Spring will come alive in Clawson this Sunday at the Farmers Market hosted at City Park.
The event, held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., will include about 35 vendors with offerings such as hanging flower baskets and flats, produce from Michigan farmers, an assortment of food and information booths for local organizations.
There will also be live entertainment, kids activities and a flower bed presentation by the Royal Oak-based group Two Women and a Hoe.
Co-director said Flower Day is a special event they host for the community before the weekly Farmers Market starts in the summer. This year, the Clawson Farmers Market will run every Sunday from July 17-September 18.
Flower Day "gives us a good test run for the regular season and it gets it fresh in people’s minds," Cochran said.
This will be the second full season of having a Farmers Market in Clawson. Cochran and co-director tested out the Farmers Market in September 2009 and continued it the following year. Cochran said hundreds turned out last year for Flower Day and that pattern continued throughout the summer.
“It certainly strengthens the community because you have an event where you can come out and enjoy the park and listen to some music and be in a stress-free atmosphere," Cochran said. “The impact is your quality of life improves.”
Cochran said the Farmers Market also unites neighbors and provides a nearby venue for residents to get flowers and fresh vegetables, as opposed to going to other communities.
Some of the Flower Day vendors this year are Mandel Greenhouses Florists, JD Aquatic Farm of Royal Oak, McClure's Pickles, and of Clawson. Local organizations with booths include the Clawson Mavericks, Fourth of July committee and .
One the biggest Flower Day sponsors is the Troy-based Academy of Music Performance, which will offer an interactive workshop for kids ages 8 and up at the event.
Parking for this event is available along the park's football field on West Elmwood and North Bywood, and on the streets of nearby neighborhoods. For more information visit the Clawson Farmers Market website.
The Clawson Patch will be at Flower Day too! Stop by our booth and meet your local editor and advertising manager. We'll have plenty of goodies.