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Shop Seasonally: melons come to market


Where to go for what you need:


No markets open.


The Downtown Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fulton Street Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ada Village Farmers Market: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Spectrum Health Farmers Market (in Prisms Cafeteria in Butterworth Hospital): 11 a.m-2 p.m.

Grandville Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.


Fulton Street: 8 a.m.-3 p.m and 4-7:30

GVSU Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


The Downtown Market: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Plainfield Charter Twp. Farmers Market: 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

Metro Health Farmers Market: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

YMCA Farmers Market: 3 p.m.- 7 p.m.


The South East Area Farmers Market (Garfield Park): 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

Fulton Street: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.


The South East Area Farmers Market (Gerald R. Ford Middle School on Garfield): 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Downtown Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fulton Street: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.


No markets open.


Berries are back, with late raspberries and blackberries now available. Summer squash and zucchini are still abundant, as are tomatoes, including heirloom varieties.
Blackberries slowly ripening.

/Amy Hinman

Blackberries slowly ripening.

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With September quickly approaching, the produce at the market is getting sweeter. Several varieties of berries are coming into season, as well as musk and watermelons. Consider stopping by the market to pick up these seasonal sweets, learn how to make a tasty in-season salsa or to learn how to prepare new dishes at a cooking demonstration.

Events at the Markets:
Downtown Market: During "Chefs at the Market" on August 24 at 10 a.m., learn about some of chef Elijah Lopez's (of City Sen Lounge) favorite Asian-inspired recipes.

Produce at the Markets:

Melons have joined sweet corn, peaches and tomatoes at the market. Consider picking up onions, tomatillos and cilantro for salsa, or grabbing some eggplant, squash and zucchini for ratatouille. Beets and carrots are also in season. Thinking of grilling something for dinner? Fresh, local meat is available too.


Amy Hinman

After I graduate from Grand Valley next spring (with a shiny degree in Writing and Spanish) I plan on WWOOFing around Europe or South America (or both), writing a lot of stories, meeting a lot of people, and cooking a lot of food. For now, I am more than excited to get to know farmers in the area, and let you get to know them too.

Reports on: Food, farmers, farmers with food, and farmers markets. Generally awesome things.

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