Farmer’s market will offer produce, specialties, crafts

By Evelyn Cairns
The corner of Fort Park Boulevard and Philomene is the new location of the annual Lincoln Park Farmer’s Market, which will be open every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 30.

The market features fresh produce and plants from Michigan farmers, plus honey, jams, eggs, herbs, a variety of specialty foods, plus handcrafted items including jewelry.

In addition, the Lincoln Park market will be one of eight in the metropolitan area offering the Fair Food Network’s “Double Up Food Bucks” program for Bridge card holders.

According to Farmer’s Market spokeswoman Leslie Lynch-Wilson, for every $2 that Bridge card holders spend on fresh food items at the market, they will receive $2 in Double Up Food Buck tokens, which can be redeemed for up to $20 per visit by the food vendors.

Lynch-Wilson is seeking volunteers and additional vendors at (313) 598-3137 or .

The market is sponsored by the Fort Visger Community Development Corp., the Lincoln Park Downtown Development Authority and the Fair Food Network.

The market recently received a Building Healthy Communities grant from the Home Deport Foundation, which will be used to beautify the market area, Lynch-Wilson said.

Since 2007, the Farmer’s Market has attracted more than 5,000 shoppers every year, she added.

BASF offering Kids’ program
BASF Corp., whose local headquarters are in Wyandotte, has established a hands-on Kids’ Lab chemistry program at the Detroit Science Center.

In addition to learning about the role that chemistry plays in everyday life, participants will receive BASF lab aprons, prize packs and certificates of completion.

Marathon Petroleum Corp. is partnering with BASF in the program, which is designed for children 6 through 12 years old. It will be offered twice daily every other Saturday through March 2012. A list of dates is available at

The program is free with general admission to the museum and open on a first-come, first-served basis. Each session is limited to 25 participants.

For additional information, call (313) 577-8400 or go to the above website.

Coming up . . .
Through Sept. 5 — Display, “Discovering the Civil War” at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, featuring the most extensive exhibit of Civil War records every assembled; presented by the Center for the National Archives Experience and supported by the Foundation for the National Archives; admission to the exhibit is free with admission to the museum: $15, adults; $14, seniors; and $11, youths 5 through 12; children 4 and younger are free. For more information, call (313) 982-6001 or visit

May 26 — Dinner honoring Waltraud (Wally Prechter) for her advocacy work on behalf of those experiencing mental illness; 6 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. dinner; at the Glen Oaks Golf Course, 30500 W. 13 Mile Road, Farmington Hills; for tickets, $125 , and more information, call (248) 647-1711

June 4 — American Cancer Society Riverview Relay for Life; from 10 a.m. June 4 to 10 a.m. June 5 at Young Patriots’ Park, 14133 Civic Park Drive; food, fun, games, entertainment and luminaria ceremony; for more informa-tion, go to, e-mail or call (248) 663-3485.

June 4 — American Cancer Society Woodhaven Re-lay for Life; from 10 a.m. June 4 to 10 a.m. June 5 at Civic Center Park, on Hall Road off West Road; food, games, entertainment and luminaria ceremony; for more informa-tion, go to, contact Angela Claxton at (734) 341-1152 or email

June 10 — Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Bash 2001; 7 p.m. at the Weston Book Cadillac; honorees will be the society’s Boy & Girl of the Year and candidates for the society’s Michigan Chapter Man & Woman of the Year; Neal Rubin, Detroit News columnist, will be the master of ceremonies; for tickets ($150) and more information, call (248) 581-3903.