Farmers Market at the Capitol to be Held on Thursday, September 21

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) will host the third and final Farmers Markets at the Capitol of 2017 on Thursday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The market will be held on the East Lawn of the Michigan Capitol Building in Downtown Lansing.

At the September 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 in on cooking demonstrations featuring seasonal produce at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Cooking demonstrations are sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

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The market accepts Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH, Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH, and Hoophouses for Health to ensure that all Michigan residents have access to the fresh, local fruits, vegetables and other food products sold at the market.

Sponsors for the September event include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, CATA Clean Commute Options, Costco Wholesale, Lansing State Journal, Physicians Health Plan, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, Michigan Restaurant Association, Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Michigan Farm Bureau, Advanced Insurance Markets, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

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.