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Downtown Farmers' Market Returns Thursdays on May 30th

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Auburn Hills Farmers’ Market Returns with Activities, Live Music on Thursday, May 30th  

 
Media contacts: Leigh Wilson, City of Auburn Hills; 248.504.8102; lwilson@auburnhills.org; Stephanie Carroll, City of Auburn Hills; 248.364.6802; scarroll@auburnhills.org

Auburn Hills, MI—May 13, 2013—Downtown Auburn Hills announces the return of its Farmers’ Market on Thursday, May 30th. The Farmers’ Market will run every Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. through October 10th in Downtown Auburn Hills on the southeast corner of Squirrel and Auburn Roads. Genysis Credit Union is again serving as the presenting sponsor.

The 2013 Farmers’ Market promises to continue to bring an exciting variety of Michigan-grown produce, flowers, baked goods and unique goods from local artisans, according to Market Master Leigh Wilson.

“The goal is to bring people together and give them access to affordable and healthy foods and handmade products that highlight the colors, fragrances and tastes of Michigan’s growing season,” says Wilson.

Opening day of the market will include music from Michigan bluegrass group Petal Shop, a food truck offering soups, sandwiches and more from Green Zebra New American Street Food, kids’ activities courtesy of Home Depot and many vendors selling their goods.

The market has confirmations from several quality vendors but still has openings for more, including local restaurant participation and food demonstrations by area chefs. In addition to vendor opportunities, the Farmers’ Market also offers access at no charge to an on-site Community Tent. The Community Tent offers local businesses, non-profits and religious organizations a venue to share their services with the community or introduce a new product or service. Vendors or local organizations interested in participating in the Farmers’ Market should contact Leigh Wilson at 248-504-8102 or lwilson@auburnhills.org.  The vendor fee is just $10 per week.

The Farmers’ Market will again accept payment via SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), offering more customers the option to eat healthy this season. 

“Approximately 20% of Michigan residents receive food assistance benefits from SNAP; that’s why there is movement among Farmers’ Markets throughout the state to accept SNAP. We create easy access for local residents and visitors to our City to find and purchase healthy food,” explains Stephanie Carroll, Coordinator of Community Relations & Legislative Affairs for the City of Auburn Hills.



About Auburn Hills

Auburn Hills, a dynamic community committed to innovation and growth, is home to 21,000 residents and also serves as Michigan’s global business address, with 40 international corporations from 32 countries housed here, including Chrysler Group LLC and Borg Warner headquarters. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, the award winning Palace of Auburn Hills entertainment complex and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at www.auburnhills.org.

 

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