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New experiment for farmers market in Macomb

John Greenwood, Manager of the Macomb Farmers Market, said organizers will try something new by holding a winter market. 

“We decided to give this a try. It’s an experiment. It may go, it may not. You don’t know until you try,” Greenwood said.

The winter markets will be held on the following dates:

  • Saturday, November 13, 2021
  • Saturday, December 18, 2021
  • Saturday, February 5, 2022
  • Saturday, March 5, 2022

All will be held at the American Legion on East Washington Street in Macomb from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Greenwood said each will follow the CDC’s COVID guidelines that are in place at the time.
He said 17 vendors will participate. They will sell baked goods, meats, honey, crafts, and other items found during the regular market. He anticipated some produce will be available, even during the cold weather months.

Greenwood believes the community will support the market.

“We got a lot of positive feedback through Facebook, other social media, as well as in public. Everybody seems excited about it,” he said.

Greenwood also expects to hold a pre-season market in late April or early May. He said the first pre-season market was held this year and proved successful.

The regular market takes place from mid-May through mid-October. Greenwood said the markets are run entirely by volunteers.

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