The biggest Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market of the season, with more than 50 vendors, opens at 9 a.m. on September 21 in downtown Farmington.
Part of the three-day Harvest Moon celebration, the Harvest Market will feature family activities, a bounce house, free blood pressure screening with representatives of Beaumont – Farmington Hills, and the season’s penultimate cooking demo.
Hosted by Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, the demo will feature nutrition expert, dietitian, and market volunteer Julie Stevens, preparing a Garden Fresh Flatbread that is “an easy, delicious, and nutritious weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy.”
“September is Family Meals Month, and Fresh Thyme and I are on a mission to get families back to the dinner table to share a meal,” Stevens said. “Between the demands of a busy, modern family life, planning and preparing a family meal can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.”
With so many vendors, the market will spill over onto Market Street, which will be closed from Starbucks to Tubby’s.
Music at the Market features Sinjon Smith, a Michigan band that covers tunes from the ‘80s and through to current pop hits. You can get your knives sharpened while you shop at Odies Flowers, and get ready for the October 5 Polish Festival with a stop at the People’s Pierogi Collective.
And if you’ve got a hankering for some fall flavors, you’ll find fresh donuts from Petey’s Donuts, and apple cider from several Michigan farmers.
Those attractive Downtown Farmington market bags are back, the last shipment of the season. Spend $20 at any downtown business on market day and show your receipt at the Market Information Booth to claim yours.
“This keepsake bag shows your support for shopping small and shopping local,” market volunteer Peggy Castine said. “Last Saturday, 50 were claimed before the market closed.”
To learn more about the market, visit farmingtonfarmersmarket.com or follow on Facebook.