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The Taylor Farmer's Market presented by Beaumont will offer the first of two "senior days" on Friday, July 12. The special offerings will be one of several on that date. The market is open to the general public from noon-5 p.m. Fridays in the Heritage Park Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion.
The "senior day" program will be held from noon-3 p.m. and the Senior Alliance will provide $20 Senior Market Fresh Vouchers that can be redeemed for Michigan produce and honey available at the market. As a part of the special program, the William Ford Activities Center will provide a bus to the market at 11:45 a.m., to return to the center at 1:30 p.m.
The program is aimed at helping older adults eat healthier as they age. The program provides participants free nutrition counseling and $20 in coupons that can be exchanged for fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods sold at local farmers markets and roadside stands. Program guidelines include that participants must be 60 years or older at the time of receiving the coupons; must live within the Senior Alliance service area; and have a household income of 185 percent or less of poverty. If you have questions, you can call the Senior Alliance directly at (734) 727-2073. The Senior Alliance has allocated 50 coupons for the July 12 giveaway on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The next "senior day" will be held on August 9.
In addition to the senior market fresh day, Zumba fitness will return for a low energy workout at approximately 2:30 and Beaumont staffers will be on hand to discuss fitness and nutrition.
Produce is usually available from several vendors, including the Blair Moody Elementary School "hoop house" project right here in Taylor. A food truck is usually available in addition to Evy's Tamales, one of the most popular luncheon vendors in the Detroit area. A new, low-cost potted plant vendor has been recently added. Market Master Nicole Hellar also said that she he working on a fresh bread distributor, along with a local coffee vendor.
The Taylor Farmer's Market offers free admission and parking.