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Saline Farmers’ Market Opening

Friday, May 7th, 2010

A Taste of Our Community

Every Saturday—8:00AM-12:00 Noon
May through October

Located Downtown On S. Ann Arbor St., ½ block south of Michigan Ave. on Saturday
Located at the Saline Library on Tuesday 3pm – 7pm

Saline Farmers’ Market.  Enjoy the small town flavor and big city style of this market which features fresh produce, plants and flowers from local growers, specialty items such as jams, honey, baked goods, local cheeses, seasonal corn stalks, Indian corn, wreaths and more. Held on Saturdays from 8am to Noon from May through October in Downtown Saline on S. Ann Arbor Street, ½ block south of Michigan Ave.  Sponsored by the City of Saline.  Project Fresh coupons are accepted.  Master Gardeners are available to answer gardening questions.  For more information call 429-3518 or email salinefarmersmarket@comcast.net.

The Saline Farmers’ Market was created in 2000.  On April 26, 2000 Mayor Gretchen Driskell attended a workshop in Ann Arbor called “Farmers’ Markets, The Basics” presented by the Michigan Municipal League, with speaker John Rasmussen, MAI, Moderator, Consultant and Ann Arbor Market Commission member.

Mayor Driskell implemented the idea and the Saline Farmers’ Market was launched with a trial run for three weeks in the fall.  In 2001 the Market started its first full season and serves area residents and visitors May through October each year at its convenient location in downtown Saline.

Nancy Crisp helped develop the Farmers’ Market and has been Market Manager from the beginning.  She continues to coordinate and expand the Market each season.  “I love arriving at the Market early each Saturday morning and seeing all of the beautiful flowers and crafts, fresh produce, and yummy baked goods,” Nancy says.