Community Invited to Ribbon Cutting for Kalamazoo Farmers Market
Published on June 24, 2022
The first phase of renovations for the Kalamazoo Farmers Market is nearing completion, and the community is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate on Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m. at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market (1204 Bank St).
The ceremony will include remarks by Mayor David Anderson, Deputy City Manager Jeff Chamberlain, Foundation for Excellence Manager Steve Brown, and Director of People’s Food Co-op Chris Dilly. Remarks will start at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting to follow.
Attendees should remain cautious and follow CDC and local health official guidelines to protect themselves and the community from COVID-19.
About the Kalamazoo Farmers Market Project
The first phase of renovations at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market added new vendor space, a new office building with more restrooms, more parking, and connected the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail to the market along Bank Street. To facilitate these improvements, Bank Street was rebuilt and realigned as it intersects Lake Street. The project was funded by the City’s Capital Improvement Project, the Foundation for Excellence, the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and Consumers Energy.
Planning for a second phase of improvements is underway and proposes to add a playground and a new events space to the Market.