Saginaw residents ready for locally grown and prepared food will only have to wait another week before the Downtown Saginaw Farmer’s Market, located at 203 S. Washington Ave. in the new SVRC Marketplace, officially opens for the summer.
A few vendors participated in a practice run Wednesday, May 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to get their bearings and get the lay of the land before the market opens Friday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. They include T&T Concessions, Spanky’s Kettle Corn, Dude’s Gumbo and Nancy’s Snow. The opening will precede the Marketplace, scheduled to open in June.
Owner of Sanford based Spanky’s Kettle Corn Greg Neumann says the start of the season will likely be a little slow but will pick up as the summer wears on.
“It’s just like any market. at the beginning of the season, things are going to be kind of slow, you know, because there’s not that many locally grown crops that are available. But when those start to come in, yeah, you’re going to see the whole ambiance change.”
The farmer’s market will be open Monday’s from noon – 6:00 p.m., Fridays from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.