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Flint Farmers’ Market Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

Jason Cooper, WFNT

The Flint Farmers’ Market hosted its grand opening and day-long celebration on Saturday at its new location in downtown Flint. The relocated market features an outdoor pavilion with more than 100 vendors that include farmers, eateries and craft shops.

A ribbon cutting ceremony with community leaders to commemorate the market’s grand opening took place at 8 a.m. in front of thousands. Flint Mayor Dayne Walling described the new market as part of a second wind for downtown Flint. He said “this new market is unlike anything else in Michigan. Downtown now has a vibrant center of activity that will serve as a draw for people throughout the region and across the state. This is a great day for the city.” Tim Herman, President of Uptown Reinvestment Corporation and CEO of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce said the day-long celebration served as an introduction to the community for the region’s newest destination. “The new Flint Farmers’ Market is more that just a place to shop,” said Herman. “It is the new entrepreneurial epicenter in downtown Flint” adding “the market has the potential to serve as a catalyst for growth in the region.”

The new market will continue to have year-round service. It features a demonstration kitchen, a rentable commercial kitchen as well as a incubator kitchen program through Flint Food Works. The 55,000 square foot facility also includes community rooms and an outdoor terrace both of which will be available for public and private events.

To learn more about the new Flint Farmers’ Market visit: www.flintfarmerssmarket.com

courtesy Uptown Reinvestment Corporation

 

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