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Local Food Saturday

12. September 2008 • Juliew
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Local Tomatoes

Hungry for good food? Need to learn how to buy local food? Want to be able to talk heirloom tomatoes with the best of them? Don’t miss this Saturday’s (September 13) local food extravaganza!

Starting off the day, stop by the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market and see, smell, taste, and purchase the amazing array of produce available in Michigan in September. Michigan is one of the largest food producing states and one of the states with the most variety of produce. You will see that in evidence on Saturday. The market opens at 7:00am and goes until 3:00pm.

Once you have had your fill of the market, head over to the Home Grown Festival in the Community High field from 11:00am to 4:00pm. There will be a silent auction, a tomato taste-off, yummy local food, bands, and kid’s events.

Still haven’t had enough? Continue the fun with the Harvest Hootenany to support Project Grow at Zingerman’s Roadhouse from 4:00-9:00pm.

We are lucky to live in a state with access to so many local foods. Enjoy the bounty!



  1. Thanks for posting this, Juliew! I will personally be at both events and hope to meet some AU folks! I ordered the beer/wine for the Harvest Hootenanny, and I think I ordered some good stuff, so please come on out! Look for the woman with the dark hair and pumpkin-shaped head helping out, and that’s probably me :)


       —TeacherPatti    Sep. 13 '08 - 05:36AM    #
  2. Don’t let the rain put you off, the Homegrown Festival is going on as planned under large tents. The fact that we actually have water in Michigan is part of why our produce is so great!


       —Juliew    Sep. 13 '08 - 04:25PM    #