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Farmers Market returns for 22nd season May 5

It's the surest sign of spring – flowers and fresh vegetables, all available from local farmers and merchants at the Birmingham Farmers Market, which this year returns for it's 22nd season.


The market is open every Sunday, May 5 through October 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is located in Public Parking Lot 6 at 660 North Old Woodward Avenue in downtown Birmingham.


A record number of vendors will be showcasing their goods this season at the Birmingham Farmers Market, which offers Michigan-grown produce, subject to local growing patterns. Hopefully by late spring, shoppers will find leafy greens, root vegetables, herbs, early organic vegetables, strawberries, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, beans, mushrooms, green onions, sugar peas and more.


Sunday, there will be an Opening Day Celebration, and every Sunday visitors can enjoy live music, a kids' zone and food trucks.


There are also many other special events planned throughout the season.Visitors of all ages are invited to experience the outdoor market as they enjoy live music and shop for locally grown produce, artisan baked goods, fresh foods, plants and more.


Scheduled special events are May 5, annual Opening Day celebration; May 12, Second Sunday Fitness; June 9, Strawberry Jam-Boree, June 14, Second Sunday Fitness; July 14, Second Sunday Fitness; July 21, Super Farmer Sunday, August 11, Corn Festival and Second Sunday Fitness; September 8, Second Sunday Fitness, September 15, Harvest Festival; and October 27, End of Season Celebration.


The Birmingham Farmers Market Produce Guide can be found on the Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) website with more information on seasonal produce availability. In addition to food, shoppers can also browse unique and stunning floral bouquets, hanging baskets, garden flats and other plants.


“The Birmingham Farmers Market will feature over 45 local vendors each week including returning community favorites Farm and Forest, Lily’s Farm and Garden, Uhlianuk Farms, and Harold’s Italian Ice, as well as new vendors including Firefly Farm, Cold Truth Freezery and Sushi Kabar,” said Nicole Gerkey, Birmingham Farmers Market manager. “Food trucks including Pita Post, The Little Donut Factory and many others will be serving up made-to-order fare each week. As always, we invite visitors to stay a while to enjoy fresh foods, community, free kids’ activities and live music from talented local artists including The Fox & The Fiddle, Dennis Farac and others.”


All parking in Birmingham is always free on Sundays.

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