Mount ClemensJuly 11, 2013
Farmers Market opens Wednesday Market at new location
By Julie Snyder
C & G Staff Writer
In response to overwhelming support for a mid-week market, the Mount Clemens Farmers Market is now open on Wednesdays in the city’s downtown area.
Over the winter, a survey was run on the Mount Clemens Downtown Development Authority Facebook page to gauge interest in having a mid-week market within the downtown business district. The positive response was enough to lead the DDA and Mount Clemens Farmers Market officials to work together to organize a mid-week market pilot program for this summer.
The mid-week market provides those who work downtown, as well as residents, an additional opportunity to shop for local, certified, homegrown produce and products. The farmers will also be available to speak with shoppers about their food and the farming techniques they utilize.
The Mount Clemens Farmers Market Wednesday Market will run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. now through Sept. 18. The Wednesday Market will be held in the Roskopp Parking Lot located adjacent to the Anton Art Center at Macomb Place and Southbound Gratiot. Parking in the market area will be free for patrons.
Friday and Saturday markets will continue to run from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the regular Mount Clemens Farmers Market location on North River Road between Interstate 94 and northbound Gratiot.
Mount Clemens Farmers Market officials are advising shoppers to keep in mind that crops are running late this year, due to the unseasonable weather. For updates on what type of produce and products will be available at the market week to week, go to the Mount Clemens Farmers Market Facebook page.
The Mount Clemens Farmers Market now accepts credit, debit and bridge cards.