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The Canton Farmers Market will return with special Off-Season Markets in February, March, and April at the Summit on the Park community recreation center. The Markets will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, March 25, and April 22, in the Banquet Lobby in the Summit on the Park, located on 46000 Summit Parkway in Canton, MI.
A variety of local food growers and producers have signed on to participate in these Off-Season Farmers Markets, including: Cheesecakes, Etc. (featuring cheesecakes and various baked goods); Good Times Kettle Corn; Holy Cannolis (featuring cassata cupcakes, baklava, Italian cookies, plus gluten free items); Alley Farms (featuring pork and chicken cuts, bacon, sausage, brats, Canadian bacon); Lula Bre's Sweet Eats (featuring artisan jams/jellies, hot fudge sauce, handmade fudge); Bobilin Honey; Gooseneck Coffee Co.; The Pasta Shop (featuring fresh, dry pasta, frozen sauce); Simply Gourmet Fresh (featuring salsa, tortilla chips, queso dip, tamales, burritos, gourmet butter)’ Spice Grrrl (featuring various spices/herbs); The Cheese People; Detroit Gourmet Nut Co. (featuring maple walnuts, pecans and cashews); Kapnick Orchards (featuring apples, apple cider, apple butter, nut butters, pies, donuts, breads, breakfast items, fudge, frozen blueberries, winter squash); Pick Michigan (featuring chicken/duck eggs, homemade corn and flour tortillas, seasonal produce, herbs, and fruit); Prochaska Farms (featuring hoop house produce); and Jalapesto (featuring jalapesto and jalapeno popcorn).
“Preparations are well underway for our Off-Season Farmers Markets that will provide a fun destination for families and individuals who value healthy, local food options,” said Canton Farmers Market Coordinator Sheree Buckman. “Our goal is to create a unique shopping experience for our market-goers, while supporting our local farmers and producers and expanding access to fresh, healthy food sources.”
In addition to over a dozen food vendors, several artisan vendors will be onsite, including Minfly Creations (featuring Michigan-themed items such as pillows and metal works, recycled sweaters, plus mittens, scarfs, and headbands), and Bill’s Folly (featuring re-purposed vintage, books, tins, cigar boxes, plus household items made into lamps). AuNaturel Shea will also be onsite selling shea body butter and lotions, sugar scrubs, lip balms, and more.
Additional activities will be available during the February 25 Off Season Market, including a free kids’ craft, where children of all ages can make their own stress relief balloon. Musical entertainment will also be provided by Ryan Brake. Marketgoers may also pick up a tasty lunch from this month’s featured food truck, Hero or Villain, who will be onsite offering delicious sandwiches and more.
During this indoor market, Bridge Card and Double Up Food Bucks transactions will also be accepted. Tokens may be purchased at the Canton Leisure Services table. Market-goers can also visit with Summit on the Park’s Health & Wellness Personal Trainers to get answers to essential training questions. Plenty of parking is typically available towards the back of the Summit’s parking lot. Market-goers are encouraged to enter through the banquet doors.
All of these indoor Off Season Farmers Markets will pick up where the outdoor regular season of the Canton Farmers Market left off. The new season of the outdoor Canton Farmers Market will re-open on Sunday, May 13, 2018, and will run every Sunday through October 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Preservation Park, located at 500 N. Ridge Road, Canton, MI, 48187.
For additional Canton Farmers Market information, visit www.canton-mi.org/496 or contact the Farmers Market Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 734/394-5375.