*Join us for Farmers Markets at the Capitol, Thursday, July 28*

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) is excited to host three
Farmers Markets at the Capitol on the *East Lawn of the Michigan State
Capitol Building in Downtown Lansing*. *The events will kick off
on Thursday, July 28* from *10 a.m. – 3 p.m.* with the future events being
held on Thursday, August 25 and September 22.

At the July market, shoppers can visit more than 70 vendors from across the
state who sell Michigan-grown and produced products ranging from fresh
fruit and vegetables to flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, prepared foods
and much more. Two complimentary yoga classes provided by Lululemon
Athletica will be held on the lawn of Capitol from 10:45 a.m. – 12:00
p.m. and 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Shoppers are encouraged to join in! In
addition, shoppers can learn to prepare their favorite fresh, seasonal
produce with cooking demonstrations provided by the Holt Farmers Market
throughout the day near the east steps of the Capitol Building.

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“Hosting this event on the lawn of the State Capitol allows us to
demonstrate the positive impacts Michigan’s 300 farmers markets have on
their local communities. Our goal is to remind legislators that farmers
markets stimulate the local economy, foster community development, and
support the health and well-being of community residents,” explains MIFMA
Executive Director, Dru Montri.

The market accepts Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)
Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH and Market FRESH,
ensuring that all Michigan residents have access to the fresh, local
fruits, vegetables and other food products sold at the market.

Sponsors for the July event include CATA Clean Commute Options, Physicians
Health Plan, Lansing State Journal, Michigan State University Federal
Credit Union, Michigan Farm Bureau, Michigan State University Center for
Regional Food Systems, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, and the Michigan
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The market is hosted by
the Michigan Farmers Market Association, a statewide association with a
mission to advance farmers markets to create a thriving marketplace for
local food and farm products.

To find a full list of farmers markets in Michigan, including those that
accept food assistance benefits, visit

*Samantha Collins*
Communications and Events Manager
Michigan Farmers Market Association
480 Wilson Road, Room 172
East Lansing, MI 48824

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