Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vote for the Flint Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market photo courtesy of sarrazak6881.

Care2 and Local Harvest are having an online contest to pick the best farmer's market in the county, and Flint is currently in first place. Cast your vote here.


  1. I remember going to the Farmers' Market as a kid. It was near the Red Cross building, which always freaked me out, for some reason. I thought I was going to be bled against my will...

    The market in this picture looks every bit as healthy and beautiful as the one I remember.

  2. The great thing about the Farmer's Market is that you can go there with anyone, your parents, your kids, your new friend, your old friends and etc. I miss it still. Where I live now the Farmers' Market will sell you a $5 tomato, chocolate for $50 a pound.

  3. I grew up in the north end, on Westmoreland Ave, a stone's throw from Maurice Olk/Donovan North/St. Agnes/Dukette. Anyway, does anybody remember a guy (farmer) who would drive around in an old school bus and peddle his fruits and vegetables from the bus? I seem to remember the bus was blue for some reason.

  4. Hey Northender....
    I remember him!! My brother says he is still around that neighborhood peddling his produce. I don't think it is the same man though. Maybe it is his son or grandson now. The last time I saw him was back in the 60's and I snitched a grape and he yelled at me. I had to penance at St Agnes Church at Mass!



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