Hey Diddle-Diddle, Let’s Get Fit as a Fiddle!


Hey Diddle-Diddle, Let’s Get Fit as a Fiddle!
By Walt Gajewski

The Farmington Farmers Market will host its second annual “Fit as a Fiddle” Health Awareness Fair on Saturday, June 11, from 9:30a.m.-1:30p.m., taking place right alongside the Farmers Market, amidst farm fresh Michigan produce, garden herbs, bedding plants, annuals, perennials, cut flowers and much more!

“The Farmers Market is a wonderful place for health awareness to naturally occur,” said Rachel Lethorn, event hostess, who holds a Masters Degree as a Certified Physician’s Assistant and is lead spokesperson for Medsports Vantage, a health awareness company founded by Ms. Lethorn, promoting competitive sports excellence by focusing on nutrient dense whole food nutrition, proper sleep and hydration. “The wonderful colors of the Market make for an amazing rainbow of nutrition,” she said with a glowing smile.

Beaumont Health will feature an on-site dietitian and also offer FREE memory, stroke and blood pressure screenings. Beaumont’s long popular “Walk With a Doctor” program joins the Market, featuring Dr. Joseph Lawson Williams, D.O., who will lead fairgoers and Market lovers on a sanguine footpath through downtown Farmington. “The good doctor is knowledgeable, personable, caring and just an all-around good guy who appreciates what the Market brings to the community,“ said Caroline Schairer, a registered nurse in charge of Beaumont’s community health outreach.

Now, here is how our Michigan Farmers and local health providers have teamed-up to make this day really special! Sign-up for the short walk or a free screening and find yourself automatically entered for four chances to win six weeks of FREE farm fresh Michigan produce right off the truck at the Farmers Market! As a bonus, entrants will also be given five chances to win a beautiful flower arrangement from Farmington’s own historic Springbrook Gardens. The screening’s start at 9a.m. and the walk starts at 10:30a.m. Your chances to win are obviously very good because the walk and the screenings can only handle so many people, right? You can sign-up for the walk by visiting the Market’s website: www.farmingtonfarmersmarket.com. We put a sign-up link on the main page lower left — so easy!

Renowned performing violinist Anthony Marchese will bring his musical talents to the fair, filling the air with vibrations from his violin, and helping to lead Dr. Joe on his downtown stroll. The fair will also include natural health practitioners and guides including a Yoga Instructor, Juice Station, Massage Chair, Meditation Practitioners from Schoolcraft College’s Meditation Program, and there’s even something for the kids! Robin Danto, a certified dietitian with the MSU Extension, will be on-hand helping “Little Sprouts” build FREE rainbow bracelets, showing Michigan’s bountiful variety of fruits and vegetables. Did you know Michigan is second only to California in agricultural diversity?

If you’re finding an appetite for this event, then don’t miss out on “Stir Fry Basics” at 11:15 with Chef Greg Richards of Wok! Asian Bistro, working the Market’s own rolling cooktop.

There you have it!….good people, the great outdoors, a community market, music….food for Body Mind and Spirit!
The Farmington Community Farmers Market is FREE and open to the public every Saturday, May through November, operating solely for your use and benefit. Until next time, here’s saying, “See you at the market!”


Walt Gajewski, Market Manager

The Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market is located at Grand River & Grove St. in Downtown Farmington.
For more information please visit: farmingtonfarmersmarket.com


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