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Mid-town Farmers’ Market OPENING DAY is Saturday, May 4 – Highlights for this weekend!



Mid-Town Farmers’ Market fans and customers,


We’re back! Mid-Town Farmers’ Market opens for the 2013 season this Saturday, May 4 (7-11 am),

and below are some expected highlights. In addition, this Saturday (and the first Saturday of every month) is a children’s day, for which Sue Castens will conduct an informative and fun activity using the new Choose MyPlate guidelines for healthy eating from the USDA.


We will have live music this week (from ~8-10 on Saturday) from Love Cannon. If you enjoy the music, please consider showing your support for the musicians with a tip (or some produce), who are not getting paid for these gigs. Check out our music lineup for the first half of the season here:


You can receive an update similar to this one each week on our Facebook page (, along with additional content such as photos and videos from our vendors and from the market itself. We would love for you to take photos at the market, or photos of yourself eating food from the market, and post them on our Facebook page! Or, just make a quick comment on our page about your experience with the market.


Did you know that Bost Farm can accept EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) for payment?  If you know anyone who receives food benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program), please let them know that they can now use EBT to purchase fresh healthy food at Mid-Town Farmers’ Market.


The Wednesday market may begin next week, depending on how many farmers have extra produce.  Watch for another update on Tuesday about that.  Please note that during the Wednesday market hours (8am to 1pm), our vendors may arrive or depart any time during those hours, depending on availability of their product.


We need volunteers to help at the market tent this summer.  If you are interested in helping, please contact our volunteer coordinator Betty Crouther (


If you know of a vendor who is interested in selling at Mid-Town, please point them to our website ( where the application documents can be downloaded, or give us their contact information so we can mail the documents to them. 


Directions to the market: From the Oxford Square, drive (or walk or bike!) north on North Lamar about ½ mile, and look for us on the left in the parking lot of the Mid-Town Shopping Plaza. Alternatively you can take the bus, utilizing the Oxford University Transit Red Route, which passes Mid-Town once per hour on Saturday mornings (



See you at the market!

Best Wishes,
Jason Hoeksema
Mid-Town Farmers’ Market board member

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