Benton Harbor, Michigan, June 8, 2022 – The Benton Harbor Farmers Market will return for the season on Wednesday, June 22.
The market will run every Wednesday through Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dwight P. Mitchell City Center Park, 100 E. Main St. Each week, community members can shop for local, affordable farm-fresh produce and other goods. Celebrating its 12th season, the farmers market is an opportunity for area residents to enjoy the vibrant colors, aromas and flavors of southwest Michigan’s growing season.
In addition to accepting cash, the Benton Harbor Farmers Market supports a variety of food assistance programs including SNAP benefits, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC, Senior Project FRESH and Spectrum Health Lakeland Prescription for Health.
Acting Health Officer for the Berrien County Health Department Guy Miller
“The mission of the Benton Harbor Farmers Market is to provide fresh, affordable produce to community members. The market helps build relationships between residents and local farmers, while also connecting them with community resources to help improve health.”
Vendors at the market will have a variety of goods available, from fresh fruits and vegetables to artisan crafts. Additionally, there will be community booths and special events and programming for all ages throughout the market season, including nutrition education, exercise classes, story time, lead filter distribution and more.
Vendor applications are accepted throughout the market season. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, review the Benton Harbor Farmer’s Market Vendor Handbook and contact Market Coordinator Chioma Ejiofor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-927-5632 to apply.
For up-to-date information on upcoming events and offerings, check out the Benton Harbor Farmers Market Facebook page.
The Benton Harbor Farmers Market is operated by the Berrien County Health Department and supported by grant funding from Be Healthy Berrien through the United Way of Southwest Michigan.