YPSILANTI FARMERS MARKET - DOWNTOWN
Tuesdays (Outdoors May 2 – October 31, Indoors November 7- December 19, 2017)
3:00pm – 7:00pm
16 South Washington Ypsilanti, MI 48197
For over ten years Growing Hope has hosted a Farmers Market in Downtown Ypsilanti on Tuesdays. This market has become a staple in our community and is vital to the residents it serves. In 2015 we relocated and began work on the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace, a year-round, indoor-outdoor, space to house this market. Market is outdoors through the end of October, and then you can join us for our 2017 Indoor Market season opening day, Tuesday, November 7th and see how we’ve grown! Indoor Market is weekly on Tuesdays through Tuesday, December 19th.
YPSILANTI FARMERS MARKET - WINTER
Second Tuesdays (Winter Market Indoors Jan. 8 – Apr. 10, 2018)
3:00pm – 7:00pm
16 South Washington Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Our very first extended Winter Market Season starts in January 2018! Join us on the second Tuesday of every month for a bustling Ypsilanti Farmers Market indoors in the MarketPlace Hall.
Dates are: January 8, February 13, March 13, and April 10.
Outdoor Market Season resumes on Tuesday, May 1!
YPSILANTI FARMERS MARKET - DEPOT TOWN
Since 2013 Growing Hope has managed and continued to fund the beloved and historic Depot Town Farmers Market in Ypsilanti on Saturdays. Join us for our 2017 season opening day on Saturday, May 6th!
*2017 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE – CONTACT SPONSOR@GROWINGHOPE.NET
Become a Friend of the Market!
Love the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets? Join our Friends of the Market membership program to help support them and get some fun goodies to show your love. Every year we must raise the budget to make the Markets happen, and individual donors help make it possible! With different membership levels, there’s a way to be a Friend of the Market for the 2017 season that will work for you.
- Root $20 – get a cool button to show you’re a true Friend.
- Shoot $50 – get a button and a window cling to show your support.
- Flower $100 – get a button, window cling, and a Friend of the Market t-shirt.
- Fruit $500 – get a button, window cling, t-shirt, a special surprise gift, and recognition on the Friends of the Market poster at the Market!
- Garden $1000 – get a button, window cling, t-shirt, a special surprise gift, and a shout-out on our facebook page, plus an invitation to a special Garden Members event at Growing Hope!
Sign up at the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to get going!
Building Blocks for the Food Entrepreneur: Free Workshops for Market Vendors and Others!
Building Blocks for the Food Entrepreneur is a series of free workshops put on by Growing Hope, with partnership from the MI Small Business Development Center, SCORE – Washtenaw County, the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC, and SPARK East Incubator. Support comes from Growing Our Local Economy: Washtenaw County Act 88 funds.
FREE! Register at http://growingthehope.eventbrite.com. All Classes in this series will be held at SPARK East, 215 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. For questions please call MaryAnn at 734-707-7442.
Monday, October 16, 2017 6:30-8:30 pm
Building Blocks for Local Food Entrepreneurs: Defining the Cottage Food Law and Becoming a Farmers Market Vendor.
Thinking of starting a food based business or selling produce you grow? This workshops will answer many of your questions. What does the Cottage Food Law allow you to do produce and sell to consumers? What items can you sell at farmers market and other venues? What niche can you fill at the Ypsilanti Farmers Market?.
Speakers, Amanda Cooley Senior Safety Food Inspector MDARD,Dayna Sprental, Ypsilanti Farmers Market Manager and Cottage Law Baker Gretchen Kopmanis
Wednesday, October 25 , 2017 6:30-8:30 pm
Becoming a Commercial Vendor
Learn what you have to do to expand beyond the cottage law into commercial food production. Get details on what is required for commercial kitchen space. Find out what is required to sell to large or small grocery companies, restaurants and schools.
Presenter: Becky DeYoung MSU Product Center,
Building Blocks Sessions Location: SPARK East, 215 W Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-707-7442 for questions and register at http://growingthehope.eventbrite.com.
Ypsilanti Farmers Market 2016 Season Report - Now Available
Want to learn more about the great impact the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets had in 2016 and over the last TEN years? Check out our 2016 and 2015 Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Season Reports for tons of great pictures, stories, and stats! Ypsilanti Farmers Market 2016 Season Report and our Ypsilanti Farmers Market 2015 Season Report
Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace
Having run successful and inclusive farmers markets for over ten years, Growing Hope is ready to root our Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market more permanently in the heart of Ypsilanti so that we can make healthy food and economic opportunities more accessible year round. Marketplaces are one of the most ancient ways people connect with each other. Good food is the central reason people gather, and that gathering creates a hub for community life. Thriving markets strengthen not only local economies and community identity, but they also have positive impacts on people’s health and nutrition. Farmers markets are primary assets in community revitalization and the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace, a year-round, indoor-outdoor, permanent market, can be just that for our community!
Thank you to our 2017 Ypsilanti Farmers Market Sponsors!
Toyota Motor North America
St Joseph Mercy Health System
DTE Energy Foundation
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti CVB
Capstone Tax & Financial
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan