Get Fit as a Fiddle at June 15 Farmington Farmers Market

A morning stretch and run, walk with a local doctor, healthful cooking demo and more will be part of the 5th Annual Fit as Fiddle Health Fair at the Saturday, June 15, Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market in downtown Farmington.

Violinist Anthony Marchese starts the day with music at 8:30 a.m. and will continue to play through an 8:45 a.m. group stretch in Riley Park with Edge Fitness and Dr. Joseph Lawson Williams of Williams Family & Sports Medical Center in Farmington.

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Farmington city council Mayor Pro Tem Sara Bowman will lead the 3rd Annual Rooster Run, a 5K from Grand River to Maple, to Freedom, Gill, and Grand River, then back to the market. Dr. Williams heads up the 1-mile fitness walk through neighborhoods around the market.

Anyone who participates in the 5K, the 1-mile walk, or gets a free blood pressure screening at the Beaumont Health booth will have a chance to win farm shares (four winners), beautiful flower bouquets (three winners), and one winner will receive a $100 gift certificate from Essential Family Chiropractic.

Enter at the Beaumont tent, located at the East entrance to the market. Beaumont will host free screenings all day along with a “safe driving jeopardy game” recently piloted at a nurses conference.

RENEW weight loss program information will also be available at the Beaumont tent, courtesy of Dr. Williams

You’ll also find these health-related resources:

  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Essential Family Chiropractic
  • Bystander Response (Stop the Bleed)
  • Chair massage with Lezlie Walton
  • Welcome Edge Fitness! Coming soon to Farmington

And these vendors will be offering healthful choices:

  • Civil Ferments
  • Old World Olive Oil Co
  • Elderberry Heaven
  • Radical Plants
  • Spice Grrl
  • Tenera Grains
  • The Green Cup (smoothies)
  • Trillium Wood Farm (grass-fed beef, chicken, pork)
  • Mackinaw Fish Mongers
  • Treehouse for Earths Children
  • Michigan farmers, foragers and bee keepers

Other market activities will include:

9 a.m. Kids Crafts at Little Sprouts Korner with Premier Childrens Center

10 a.m. Cooking demo hosted by Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

10 a.m. Live music with Larry Arbour

To learn more, visit or follow the market on Facebook.

Correction: The name of the musician performing at 10 a.m. was incorrectly reported in the first version of this post. 

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