Brownstown Annual Rabies Clinic and Pet License Renewal

It’s that time of year for the Annual Brownstown Rabies Vaccination Clinic and Pet License Renewal event.  The event is Saturday, April 27th from 9:30am to 12noon at the Brownstown Animal Shelter at 23700 Lillian Road behind the Brownstown Township Hall.

Dr. Keith Cook from the Southgate Veterinarian Hospital will be there. Rabies shots are $10 and combo shots $30.

Pet License Renewal rates are, as follows, dog licenses - $8 and cat licenses - $3 before April 30th. After April 30th, the price increases to dog licenses - $16 and cat licenses - $6.

New this year, is a Pet Bazaar. Vendors will be selling a variety of items including homemade dog treats from Paw-La’s Pantry, pet clothing, cat nip toys, calming collars and cat beds from Come to the Rescue, and specialty pet food from Dr. Gary’s Best Breed Pet Food Company.  Also at the Pet Bazaar will be Self Serve Pet Wash, Downriver Dog Obedience Training/AAA Pet Services.

There will also be a demonstration on dog obedience training from AAA Pet Services.

For questions, please call Sue Trussell at (734) 675-5911.

Vendor appreciation day at Brownstown Farmers Market

Tuesday, September 25th is Vendor Appreciation Day at the Brownstown Farmers Market.  The second year of the Brownstown Farmers Market has been a huge success and that is due to the devotion of the farmers market’s vendors.

The vendors are being celebrated for their support throughout the market season. Each vendor will receive lunch and a thank you certificate.

Some of the highlights of the 2012 Brownstown Farmers Market were Kids Day at the Market which included a petting zoo by A & A Farms and craft project tent sponsored by Home Depot.  Over 200 children visited the Market.  Another big hit at the Market was Public Safety Day which included tours of United States Border Patrol vehicles, Brownstown Township Fire Trucks and the Downriver Swat Tank. 

This Tuesday, September 25th is the last day of the Brownstown Farmers Market.  The 26 week season had its up and downs mostly weather related.  There were plenty of days with 95+ degree temperatures and at least one torrential downpour that closed the Market for the day in August. 

Sue Trussell, Brownstown Assistant DDA Director said, “We are thankful for our loyal vendors that had such great products to offer our customers and we look forward to another successful year in 2013. And we are also very appreciative of our loyal customers that came back to the Market every week.”



Over 500 people braved the 95+ degree temperature to partake in the offerings at the first event Chow Down in Brownstown – Food Truck Rally at the Greater Detroit Auto Auction in Brownstown on Wednesday, June 20th.

The Brownstown DDA along with the Michigan Mobile Food Vendor Association and the Greater Detroit Auto Auction worked together to bring this event to Brownstown.  It was well received by the hunger patrons.  One of the favorites were the burritos from El Guapo Grill

and the Travel Piggy sandwich from Ned’s TravelBurgers.  Co-owner Scott Steigerwald said, “

The event was awesome and we can’t wait to come back to Brownstown!”

The children in attendance enjoyed the face-painting by Rebecca Lowe along with the ice cream treats provided by Treat Dreams.  To further the enjoyment of the evening, music was provided by The Incredibles. 

Jeff Karpinski of the Greater Detroit Auto Auction was pleased with the turnout, too and was happy that so many customers from the Food Truck Rally visited the auction.

Sue Trussell, Brownstown Township Assistant DDA Director said, “The Food Truck Rally was a great success.  We will continue to plan events such as this to showcase our community. I am pleased that we got such a wonderful response.”

Chow Down in Brownstown

The FIRST EVER Brownstown Food Truck Rally will be Wednesday, June 20th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Greater Detroit Auto Auction - 19865 Telegraph Road (between King and Sibley Roads)Brownstown, Michigan 48183. Admission is free.

To those that aren’t regular viewers of the Food Network – a food truck rally is a gathering of mobile food vendors that sell gourmet food offerings in a designated area. Other such events sponsored by the Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association have drawn between 2,000 and 3,000 people all over the metro Detroit area. They have been very popular with foodies and others looking to try something new.

Eight of the finest mobile food vendors in the United States will be offering their fare. Participating trucks include Concrete Cuisine offering great American food with a twist. Jacques Tacos has fresh and delicious Mexican cuisine while El Guapo Grill takes fresh Mexican food and adds an international flare. Franks Anatra will be serving up award wining hot dogs and sausage while the Green Zebra Truck will be bringing upscale contemporary fresh hand crafted street food. Ned’s TravelBurgers will quench your hankering for a great burger and street fries with gourmet dipping sauces and The MacShack will satisfy you with made-to-order macaroni and cheese. You can finish off your culinary adventure with the most original and innovative homemade ice cream brought to you by Treat Dreams.

The Greater Detroit Auto Auction, Michigan largest public and dealer auto auction, will be holding a live auction at 5:00pm during the Food Truck Rally. Check out their website for more details

Jeff Karpinski of the Greater Detroit Auto Auction said, “Greater Detroit Auto Auction is excited to be part of the Food Truck Rally. We are looking forward to all the great food and fun this event is going to bring to Brownstown Township.”

The Rally is sponsored by the Brownstown Downtown Development Authority, the Greater Detroit Auto Auction and the Michigan Mobile Food Vendor Association. For questions, please contact Sue Trussell, Assistant Director of the Brownstown DDA at (734) 675-5911.

Paws, Detroit Tigers Mascot at Brownstown Farmers Market Opening Day

Just like Opening Day at Comerica Park, Paws, the Detroit Tigers’ mascot will be making an appearance at the Brownstown Farmers Market Opening Day on Tuesday, June 12th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.  There will be a photographer there to take pictures with Paws. 

The Brownstown Farmers Market opening day is Tuesday, June 12th.  The Market will be open every Tuesday from 12noon to 6:00pm at our new location in the parking lot in front of the Brownstown Township Hall 21313 Telegraph Road Brownstown Michigan 48183.

On opening day we will be giving away Brownstown Farmers Market totes to the first 200 visitors. 

We have returning vendors and new to the market vendors this year. The following are a few of the vendor:

Love’s Custard Pies – custard pies with that southern twist

DTL Herbs – fruits, vegetables and herbs, jams and jellies
Good People Popcorn – gourmet popcorn
BC Sweets - fudge

We have expanded the Brownstown Farmers Market to include crafters and artisans.  We will have painted patio pavers, hand crocheted tops and jewelry along with other items to be coming soon. 

We are still accepting vendors if you are interested, please contact Sue Trussell at (734) 675-5911 or