Downtown Farmers Market opening during Memorial Day Weekend

MARQUETTE — The warm weather has finally come to Marquette, which means community members will have access to fresh locally grown produce.

The 20th annual Downtown Farmers Market begins the season on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. with an inaugural Wednesday evening market beginning on June 12th.

The Farmers Market also wants to make sure that everyone in the community is able to get fresh food.

People can use a SNAP or Bridge Card at the market from a grant that allows them to match up to $20 worth per market day.

“Starting with that June 12th market, somebody using a Bridge Card would have up to $40 a week additional money for free. No cost to them as long as it’s a match to their Bridge Card. So those are the two, SNAP and double up” said Farmers Market Manager, Myra Zyburt.

On top of that, starting June 1st, the WIC Project FRESH and the senior Market FRESH coupons will be accepted along with Hoophouses for Health.

During the 2018 season, the Farmers Market was able to distribute close to $50,000 dollars in fresh, locally grown food through these programs.