EVENTS

May
4
Sat
Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Saturday Market @ Depot Town Ypsilanti
May 4 @ 9:00 am – Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm

Growing Hope operates two farmers markets in Ypsilanti:

The Ypsilanti Farmers Market- Depot Town on Saturdays from 9-1 adjacent the Ypsilanti Freighthouse at 100 Rice St. and the
Ypsilanti Farmers Market- Downtown on Tuesdays from 3-7 at the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace 16 S. Washington

LOCATION NOTE: On May 11th and July 27 the Saturday market is DOWNTOWN at 16 S Washington from 9-1 (Color Run and Beer Fest)

Each market features 25-40 vendors per day selling seasonal produce, plants & flowers, locally raised meat & eggs, honey, jam, syrup, prepared foods, artisan jewelry and crafts, and more!

The Ypsilanti Farmers Markets accepts cash, credit cards, SNAP/EBT Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, Prescription for Health, WIC Project FRESH, Senior Market FRESH, Hoophouses for Health, and Market Dollars. Visit the Info booth to learn more.

Growing Hope actúa dos mercados de agricultores en Ypsilanti:

El Mercado Depot Town los sábados de 9-1 junto a la Ypsilanti Freighthouse en 100 Rice St.
y
El Mercado Downtown los martes de 3-7 en el Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace 16 S. Washington.

Cada mercado ofrece 25-40 vendedores por día vendiendo productos de temporada, plantas y flores, carne y huevos criados localmente, miel, mermelada, jarabe, alimentos preparados, joyería artesanal y artesanías, y mucho más!

Los Ypsilanti Farmers Markets acepta dinero en efectivo, tarjetas de crédito, tarjeta de SNAP/EBT, Double Up Food Bucks, Prescription for Health, WIC Project FRESH, Senior Market FRESH, Hoophouses for Health y Market Dollars. Visita el stand de info para obtener más información.

May
7
Tue
Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Tuesday Market @ Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace
May 7 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm

Growing Hope operates two farmers markets in Ypsilanti:

The Ypsilanti Farmers Market- Downtown on Tuesdays from 3-7 at the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace 16 S. Washington
and the Ypsilanti Farmers Market- Depot Town on Saturdays from 9-1 adjacent the Ypsilanti Freighthouse at 100 Rice St.

Each market features 25-40 vendors per day selling seasonal produce, plants & flowers, locally raised meat & eggs, honey, jam, syrup, prepared foods, artisan jewelry and crafts, and more!

The Ypsilanti Farmers Markets accepts cash, credit cards, SNAP/EBT Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, Prescription for Health, WIC Project FRESH, Senior Market FRESH, Hoophouses for Health, and Market Dollars. Visit the Info booth to learn more.Growing Hope actúa dos mercados de agricultores en Ypsilanti:

El Mercado Depot Town los sábados de 9-1 junto a la Ypsilanti Freighthouse en 100 Rice St.
y
El Mercado Downtown los martes de 3-7 en el Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace 16 S. Washington.

Cada mercado ofrece 25-40 vendedores por día vendiendo productos de temporada, plantas y flores, carne y huevos criados localmente, miel, mermelada, jarabe, alimentos preparados, joyería artesanal y artesanías, y mucho más!

Los Ypsilanti Farmers Markets acepta dinero en efectivo, tarjetas de crédito, tarjeta de SNAP/EBT, Double Up Food Bucks, Prescription for Health, WIC Project FRESH, Senior Market FRESH, Hoophouses for Health y Market Dollars. Visita el stand de info para obtener más información.

Oct
19
Sat
Ypsilanti Recycling Drop-Off Event @ Depot Town Farmers Market
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

FREE DROP OFF RECYCLING for the following materials:
-Glass
-Styrofoam
-Asceptic Containers (milk cartons, broth cartons, etc.)

All materials must be separated, clean and dry. Drop off bins will be located at the old site for Ypsilanti Drop Off Recycling at 651 Rice St. Ypsilanti, MI. 48197.

TOUCH-A-TRUCK
Kids can climb into the “goose-neck” recycling truck and experience this interesting and “different” kind of truck firsthand.

YPSILANTI RESIDENTS:
Pick up your free pass for entrance to the RAA Drop-Off Station! Learn more about the Ypsilanti resident recycling voucher program: https://cityofypsilanti.com/302/Recycling-Drop-Off-Service

Oct
21
Mon
Building Blocks for the Local Food Entrepreneur: Good Food Funding @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace Hall
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Growing Hope runs free Building Blocks for the Local Food Entrepreneur workshops focused on finances, licensing, marketing, food safety, and other skills that allow farmers, startup food businesses and farmers market vendors to grow their businesses.

The Michigan Good Food Fund is a public-private partnership loan fund that provides financing to good food enterprises working to increase access to affordable, healthy food in low-income and under served communities in Michigan. Zilke Farm Kitchen received start-up funding from the Michigan Good Food Fund in 2017 and offers meal kits, ready-to eat meals, and pantry items with a focus on locally grown nutritious food at their location in Milan, Michian and beyond. Owner Vicki Zilke will share her experiences from years of successful food and farming businesses including starting and funding Zilke Farm Kitchen through the Michigan Good Food Fund.

This is a mid level workshop, geared for people who are a seriously planning on starting a food business.

  • Light refreshments served
  • Parking available on site
  • Fully accessible for people using wheelchairs
  • Gender neutral bathrooms

This is a scent free space, please do not wear any personal products with any fragrance to this event.

Nov
4
Mon
Building Blocks for the Local Food Entrepreneur: Cottage Food Law @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace Hall
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Growing Hope runs free Building Blocks for the Local Food Entrepreneur workshops focused on finances, licensing, marketing, food safety, and other skills that allow farmers, startup food businesses and farmers market vendors to grow their businesses.

In the state of Michigan, you can make many products at home and legally sell them at a farmers market, such as jams, pies or dried herbs. Understand what you can legally make and sell under the Cottage Food Law. Heather Duncan from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will speak about the technicalities of the Cottage Food Law and how you can get your dream food business started.

This is a beginning level workshop, geared for people just starting to think about starting a food-based business.

  • Light refreshments served
  • Parking available on site
  • Fully accessible for people using wheelchairs
  • Gender neutral bathrooms

This is a scent free space, please do not wear any personal products with any fragrance to this event.

Nov
11
Mon
Building Blocks for the Local Food Entrepreneur: Growing Your Business with Google @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace Hall
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor, Spencer Field from the Michigan SBDC will talk about the benefits of having a Google business page and walk you through the process of creating a Google business profile.

Growing Hope runs free Building Blocks for the Local Food Entrepreneur workshops focused on finances, licensing, marketing, food safety, and other skills that allow startup businesses or farmers market vendors to grow their businesses.

This is a beginning level workshop, geared for people just starting to think about starting a food-based business.

Light refreshments served
Parking available on site
Fully accessible for people using wheelchairs
Gender neutral bathrooms

This is a scent free space, please do not wear any personal products with any fragrance to this event.

Nov
12
Tue
Cooking at the Market: Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse @ Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace
Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Chef Carlito from Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse will share his knowledge and passion for seasonal eating at the month’s Cooking at the Market. Join Chef Carlito for a unique seasonal recipes, his favorite cooking tips, and, of course, samples.

Nov
18
Mon
Building Blocks for the Local Food Entrepreneur: Market Gardening 101 @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace Hall
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Growing Hope runs free Building Blocks for the Local Food Entrepreneur workshops focused on finances, licensing, marketing, food safety, and other skills that allow startup businesses or farmers market vendors to grow their businesses.

Market gardening is the commercial production of fruits, vegetables, flowers, or other plants on a larger scale than a home garden, yet small enough that many principals of gardening are still applicable. The goal, as with all farm operations, is to run a business and make a profit. In this class, Alex Ball of Old City Acres will take you through the basics of starting a market garden and share his successes and challenges. Alex started growing food in his grandparents backyard in 2013 and has since purchased land and grown his farm into a full time business.

Alex attended Growing Hope’s Building Blocks classes as he was starting his farm. Check out this video to see what he had to say about the experience:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynu25M_hQcE

This is a beginning level workshop, geared for people just starting to think about starting a food-based business.

  • Light refreshments served
  • Parking available on site
  • Fully accessible for people using wheelchairs
  • Gender neutral bathrooms

This is a scent free space, please do not wear any personal products with any fragrance to this event.

Nov
25
Mon
Building Blocks for the Local Food Entrepreneur: Introduction to Food Safety @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace Hall
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor Chef Aaron Gaertner will provide an overview of safe food handling, cooking, storing and serving or packaging.

Growing Hope runs free Building Blocks for the Local Food Entrepreneur workshops focused on finances, licensing, marketing, food safety, and other skills that allow startup businesses or farmers market vendors to grow their businesses.

This is a beginning level workshop, geared for people just starting to think about starting a food-based business.

Light refreshments served
Parking available on site
Fully accessible for people using wheelchairs
Gender neutral bathrooms

This is a scent free space, please do not wear any personal products with any fragrance to this event.