At a grand gathering at the market on July 13, the public phase of the $2 million fundraising effort to massively overhaul the nearly 90-year-old Grand Rapids landmark was announced. Funds raised through “Our Goodness is Growing” campaign will result in immediate action. By spring 2012, the renovated Fulton Street Farmers Market will reveal its face lift. The crowning glory will be a real-live roof, with permanent covered open-air sheds, new parking area and eye-catching plaza along with a new building with indoor stalls that will operate a year-round marketplace.
The wisdom and passion of many, many market supporters including loyal vendors, devoted neighbors and enthusiastic customers has culminated in a wonderful plan to ensure that our community will have a first-rate market for years to come. We invite you to embrace this campaign to help us raise the additional funds needed to complete this effort. Donors can support the campaign by visiting http://ourgoodnessisgrowing.org or by stopping by the Market any Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturdays to make a donation. Together, we can improve the Fulton Street Farmers Market so we can continue the joy of access to locally grown, wholesome foods.