The Canton Farmers Market will return with special Winter Markets over three Sundays 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 February 26, March 19, and April 23, in the Banquet Lobby in the Summit on the Park, located on 46000 Summit Parkway in Canton, MI.
“We’re thrilled to bring back our Winter Markets that provide a fun destination for families and individuals who value healthy, local food options,” said Canton Farmers Market Coordinator Amanda Campana. “Our goal is create a unique shopping experience for our market-goers, while supporting our local farmers and producers and expanding access to fresh, healthy food sources.”
The Canton Farmers Market is also partnering with Healthy Food Connect, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and The Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan to launch its new Healthy Food Connect: Canton program to help better connect Canton area seniors to fresh, nutritious, local food during its 2017 Markets. Interested seniors, who are 55 years of age or older, may schedule an orientation with the market staff to receive a one-on-one tour of the Farmers Market and information about the food assistance programs currently accepted at the markets.
The first 300 Healthy Food Connect participants to attend a scheduled orientation will receive $5 in Market Bucks to purchase eligible food products at the market. Monthly drawings for prizes will also be held for those who attend the market, so be sure to check in with the market staff each time you attend! In addition, the Canton Farmers Market will have weekly cooking demonstrations. Recipe cards will also be available so you can recreate each culinary masterpiece at home!
In addition, the Canton Farmers Market is partnering with HVA Mobility Transportation (HVA) to provide FREE transportation for qualifying individuals to and from Canton’s upcoming winter and regular season markets. Participants who qualify can schedule their transportation directly with HVA's Call Center during their business hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. by calling: 734/477-6404. This trip to the Canton Farmers Market will not deduct from your weekly trip allotment.
Over a dozen vendors will be onsite at the February 26 Winter Market offering a wide assortment of Michigan grown and made products, including: honey, jam, cider, apples, artisan cheese & bread, baked goods, farm eggs, seasonal produce grown in greenhouses and hoop houses (weather permitting) and more. A local chef will hosting a cooking demonstration from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., with tasty bites for market-goers to sample. Bridge Card and Double Up Food Bucks transactions will also be accepted. Purchase your tokens at the Canton Leisure Services table. Plenty of parking is typically available towards the back of the Summit Parking lot. Enter through the banquet doors. For more information, please call 734/394-5375.
These indoor Winter 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 14, 2017 and will run every Sunday through October 15, 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 email@example.com or by calling 734/394-5375.