Press Release
For Immediate Release Date: Oct. 11th. 2023

Contact: Claire Austin, Farmers Market Manager Email: [email protected]

Growing Hope Welcomes Winter with Exciting Winter Indoor Markets

Ypsilanti, Michigan- As the days grow shorter and winter’s chill sets in, Growing Hope is delighted to announce the launch of the Winter Indoor Markets, providing a warm and vibrant escape from the cold. These indoor markets will be hosted at the Ypsilanti Farmers Marketplace, located at 16 South Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, offering a haven for fresh produce, handcrafted goods, and artisanal delights during the winter season.

Event Details:
Start Date: Saturday, November 11th
Operating Hours: Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Ypsilanti Farmers Marketplace
Address: 16 South Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

The Winter Indoor Markets continue Growing Hope’s commitment to providing the community with access to fresh, local food and supporting our outstanding local businesses. In addition to fresh produce and handcrafted goods, we proudly accept various payment options, including SNAP/EBT, Double Up Food Bucks (a program that doubles SNAP dollars spent on Michigan produce), Prescription for Health, WIC Project FRESH, and Senior Market Project FRESH.

For those who prefer online shopping, we are pleased to continue offering local products through the Ypsi Area Online Market. Customers can conveniently place their orders online and pick them up at 16 S Washington St on Tuesdays from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This online shopping option is perfect for those unable to attend the in-person market and offers a wide range of produce, meat, dairy, eggs, and specialty items from many of the vendors who also participate in the Depot Town Farmers Market. SNAP/EBT and Double Up Food Bucks are accepted through the online market.

The decision to transition the Depot Town Farmers Market indoors was carefully made in collaboration with our dedicated vendors, loyal patrons, hardworking volunteers, and passionate staff. This transition enhances our ability to meet the needs of community members who may face challenges attending a traditional outdoor market while still seeking the benefits it offers.

This adjustment will create a warm and inviting atmosphere for the community to continue enjoying fresh, local produce and artisanal goods throughout the winter months, but it also allows us to extend our service to the community well into the winter season.

We eagerly look forward to welcoming the community to the Winter Indoor Markets, ushering in the 2023 winter season with warmth and togetherness.

Calendar Listing:
Event Name: Winter Indoor Markets
Start Date: Saturday Nov. 11th
Operating Hours: Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Ypsilanti Farmers Marketplace, 16 South Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Description: Join us at the Winter Indoor Markets for fresh produce, handcrafted goods, and artisanal delights. Warm up your winter Saturdays with community spirit.
Contact: [email protected] or visit Growing Hope’s website for more information.

Winter Indoor Farmers Market
16 South Washington St
 Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Saturdays
9am – 1pm

Online Farmers Market Pickup
16 S Washington St. Tuesdays
3pm – 7pm
Year Round

For more information and updates on the Winter Indoor Markets, please visit PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Growing Hope is a **501(c)3 nonprofit organization** dedicated to strengthening and supporting the local food system throughout the community and beyond. We own and operate a demonstration urban farm, fund and staff the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets, and facilitate programming around home and community gardening, preparing fresh, affordable local produce, and food entrepreneurship for youth and adults.