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My Town Coopersville: Summertime farmers market saved
My Town Coopersville: Summertime farmers market saved

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—The Coopersville Farm Museum is saving a summertime tradition.

On Jan. 14, the Downtown Development Authority voted to skip organizing the farmers market this year.  The DDA said it didn’t get enough response when it moved the weekly event  to the Veteran's Park area. 

Around the time of the vote, the DDA also approached the Coopersville Farm Museum to see if it would like to take on the farmers market.  Within the last month, the Farm Museum decided to move forward with organizing the market.

Kate Landon with the Coopersville Farm Museum says the farmers market will be every Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting May 7 and running through October.  Landon says the Farm Museum will also hold a farmers market on the last Saturday of each month.  The event will take place in the Farm Museum’s parking lot, at 375 Main Street.

The farmers market is open to any local farmers and artisans.  The vendor space fee is $10 per an event or $30 for the whole season.  Landon says five of six people have already voiced interest in becoming a vendor for the farmers market.  If you’d like to sign up, call Landon at (616) 997-8555.

The Coopersville Farm Museum is a nonprofit organization that was established in 2001.