2016 WSU Farmers Market opens June 1


SEED Wayne is excited to announce the start of the 9th season of the WSU Farmers Market on June 1. The market runs every Wednesday from 11 am to 4 pm through October 26, at 5401 Cass Avenue, in front of the Reuther Library and across from the Community Arts Building.

The market will feature seasonal produce, including salad greens, herbs, cut flowers, berries, and transplants, as well as breads and other baked goods, hot and cold lunches, and coffee, tea and popcorn.

Detroit-based growers such as D-Town Farm, Brother Nature, and Greening of Detroit will return as will our anchor produce vendor Van Houtte Farms of Armada, Michigan. Such local favorites as Avalon Bakery, Sweet Potato Sensations, and Mystic Kettle will continue to offer their staples of breads, cupcakes, and popcorn, which should go down nicely with an iced coffee from Drifter! Get a salad assembled from greens picked just a couple of hours previously, or a wrap or panini from favorites Russell Street Deli or Brooklyn Street Local.

Students have an advantage at the market! The Student Advantage Project gives enrolled students $10 in produce vouchers in exchange for $5 in cash. Bring your One Card and score some bonus berries!

The Market accepts cash, Bridge Card, Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB), WIC Project FRESH & (Senior) Market FRESH benefits. DUFB matches Bridge Card spending at the Market dollar for dollar on fresh produce, up to $20 per person per day.

Partnerships with various campus units and community organizations enable special activities such as chef demos, nutrition and healthy diets tabling, yoga, hula-hooping, and others. Have fun, learn something new, and maybe win a prize as well!

The Wayne State Farmers Market is made possible by support from University Libraries, Office of Campus Sustainability, Wayne State Police, College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts, and many other campus and community partners.

We need market volunteers and ambassadors. Volunteers help with tasks such as counting and surveying customers, bringing lunch for other volunteers, and documenting weekly product inventories. Ambassadors post flyers in their buildings, organize departmental outings to the market, and spread the word using social and other media.

To learn more, contact Kami Pothukuchi at k.pothukuchi@wayne.edu. Friend us on Facebook!

SEED Wayne is a campus-community collaborative dedicated to building sustainable food systems on Wayne State's campus and in Detroit area neighborhoods. SEED Wayne is based in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

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2016 WSU Farmers Market opens June 1 5/26/2016
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