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Fulton Street Farmers Market: New hours, new days and live music

Fulton Street Farmers Market and 20 Monroe Live have come together to bring live performances to the market every week.
Credit: Fulton Street Farmers Market
Patrons of Fulton Street checking out produce from Visser Farms.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The 2019 growing season is upon West Michigan, which has prompted the Fulton Street Farmers Market to make some big announcements. 

The market has revamped its schedule with new hours, days and a weekly live music performance sponsored by 20 Monroe Live. 

Beginning the second week of July and running through August, Summer Nights at the Market will feature live performances from acts booked by 20 Monroe Live, activities for kids, offerings from West Michigan artisans and food sellers, and a selection of local beers and ciders. 

Each evening in the series will feature an educational kids’ activity provided by a different nonprofit organization on themes like food production, environmental stewardship and creativity. Partners include Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum and Kids’ Food Basket, among others. 

Fulton Street has been a year-round market for close to a decade, there have been some new changes to the hours and days to allow for more access.

The calendar will now be divided into two six-month seasons, Main Market Season, running from May through October, and Second Season Market, from November through April. Main Market hours will now be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. rather than 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the Main Market Season will no longer include a morning market on Tuesdays. 

For even more information, check out fultonstreetmarket.org.

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