MyNorth News Service

(Press Release provided by Crooked Tree Arts Center)

PETOSKEY: Starting on October 9, a Northern Michigan Farmers Market launches at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Friday.

Located in the Carnegie Library Building, and on the Bidwell Plaza when weather permits, the inaugural season of the CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market will be a Friday mainstay for Northern Michigan food and handmade gift items until June. Fulfill grocery needs, or find that unique, can’t-live-without piece at this Petoskey indoor farmers market.

Live musical entertainment will be provided weekly and sponsored by Blissfest Music Organization and the Petoskey-Harbor Area Community Foundation, and a kid’s craft table will keep little ones engaged while grown-ups shop.

The space will be bursting with the participating vendors, which include:

Barnes Family Farm/Mawv Creations

Bear Creek Organic Farm

Bear Earth Herbals

Bees & Trees

Blackbird Gardens

Blue Bird Farm

Coveyou Scenic Farm Market

Half Moon Acres

Herb Aura

Local Eats

Michigan Mushroom Market

Smitten Designs

Snow Fairy Cottage – Artwork by T.L. Baumhardt

Spirit of Walloon Market Garden

Stuchell Ceramics

True North Designs & Interiors

Two Acre Farm

Yellow Dog Gallery

The Petoskey District Library and CTAC will sponsor “First Friday for Foodies,” a culinary demonstration in CTAC’s new kitchen during market hours on the first Friday of each month. Bear Creek Organic Farm is set to present the first culinary demonstration on November 6.

The current musical entertainment line-up includes Kirby on October 9, Ryan Cassidy & Ethan Linebarger on October 16, and Sydney Burham on October 23.

The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Farmers Market is to provide our local artisans and farmers a venue with which to sell their locally grown or handmade products and to provide a unique shopping experience for residents and visitors.  The Artisans & Farmers market strives to promote a strong local economy, support small business, foster social gathering and celebrate our talented and diverse community.

For more information on the CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market, to register, or to become a member, contact the Crooked Tree Arts Center at 231-347-4337 or visit The Crooked Tree Arts Center is located at 461 E. Mitchell Street, downtown Petoskey, and at 322 Sixth Street, Traverse City.

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