|Westland Farmers Market|
Changes are coming to the Westland farmers markets this year. For Westland, there will be a new day and new hours as the market moves to Thursday and shifts to a later schedule of 3-7 p.m beginning May 2.
"The change in hours is partially due to the feedback of customers and farmers," said Westland Deputy Mayor Jade Smith. The Farmers Market will be managed by Growing Hope, an Ypsilanti-based non-profit with a mission of empowering local communities to grow and eat food.
The Farmers Market is operated within the Downtown Development Authority District. The DDA board and the council both approved the contract with Growing Hope and an $88,000 grant will fund it. Westland will have no out pocket expenses for the Farmers Market, said Westland Economic Development Director Lori Fodale.