Spring has officially sprung and that means it is time to hit the farmers markets! Southeast Michigan boasst a large number of farmers markets and 15 of these are in Washtenaw County. As you plan your spring and summer schedule, make sure to include visits to the Washtenaw County Farmers Markets. You can find more details about these markets at washtenawmarkets.org.
The first Wednesday of every month (May-Oct 5-8 pm) are food truck rallies and the third Wednesday of every month features Guest Chef Cooking Demos (May-Oct 11am).
• Dexter Winter Marketplace
Listen to a vintage string band and grab a bite from the food truck every week.
Now offering an online sales pilot program for the May 17 Farmers Market. Customers can shop online at www.pittsfieldtownship.locallygrown.net during the May 13-14 and pick-up their order at the May 17 Farmers Market. Items available include: prepared foods (soups, salads, meals), honey, asparagus, soy candles, garlic, skin care & personal care products, baked goods, nut butters, pasta, energy snacks, spice blends, marinara sauce and more.
Webster Summer Social will be held June, 24 from 12 – 5 P.M. There will be live music, historical demonstrations, a local food truck, ice cream, games, raffle and other activities
• Depot Town
• Mobile Farm Stand
Do you plan to spend $10 per week (average) or more on local food? Do you love farmers markets, farm stands, and restaurants that source local? Then consider becoming a Taste the Local Difference Local Food Enthusiast!
Kelly Wilson is the SE Michigan Local Food Coordinator for TLD. She is an operator of Simple Gifts Farm, near Flint, and a registered Dietitian. Contact her at Kelly@localdifference.org