Kentwood seeks vendors for farmers market –

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The Kentwood Farmers Market is accepting vendors for its fifth season, set to begin on June 1.

The market opened with six vendors in its initial season in 2015. Eighteen vendors participated last year, selling produce, baked goods, syrup, cheese, fresh-cut flowers, coffee and handmade items, according to a news release from the city.

Organizers are looking for a variety of vendors to sell fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat, baked goods and other food products, according to Lori Gresnick, Kentwood recreation program coordinator. They hope to average 18 to 20 vendors on any given Saturday, she said.

Vendors can reserve a spot for $15 per day for $250 for the full season.

The market is held in front of the Kent District Library Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch, 4950 Breton Road SE. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 5. Opening Day on June 1 will include special giveaways for the first 30 visitors, according to the release.

More information about the Kentwood Farmers Market, including vendor applications, can be found online at

“We are looking forward to welcoming a variety of vendors and continuing to host special events throughout the season,” Gresnick said. “The Kentwood Farmers Market is a great opportunity for the community to support local businesses, and likewise, it’s a great way for our local vendors to connect with Kentwood residents and neighbors.”

The market accepts food assistance benefits, including SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks and Senior Project Fresh/Market Fresh.