Beginning May 5, downtown Milford will usher in a new Milford Farmers’ Market season. Every Thursday, the market attracts area residents and visitors alike with its wide variety of Michigan-made produce, products and family-friendly entertainment.
Milford Farmers’ Market runs from 3-8 p.m. every Thursday, bringing Michigan-based farmers, producers and artisans together in a vibrant downtown setting. Thirty vendors offer everything from hand-picked produce to fresh-baked breads and to homemade dog treats and skincare products.
New this season, Cinco Lagos Chef Brian Polcyn has arranged two special events. On May 26, he’ll teach an educational hog butchering and food pairing class in the restaurant’s kitchen – a true farm-to-table concept for $50. Later in the season, Polcyn will shop the market with a small group of individuals and discuss how to choose ingredients, finishing the evening with a fully prepared meal.
Shoppers at Milford Farmers’ Market can also expect a bevy of children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, live music and special events throughout the season at Milford Farmers’ Market. It is one of the few area markets to accept Bridge Cards beginning this year, making Milford’s market more accessible than ever.
“Each week shoppers will find only locally-grown products,” said market co-chair and Fifth Third Vice President Denise Sanborn. “Because the market brings farmers and producers right to you, it gives visitors a rare opportunity to learn more about where the fruits, vegetables or other products came from. Milford Farmers’ Market has something new to offer the community every Thursday. We give shoppers a reason to come back time and again.”
The market is located on East Liberty Street between South Main and Union streets. Plenty of public parking is available in the downtown area surrounding the market.
The Milford Farmers’ Market will run Thursdays through Oct. 20, 2011. Please note that on Aug. 11, during Milford Memories, the market will move temporarily to South Side Park, next to the Milford Fire Department.
For more information or to see a list of vendors, visit www.milfordfarmersmarket.org.