Last Wednesday morning there was a little party to celebrate the start of construction for the Fulton Street Farmers Market.
Organized by our friends at Rockford Construction, executed by the relentless Jenny Waugh and blessed by a beautiful autumn weather, the groundbreaking was another milestone in long and unique partnership between the City of Grand Rapids and the Midtown Neighborhood Association that has brought out the best in everyone involved.
Construction begins in earnest on November 16th, 2011 and continues throughout the winter. The new and improved market will be open for the first day of the 2012 market season on May 5th 2012. During construction the market will be open so we can all get our chickens and eggs from the Rakowskis and Crane Dance Farms, our lamb bones for stock from S & S Lamb, and our root veggies from the Vissers.
While we're starting construction there is still much to be done. The FSFM Campaign Cabinet has raised over $2 million from public, private, and individual sources. We need to raise $600,000.00 more to finish the project. If you haven't already please make a donation to the FSFM Campaign at the campaign website www.ourgoodnessisgrowing.org.
We'll be posting progress throughout construction. Stop back for updates and pray for a mild winter.