The City of Sterling Heights will kick off the first-ever Dodge Park Farmers Market today, a result more than a year’s worth of planning by city staff. The event, which will run from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., will be open on Thursdays from June 4 through Oct. 29
The City of Sterling Heights will kick off the first-ever Dodge Park Farmers Market today, a result more than a year’s worth of planning by city staff. The event, which will run from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., will be open on Thursdays from June 4 through Oct. 29.
The Dodge Park Farmers Market, or DPFM, will host more than 30 vendors and feature locally sourced fruits and vegetables, flowers, plants, breads, cheeses, pasta, honey, coffee, desserts, maple syrup and a myriad of other consumables. The market will also host vendors selling essential oils, artisan items, crafts and more as well as food trucks.
"I'm very excited and proud to be part of the launch of Sterling Heights' first-ever Farmers Market this year," said Sterling Heights Mayor Michael C. Taylor. "The market will be a weekly event throughout the summer that allows our residents to shop for locally grown produce and other goods in a fun, family-friendly environment. This is another example of how Sterling Heights is creating innovative opportunities for residents to come together as a community."
Along with vendors, DPFM will host a number of family events throughout the year including a giant sunflower growing contest, a pet parade, a pie baking contest, a Halloween party and more. During June and July, the DPFM coincides with the city’s annual Music in the Park summer concert series so residents can enjoy the market as well as live music. DPFM also features a Kid’s Corner, which will be open every week to host free activities for children.
“Residents have been calling our office daily to share their excitement and anticipation for the opening of the Dodge Park Farmers Market,“ said Parks and Recreation Manager Kyle Langlois. “We know that shopping local and supporting the local economy is important to Sterling Heights residents. “The market gives residents and visitors alike the opportunity to take advantage of locally grown produce, artisan products and other handmade items.”
For more information, contact the city’s Community Relations Director Bridget Doyle at (586) 446-2471 or email email@example.com. To learn more about Dodge Park Farmers Market, go to hwww.sterling- heights.net/dpfm.