The Rapidian

Downtown Market

Downtown Market offers programs to supply low-income peope with food, business skills

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 02-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

“We’re part of the Heartside neighborhood and we consider ourselves part of the neighborhood,” says Mimi Fritz, president of the Downtown Market. “If we’re needed for something we’re here. We want to make sure we...

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Downtown Market offers learning opportunities for residents, students, food entrepreneurs

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 01-21-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The great abundance and expansive resources of our industrialized food system has brought with it so many options. Americans today spend more than $1 trillion on food, but less than one percent of our food budget is within our local community. In...

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market kicks off holidays with Winter Wonderland Open House, Very Merry Market Days

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Downtown Market (435 Ionia Avenue SW)Eve, an all-new destination for local food innovation, education and experimentation, kicks off the holiday season in December with a Winter Wonderland Holiday Open House on December 11 and Very...

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Continued safety issues cited as reason for bridge abutment fencing

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 11-25-2013 under NEWS

Over the last few months, several community-led cleanup efforts have attempted to keep the Wealthy Street overpass abutment clean. Underneath the overpass, the sheltered spot is a favorite for the city’s homeless, choosing the abutment as a...

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Bethany Christian Services holds silent auction to benefit local refugees

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-12-2013 under NEWS

On November 14 the Downtown Market will host Growing Global, Farming Local: Refugee Benefit Silent Auction. The event goes from 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online for $20 or at the door for $25. Proceeds go to Bethany’s refugee...

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Local Fishmonger adds oyster bar, chowders, sandwiches to menu

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-08-2013 under NEWS

Jeff Butzow, owner of Fish Lads of Grand Rapids has been slinging raw seafood for the past 15 years. A Traverse City native and Pike Place Market veteran, Butzow has brought his skills back from Seattle to the Great Lakes state. Fish Lads fish...

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Downtown Market brings local flavor to Grand Rapids

by (rpontius)

Submitted 09-03-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Downtown Market opened its doors this Labor Day weekend to a warm reception from Grand Rapids residents. “We’ve gotten really great reactions so far,” says Emily Davis, the Market Assistant and Event Coordinator Intern. “...

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Send your kids to food camps at the Downtown Market

by (Loukas Peterson)

Submitted 07-23-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

To add to their local vendor expansion and hour extention, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market is starting weekly food programs for kids. Camp Sprout, designed for kids ages 6 through 11, will introduce young children to the basics of nutrition, the...

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Creating a fresh community at the Downtown Market

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 07-02-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

The brand new, not-even-fully-opened Downtown Market is planting the deep roots that are the key to building a strong community. With a bustling line up of tenants for the approaching opening of the indoor portion of the market, and the growing...

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There's a new baker in town: Field and Fire to provide healthy options downtown

by (MILocalFoodBeet)

Submitted 06-20-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Shelby Kibler has arrived in Grand Rapids to open Field & Fire Bakery in our new Downtown Market. The market is set to open later this summer and is located at 435 Ionia SW – near Wealthy Street. His wife Julie and 15 month old son Esau...

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