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Fulton Street Farmers Market to host summer solstice party

The summer solstice party will showcase the Fulton Street Farmers Market's new facilities and kick off the new Friends of the Market program on June 21.
Green Wagon Farm sell their produce at the Market weekly.

Green Wagon Farm sell their produce at the Market weekly. /Sara Ransom

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Market Hours

Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Theresa Hogerheide is president of the Fulton Street Farmers Market Board.

Theresa Hogerheide is president of the Fulton Street Farmers Market Board. /Sara Ransom

To celebrate the market’s new facilities and the recent growing season, the Fulton Street Farmers Market is hosting a summer solstice party on June 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the market. For a $25 minimum donation, attendees can enjoy appetizers prepared from local food and free non-alcoholic drinks. There will be a cash bar available for beer, cider and wine. Live music will be performed by singer/songwriter Elle Pohlman. Local businesses such as Martha’s Vineyard, Marie Catrib's, Virtue Cider and Founders Brewing Company will be donating to the celebration.

This event will also initiate the new Friends of the Fulton Street Farmers Market program, providing a way for supporters to invest in the Market's efforts and ensure that the Market can continue for years to come. Buying a ticket to the summer solstice party will allow attendees to be a "Friend" of the market. Friends of the market can enjoy future benefits such as first opportunity for events, receiving coupons for vendor deals along with other advantages.

Theresa Hogerheide, president of the Market Board, food blogger and native of Grand Rapids, says the Market serves a vital role in the community.

“We’re part of an anchor for the Midtown neighborhood in Grand Rapids,” she says.

Supporters and sponsors can attend the summer solstice party and come together to savor local food and treats. Weekly vendors from the Market will be providing food for donating businesses to prepare for the party.

Since 1922, the Market has served the Grand Rapids area, offering local produce and artisan goods.  It is the largest and oldest market in Grand Rapids and has recently been renovated. The land is considered a city park and owned by the City of Grand Rapids, yet the market is run as an independent nonprofit, overseen by a new board of directors.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online or with cash or check at the door.

To learn more about the Fulton Street Farmers Market, visit their website.

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