The Imlay City DDA's Farmers Market officially reopens in downtown Imlay City on Thursday, May 16.
Market Manager Katrina Morrow has announced that some changes are coming to the seasonal market at the corner of Main and Third streets downtown.
The most significant is a change in the market's hours of operation from 1-6 p.m. to 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Thursdays.
It is believed that the earlier hours will be more convenient and appealing to a greater number of shoppers.
Morrow said she is focusing on increasing the number and diversity of regular vendors, which should translate to larger numbers of visitors on Market Day.
She also plans to integrate more "theme" days into the market calendar.
"On opening day, we're having a Meet-n-Greet with the new DDA director Lorrelei Natke," said Morrow. "Also, we will be giving out newsletters at the first market of each month."
She added that every second Thursday at the market will feature artisans and crafters; while every third Thursday of June, July and August will be "Kids Day" at the market.
"And of course, we welcome all seasonal and weekly vendors," Morrow said.
Interested vendors are encouraged to email email@example.com.
Low vendor rates
Vendor rate for a 10-foot-by-10-foot space is $10 per day up to $120, then the daily rate is reduced to just $5 per day.
Vendors must provide their own 10'x10' pop-up tent or shelter, which must be in good condition and securely fastened to the ground in their assigned spaces. Drop cloths, plastic, cardboard and similar products are not considered acceptable materials for shelters.
For further information about the Imlay City Farmers Market, call 810-724-2135 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.