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Happy Birthday Growing Hope!

Join us on Saturday, May 23 from 2-5pm for Growing Hope's birthday! On this exact date in 2003, Growing Hope was founded. We'll be celebrating our 12 years in the community with food, music, g

ames and more. All are welcome at this FREE, fun, family-friendly event at the Growing Hope Center at 922 West Michigan Ave! RSVP to let us know you're coming to! And our site has limited parking, so please carpool, bus, walk, or roll to the event!

See you there!

Ypsilanti Farmers Market Season is Here!

Our Ypsilanti Farmers Markets season is in full swing, with our Tuesday market Downtown at its new location and time, and the Depot Town market happening on Saturdays!

Tuesday market is in a NEW LOCATION at 16 South Washington at the future site of the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace-- just around the corner from where we were for the first 9 years. AND, because of popular demand, market will now run from 3-7 pm (instead of 2-6 pm) so folks can come by on their way home from work.

Saturday market is still in the beautiful Depot Town plaza at 100 Rice St. from 9am-1pm, now through the end of October.

We are welcoming back favorite vendors such as Zilke Vegetable Farm, Steve's Gourmet, Valley Family Farm CSA, Spicy Mike's Handcrafted Seasonings, Blaszak Greenhouse and many more!

See you at the Markets! :)

Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace Patronicity Campaign Is Live!

Growing Hope is delighted to announce our 2015 Patronicity crowdfunding campaign to create a permanent, indoor-outdoor, year-round place for our beloved Downtown Farmers Market: the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace!  Donate before June 9!

Patronicity is a crowdfunding site devoted to local projects. Our goal is to raise $65,000 by Tuesday, June 9th, and if we succeed, we'll receive $65,000 match from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. This will be an important part of funding the renovation of two underutilized properties in the heart of downtown Ypsilanti. The Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace means our Tuesday farmers markets can happen year-round, rain or shine! With the support of our donors and sponsors, the MarketPlace will be open in time for the Downtown Farmers Market to be housed there this winter, connecting our community with fresh, local food all year long.

Check out our Patronicity project page to learn more and donate TODAY!

GROWING HOPE  |  922 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI  48197 | P.O. Box 980129, Ypsilanti, MI 48198 | Phone: 734-786-8401 |