We are less than 2 months away from our 2017 Farmers Market season! We always begin the first Saturday in May, so this year the start date is May 6. Last year we updated our spring/fall hours, and here is a reminder of those hours:
May 6-May 27: 9am-1pm
June 3-September 16: 8am-1pm
September 23-October 14: 9am-1pm
We look forward to having our great regulars back again this year, as well as meeting new vendors! Please see our vendor page to learn more about becoming a vendor. The basics are just filling out the form and getting it to us with the necessary documents and payment. The day of the Market, we do accept this information as well, we just ask ALL vendors to be set up and ready to go 15 minutes before the Market opens for the day and to remain set up for the duration. The primary concern behind this is the safety of our visitors and patrons. We just cannot have vehicles driving through the Market while we have people shopping. We will turn away vendors who arrive late. Our goal is to make sure we have an enjoyable and safe Market for everyone involved.
Forms for the 2017 season are now updated here and we are accepting applications. They can be mailed to the address listed on the form.
Food Vendor Form
Agreement for Use of Premises
We are also in the process of planning our special Kids Day events for this year, so stay tuned for those details! If you are a vendor and are interested in running a Kids Day event, please email us!
We have new staff members this year as Derek went on to bigger things! We wish him all the best in his new adventures! But don’t worry, you’ll still get to see some familiar friendly faces around from time to time!
Be sure to visit our Byron Center Farmers Market Facebook page for pictures, posts and updates. While you’re there, feel free to share your pictures from the market with us, we’d love to see them!
Thank you to everyone who makes this Market great each year! We truly couldn’t do this without you! We think this year will be even better than the last. See you in May!
The Byron Community Wellness Foundation is proud to sponsor The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival in Byron Center, Michigan. This is an event you won’t want to miss! We are excited to announce that Tanger Outlets will be the home of the 8th annual event!
The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival brings explosions of color, vitality, and a sense of community to West Michigan. Artists are invited to display their creativity and imagination and demonstrate the many varieties of chalk art. We invite children, adults, families, and businesses to create their own art using chalk.
Bring the whole family, your friends, and neighbors. You can participate as an artist or just walk, view, and experience the art at your feet. Come out for some fun in the sun, face painting for the kids, and many other activities. And of course, an opportunity to let loose and create! Don’t forget about our Kids Day Event, Saturday from 11-3! There will be space for your kids to let out their inner artists and create their own mini masterpieces, free of charge!
Registration is required to participate as an artist. Registration fee varies depending on category. Details can be found on our website wmcaf.com
We are currently searching for a Market Manager for the Byron Center Farmers Market 2017 season. The Farmers Market takes place every Saturday starting May 6 – October 14.
HOURS FOR VENDORS (MARKET MANAGER WILL ARRIVE EARLIER AND LEAVE LATER)
Saturdays in May and October: 9am-1pm
Saturdays in June-September: 8am-1pm
The Byron Center Farmers Market is located on the lawn next to Pathway Church and the Post Office, near the intersection of 84th Street and Byron Center Avenue.
We do not close up for inclement weather, so regardless of how the day turns out, we will be there!
This job is ideal for a graduating senior that might be attending college nearby in the fall. This job will provide work experience for your resume while attending classes. However, it is not limited to students, we are interested in someone who can spare time on Saturdays and is good with people and money.
Click here to view a job description.
Click here to download an application
You can mail your filled out application to us, or you can upload your form, once you fill it out, and e-mail it to us. Call us at (616) 878-6029 or contact us if you have any questions.
The Byron Community Wellness Foundation is excited to announce the 1st annual Fireball Charity Basketball Challenge! Come join us Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 3 pm at Byron Center West Middle School to support our Hometown Heroes!
We have teamed up with Byron Township Fire Department and other local fire departments to bring you this exciting event! Come watch our local heroes hang up their work gear to play basketball for charity! They will be playing mini 3 on 3 tournaments, with a championship tournament at the end to determine the winners. The fire department will be designing the trophy, which will be awarded to the winning team to display at their department until next year’s Fireball Challenge.
There will be a $2.00 admission fee which the proceeds will support the BC Wellness Foundation’s Imagination Library literacy program and the other half will support the Great Lakes Burn Camp. We will also have a table available in the gym where you can make additional donations.
The 2016 Byron Center Christmas Parade is right around the corner and the Byron Community Wellness Foundation has some exciting things planned for this year’s parade! The parade will take place Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5:30. The route will be the same path as the previous years, starting at Nickels and ending at Pathway Church where they will have their annual free chili dinner and winners will be announced.
Stop by the Chamber of Commerce and Two Dutch Hens as they will be holding an outdoor Christmas Coffee and Hot Chocolate Bar from 4-5:30 at their downtown office and store. Join us for festive Holiday Music and then watch the Christmas Parade!
NEW this year! The Byron Center Historical Museum will holding a special Open House on Saturday, Dec 3 from 3-5. Visit Santa then take a minute to stop in and see them!
Santa and his reindeer will show up at the Rock at 4, perfect for a photo op! The parade line up starts at 5 at Nickels, with the parade starting at 5:30. We have prizes this year to recognize outstanding floats! Anyone can enter a float, it’s free and easy to register!