Our Farm Market History. How it all started...
Our beginnings date back to the Spring of 2000. A small group of locals wanted a way to bring all of our locally grown and produced items from the farms into town. Creating a way for the farmer to sell his wares and prosper and a way for the community to take advantage of fresh healthy food seemed like a great idea.
July of 2000 was the year it all started. With only a handful of vendors the first week... And so they say, the rest is history. Since that first year we now average almost 20 vendors! Several of our vendors have used the market as a launching pad for their own home-based or retail business.In line with our goals, 2010 was our first year participating in the Federally funded SNAP(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The program allows low-income shoppers to use their Bridge Cards (formerly known as food stamps) to purchase garden fresh produce, vegetable plants and herbs right at the markets. By implementing this program we will also be able to accept credit and debit cards! How great is that?
WEDNESDAYS 9 - 2 NORTHEAST MICHIGAN REGIONAL FARM MARKET 989-362-3531
OSCODA AUSABLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, US 23 AT THE RIVER
The market was conceived to help regional farmers have an outlet for their product as well as to provide Iosco County residents and visitors a source for fresh fruits, vegetables, honey, flowers and baked goods grown/produced in our region.