Farmer's Markets Zeeland MI

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Zeeland Main Place Market
(616) 772-2494
Heritage Square, Corner of Elm St. & Main Ave.
Zeeland, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1;00 p.m.
County
Ottawa

Allendale Farmers Market
(616) 895-6295
6676 Lake Michigan Dr., (M-45),; East of Allendale Twp Office
Allendale, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday, 11:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
County
Ottawa

Coopersville Farmers Market
(616) 997-9731
N. Main Street Parking Lot Pavilion
Coopersville, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
County
Ottawa

Crystal Falsh Energy Farmers Market
(616) 361-0999
1754 Alpine Avenue, N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 16- Monday, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Spring Lake Farm & Garden Market
(616) 866-1537
Church Street, east of the Library downtown
Spring Lake, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
County
Ottawa

Hudsonville Farmers Market & Crafts
(616) 669-9596
3302 Prospect Street
Hudsonville, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
County
Ottawa

Holland Municipal Farmers' Market
(616) 355-1130
Eighth Street Market Place
Holland, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-December Wenesday, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
County
Ottawa

Grand Haven Farmers Market
(616) 842-4910
Chinook Pier; Harbor Dr. & 1st St.
Grand Haven, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
County
Ottawa

Fulton Street Farmers Market
(616) 454-4118
1147 East Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-December Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday Saturday, 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
County
Kent

Decatur Farmers Market
(269) 423-8500
In the park downtown at Phelps & St Marys
Decatur, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Van Buren

Tips for Growing the Perfect Tomato

Last weekend, I bought something at the farmers’ market that got me so excited I went way over budget and didn’t even wait until I got home to dig into my purchase. What got me so amped up amid crowds of pushy people before I’d even finished my morning coffee? The advent of tomato season, of course.

Farmers’ market tomatoes are a different breed—figuratively and often literally—than the hard, packaged ones in the grocery stores’ year-round produce section. They’re multicolored, they range in size from that of a Ping-Pong ball to that of a grapefruit, and the taste (oh, the taste!) is fruity, sweet, and silky all at the same time. My ode to fresh tomatoes would be one of undying love if it weren’t for the price: my breathless purchase set me back ten bucks. This got me thinking: could I grow my own tomatoes and feed my craving for the fruit while saving money—and cultivate my own green thumb at the same time?

To find out what it really takes to grow a good tomato, I consulted Penny Granberg, a grower who, according to local opinion, consistently grows the farmers’ markets’ juiciest, most flavorful tomatoes.

Should Any Home Gardener Give It a Try?
Turns out, tomatoes are one of the top crops in home gardens, since they’re easy to grow , compared with other fruits and veggies. And don’t think that tomato growing is just for Californians or Floridians—tomatoes are cold-tolerant to a certain extent. To help out gardeners nationwide with just this dilemma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture developed the plant hardiness zone map , which divides North America into eleven zones, ranked by how cold they are (zone one being the coldest). If you look up a plant, like a certain type of tomato, it will tell you whether that plant will survive in your region. For example, one type of tomato might be cold-tolerant to zone seven, so if you live in zones seven through eleven, that’s a type that’s worth a try.

There are two basic types of tomatoes from which to choose: determinant varieties, which stop growing new vines when flowering begins (leading to a large, single crop), or indeterminate varieties, which continue to add new growth throughout the season (usually from midsummer until the first frost).

Plan for Planting
Feeling ambitious enough to start from seed? “Plant them in April,” recommends Granberg, whose Rose Lane Farm in California grows about 1,800 tomato plants each year. “Otherwise, a late frost will ruin them.” Granberg says it’s best to start from seed, but if you lack the timing or patience (or green thumb, like I do), she says, buying a young plant from a reputable nursery is also a fine way to get started, especially for first-timers.

Granberg recommends planting in April because it’s crucial to wait until any possibility of frost has passed. Check with your local garden store to find out an ideal planting time for your area.

Room to Grow
We associate tomatoes with summer because they’re warm-weather produce, which ...

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