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Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Take the Bus to the Farmers Market
My latest WYCE segment for The Local Feed is about taking the bus to the Grand Rapids area farmers markets. Listen HERE or see below (if your browser includes the audio bar).
Downtown Market, 435 Ionia Ave. SW: ROUTE 2 Kalamazoo. Open Tuesday & Saturday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm.
The Fulton St. Farmers Market, Fulton and Fuller: ROUTE 14 East Fulton. Open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Also, open Wednesday evenings from June to September 4:00 – 7:30 pm.
Grand Valley State University, Allendale Campus Parking Lot H: ROUTE 50, GVSU Campus Connector. Open Wednesdays 10:00 am – 1:30 pm through September 25th. Check gvsu.edu for occasional bus schedule changes. (http://www.gvsu.edu/bus/bus-routes-and-schedules-52.htm)
Grandville Farmers Market (at the library) 4055 Maple Street: ROUTES 8 Grandville/Rivertown Crossings, 24 Burton, and 28 28th Street. Open Tuesdays 8:00 am to 1:00 pm through October.
Metro Health Farmers Market, 5900 Byron Center Avenue: ROUTE 16 Wyoming/Metro Health. Open Thursdays from 9:00 to 2:00 through October 10th.
The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market at Gerald R Ford Middle School 851 Madison Avenue SE: ROUTES 3 Madison and 2 Kalamazoo. Open Saturdays 11:00 am to 3:00 pm through November.
The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market at Garfield Park 334 Burton Street SE: ROUTES 3 Madison and 24 Burton. Open Fridays from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.
YMCA Farmers Market (downtown) 475 Lake Michigan Drive: ROUTES Routes 9 Alpine and 50 GVSU Campus Connector and DASH routes Hill and West. Open Thursdays 3:00-7:00 pm OR, visit their website to view the schedule of their Veggie Van.