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City of Grand Blanc Announces 2013 Farmers Market

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The City of Grand Blanc announces the return of its Farmers Market for its eighth season in downtown Grand Blanc on May 12th.

The market will run 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each Sunday, with the season beginning May 12th and lasting until October 27th. The market will have the capability to accept Electronic Bank Transaction (EBT) for Bridge Card holders. The market also will include crafters/artisans at each market day.

With different themes each week, the season of the City of Grand Blanc Farmers Market truly has something for everybody. Each week, Hot Dogs on the Run will have food available for purchase, and MSU Master Gardeners will have a resource table with information available for the public along with Funtastic Inflatable’s bounce house.

On May 12th, the market kicks off its season with Charlene Berry, a Dulcimer player from Plymouth, and MSU demonstrations throughout the market upon request. Other activities for the first season day include a Mother’s Day giveaway and lots of hanging baskets available.

May activities include Flowers, Flowers, and Flowers in the Downtown on May 19th and Plant Your Day Away on May 26th with variety music by Michael Potbury. Calling all kids! June 2nd is the Kids Corner Kickoff. Activities for the day include the El Said Lady Shriners Clowns. Zumba for the Viaduct days and the Berry Blitz will return, as well.

In addition to EBT, the City of Grand Blanc Farmers Market will again accept Project FRESH coupons for the market season. The Flint Banjo Club will also be back on June 30th from noon to two and is sponsored by the Grand Blanc Downtown Development Authority (DDA). Double Up Food Bucks will begin on July 7th. The July 7th Kids Corner Day will be sponsored by Dort Federal Credit Union. Funtastic Inflatables will also be at each market day for the kids to enjoy!

The market is located on Grand Blvd., west of Saginaw Street and east of Davis Street, between Reid and Grand Blanc Roads. The mission of the market is to support local, Michigan-based growers and artisans by offering the freshest Michigan-grown produce and high-quality local arts and crafts.

Details or a schedule of season events: Visit www.cityofgrandblanc.com, click on News & Events, Farmers Market.

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