Market Events Detail
- Free Kid's Program
- Wednesdays July through September 2017. Inspired by the national Farmers Market Coalition, “The Power of Produce” (PoP) program engages children in their local food system by connecting with farmers, participating in games and demonstrations, and being exposed to buying and cooking fresh fruits and vegetables. The MidMichigan 100+ Women Who Care are contributing $10,000 to provide 200 children ages 5-12 a weekly $2 token, educational activity, t-shirt and re-usable shopping totebag. The $2 token is redeemable only for fresh fruits or vegetables by participating children, not accompanying adults. Benefiting the entire region, PoP will serve the 200 first students to apply from Birch Run, Bridgeport, Frankenmuth, Frankentrost, Reese, Richville and Vassar school districts. To register, email the child’s name, age, school, t-shirt size and parent name to email@example.com, or sign up in person at the 3-7pm Wednesday Markets.
- FFM Vintage & Artisans Market
- July 16 and August 20, 2017. This will feature vintage, retro, rustic, antique, and shabby chic treasures. APPLY HERE
- Celebrity Deomonstration
- Wednesday, July 26, 3-7pm. Meet Chef Isabella, Personal Chef of Florine Mark, President and CEO of Weight Watchers. Demonstration from 6-7pm.
- Late Market Season
- 9am-noon Saturdays through November 19.
The Market season is being extended with a selection of vendors in front of the Market Building along Main Street and also inside the Gathering Barn. The Farm Store will also be open at this time. Vendor offerings will include organic produce, poultry, meat, and eggs from Dost Family Farms and Ma Tilger Family Farm and baked goods from Butter Crust Bakery along with other rotating growers and artisans.
- Pig Roast
- August 12, 2017. Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth’s Pig Roast at the Market will takes place annually on a Saturday in the late summer, at the Market’s new location, 534 North Main Street next to Frankenmuth Credit Union. With the Market operating 9am-1pm that day, diners will savor their swine on the Market Midway in the middle of the vendors’ booths. Meals typically include a roasted pork sandwich, Market corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw, Market watermelon, dessert, and iced tea. Market farmers are providing all produce, and the pork can be slathered with a selecti on of Market vendors’ sauces.
- Feast of the Harvest Moon
- September 2017. The annual signature fundraising dinner, the Feast of the Harvest Moon, will be held at Market for the first time. Local foods hero Chef Josh Schaeding of The Maple Grille will be sourcing foods at the Market to prepare for the multi-course feast, themed “reALLy local.” The occasion is held in observance of the Harvest Moon, the full moon nearest the fall equinox, which illuminated fields late into the night so farmers could reap their crops. The evening will begin with a reception and local art auction before the dinner. Tickets are limited to 100 guests. Beverage pairings will accompany the sumptuous extravaganza of local foods, and a cash bar will be available. Video footage will illustrate the growing and gathering of the food while introducing diners to the farmers who produced the harvest. The culinary creation of each course will also be conveyed. The menu will be planned as soon as possible to the event to showcase the ripest, freshest harvest available. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, the Market is focused on educating people about the importance and impact of local foods, farmers, producers, and those who feed us. The experience will be an enriching one for everyone involved while working towards a more closely connected food system for the future.
- November 24-26 and December 1-3. The Christkindlmarkt offers food, fun, festivity, and shopping in a heated tent over the course of two weekends. Each weekend, local artists, growers, and producers will offer a wide range of products, foods, gifts, jewelry, décor and more. Over two dozen artisans will appear daily with a different selection, encouraging guests to return each day while shopping the rest of the stores in the heart of Frankenmuth. The focus is on local, quality, artisanal specialties for customers to enjoy themselves or purchase as gifts. Featured items include made-to-order greenery and garlands, fresh local chestnuts and chestnut products, traditional baked delights, cooking sauces and condiments, teas, honey and beeswax products, preserves, handmade jewelry, clothing, ornaments, décor, knitted wares, handmade soaps, dog treats, and more.