Sponsored: Farmington Farmers Market stays downtown for Founders Festival

The Farmington Farmers & Artisans market continues its 25th year celebration with two entries in the Greater Farmington Founders Festival Parade, which happens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 21 on Grand River in Farmington.

The units are sponsored by Mike and Kathy Fusilier, a six-generation Michigan farming family and vendors at the market since it first opened.

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Market-goers will have a great view of the parade, as the weekly Saturday event stays in its location at the Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion and Riley Park. In previous years, vendors moved off-site during the festival.

The market opens at 9 a.m. with fresh-picked Michigan fruits, vegetables, flowers, pantry goods, and breakfast treats while the Celtic tribe known as Jamrocks brings mandolins, penny whistles, bouzoukis and boudrains to bricks on the south side of the pavilion. Headlining the market chalkboard this week are field tomatoes and sweet corn. 

The Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Saturday, May through October, at Grand River and Grove Street in downtown Farmington. To learn more, visit farmingtonfarmersmarket.com.

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