Growing Green Neighbors
As part of UCOM’s strategic plan for the next five years we will be focusing on sustainability, eco-consciousness, and client self-sufficiency. The growing Green Neighbors initiative will center on helping our neighbors learn to grow their own foods, making local farm markets accessible, and encouraging more ecofriendly and energy efficient practices in the home. These concepts will be at the forefront of UCOM’s programming over the next five years.
To date UCOM has already begun several new projects under the banner of our Growing Green Neighbors initiative and more are in the works.
To learn more about UCOM’s current and upcoming Growing Green Neighbors projects click on the links below.
Square Foot Gardening
(Or check out our brochure for an overview of the programs.)
Here's a list of farmers' markets in our area. All markets listed participate in Double Up Food Bucks when you pay with your bridge card. This new program will allow food stamp recipients to spend up to $20 a week at area farmers markets and receive $40 worth of Michigan grown produce.
Local Farmers’ Markets
YMCA Farmers Market, GR
Location: 475 Lake Michigan Dr. NW, GR
Days of the Week: Thursday (June – September)
Hours of Operation: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Contact: Emily Martin (616) 855-9600
Fulton Street Market, GR
Location: 1147 East Fulton Street
Days of the Week: Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat (May - December)
Hours of Operation: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Contact: Melissa Harrington (616) 454-4118
Plainfield Township Farmers’ Market
Location: Corner of Plainfield Ave and 5 mile
Days of the Week: Tues & Thurs (May - October 15)
Hours of Operation: 2:00pm – 7:00 pm
Contact: Tim Teneyck (616) 364-9086
Southeast Area Farmers’ Market, GR
Location: 334 Burton SE – Garfield Park
Days of the Week: Saturday (May – October)
Hours of Operation: 9:00am – 2:00pm