Autumn Fest at East Lansing Farmers Market (ELFM)
"Community members are invited to celebrate the splendor of fall at the annual Autumn Fest event at the East Lansing Farmers Market (ELFM) on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court. Autumn Fest will feature a full assortment of seasonal Michigan produce and products, free cider and donuts, horse-and-wagon rides, an outdoor fire pit, live music, face painting and fall-themed children’s activities. The East Lansing Public Library will be assisting with the children’s activities and School of Rock, a generous sponsor of the fall event, will be bringing their instrument petting zoo. Live music performances will include Dan Dan Laird from 10 a.m.-noon and Sue Garber from noon-2 p.m."
2019 Market Season
The 2019 ELFM will take place June 2-Oct. 27 on Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court.
“100% Homegrown Makes Us Different”
What makes the ELFM unique is that every item sold by vendors is 100% homegrown. Vendors must either grow their own produce or make their own products. Customers at the market enjoy authentic local Michigan goods.
Weekly Shopping Checklist
A shopping checklist is posted online each week to provide ELFM customers with a preview of what vendors will be selling at the upcoming market.
Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks Accepted
The ELFM accepts SNAP/Bridge cards at the market and allows customers to stretch their dollars with the Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program. As a result of a grant from the Fair Food Network, the DUFB program "matches" SNAP/Bridge card dollars spent at farmer's markets. Customers will receive a dollar for dollar match (up to $20) that can be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Michigan. For example, if a customer spends $20 on their SNAP/Bridge Card, they receive an extra $20 to spend at the market.
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