Farmington Farmers Market celebrates all things Polish Aug. 4

The Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market will celebrate its annual Polish Festival on Saturday, August 4, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion and Riley Park.

The bell rings promptly at 9 a.m. with a special cultural introduction. Children’s crafts, hosted by the MSU Oakland County Extension throughout the day, will include making Polish dill pickles.

Market-goers may enjoy fresh pierogi served all day long with grilled Polish sausage, onions and sauerkraut. Detroit’s Chene Modern Bakery makes a market stop with traditional European breads and baked goods such as angel wings, poppy seed rolls, kolaczki, almond rolls and more.

Look for entertainment by the Kielbasa Kings, performing classic polka standards from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the Wawel Polish Folk Dancers, from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

At 11 a.m. the market’s Strawbale Inn will serve up glasses of the traditional Piwo as well as handcrafted seasonal light beer brewed from smoked wheat especially for this day by the Farmington Brewing Company.

At 1 p.m. a colorful fashion show will showcase the talent and fiber works of Alexandra Lisiecki and her Recultured Designs.

As always, more than a dozen Michigan farmers will bring in fresh-picked locally grown fruits and vegetables, and vendors will offer pantry goods, artisan originals, and home accents for sale. To learn more visit farmingtonfarmersmarket.com.