GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- It's that time of year again. Farmers markets around West Michigan are opening for the season this weekend.
One of the most anticipated is the new Grand Rapids' new Downtown Market which is nearing completion. Earlier this week we got a sneak peak of the market during a guided tour.
Only portions of the outdoor market will open to the public Saturday. The entire market, including a new 2,000 square foot building will open later this summer, offering a lot more than fruits and vegetables.
"It is a traditional outside farmer's market, but in addition we also have the inside facility, which will have the market hall with 20 to 24 year-round vendors, two restaurants, a greenhouse education space, banquet rooms," said Claire Duthler, market manager and event coordinator. "There is a lot more to the downtown market than an outdoor market."