You are invited to our second annual Texas Township Holiday Farmers’ Market and Tree-Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 22 from 4-7 p.m! We’ll have Fresh on Q! seasonal fruit and vegetables, meat, baked goods and more, as well as complimentary hot drinks for shoppers and music as we deck the corners with holiday cheer and light the tree at 6:30 p.m!
This season, our Farmers’ Market was open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. through October 18 and Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. from May 27 to August 26.
The “Fresh on Q!” farmers’ market features fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, cheeses, breads, pastries and baked goods, potted plants and cut flowers, as well as foods prepared on site, ready to eat at the market, and more! Sign up for the e-newsletter to get weekly updates on what’s happening at the market, what’s in season for your shopping list and who our vendors are each week.
This year, the Texas Township Farmers’ Market participated in the popular food preservation program, Discover You Can: Learn, Make, Share℠ to help our community learn to can and vacuum seal food, make recipes, and use fresh local produce to enjoy and share favorite dishes with friends all year long. Our market was one of 50 in the nation chosen to participate in this program, which spreads awareness of the benefits of food preservation for healthy, sustainable living, and provides tools to support farmers’ market experiential educational programs, thanks to the Makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products and FoodSaver® Brand.
The market accepts food assistance benefits this year, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH, Senior Market FRESH! Visit the Farmers’ Market Information Table on the east end of the pavilion to learn more about using these programs at the market. Please note that we will only be able to accept SNAP benefits at our Holiday Farmers’ Market on November 22, as the other programs close on October 31, 2014.
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
7110 West Q Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(3 miles west of US-131, Exit 31, in Texas Corners)
Saturdays, May 10 through October 18 from 8 a.m. – Noon
Tuesdays, May 27 through August 26 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Our market exists to:
- Create a sense of community for Texas Township and surrounding areas
- Promote local businesses and create economic development around foods that are grown, raised, and processed locally
- Raise awareness about the rich and diverse agricultural areas in SW Michigan
Our definition of “local:”
Food that is grown, raised and/or processed in Michigan