Wayne Metro is proud to be coordinating the 2012 Inkster Farmers Market to increase access to fresh, locally grown produce. The market will operate each week on Wednesday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm through September 19, 2012. The market will alternate between two locations each week. The market will operate from the parking lot of the YWCA (26429 Michigan Ave.) on the first and third Wednesdays each month.
On the 2nd and 4th Friday each month, the market will operate in the parking lot of Focus Hope (759 Inkster Rd.). Garden City Hospital is also scheduled to be on location and provide free health assessments through its new traveling Health Coach. The coach operates from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and provides free services such as diabetes case management, community health resource referrals, health screenings and assessments.
In addition, patrons of the Inkster Farmers Market will also have an opportunity to sign up for free classes that focus on healthy eating and making healthy eating fit into your household budget.
Double Up Food Bucks, SNAP/EBT Benefits, and Senior Project FRESH Benefits will be accepted at the market. Debit and Credit cards will also accepted. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about these benefit programs.
“We’re very excited to be launching this new Farmers Market Program in Inkster,” said Louis Piszker, Wayne Metro CEO. “Accessing fresh produce is a challenge for many Inkster residents. We’re trying to fill that gap in the community, while also partnering with other nonprofits to offer valuable services at the same time” he explained.
For more information, please call (734) 729-7706.
Wednesdays – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
YWCA/DHS Parking Lot
26429 Michigan Ave
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Focus Hope Parking Lot
759 Inkster Rd.