Fresh Market Opens at UMCH

Published by Kristin Rahn-Tiemeyer on

Fresh Market Opens at UMCH

April 1st was opening day for the new Fresh Market at UMCH, and we want you to be part of it.

Right now, 1 in every 4 families with children in Kent County struggles with food insecurity. And even if they have enough to eat, it can be difficult or impossible for lower-income families in the core neighborhoods of Grand Rapids to find fresh, healthy food they can afford.

This means that families don’t have access to the food that can help keep them healthy. Because our mission is all about helping children, youth, adults, and families to succeed in a diverse community, we knew we needed to find a solution.

The Fresh Market at UMCH supports local farmers and local families by selling fresh, locally grown produce and other healthy foods from our new market storefront at 900 Division Avenue. Market prices follow a sliding scale, so it will always be affordable for everyone.

The best part is that the Fresh Market at UMCH is open to all members of the public. Shopping at the Fresh Market is just like shopping at your favorite grocery store, with one important difference: every time you shop at the Fresh Market, your purchase helps make healthy food affordable for more families in Grand Rapids.

There are lots of ways to support the Fresh Market. The easiest way is to purchase a la carte produce or a pre-selected seasonal produce box. You can shop in person, or order online for curbside pickup or delivery. You can also roll up your sleeves and volunteer at the market or make a financial contribution.

Any one of these options (or all three) will help make the first year of the Fresh Market a success. Even better, your support will bolster local farmers, local families, and a better food system for everyone.

Visit to learn more and sign up for market updates.

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