(June, 24, 2010)

2010 Allen Street Farmers Market Events

Where: The corner of E. Kalamazoo & Allen Streets


The market takes places every Wednesday 2:30pm-7:00pm, from now-Oct. 27th. After Labor Day the market closes at 6:30pm. For more information, call (517) 367-2468,


Speak to the Earth Tour 2010


When: Classes will be offered July 11, Aug. 8 and Sept. 12.

Where: JW Marriott, 248 Louis St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Why: The goal is to show that people should support farm-to-plate dinning. Farmers and Marriott chefs will demonstrate what local, organic food brings to the table nutritionally and to the area’s economy, and how it is used in the JW Marriott’s restaurant The restaurant obtains more than 90 percent of its menu from local farms. Some of the products are down at the hotel garden including, arugula, spinach, raspberries, elderberries, English peas, French breakfast radishes, thyme, lavender, rosemary, basil and more.

How: Cost: $125 per person. The class includes an open-air brunch at JW Marriott’s, a gardening class with the hotel chefs and Trillium Haven Farm farmers, a tour of Trillium Haven Farm, a family-style al fresco lunch with recently harvested farm product, an Oct. 13 harvest dinner. For reservations call (616) 244-1448. For more information email: or


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