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School Supply Donation Drive and Make-a-Wish Foundation will be at the Brownstown Farmer Market on Tuesday

In an effort to help local kids go back to school with the supplies to succeed, please bring new school items to the Brownstown Farmers Market between 12noon and 6pm.  There will be a donation box to drop off new school items including pencils, folders, binders and backpacks. 

Each week, the Brownstown Farmers Market offers a free booth to a community organization or charity free of charge.  This Tuesday, the Make-A-Wish Foundation will have a booth at the Brownstown Farmers Market. 

Since its inception in 1984, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan -- a chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America -- has brought joy into the lives of thousands of people in our Michigan community through its important wish-granting mission. There are more than 450 medically eligible Michigan kids awaiting their true wishes. Be a part of this magic and bring joy in your community by visiting the Make-A-Wish booth at the Brownstown Farmers Market on Tuesday, August 20th from 12noon to 6pm. For more information, call 800.622.9474 (WISH) or visit www.wishmich.org.

The Brownstown Farmers Market is located at 21313 Telegraph Road Brownstown.  For more information contact Sue Trussell (734) 675-5911.

  

Kids' Day at the Farmers Market

Kids’ Day at the Brownstown Farmers Market

Free activities the next two Tuesdays - July 30th and August 6th

Brownstown Township, MI – The Brownstown Farmers Market is celebrating kids!!  For the next two Tuesday, July 30th and August 6th there will be many activities including face painting, balloon art and Home Depot workshops.

All activities are free and children of all ages are welcome.  The Kids’ Day activities are from 12noon to 4pm.  The Brownstown Farmers Market is located in the parking lot of the Brownstown Township Hall at 21313 Telegraph Road (at King Road). 

There are two extra special events happening on Tuesday, August 6th.  The Brownstown Police and Fire Departments will be there to give tours of their vehicles. And there will be free ID kits for children from Check-n-Go. 

Vendors will also have kids’ day specials both days.  The vendors this year at the Brownstown Farmers Market sell products ranging from honey, cupcakes, cookies, cake pops, herbs and hot sauce.  We also have crafters selling handmade soaps, candles and embellished flip flops.

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


Senior Day at the Farmers Market

Senior Day at the Brownstown Farmers Market
Giveaways and discounts to seniors

Brownstown, MI – Senior citizens will be the star of the Brownstown Farmers Market on Tuesday, July 23rd.  The Farmers Market vendors will be offering specials and the first 100 seniors will receive a goody bag filled with valuable information and many fun items.

The Michigan State University Extension will be giving talks on senior nutrition two times on Tuesday – 12:30pm and 2:00pm.  No reservations required. 

The Market and the Pico De Gallo Restaurant will offer senior lunch specials and many of the other vendors will be offering their wares at discounted rates to the senior citizens.

The Brownstown Farmers Market is located in the parking lot in front of the Brownstown Township Hall at 21313 Telegraph Road (Telegraph and King Road).  The Market is from 12noon to 6pm.

For more information, please contact Sue Trussell at (734) 675-5911.

 

SWCRC at the Market

Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber at the Brownstown Farmers Market

Each week, the Brownstown Farmers Market offers a free booth to a community organization or charity free of charge.  Tuesday, July 16th the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber (SWCRC) will have a booth at the Market.  Come down and say hello and find out more about the SWCRC’s upcoming events and see how they can help your business grow.

The SWCRC is a member-based organization whose mission is to promote businesses in the Downriver area.  The Chamber supports their mission through numerous networking and marketing opportunities. They also are active in public policy at the state level; economic development; workforce development/education and quality of life issues.

The Brownstown Farmers Market is located in the parking lot outside the Brownstown Township Hall at 21313 Telegraph Road Brownstown, MI  48183 from 12noon to 6pm.

 

Business before Breakfast was a success!

For Immediate Release
May 23, 2012

Business before Breakfast Seminar was a Success!

Brownstown DDA helps local businesses

The Brownstown Downtown Development Authority sponsored a Business before Breakfast seminar today.  It was hosted at the Henry Ford Health Center in Brownstown.  The guest speaker was Emily Hay of Hay There Social Media.  Emily educated the audience about how to navigate social media.  She helped those attending to understand the value of utilizing social media and she shared her insight and best practices to make sure business are not wandering aimlessly through social media outlets.

The room was packed with local business owners, entrepreneurs and employees from business all around Brownstown. 

Vern Gustafsson, Assistant Director of the Brownstown DDA said, “This event is the first in a series of Business before Breakfast seminars that we will be sponsoring.  Emily Hay was the perfect speaker to have for our inaugural event.  She energized the audience and educated them with her knowledge of social media and how it can help businesses grow.”

The cost of admission was a donation to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital’s Yes Ma’am charity which provides mammograms for working uninsured women in the downriver area.  $340 was raised at the event.

The Brownstown DDA will be sponsoring Business before Breakfast seminars in the near future.

Strussell@brownstown-mi.org
Vgustafsson@brownstown-mi.org
www.haytheresocialmedia.com

Vendors Wanted!

Brownstown Farmers Market – Vendors Wanted
Opening day is Tuesday, June 4th – 12noon to 6pm

The Brownstown Farmers Market is starting its third season on Tuesday, June 4th and looking forward to a successful 2013 market season.  Over the past two years the Market has increased the number of vendors and attendance at the Market.  A majority of the vendors from last year’s market will be returning and they are looking to expand the market to new vendors.  Produce vendors are especially encouraged to apply.

Each week the Brownstown Farmers Market offers a free booth to a local charity and non-profit organizations. Please contact the Farmers Market for available dates.  Also, the Brownstown Animal Shelter volunteers are at the Market each week with animals available for adoption.  Stop by and spend some time with our furry friends. 

Many special days are planned for the Market including Tiger Day with a visit from Paws on June 11th, Kids Days at the Market on July 30th and August 6th and many more. 

The Brownstown Farmers Market is located in the parking lot outside the Brownstown Township Hall at 21313 Telegraph Road.  The Market is every Tuesday from 12noon to 6pm starting from June 4th to August 27th.

Contact Sue Trussell at strussell@brownstown-mi.org or (734) 675-5911 for vendor applications and any questions.  

 

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.

Brownstown Business Expo 2013

For Immediate Release
January 8, 2013

 

Brownstown Business Expo 2013
Taste of Brownstown and Keynote Speaker, Doug Rothwell

Brownstown, Michigan – The Brownstown Downtown Development Authority is kicking off the New Year by hosting the 2013 Business Expo and Taste of Brownstown on Thursday, January 10th from 3pm to 8pm at the Brownstown Community Center, 21311 Telegraph Road. The 2013 Business Expo is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.  

Keynote speaker for the Expo is Doug Rothwell, the chairman of the MEDC Executive Committee and CEO, Business Leaders of Michigan.  Mr. Rothwell will be speaking about laying the foundation for building a new Michigan.  The speech will begin at 3:30pm. 

Another highlight of the Expo is the Taste of Brownstown.  Area restaurants and caterers will provide delectable menu samplings.  A few of those scheduled to be at the Expo are Sammy Cuccina, Olympic Coney Island, Bearclaw Coffee, Big Bear Lodge and Frank n Dean’s Catering. 

“Our last expo was a huge success,” said DDA Chair Teri Rybski. “We learned there was a strong desire among our business community to hold these events.” 

Rybski said that the event also helps reinforce the DDA’s “shop local” philosophy with the residents. 

There will be over 40 exhibitors showcasing their wares along with Brownstown Police and Fire Departments distributing useful information.

  

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.”

 

Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber at the Brownstown Farmers Market

Each week, the Brownstown Farmers Market offers a free booth to a community organization or charity free of charge.  This Tuesday, September 11th the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber (SWCRC) will have a booth at the Market.  Come down and say hello and find out more about the SWCRC’s upcoming events and see how they can help your business grow.

The SWCRC is a member-based organization whose mission is to promote businesses in the Downriver area.  The Chamber supports their mission through numerous networking and marketing opportunities. They also are active in public policy at the state level; economic development; workforce development/education and quality of life issues.

The Brownstown Farmers Market will be open until the end of September. Available will be Mexican cuisine served by Pico De Gallo in Southgate including tamales.  Hot dogs, hamburgers and sausages will be served hot off the grill by The Market in Brownstown.

The Brownstown Farmers Market is located in the parking lot outside the Brownstown Township Hall at 21313 Telegraph Road Brownstown, MI  48183 from 12noon to 6pm.

Grand Opening – Sherry’s Dance Academy

On Friday, August 17th Sherry’s Dance Academy held their official Grand Opening at their new location in Brownstown Township.  Sherry Blaha, owner/director has located her second Dance Academy at 23752 West Road (at Telegraph Road).  She has another studio in Carelton.

Sherry Blaha said, “The other businesses surrounding our dance academy have been so welcoming to all of us here.  We are all so excited to be in this new location in Brownstown Township.”

The Grand Opening was attended by local Brownstown officials, including Trustee Clyde Walters, Director of Public Safety, James Sclater and Deputy Supervisor Greg Maher.  Also attending the Grand Opening were Sherry’s Dance Academy instructors and their family members. Sherry’s daughter, Brandy traveled from New York to be with her mother at the Grand Opening.

New classes start at the Brownstown location on September 10th.  For additional information, call (734) 654-2915 or go to www.sherrysacademy.com

 

Make-A-Wish at the Brownstown Farmers Market August 14th

Each week, the Brownstown Farmers Market offers a free booth to a community organization or charity free of charge.  This Tuesday, August 14th, the Make-A-Wish Foundation will have a booth at the Brownstown Farmers Market.

Since its inception in 1984, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan -- a chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America -- has brought joy into the lives of thousands of people in our Michigan community through its important wish-granting mission. There are more than 450 medically eligible Michigan kids awaiting their true wishes.

Be a part of this magic and bring Joy in your community by visiting the Make-A-Wish booth at the Brownstown Farmers Market on Tuesday, August 14th from 12noon to 6pm. The Foundation has granted more than 7,000 wishes with more than 80% of the Foundation’s expenditures are directly related to program services (wish granting) and the Foundation has offices in Detroit, Brighton and Grand Rapids. For more information, call 800.622.9474 (WISH) or visit www.wishmich.org.

The Brownstown Farmers Market is located in the parking lot outside the Brownstown Township Hall at 21313 Telegraph Road Brownstown, MI  48183 from 12noon to 6pm.

Henry Ford Health Center/Brownstown at Farmers Market Tomorrow

Each week, the Brownstown Farmers Market offers a free booth to a community organization or charity free of charge.  This Tuesday, July 24th, Henry Ford Health Systems/Brownstown will have a booth at the Farmers Market.

Representatives from Henry Ford Health Center/Brownstown will be handing out valuable health information and from 2:00pm to 6:00pm there will be RNs giving free blood pressure screenings.

The Brownstown Farmers Market continues to grow with two new vendors joining this Tuesday. Also, available will be Mexican cuisine served by Pico De Gallo in Southgate including tamales.  Hot dogs and sausages will be served hot off the grill by The Market in Brownstown.

The Brownstown Farmers Market is located in the parking lot outside the Brownstown Township Hall at 21313 Telegraph Road Brownstown, MI  48183 from 12noon to 6pm.

The Senior Alliance at the Brownstown Farmers Market Tomorrow

Each week, the Brownstown Farmers Market offers a free booth to a community organization or charity free of charge.  This Tuesday, June 26th The Senior Alliance will have a booth at the Brownstown Farmers Market.

The Senior Alliance is a nonprofit organization. They are a referral agency that assists in seeking help for the senior citizens in the community. They provide a wide spectrum of referrals from Adult Day care Programs, Caregiver Support, Chores Services, Legal Assistance, Housing Options, transportation, and Medicare/Medicaid Assistance program (MMAP).

The Senior Alliance can be contacted at 3850 2nd Street Suite #100 Wayne Michigan  48184 734-722-2830 or 800-815-1112 Fax: 734 722 2836 Website: www.aaa1c.org email: info@tsalink.org

The Brownstown Farmers Market continues to grow with three new vendors joining this Tuesday. Also, available will be Mexican cuisine served by Pico De Gallo in Southgate including tamales.  Hot dogs and sausages will be served hot off the grill by The Market in Brownstown.

The Brownstown Farmers Market is located in the parking lot outside the Brownstown Township Hall at 21313 Telegraph Road Brownstown, MI  48183 from 12noon to 6pm.

CHOW DOWN IN BROWNSTOWN – GREAT SUCCESS!

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
www.greaterdetroitaa.com

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 strussell@brownstown-mi.org

Business before Breakfast Seminar was a Success!

The Brownstown Downtown Development Authority sponsored a Business before Breakfast seminar today. It was hosted at the Henry Ford Health Center in Brownstown. The guest speaker was Emily Hay of Hay There Social Media. Emily educated the audience about how to navigate social media. She helped those attending to understand the value of utilizing social media and she shared her insight and best practices to make sure business are not wandering aimlessly through social media outlets.

The room was packed with local business owners, entrepreneurs and employees from business all around Brownstown.

Vern Gustafsson, Assistant Director of the Brownstown DDA said, “This event is the first in a series of Business before Breakfast seminars that we will be sponsoring. Emily Hay was the perfect speaker to have for our inaugural event. She energized the audience and educated them with her knowledge of social media and how it can help businesses grow.”

The cost of admission was a donation to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital’s Yes Ma’am charity which provides mammograms for working uninsured women in the downriver area. $340 was raised at the event.

The Brownstown DDA will be sponsoring Business before Breakfast seminars in the near future.

Strussell@brownstown-mi.org
Vgustafsson@brownstown-mi.org
www.haytheresocialmedia.com