Fri Sept 5- 12-7, Sat Sept 6 - 10-4, Sun Sept 7 - 10-4.
We'll be there with delicious coffee, iced teas, & sandwich wraps from Sweetwaters cafe, fruit smoothies made on the bike blender, fresh corn & more! Come by the tent & get some of this good stuff.
We also will have games for kids all day, bingo, face-painting & other fun activities. Then we'll have the chicken fashion show at 1pm, Various Veggies contest at 2pm, & watermelon seed spitting at 3pm.
There will be an assortment of our great Growing Hope merch including t-shirts, buttons, soap & lip balm. We'll also have some of our Ypsiplanti Garden Supply items, & info about getting your fall garden started!
See you there!
Join us as talented, local chefs dish up seasonal fare during these delicious Chefs in the Garden fundraising dinner parties at the Growing Hope Center's urban farm in the heart of Ypsilanti! We hope you'll join us for our 2014 series-- click on each date to buy tickets today!
Sunday, September 21 Featuring Chefs Benjamin Meyer (Iridescence) and Kirk Robinson (MotorCity Casino Hotel) with special drinks from Two James Spirits 5-8pm
Sunday, October 19 Featuring Chefs Brandon Johns (Grange Kitchen & Bar) and Heather Anne Leavitt (Sweet Heather Anne) 4-7pm
YpsiTasty Locally-Grown Grub Crawl is officially SOLD OUT for tonight! And, no threat of storms will hamper our rain or shine event. You'll be sampling INSIDE the restaurants, so just bring your poncho as you travel among the different venues in case of rain, and the trolley will keep ya covered, too! Check in starts at 5 pm (and goes til 7) at our Ypsilanti Farmers Markets- Right off the Corner of Michigan Ave & Hamilton on Ferris street in the heart of downtown Ypsi!
This month, we have two very different, but incredibly delicious ways you can show your support for Growing Hope, & enjoy some great local food while you do so!
On Sunday, July 27, Door to Door Organics will be hosting the Farm to Table Dinner at Seeley Farm to benefit Growing Hope. Local Chef Brad Greenhill will prepare an incredible meal celebrating Michigan's summer bounty & drawing inspiration from the season’s freshest flavors, accompanied by the best of locally crafted Michigan beer & wine.
Or perhaps you'd rather taste a ton of fabuluous samples of the best local food & drink Ypsilanti has to offer? Then get ready for the YpsiTasty Local Food Grub Crawl on Tuesday, July 29th! Presented by Growing Hope in partnership with the A2Y Chamber, this event celebrates the vibrancy of Ypsilanti & the goodness of local food. Starting from the downtown farmers market at 5pm, you'll tour the city, enjoying locally-sourced deliciousness from great restaurants like Bona Sera, Harvest Kitchen, Maiz, The Wurst Bar, & many more!
We're getting hungry just thinking about it! See you there!
Been wanting to get involved with Growing Hope? Now's the time to get the ball rolling! Join us this Wednesday, July 2 at 5pm for our monthly New Volunteer Orientation at the Growing Hope Center, located at 922 W. Michigan Ave in Ypsilanti. This is a fun chance to get to know a little more about Growing Hope & what we do, as well as how you can help us improve lives & communities in Ypsilanti.
We'll tour the site & answer questions, then you'll get the lowdown on volunteering with us. All are welcome! Want to know more about volunteer opportunities beforehand? Visit our Volunteer Info page.
Got questions? Call us at 734.786.8401 or email volunteer @growinghope.net.
Thanks for helping us grow!