Wayne State University Farmers Market
The Wayne State Farmers Market got its start with two pilot days in fall 2008. In its first full season the following year, the market registered to accept food stamps (SNAP), WIC Project FRESH, and Senior Project FRESH nutrition programs. The market offers a range of affordable fresh and prepared foods and serves those who live or work on campus or elsewhere in midtown and nearby neighborhoods. The market is operated with the help of several campus and community partners. For more details about the market since 2008, browse archives of SEEDLING newsletters.
See this video clip (1.5 minutes) with SEED Wayne director, Kami Pothukuchi and Florine Mark, on Ask Florine
Read brief articles on the WSU Farmers Market in the Michigan Citizen, June 20, 2014 and June 6, 2013.
2016 MARKET BULLETIN
June 1 - October 26, Wednesdays, 11 am to 4 pm,
5401 Cass Avenue, in front of REUTHER LIRBARY.
Click here for a flyer of the market. Please post!
The Market offers many special events! Stay tuned for details!
STUDENT ADVANTANGE IS HERE!
WSU Students can get $10 in vouchers
in exchange for $5 in cash!*
Come by the SEED Wayne tent between 11 am and 1 pm on market days.
*Student Advantage vouchers may be traded exclusively for fruits and vegetables.
Market accepts cash, Bridge Card (EBT), and WIC Project FRESH and Senior Project FRESH vouchers.
Double Up Food Bucks are available! Bridge Card participants get their spending at WSU Farmers Market matched, dollar for dollar (up to $20 per card per day), with the additional dollars to be spent on Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables only. For more information, browse: www.doubleupfoodbucks.org
The Market needs Volunteers!
Tasks include setup, take down, customer surveys, and more!
Please sign up for 2 hour slots starting 8:30 AM and ending 4:30 PM. Sign up here
Be 'Tote'ally Cool! Reduce plastic bags!
Now that you shop every week at the Wayne State Wednesday Farmers Market, why not bring your canvas or other reusable tote bag to the market?
Don't shop every week? Keep a bag in your office for when the impulse strikes!
Have extra tote bags languishing at home? Drop them off at the SEED Wayne tent. We will distribute them to shoppers for free. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle plastic bags at your farmers market!
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The watercolor on the right is by Sheila Burns (created c. 1966) and is a part of Wayne State University's art collection. Burns attended WSU and received a BA in Education in 1935. This watercolor was a gift to the university from Rex Lamoreaux in 2000.