See Paws at Saturday’s Farmington farmers market

The Farmington Farmers Market returns to downtown Farmington Saturday, after a one week hiatus during last weekend’s Greater Farmington Founders Festival.

Market Manager Walt Gajewski said he’s bringing in a little help to get people back into the swing of things at the Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion and Riley Park.

“Detroit Tigers mascot Paws will be visiting us at the market from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,” Gajewski said. “Everyone loves Paws. He’s a real ham and loves to be photographed.”

JT Acoustically will perform starting at 10 a.m., playing a mix of pop and country standards, and Chive Kitchen, downtown Farmington’s first vegan restaurant, will host a special “taste of summer” cooking demo starting at 11 a.m. Chive owner Suzy Silvestre is excited to be a part of the market.

“We love to bust out and break the rules when it comes to outdoor sampling,” she said. “We will have a super tasty summer treat to share and sample, that we think everyone will enjoy this time of year.”

Mayfair Co-op Preschool will be on-site starting at 9 a.m., with a fun, free craft at the market’s Little Sprouts Kids Activity Korner. The Greater Farmington Energy Prize will bring energy saving tips, and information about the community’s effort to win the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize.

Market visitors are also encouraged to sign up at the Information Booth for the weekly market basket giveaway. Winners need not be present, but must pick up their basket before the market closes at 2 p.m.

The Farmington Farmers Market is located at Grand River and Grove Streets in downtown Farmington and is free and open to the public every Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., through November 5. To learn more, visit farmingtonfarmersmarket.com or follow the market on Facebook.

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