The Boyne City Farmers Market will be back outdoors for the season beginning Saturday May 7.
The outdoor market, open 8 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and Saturday in Veterans Park, will feature more than 65 regular produce vendors, all local, serving seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
Other items for purchase at the farmers market include gourmet baked goods and preserves, eggs and cheese, honey and maple syrup, proteins, fish, potted annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, and cut flowers.
There is also a juried craft market with unique hand-made items for your home or a special gift.
“The farmers never missed a beat,” said Erica Tosch, who was recently hired as the new manager of the farmers market. “Greens were available all winter. And, with the many hoop-houses and greenhouses, the produce continues to be amazing.”
This is the fifth year the farmers market will accept Bridge Cards.
Customers swipe their card at the market booth and receive tokens to shop with.
Eligible foods include vegetables, fruit, dairy products, meat, eggs, bread, jam, pickles, and pastries, as well as seeds or plants that produce food.
The market also partners with Fair Food Network’s Double Up Food Bucks program.
“Doubling the value of federal nutrition assistance spent at our market helps people bring home more locally grown fruits and vegetables. It’s really a win-win-win as it helps low-income consumers eat healthier, local farmers gain new customers, and more food dollars stay in the local economy,” said Tosch.
“When customers spend $10 with the Bridge Card, we provide another $10 to buy fresh fruits and veggies grown in Michigan, with a match up to $20 each market day.”
More information visit http://www.doubleupfoodbucks.org.
A full season of activities have been arranged including cooking demos, children’s activities, and live music every Saturday.
The Boyne City Farmer’s Market is a program of the Boyne City Main Street and governed by an eleven member committee consisting of vendors and community members.
For a complete line-up of our market events visit www.boynecityfarmersmarket.org.
For more information contact market manager Erica Tosch at (231) 330-0139 or Main Street at 582-9009.