Dearest community,

The first frost of the season signals a change of direction for Growing Hope and local growers and farmers alike. At the farm, summer crops are removed as we transition to only growing in the hoop houses. Our teens remain active on the farm and throughout the community, sharing what they learn about crop planning and seed starting. The kitchen is bustling, as always, and we are excited to celebrate Khadi, who graduated from the kitchen into a brick-and-mortar earlier this year (be sure to stop by next time you’re looking for a place to eat)!

One culmination of this autumn whirlwind of excitement is the return of the Indoor Winter Farmers Market this Saturday! 

The Winter Indoor Farmers Market will provide a warm and vibrant escape from the cold at the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace (16 S. Washington). The Winter Indoor Markets continue Growing Hope’s commitment to providing the community 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. SNAP/EBT and Double Up Food Bucks are accepted through the online market.

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

In solidarity,