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Metro Health Farm Market

Metro Health Farm Market

Metro Health Farm Market

We’re thrilled to announce that Metro Health & Aquinas College are opening a second farm market location at the Aquinas College campus on Mondays starting May 12! Now you have two days and locations to shop for fresh, locally grown produce and more!

Starting Thursday, July 17…

Metro Health Village is really growing, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome our new neighbors during the next several months.

To make room for the new construction and ensure the safety of our vendors and visitors, the Metro Health Farm Market is moving to a new location within Metro Health Village starting Thursday, July 17. Follow the signs and look for the bright Metro Health flags, and you’ll find us just past Wright & Filippis and Kaczmarski Hearing Services near the Metro Health Conference Center at 2225 Main Street. Parking will be available next to the market. 

Metro Health Farm Market
Metro Health Village
May 8 – October 9
Thursdays • 9 am-2 pm

Metro Health Aquinas Farm Market
Aquinas College Campus
Brown Center Parking Lot
May 12 – August 18
Mondays • 2:30-6:30 pm

 

Interested in becoming a part time or seasonal vendor? New vendors should:

1. Review the 2014 Metro Health Farm Market Guidelines of Operation

2. Complete the 2014 Metro Health Farmers Market Application NEW & DAILY

Please direct questions to the Market Manager at Emil.Hannesson@metrogr.org

Metro Health Aquinas College Farm Market

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Location Browne Center at Aquinas College
1607 Robinson Road S.E.
Grand Rapids MI

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Hosted By Metro Health
5900 Byron Center Ave
Wyoming MI 49519


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July 28, 2014
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
August 4, 2014
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
August 11, 2014
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
August 18, 2014
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Health & Wellness Day

This year marks the 4th Annual Health & Wellness Day at the Farm Market. Metro will be offering free blood pressure screens, body composition screens, stroke risk assessments and more. There will be activities for kids including face painting and games.

The annual Chef Cook off will also take place on Health & Wellness Day. Local chefs will be put to the test as they compete to create recipes using fresh produce and items from the Farm Market. Come hungry! Samples and recipes will be available. Click here for more information.

 

Location Metro Health Hospital
5900 Byron Center Ave SW
Wyoming MI 49519

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Hosted By Metro Health
5900 Byron Center Ave
Wyoming MI 49519


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July 31, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Chef Cook Off

July 31st is Health and Wellness Day at the Farm Market, which also means it’s the Metro Health’s annual Chef Cook Off! This year we have 4 chefs that will compete to make the tastiest dish using delicious & fresh foods from our very own farm market. The chefs will be put to the test to see who can make the most crowd pleasing food! Judges will conclude the winner of the event. Come hungry, taste testing samples will be available to try!

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Cook Off starts at 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Meet The Chefs:
Chef Terri Rees- personal chef, culinary classroom instructor, demonstrator, and catererTerri Rees
Chef Terri Rees specializes in intimate dinner parties, culinary classroom education, demonstrations and select speaking engagements. She is passionate about your food and her mantra is “a personal chef experience.”  After spending 25+ plus years in corporate America in sales and project management she returned to Grand Rapids Community College graduating from their prestigious Culinary Arts Program.
She also volunteers in local food-oriented programs, teaching selection and preparation of healthy food for MSU Extension’s Cooking Matters, Family Network of Wyoming, and other organizations. She has been named the 2013 Chef Educator of the Year from the American Culinary Federation of Grand Rapids and has been featured in Parade Magazine.
Chef Terri Rees: http://chefterrirees.com/
Chef Ryan Reynolds- Executive Chef at Metro Health Hospital
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Ryan Reynolds is a self-trained chef whose cooking style can best be described as electrifying and avant-garde. Chef Ryan combines the best fresh ingredients in new and unexpected ways that can refresh the most jaded of diners. His resume includes, among others, the title of Executive Chef at the acclaimed Blue Moon Bar & Grille in Douglas, MI as well as 48 West and Taps in Grand Rapids.

Over the past 5 years, Chef Ryan has expanded his repertoire from fine dining into the world of corporations and hospitals, and has brought his  world of gourmet cuisine into café and catering services, consistently exceeding expectations and stunning customers with the quality and beauty of his dishes.

Chef Ryan’s menus are driven by the belief that food is both healthy and delicious, and that the two are not mutually exclusive. He works diligently to ensure that as many of his ingredients as possible are sourced locally, in order to guarantee the quality of the ingredients’ source and to support local vendors.

Chef Terrence O’Haire – owner of Propaganda Donuts, personal chef for the Supper Club

Torrence O'haireTorrence lives and works in Grand Rapids, Michigan, having grown up out in the countryside just east of the city. In 2009 he launched “The Starving Artist,” working as a private chef and culinary expert. As “The Starving Artist,” Torrence handles everything from private parties to public cooking classes to farm dinners to restaurant and bar consultation.

As a creative outlet and social experiment, Torrence founded the Full Moon Supper Club in 2010, an open-to-the-public, non-profit, floating dinner party, that has since become the longest-running and most-successful underground restaurant in Michigan. With monthly themed dinners and hundreds of active participants, The Full Moon Supper Club has been regularly highlighted in the media as one of the most exciting groups in the West Michigan food scene.

In January 2014, Torrence opened Propaganda Doughnuts, the region’s first-and-only from-scratch doughnut shop and patisserie, with a 1940’s pulp-fiction spy-novella theme. In August 2014, Torrence is opening The Bandit Queen, a spice-trade-themed Ramen bar catering heavily to late-night and service industry-folk in downtown Grand Rapids.

Torrence O’Haire: http://thestarvingartistgr.com/

Chef Oliver Hale- Healthy Lifestyle chef and 2 time transplant survivor

Chef OThe foundation of Chef O started when was 6 years old, making cookies with his mother in the kitchen. Currently, he is a national healthy lifestyle chef who lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Chef O is also 0020Executive Producer and Host of his own weekly TV cooking show aired on a variety of public access stations in and around West Michigan. “CHEF O’S PLACE” is seen by millions of viewers throughout the area who tune in each week to meet Chef O’s celebrity guests and enjoy his ever-changing menus.

Chef O has been interviewed many times for articles in the Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids Magazine, USA Today, USTA Magazine and other national magazine. Since 2002, Chef O’s Place has won nine Philo T. Farnsworth Awards from the Central States Region of the Alliance for Community Media. He also received the 2001 Producer of The Year Award.  He has been asked to appear on “Top Chef” and “Chops” on the Food Network and serve on the Clinton Foundation “The Alliance for a Healthier Generation”.

He is also a member of TEAM MICHIGAN and TEAM USA transplant team. He and partner Bill Pryzbyz were the #1 Doubles Tennis Champions of the U.S. Transplant Games in 1998, 2000, and 2004, and #3 Doubles Tennis Champions of the World Transplant Games for 1997-1999.

Chef Oliver Hale: http://www.chefo.us/

 

 

Location Metro Health Hospital
5900 Byron Center Ave SW
Wyoming MI 49519

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July 31, 2014
FREE$0.00

Farm to Table Cooking Challenge at the Metro Health Aquinas College Farm Market

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Chef Andrew Schultz from Aquinas College and Chef Ryan Reynolds from Metro Health will square off in a cooking competition using farm market produce. Join in the fun and sample the results!

Location Browne Center at Aquinas College
1607 Robinson Road S.E.
Grand Rapids MI

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Hosted By Metro Health
5900 Byron Center Ave
Wyoming MI 49519


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August 4, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Metro Health Farm Market

 

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Metro Health’s Farm Market kicks off Thursday May 8, and runs every Thursday until October 9, hours are 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The weekly market focuses on locally grown foods and handmade products from local farmers and artisans. It features family-fun activities, community health screens and more throughout the season.

Accepted payment options include: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, WIC Project FRESH, Project Senior FRESH, Double Up Food Bucks, Michigan EBT Bridgecard. See the Metro Health Information Tent to redeem and for more information.

 

Location Metro Health Hospital
5900 Byron Center Ave SW
Wyoming MI 49519

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Hosted By Metro Health
5900 Byron Center Ave
Wyoming MI 49519


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July 31, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
August 7, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
August 14, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
August 21, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
August 28, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
September 4, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
September 11, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
September 18, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
September 25, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
October 2, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
October 9, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Cancellations: Live Healthy reserves the right to cancel classes and events based on low registration or due to poor weather conditions. Cancellations will be announced on our registration line (616) 252-7117 and on your local TV news station.

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