Celebrate National Farmers Market Week at the Holland Farmers Market August 7 – 13!
The Holland Farmers Market is pleased to announce that August 7 – 13 is officially National Farmers Market Week in the City of Holland, as proclaimed by Mayor Nathan Bocks on Wednesday, August 3. National Farmers Market Week is an effort led by the nationwide Farmers Market Coalition in an effort to bring awareness to the value that farmers markets bring to their communities. The national event recognizes the five main benefits that markets offer the communities they serve: preserving farmland, stimulating the local economy, increasing access to nutritious food, supporting healthy communities and promoting sustainability.
“Everyone at the Holland Farmers Market is grateful for the Mayor’s proclamation of National Farmers Market Week in the City of Holland,” said Holland Farmers Market Marketing Coordinator Kara de Alvare. “During National Farmers Market Week, our staff takes the time to recognize the dedicated and hard-working farmers and vendors that make the Market possible. We also use the week as a time to thank our local customers that have been supporting the Market for the past 45 years.”
To celebrate National Farmers Market Week, the Holland Farmers Market is hosting a social media photo contest for a chance to win $100 in Market Bucks gift certificates. All week long, Market customers are encouraged to snap a photo at the Market, take a pic of their Market haul at home, or grab a photo of a dish made with their market ingredients. Photos can be posted to the Holland Farmers Market’s Facebook page, sent via private message, or posted publicly with the hashtag #hollandfarmersmarket to be entered into the contest. One lucky winner will be selected at random on Monday, August 15 to win $100 in Market Bucks gift certificates to spend at the Market. (Must be 18+ to enter.)
Children are invited to join in on the fun for National Farmers Market Week by completing the official Holland Farmers Market scavenger hunt and turning it in for a fun prize, including Market-themed stickers, tattoos, and pencils. Scavenger hunts are available at the Market front desk on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm inside the front vestibule of the Holland Civic Center Place (150 West 8th Street). The scavenger hunt can also be downloaded and printed at home at https://bit.ly/3zAOQbF.
For more information on National Farmers Market Week, visit the Farmers Market Coalition on Facebook or online at www.farmersmarketcoalition.com.
About the Holland Farmers Market:
The Holland Farmers Market is located at 150 West 8th Street at the Eighth Street Market Place in Downtown Holland. During the regular Market season, the Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, rain or shine. Each season, the Holland Farmers Market brings together over 100 local farmers, specialty food vendors and food trucks, selling fresh fruits and vegetables, bread and baked goods, honey, maple syrup, jams, meat, gourmet foods and so much more. Be sure to shop early for the best product assortment! The Market offers free parking and an onsite ATM. Visit Market staff inside the Holland Civic Center Place for information on food assistance programs, including Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, Senior FRESH, and WIC Project FRESH. Animals are prohibited at the Market, so please leave Fido safe at home! For more information on the Holland Farmers Market, visit us online at kjwww.hollandfarmersmarket. And be sure to follow the Holland Farmers Market on Facebook and Instagram, subscribe to The Market Beet newsletter, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616.355.1138 for the latest Market updates.