Farmer’s Market’s Set to Open

21 05 2008

Both the Lansing State-Journal and the Lansing City Pulse had articles today about farmer’s markets getting ready to open for the season.  There have been a lot of stories in the local media in the past couple months about people turning to farmer’s market for cheaper produce.  I know I’ve shopped more at local markets since moving to Lansing than I ever did in the past.  Usually, I went to Schnuck’s, Kroger, and Wal-Mart.  In two months, I’ve been to Wal-Mart twice (I would do that in one day sometimes before), Kroger once a week for items I can’t find at Horrock’s and there are no Schnuck’s, but we’ll replace that with Meijer and I’ve only been there a handful of times.

The Holt Farmer’s Market is brand new this year and just a couple miles from my house.  I’ve seen the building a few times and can’t wait unti they open on July 12.  According to the City Pulse article, the Holt Farmer’s Maret will require produce to be located in Michigan and “grow a high percentage of their product.” 

Of course, there’s the Lansing City Market which I’ve been tough on in the past, but we’ll be giving that another try this summer.  The vendors were pretty pushy there and that was the big turn off.  Hopefully summer will bring more people and the vendors won’t have time to be pushy and we can enjoy ourselves a little more and just look around at our own pace.

Lynne Crandell has compiled a pretty good list of Lansing Area Farmer’s Markets for the City Pulse….check out their website HERE for that list of locations, times, and websites 

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