BIRMINGHAM (WWJ) – One of Michigan’s sweetest harvests is headed to Birmingham in a big way. It’s the second annual Corn Festival at the Birmingham Farmers Market, slated for Sunday, August 7 from 9 am to 2 pm.
With more than 3,000 attendees, last year’s inaugural Corn Festival yielded the market’s largest attendance numbers on record. In addition to delicious corn treats of all types, attendees will find live cooking demonstrations, corn shelling, a children’s corn kernel pool and free craft activity.
Samples of locally made corn-related products will be available throughout the event. Attendees can expect to find the area’s most delicious roasted sweet corn, popcorn, caramel corn, kettle corn, corn chips and corn bread. New this year shoppers can see and pet a variety of farm animals at the event, courtesy of Bowers School Traveling Farm. Expect to see rabbits, baby animals, a milking goat, pony and sheep.
The Birmingham Farmers Market runs every Sunday through October 23 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. The lively outdoor market is located in public Parking Lot 6 on the east side of N. Old Woodward, across from Salvatore Scallopini Restaurant and Booth Park.
Every week the market offers fresh prepared foods, live music, a children’s craft area and more. Throughout the summer more than 70 booths will feature a diverse array of locally and regionally grown produce including organic vegetables, fruits, flowers and garden plants, plus baked goods and some hand crafted items.
For more information and details about the Corn Festival, visit www.birminghamfarmersmarket.org.