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Farmers Market coming to the Capitol

Farmers Market coming to the Capitol
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Jaimie Bozack
Staff Writer

The annual Farmers Market at the State Capitol will kick off this Thursday, July 31 from 10 a.m until 3 p.m. Other dates this year are Aug. 28 and Sept. 25.

This event is held by Michigan Famers Market Association (MIFMA) in partnership with the Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).

This event will be perfect for people just driving through downtown or students looking for something fresh on their lunch break.

The Farmers Market will feature over 60 vendors from across the state. Vendors will sell Michigan-made fresh produce including fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, cheeses and flowers.

According to mifma.org, the event drew an estimated 15,500 people in 2013. The event also brought an estimated $141,100 in profit to famers and vendors who participated.

Cooking demonstrations on preparing fresh produce will also be given each hour.

The Farmers Market will accept SNAP Bridge Cards, WIC Project Fresh, Market Fresh and Double Up Food Bucks, so those who don’t have cash can still purchase fresh produce.

For more information go to www.mifma.org.

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