Friday, June 20, 2008

New Farmer's Market Opening!

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The East Warren Avenue Farmers Market will be located in the parking lot across from the Re-employment Transition Center, on the NE corner of Bishop and E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48224.  We plan to open on July 12th and run every Saturday through the end of October, from 10 a.m- 3pm.

G.R.O.W. is a collaborative funded through the USDA Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program, and is working to nurture community farming and development of food related businesses on the Eastside of Detroit and in Highland Park.  G.R.O.W.'s partners include Warren/Conner Development Coalition, Wayne-Metropolitan Community Action Agency, Michigan State University Extension-Wayne County, the Garden Resource Program Collaborative, and Rebuilding Communities, Inc.

In our efforts to establish a new farmers market on the Eastside, G.R.O.W. has thus far received additional organizational support from East Warren Avenue Business Association, East English Village Association, Re-employment Transition Center, and the committed members of the Eastside community who make up our farmers market planning subcommittee.

G.R.O.W. and our community partners are currently working to secure a diverse range of vendors for the new farmers market-featuring both urban and rural producers.  Those interested in volunteering to help in establishing this new market, as well as those who would like to apply to become vendors, please contact Ryan Hertz, G.R.O.W. Project Coordinator, at 313-571-2800 extension 1136, or e-mail

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