Get fit, win prizes during Saturday Farmington farmers market

Sign up for special health-related activities for a chance to win produce and flowers during the Farmington Farmers Market’s 2nd Annual “Fit as Fiddle” Health Awareness Fair, held June 11 at the Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion and Riley Park in downtown Farmington.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., look for more than a dozen health-related vendors offering healthy juices, chair massage, yoga demonstrations simple workout routines and much more. Beaumont Farmington Hills also brings its popular “Walk with a Doc” program, led by Dr. Joseph Lawson Williams of Farmington.

“We are so excited to be out in the community,” said Caroline Schairer, R.N., with the Beaumont Health Speakers Bureau. “This is all about encouragement along with an open exchange about healthy snacks, quick and inexpensive family meals, weight loss and more. Bring your questions.”

Through MSU Extension, Oakland County, Certified Dietician Robin Danto looks forward to teaching kids about “the rainbow of locally available fruits and vegetables,” by making produce bracelets.

“We will be assembling bead bracelets of different colors with each bead representing a different fruit or vegetable,” she said.

Fair participants who sign up for the 10:30 a.m. Walk with a Doc, or free blood pressure, stroke, memory and spinal screenings that begin at 9:30 a.m., will be registered to win six weeks of free farm fresh Michigan produce right off the trucks of local farmers Jon and Karlene Goetz and Mike and Kathy Fusilier, who have supported the farmer market for many years. There will be four chances to win produce, and Farmington’s Historic Springbrook Gardens will offer five chances to win a beautiful floral bouquet, each reflecting a different month of Michigan’s natural beauty.

“This is the kind of community support that we are eager to participate in,” said Jon Goetz. “Winners can redeem their entry at our farm stand anytime starting in July, because that’s when local farms really start producing in great variety.”

At 11:15 a.m., find Chef Greg Richards from Wok Asian Bistro behind the market cooktop. He will share his passion for stir fry with simple, flavor bursting techniques and samples.

Sponsored by Beaumont Health and HeatlhQuest of Farmington, Fit as a Fiddle is offered free of charge and will take place from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The market is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Learn more at farmingtonfarmersmarket.com.

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