Monday, May 13, 2013
Tina Hirsch started as manager of the Wyandotte Farmers Market in October 2012, about one week before the market closed for the season.
The Wyandotte Farmers Market is set to open at noon June 6 with a new manager. Tina Hirsch started as market manager in October 2012, about one week before the market closed for the season. Hirsch is a local foodie, blogger and market volunteer, and has extensive experience in marketing, according to Natalie Rankine, downtown development director. Farmers market enthusiasts can enjoy a new program this years called The Power of Produce. The program is an effort to empower local children to make healthy food choices, according to a Wyandotte Farmers Market release. Children ages 5-12 can register for the program in exchange for tokens, which can be used to acquire fresh produce at the market. "As you are aware, this area has a high number …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wyandotte officials are seeking sponsors to help support The Power of Produce program at the Wyandotte Farmers Market.
Officials of the Wyandotte Farmers Market created a new program designed to get children to make healthy choices when eating. The Power of Produce program launches this summer in Wyandotte. The program is already being implemented at farmers markets across the the US and Canada, according to a Wyandotte Downtown Development Authority (DDA) release. City officials are seeking sponsors to help support the pilot program. Sponsors will receive recognition on program literature, signs and the market website. In the free program, children ages five to 12 can register to receive token, which can be redeemed for fresh produce each week. "As you are aware, this area has a high number of children who are eligible for the free and reduced lunch …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The weekly farmers market comes to a close for another season.
It’s a taste of the country in the heart of the city. The Wyandotte Downtown Development Authority invites the community to its Farmer's Fair, from 4-7 p.m. today at the corner of First and Elm. “Last year’s event was a huge success, and people of all ages had a great time,” Wyandotte DDA Director Natalie Rankine said. “We'll have sack races, three-legged races, a tug-of-war, produce contest, bounce and other activities for the whole family.” Great American banjo player Al Allotta and his side-by-side banjos will entertain patrons beginning at 4 pm. Activities will include a corn shucking contest at 5:15 p.m., an extreme pumpkin carving demonstration at 5:30 p.m. There will be contests and activities for kids, including a 3 legged race, …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Restaurant owner Steve Mikhail will have free samples during the market's Farm to Fork event today.
A Wyandotte restaurant owner will be shopping, cooking and then handing out free samples of a dish created with items available from the Wyandotte Farmers Market. Steve Mikhail of Nanna's Kitchen will be whipping up some butternut squash soup. He'll purchase the ingredients at the market, cook it inside his business and then serve up free samples in his tent at the market from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday. The event, being called Farm to Fork, is intended to "dazzle you with culinary delights made from products at our market," according to Natalie Rankine, director of the Wyandotte Downtown Development Authority, which sponsors the weekly market. Recipe cards and free farmers market tote bags also will be available at Nanna's tent on Thursday. The…
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Wyandotte musician also gives guitar lessons worldwide through Skype.
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Friday, September 14, 2012
Wyandotte's Rob Bourassa entertained the crowd at this week’s Wyandotte Farmers Market. Bourassa is a famed guitar instructor who gives lessons worldwide from the comfort of his home through Skype. He also created a YouTube channel that offers several free instructional lessons. Local photographer Anthony DeCuir captured part of Thursday's performance on video. The farmers market, now in its third year, is held at the corner of Elm and First streets from noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct 18.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Rob Bourassa will play the guitar from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the corner of Elm and First streets.
There will be some sweet sounds mixed in with the fruits and veggies dished up at this week’s Wyandotte Farmers Market. Wyandotte's Rob Bourassa will entertain the crowd for free with his guitar from 1 to 3 p.m. today. Bourassa is a famed guitar instructor who gives lessons worldwide from the comfort of his home through Skype. He also created a YouTube channel that offers several free instructional lessons. The farmers market, now in its third year, is held at the corner of Elm and First streets from noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays. It runs through Oct 18. The market began in 2010 with nine vendors and has 23 vendors signed up for this year. (For a full list, along with descriptions of the items they'll be selling, visit the farmers market …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
More than 100 people came out for the Wyandotte Farmers Market's inaugural Zucchini 500.
Playing with your food was not only allowed at this week's Wyandotte Farmers Market, it was mandatory. And fortunately for event organizers, they had no problem finding enough children willing to get down and dirty with the produce. Rather than hosting a typical pinewood derby race, organizers instead encouraged children ages 3 to 16 to buy a zucchini and mold it into a lean, mean (and green) fighting machine. More than 100 people showed up for Thursday's inaugural Zucchini 500 on the farmers market site at First and Elm. The market provided free axles and wheels, but the rest of the design was left up to the children. Zucchinis were weighed and raced with other entries of comparable weight. In the end, the decked-out veggies ranged in …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Prizes will be awarded for the fastest and best decorated zucchini cars.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Organizers of the Wyandotte Farmers Market are hosting the inaugural Zucchini 500 on Aug. 16.
"Peeling" rubber has taken on a whole new meaning in Wyandotte this summer. Rather than hosting a typical pinewood derby race for children, organizers of the Wyandotte Farmers Market are making things a bit more organic. Don't worry about buying a piece of wood and spending hours carving it into a car. Instead, buy a zucchini at the farmers market and mold it into a lean, mean (and green) fighting machine. The inaugural Zucchini 500 will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 16 on the farmers market site at First and Elm. The free event is open to children ages 3 to 16. The market will provide free axles and wheels, but the zucchini base must be purchased at the farmers market, either this Thursday or on race day. A creation station will be set…
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Pete “Big Dog” Fetters will play the slide guitar and harmonica from 1 to 3 p.m. today.
There will be some blues mixed in with the fruits and veggies dished up at this week’s Wyandotte Farmers Market. Pete “Big Dog” Fetters opens this season’s free live music offerings with his slide guitar and harmonica playing from 1 to 3 p.m. today. Fetters is a blues and classic rock musician from Wyandotte. He is also a past winner of The Detroit Blues Society's Blues Challenge, which sends a musician to Memphis, TN, for the International Blues Challenge. Audio clips of some of his work are available for free listening at his website. The farmers market, now in its third year, is held at the corner of Elm and First streets from noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays. It runs through Oct 18. The market began in 2010 with nine vendors and has 22 vendors…