The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) will host the second of three Farmers Markets at the Capitol on Thursday, August 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The market will be held on the East Lawn of the Michigan State Capitol Building in Downtown Lansing. The last event will be held on Thursday, September 21.
At the August market, shoppers can visit more than 70 vendors from across the state who sell Michigan-grown and produced products ranging from fresh fruit and vegetables to flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, prepared foods and much more. In addition, shoppers can join Michigan State University Corporate Chef, Kurt Kwiatkowski as he conducts cooking demonstrations; using fresh, seasonal produce at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Cooking demonstrations are sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
The market accepts Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH and Market FRESH, and Hoophouses for Health, ensuring that all Michigan residents have access to the fresh, local fruits, vegetables and other food products sold at the market.
Sponsors for the August event include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, CATA Clean Commute Options, Costco Wholesale, Lansing State Journal, Physicians Health Plan, McLaren, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, Michigan Restaurant Association, Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Michigan Farm Bureau, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and Foster and Swift.
The market is hosted by the Michigan Farmers Market Association, a statewide association with a mission to advance farmers markets to create a thriving marketplace for local food and farm products. To find a full list of farmers markets in Michigan, including those that accept food assistance benefits, visit www.mifma.org/findafarmersmarket.