NEW IN 2017! Grow Benzie is partnering with Munson Healthcare and Shape Up North to provide fruit & vegetable prescription fulfillment at our Monday Farmers Market. Nearly $13,000 will be distributed to participants that will attend a nutrition and culinary class in Grow Benzie’s air conditioned kitchen, and then utilize the $25 vouchers to shop for fruits and vegetables throughout the market.
Grow Benzie was also awarded two capital grants to help enhance our greenspace including parking, signage, and an edible walking trail that connects our learning stations throughout the 4-acre property.
HISTORY OF THE MARKET: In 2010, Grow Benzie instituted the MI Bridge Card program, plus became the administrator of the Double Up Food Bucks program for three local Farmers Markets in 2011, making fresh produce available to low income families. Since then, Grow Benzie has continued pursuing our goal of creating a destination experience for our market visitors, offering a wide variety of locally grown produce and products, live music and demonstrations. In 2016, we expanded our special weekly events such as tractor shows and food pairings, and provided freshly prepared, local menu items from our new food truck: Grill Benzie. Our facilities include plenty of parking, air-conditioned and indoor restroom facilities, self-guided tours of the farmstead and a relaxing picnic area to enjoy the summer afternoon.
Forms of payment accepted:
- SNAP/MI Bridge Card
- Double Up Food Bucks
- WIC Project Fresh
- Senior Market Fresh
- R/X Fruit & Vegetable Prescriptions
- Grow Benzie Bucks
Open Mondays from 3-7:00pm, June 5th – August 28th
2017 Farmers Market Vendor Application (Adobe PDF)
2017 Grow Benzie Farmers Market Guidelines (Adobe PDF)