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Downtown Farmers' Market Returns This Week

It opens at 8 a.m. Saturday; what are you most excited about?

The Downtown Farmers' Market will open its 13th season on Saturday in Rochester.

The market will feature early spring vegetables, bedding plants, fresh flowers and more. It is open at the corner of E. Third and Water streets from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 27.

"Shopping at the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market is a great way to support Michigan farmers and buy locally produced food," said Nancy Voges, marketing coordinator for the Rochester Downtown Development Authority.  "The market brings together familiar faces, fresh food and the spirit of the community."

Here's what's planned for opening day:

  • Free Farmers’ Market canvas tote bags sponsored by , filled with special offers from downtown merchants, for the first 500 adult customers.
  • Live music by blues artist Paul Miles.
  • Free children’s activities include pot-a-plant, a scavenger hunt for Pete the Pineapple, a visit from the market mascot and a kids’ craft activity by .
  • First Saturday Drawing: Enter to win one of more than 20 $25 gift certificates donated by downtown merchants.
  • Weekly Harvest Basket Drawing: Enter to win a collection of products donated by market vendors.
Heather April 30, 2012 at 01:10 PM
So glad to see it coming back!
Sa April 30, 2012 at 05:16 PM
I love going!! I go almost every week. My dog loves to come too. I especially like the plants, for my veggie garden as well as perennials. I try to support our local farmers, love the panini sandwiches, And the entertainment is great. The steel drums were a favorite because it was so unexpected... Paul Miles sings about the people who are there and is so full of enthusiasm, it adds to the experience! I encourage everyone to come and see for themselves!

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