Metro Health Farmers Market Returns to Aquinas College
This summer, Metro Health will again offer a weekly market that will be held on Monday afternoons at Aquinas College.
Beginning on May 11, the Metro Health Aquinas College Farmers Market will be open on Monday afternoons from 2-6 p.m. in the Mayfield Parking lot off Fulton Street on the Aquinas College Campus. Each weekly open-air market will host a diverse array of vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, plants, flowers and other locally grown and produced foods, as well as handcrafted artisan items.
The market will run through Oct. 12.
The market will accept Project Fresh and Senior Project Fresh/Market Fresh Coupons. The coupons are part of a State of Michigan program that encourage eating healthy fruits and vegetables by offering coupons redeemable at farmers markets to residents on food assistance. The markets will also offer Double Up Food Bucks to shoppers using their Michigan Bridge Card.
The Aquinas College Farmers Market is a continuation of the strong relationship between Metro Health and Aquinas College. In addition to providing sports medicine coverage to all Aquinas athletes, Metro Health also provides general medical care to the college’s nearly 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. A team consisting of a physician, physician assistant and medical assistant from Metro Health began staffing the Aquinas College Health Center in August of 2013.
Metro Health also offers a Farmers Market on its Village Green in Wyoming that is free and open to the community. Now in its 10th year, the market is held every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in from May 8 through Oct. 9 in Metro Health Village, which is located on the corner of Byron Center Avenue and M-6 in Wyoming.
In addition to vendor offerings, market visitors will still be able to participate in free community health screenings, including blood pressure checks and others, on many market days.