A great end to a great market season
The 2019 version of the Farmington Farmers Market ended with a fun-filled Haunted Market on Oct. 26 that included lots of fall produce, children's activities and not a speck of rain. In other words, it was perfect.
Market Manager Walt Gajewski described the atmosphere as that of a carnival. “There were ventriloquist acts, puppet shows, a pyrotechnic hoop performer, outdoor cooking, live music along with the Big Heads from the Detroit Parade Company and people of all ages dressed in costumes to conjure up a menagerie of Halloween revelry,” he wrote in his column that appears in the Observer. “This all made for a festive finish to what has been an incredible season at the market.”
That incredible season saw a record average of more than 3,000 marketeers every Saturday; a 60 percent increase in the number of kids taking part in the POP! Club program; the addition of a community food assistance program, and a third straight year in which we were voted the metro area’s favorite farmers market in the WDIV Channel 4 Vote for the Best contest.
There are so many to thank for this success: our farmers, our artisans, our vendors, our shoppers, our musicians, our children’s program co-ordinators, our sponsors, our volunteers, our public works crews and so many more. It takes a community like ours to make Saturdays the best day of the week. See you next year at the market!