Iron River area residents enjoy Farmers Market

IRON RIVER – The weekly Iron River Farmers Market has been held every Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., since June, and will continue through September.

The market may close before 3 p.m. if vendors are sold out.

The market is held behind the West Iron District Library at 116 West Genesee St. in Iron River, on the patio and behind the Iron River City Hall in the alley.

All fruits and vegetables are locally grown in Iron County.

The weekly farmers include: from Crystal Falls, Nancy and Mike Lewis and Carl and Carolyn Brousseau, and from Iron River, Skip and Kasha of Blue Bear Farms and Market Master Virginia LaFountain. Other vendors may join with their wares as well.

Project Fresh senior coupons are being accepted, as well as West Iron County Project Fresh coupons. Due to some technical difficulties this year, the market is not able to accept Bridge Cards, debit or charge cards.

The Iron River Farmers Market began about six years ago and has gone through some changes over the years.

For the last three years, the market has been consistently held in the same general location every Wednesday. Consumers voiced their opinion to keep the same location, day of week and time for the market during an end-of-season survey taken in 2013.

The donation of money from the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has helped promote and improve the Iron River Farmers Market by purchasing new tables, banners, and a frame sign, and newspaper and brochure advertising.

Customers are asked to respect the vendors’ setup time and allow all vendors to be set up before purchases are made.

“A big ‘thank you’ to the community for continued patronage and to the DDA for their financial assistance,” a spokesperson said.

For more information, contact Ginny LaFountain at (906) 367-4251.