Published August 17, 2015
ISABELLA INDIAN RESERVATION— Buying fresh vegetables and fruit at a local farmers market is one more way to making healthy choices. The tribal citizens at one reservation will have that opportunity.
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian of Michigan will have a Ribbon Cutting for the new Native Farmers Market Pavilion located at Broadway and Leaton Road on the Isabella Indian Reservation in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on Tuesday, August 18th starting at 9:30 a.m.
The new pavilion is provided through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in an effort to provide support to American Indians communities in 18 states.
The Tribe was awarded $200,000 for a Farmers Market Pavilion during July 2014. CMS&D Surveying/Engineering, Case Architecture, Inc. and the Native Farmers Market Committee developed plans for a 40 x 50 pavilion which includes a sidewalk and parking lot.
“The Native Farmers Market will help give us healthy choices right in our own community. Our ancestors remained healthy by consuming fresh fruits and vegetables.” states Julius Peters, Tribal Council Member.
The Farmers Market will be open every Tuesday until October 13, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Native Farmers Market Pavilion
Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – Eastern Time
Corner of Broadway & Leaton Road
Isabella Indian Reservaion
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan