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Posted on Tue, Jan 8, 2013 : 1:17 p.m.

Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers' Market sees increase in sales, customers

By Katrease Stafford

The Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers' Market has seen an increase in sales, with more than a third coming from state food assistance programs, the Ypsilanti Courier reports.

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The Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers' Market has seen an increase in sales and customers.

Farmers market manager Christine Easley told the Courier that more than $148,000 was spent during the 2012 season. About 35 percent of this was from assistance programs such as WIC and state-issued food stamps.

The market's sales are up $39,000 compared with last year and more than a $50,000 increase from 2010, according to the Courier. The market had 18,523 customers in 2012, an increase from 17,642 in 2011.

The Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers' Market is open weekly on Tuesdays during May through October from 2 to 6 p.m. The market is on Ferris Street between South Adams and South Hamilton. The winter market is held at Corner Brewery at 720 Norris St. on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m., Nov. 6 to Dec.18.

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Comments

jns131

Wed, Jan 9, 2013 : 3:18 p.m.

The market use to be in the old depot station warehouse. Then they moved near the Michigan library. Glad to hear the brewery is lending out their lot for winter use. Glad to hear they are doing much better then what was expected. I too try to use these markets more.

PattyinYpsi

Wed, Jan 9, 2013 : 2:34 p.m.

The winter market is just fantastic--and thanks to the Corner Brewery for making it happen on their premises. I also think that the market itself is getting better--more varieties of produce available than in the past.

Radlib2

Tue, Jan 8, 2013 : 7:44 p.m.

I love the Ypsi farmer's market! The people there are less pretentious and friendlier than Ann Arbor's. The prices are much better too! It's also less congested, so the overall experience is much better.

justcurious

Tue, Jan 8, 2013 : 6:23 p.m.

This is good news. People are getting smarter about what they eat and feed their families. Kudos to them.

jns131

Wed, Jan 9, 2013 : 11:19 p.m.

I buy my eggs from a local farmer. Taste much different then the store bought.