Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market Receives Grant for Food Safety Educational Programming

The Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market is one of ten markets statewide to receive a food safety programming grant from the Michigan Farmers Market Association.

This summer staff from the Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market and the MSU Extension Office will host three educational food safety sessions. These programs occur once a month at both the Thursday and Saturday markets during June, July and August.

The programming schedule is as follows:

Thursday, June 2         Time and Temperature                       Island Park

Saturday, June 18       Time and Temperature                       Town Center/Downtown

Thursday, July 14        Food Preservation                              Island Park

Saturday, July 16         Food Preservation                              Town Center/Downtown

Thursday, August 4     Preventing Cross-Contamination       Island Park

Saturday, August 6     Preventing Cross-Contamination       Town Center/Downtown

Sessions run continuously from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and feature cooking demonstrations, recipes, and a variety of food safety educational resources. All sessions are free and are conducted under the Parks & Recreation and MSU-Extension tents. Pre-registration is not required.