Taylor Farmer’s Market returns after three-year hiatus

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

After a three-year hiatus, the Taylor Farmer’s Market returns this year starting the first Friday in June, city officials announced Thursday.

The market will open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 5 inside the Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion in Heritage Park. It will feature 26 vendors selling food, produce, beverages and crafts every Friday through Sept. 25 with the exception of June 26, the weekend of the Taylor Summer Festival.

This year’s market will be run by an all-volunteer team.

“The previous market was closed despite two successful summers due to budget constraints three years ago,” city officials said in a statement. “The presenters, sponsors and all-volunteer force will help the market avoid the type of economic pressures that eliminated it in the past.”

The presenting sponsor for this year’s market is Oakwood Healthcare. More than a dozen other businesses also have sponsored the event.

“The city of Taylor and Oakwood Healthcare have partnered in the ‘healthy communities’ initiatives currently being enacted across Wayne County,” said Betty Priskorn of Oakwood Healthcare in a statement. “Putting our support behind local farmers’ markets is a sound way to get residents thinking about eating the right foods and being active in ways to avoid cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes.”

There will also be a free “Eat Better! Move More!” walk at 10:30 a.m. every Friday around the park that begins at the market. Taylor Mayor Rick Sollars will lead the first walk of the season.

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