Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Northville Farmers Market moves to new location today

The Northville Farmers’ Market will open for the season from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. today, May 2, at the new temporary location at the Highland Lakes Shopping Plaza, 43041 W Seven Mile Road.Northville Chamber of Commerce Director Doug Wallace said the season would extend each Thursday until Oct. 31, except for July 4. “We’re excited about all the new vendors we have this year. They include three new farmers, floral farmers and a woman who sharpens knives, scissors and garden tools. It’s always a bigger draw when we’re able to offer unique services and products,” said Wallace. He noted that longtime farmers Carol and Mary have retired, along with a few others. He said new vendors are welcome to apply for spaces.Food trucks are not permitted at the market this year, however there are four restaurants in the shopping plaza. The market is bringing back “Chef’s in the Market” and will also have solo musicians. Guitarist/singer Leah Brooke will perform today during the first market day of the season. Orin Jewelers is sponsoring the musicians, who typically play for a few hours. The main market sponsor is Renewal by Anderson. Another sponsor, the Serra Ford dealership, will have a “show vehicle” parked near the market. Nonprofits are welcome to set up a free booth at the market and can schedule a date by contacting the chamber. The demolition of the former Northville Downs property necessitated the temporary move of the market to the shopping plaza. Negotiations continue between the chamber, city and township and property owners regarding a new permanent site for the Farmers’ Market. For more information about the market, contact the chamber at (248)349-7640 or visit the website. The chamber-sponsored flower sale will be the weekend of Memorial Day May 24 and 25, in downtown Northville.