January 20, 2019

AuGres Farm Market opens up


AuGres — For the third year in a row, the city of AuGres is hoping to grow some more popularity as they are getting ready to kick off their annual farm market.

Starting on June 23, and ending Sept. 29, the market will be hosted inside of the City Park at the pavilion, every Wednesday from 2-6 p.m.

Farm Market Master Eve Wressel said shoppers can expect to see a lot of fresh and new items for sale, unlike flea markets.

“It’s a variety of things, but it’s not a flea market. We want new stuff,” she said about the market, which will also sell AuGres embroidered memorabilia, and a local cookbook. “The (sweet) corn is a big item. When the fruit comes in, we have a vendor that grows it himself.”

AuGres City Manager Pat Killingbeck said that she hopes to see people come on out to the Market.

“People realize how important it is to have vegetables in our diet. It’s kind of fun,” she said. “We use city property and basically organize it. We don’t put any dollars into it.”

Arenac County Michigan State University Extension director John Cummings said that MSU Extension supports the Farm Market, and that he will be one of the vendors.

“We wholeheartedly support farm markets. I plan to be a vendor,” he said as he and his family plan on selling farm fresh eggs. “We support the concept of the farm market.”

Vendors can join the Farm Market for a $10 fee that pays for the whole season.

Potential vendors can call Wressel at 989-876-7805 for more information.


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