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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!

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!

Turkish Culinary Tastings Benefit Dinner!

We are delighted to announce the delightful Turkish Culinary Tastings benefit dinner will be happening again this year! On Sunday, April 26th at 6pm please join Growing Hope at Ayse's Turkish Cafe, for a multi-course tasting menu featuring delicious dishes from various regions in Turkey. Dinner will start with specialty cocktail and be accompanied by a glass of wine or beer; additional drinks will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Growing Hope!

This event was amazing last year, and is definitely not to be missed!

Tickets are $60, advance purchase only, please. Eventbrite ticket site coming soon!

Call 734.786.8401 today to RSVP. Keep up with the event details and share on facebook!

YpsiPlanti Season Opening!

Gardening season is upon us! Join us on Friday, April 3, from 3-8pm for the start of YpsiPlanti Garden Supply's open business hours. We'll kick off the season with some snacks and music, as well as everything you need to have your best garden yet in 2015! 

As a part of First Fridays Ypsilanti, come on out to enjoy the vocals of Anthony N Emery, an Adrian native, as he strums both banjo and guitar. Old songs, originals, and a good time! He will be performing from 5:30 until 7pm. 

After April 3 YpsiPlanti will be open: Thursdays 3- 8pm, Fridays 3- 8pm, Saturdays 11am-3pm, and Always Open By Appointment! Call (734) 707-7442 to make your appointment. Visit our Facebook page for more info.  

See you at YpsiPlanti! 

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