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Ironwood Township farmers market to hold informational meeting


IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Farmers Market will host a vendor informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the township hall for anyone interested in more information on this year’s markets.

Ostensibly run by the township for the past two years, this is the first year that the township’s market has benefitted from a concerted effort by residents to organize and promote the weekly event, according to Darrin Kimbler, who is one of the organizers.

As the market lacks a board of directors, there is no cost to participate in the markets, Kimbler said. The markets will run from 4 to 6 p.m. on every Tuesday from July 7 to mid-October at the township’s Airport Park.

“We are trying to connect local producers with local buyer and build this local community,” Kimbler said, explaining his hope for the markets.

The market is open to residents of both Wisconsin and Michigan, Kimbler said, and he hopes to increase the interaction with the other farmers markets in the area as well.

Along with the standard vendors, Kimbler said the markets will also feature various events that promote healthy lifestyle choices, including classes taught by the University of Wisconsin and Michigan State University extension offices, yoga and Zumba classes, as well as a Healthy Steps Challenge walking program put on by Aspirus Grand View Hospital.

Anyone interested in more information on the markets can contact the township offices at 906-932-5800.


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