ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — Going to the downtown Farmers Market used to be limited to the treat of selecting your own ripe, succulent fruits and vegetables. That isn’t the case any longer in St. Joseph, Mich. The first Farmers Market kicks off Saturday May 25 from 9 a.m. – 2p.m. and will include the sale of jams, honey, hearth-baked breads and fine pastries, perennials, cut flowers, organic vegetables and more.
The 2019 Farmers Market is sponsored by The Boulevard Inn & Bistro. Amy Zapal, executive director of St. Joseph Today said, “We are excited to work with local growers to spotlight the amazing produce coming from our region’s spectacular farms. This year we’re looking forward to welcoming a few new vendors to the market!”
Farmers Markets have grown in popularity as the demand for fresh, locally sourced produce and goods has increased. Amy Zapal, executive director of St. Joseph Today said, “Take the time to chat with vendors who will share recipes, planting recommendations and cooking tips.” The Farmers Market will be open Saturdays May 25 thru October 12, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and is located in Lake Bluff Park between Broad and Pleasant Streets.
Zapal also notes that market goers should plan to visit with several friends since the number of people attending this weekly event has continued to grow over the last few years. “It’s a Saturday tradition!”
St. Joseph Today, a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to developing and promoting events and businesses in St. Joseph, Mich. and its surrounding communities. For more information about upcoming events, visit stjoetoday.com or facebook.com/stjoetoday.