Bible Baptist Church on Drake Road. We plan to honor her work to increase access to healthy food at the market tomorrow between 3-6pm. Please stop by the info booth and share your stories and memories of Gina and her dedication as a daughter, mother, and community champion.
New vendors this week include Mz Marilyn and the Michigan Small Food Producers Cooperative. Several special events will take place: a tour of the market at 4:30pm (with free gifts from Kalamazoo Public Library) and a Kalamazoo Valley River Trail scavenger hunt. Please check in at the info booth for details.