By Charles Sercombe
It may be small now, but there is plenty of room for growth for Hamtramck’s first-ever Farmer’s Market.
It’s the brainchild of Alex and Zina Lumelsky, who wanted to bring into town locally-grown fresh, and preferably organic, produce.
So far, three growers have agreed to set up tables every Wednesday, starting at 5 p.m., in the city parking lot between Polonia and Polish Village Café, which is a handy spot to capture those going to get a bite to eat.
The idea was kicked off just three weeks ago.
“It’s going to be small, but it’s a seed,” said Alex Lumelsky.
There’s been one unexpected bump in the plan, however.
“This growing season has been pretty weird,” Alex said. “We had no spring.”
As a result, he said, not a lot has been able to grow this season. Nevertheless, what we saw was pretty amazing: fresh green beans, kale, cukes, carrots, collard greens and squash.
Last Wednesday a steady stream of customers heading to the restaurants stopped by.
Two guys bought a bag of green beans, and then drove back a few minutes later for more. They must have really liked what they got. Or maybe it was just too good a deal to pass up.
If you’d like to sell your produce, give Alex a call at (313) 399-7586.