I know I skipped my normal Friday post this week, but I had good reason for doing so. June 1st fell on a Saturday this year. June is the month where the Bank Street Farmer’s Market in Kalamazoo Michigan, moves into full swing.
From June through October the market will be open three days a week. In a conversation with one of the vendors they may be making a few changes though. There is talk of changing their hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays to better suit patrons (I have not had official confirmation yet so this is still only talk). If these changes happen, the weekday hours will switch to: 11am to 6pm. Which will be great for those who need their farm fresh veggies during the week.
I made it there before they were open this morning, so I could get some shots before the crowds arrived. Even getting into the start of their busy season, there were enough vendors that the overflow was setting up. The growth over the years of local and fresh has pushed the market’s growth. It is now at a point where the original covered area is no longer big enough to support the number of growers. The benefit to the consumer is not only great produce all around, but also a larger variety of fresh produce and other artisanal items to choose from.