The Rapidian


Free seminar series jumpstarts food entrepreneurs with advice from industry experts

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 02-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Next month, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will present its first-ever Recipes for Success series, a three-week program designed for food entrepreneurs. The free educational seminars are aimed at providing industry insight to budding and...

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Local co-op seeks to bring full service grocery store to central Grand Rapids

by (Linda Jones)

Submitted 05-03-2016 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Food Co-op Initiative is making great progress to bring a full service grocery store co-op to central Grand Rapids. We have formed a very active and talented core group of about twenty people. We are using an innovative business...

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Martha's Vineyard answers Midtown's call for more groceries

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 11-24-2015 under NEWS

The Martha’s family of businesses have had their roots in Midtown as long as most of the neighborhood can remember, and when you see their latest expansion, it’s not hard to see why. Martha’s Vineyard, a wine and deli market at the...

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City High Middle School to host 7th annual Recycled Art Market

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 11-03-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids City High Middle School is hosting its 7th Annual Recycled Art Market this coming Saturday, November 7. The art market will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Up from the 17 artists hosted in the first year, this year’s event will host 70-...

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Local musicians work to promote supplemental education programs

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-04-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

As Hugo Claudin, proprietor of multi-dimensional creative space Mexicains Sans Frontieres, painter, musician and veteran of Grand Rapids art scene puts it, “While we promote the arts and education, little effort is made to promote individual...

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Local market creates access to fresh food in urban neighborhood

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 07-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Blending groceries with a cause, the Southeast Area Farmer’s Market brings together local vendors and produce to help make natural food more accessible to the area. Located at Garfield Park (2111 Madison SE) on Fridays and the Gerald R. Ford...

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ARTisans Market to open for 10th year June 14

by (fsam)

Submitted 06-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

Sundays during the summer in Grand Rapids are a special time if you are at 1147 E. Fulton Street. Four days a week, farmers come from all over to sell their produce and other items for the Fulton Street Farmers Market. But on Sunday, the facility is...

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Outdoor Farmers Market works to increase neighborhood accessibility to fresh produce

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market opens the Outdoor Farmers Market for the third season this Saturday, May 23, at 9 a.m. when approximately 35 farmers and fresh food artisans will open their stands in the Outdoor Market Shed. The opening will be...

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Chef Zack Sklar to open Social Kitchen & Bar at Downtown Market

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 02-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

Zack Sklar, a leading Detroit-area chef known for restaurants including MEX and Beau’s in Bloomfield, Mich., will be bringing his Social Kitchen & Bar to the Downtown Market, after a 2012 opening of the first Social in Birmingham, Mich....

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Vendor Spotlight: Eliza Fernand

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

Stumbling upon Eliza Fernand’s booth at The Market on First Fridays, I was instantly captivated by the unique forms and shapes that she creates with ceramics. From geometric vessels to casts of leaves, pinecones, jars, and honeybears, all of...

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