It has been announced that Durand Union Station will host a winter farmers’ market starting Wednesday, Feb. 12. With the use of root cellars, heated greenhouses and new methods like micro greens, farmers are able to bring locally grown produce, even in the dead of winter.
“The Wednesday Winter Market is a wonderful opportunity for the community, vendors and the Depot. Our farmers’ market vendors work year round to bring seasonal produce and products to the community,” said Mary Warner-Stone, executive director of Durand Union Station. “Having the Wednesday Winter Market at Durand Union Station brings people to the station and gives vendors a space to get their products to consumers. We have a great group of vendors who are working to grow the market in both foot traffic and vendor booths.”
This is the first year the market is open during the winter inside the train station. The Durand Farmers’ Market hosts a summer market from May through October outside on Hagle Street at Main Street every year.
The winter market will be located inside the historic Amtrak Station lobby on the first level of Durand Union Station and will include locally grown produce, baked goods, honey, oils, herbal teas and hand-made crafts.
The market will be open from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 and every other Wednesday through April 8. The event is handicap accessible. If a farmer or artisan would like a booth, there is space available. Please contact the Depot office at (989) 288-3261, or Market Master Mollie Shay at (989) 666-1051 for more information.