MILFORD, Mich. (May 7, 2018) – The Milford Farmers’ Market kicks off its ninth season of fresh produce, live music and more beginning Thursday, May 10. The vibrant market brings residents and visitors to the heart of downtown Milford to shop local and support farmers who will set up shop on East Liberty Street between South Main and Union streets. This year’s market hours vary depending on the season—spring and fall hours are 3-7 p.m., while summer hours are 3-8 p.m. each Thursday through Oct. 11.
“In its ninth year of providing fresh, local options to Oakland County residents, the Farmers’ Market continues to kick off the summer fun in Milford,” said Kelley Kirchner, marketing and events coordinator for the Milford Farmers’ Market. “The market has become a staple in our community and we’re proud to continue providing an environment that supports shopping small and local farmers for nearly a decade.”
Returning vendors that fans know and love include: 2 Hounds Farms, Diana’s Heirloom Produce, Irene’s Beans, Christine’s Goat’s Milk Soaps, Great Harvest Bakery, English Bees Honey, Golgi Farm, Huff Farm, Rockin with Linda, Srodek’s, The Cheese People, Warner’s Orchard, Droscha SugarBush Maple Syrup and more.
New to this year’s market is Blue Kuna Industries, offering small batch BBQ sauce and spice rubs, Apothekitchen, providing products that embody the philosophy “food is medicine” and Very Good Baking Company, incorporating locally-sourced ingredients into their fresh, hand-made pies, cookies and other desserts.
“Whether you’re looking to buy some locally grown goods, take a walk or just meet others living in the area, the Farmers’ Market has something for you.” Kirchner added.
Multiple special events and activities will add to the Milford Farmers’ Market this year, including:
· The Opening Day celebration will feature vibraphone player John Davis from 4-7 p.m., Mother’s Day crafts and opportunities for children to decorate the streets of Milford with chalk.
· The 5th Annual Dog Fashion Show, Sept. 20 is the perfect event for your doggie diva to steal the spotlight or support other Milford four-legged friends.
Musical performances from 5-7 p.m. every Thursday during the course of the 2018 market season featuring fan favorites like Half Whacked on August 23 and The Delivery Boys on Aug. 16 and Sept. 13.
“If you’ve been wanting to experience the small town feel of Milford, then let the Farmers’ Market be your reason to visit,” said Ann Barnette, executive director of Milford’s Downtown Development Authority. “Once you’ve explored the market, take advantage of the nearly 30 local businesses and restaurants, or relax at Central Park. You’ll feel right at home in Milford.”
The market will not take place Aug. 9 due to the village’s annual celebration, Milford Memories. For more information about the Milford Farmers’ Market and to view the most updated list of 2018 vendors, visit milfordfarmersmarket.org or the check out the market on Facebook.
About the Milford Downtown Development Authority
Established by ordinance in 1982, the Milford Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a commercial district revitalization organization dedicated to building an attractive environment in which people can shop, live and play. To learn more about downtown Milford, visit www.meetmeinmilford.com.