The Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SCA) welcomes back 40+ friendors (a vendor that’s also a friend) back to the outdoor plaza and pavilion this summer beginning May 27th! Every Tuesday and Friday all summer long, join the SCA for drinks, music, and supporting small local businesses.
This seasonal market offers freshly-picked fruits and vegetables from local farmers, as well as finished products such as artisan baked goods, all-natural honey, maple syrup, farm fresh eggs, duck eggs, cheeses, meats, gourmet mushrooms, and small batch custom coffees. There are also a variety of healthy snacks, greens, preserves, gluten-free items, vegan items, dips, and even snacks for furry friends!
Throughout the years, the Market has expanded. In addition to all the delicious treats to fill kitchens, there is also a mix of home goods, hand-made gifts, fine art, and more!
Music plays in the background as guests stroll through the aisles of local friendors while sipping on an SCA specialty cocktail from the cash bar (bar on Friday’s only).
“Guests often ask why the SCA has a summertime market, but given that the SCA is housed in what was once the Lloyd J. Harris Pie Co. hosting a farmers market perhaps feels like karma!” says Kristin Armstrong, SCA Executive Director.
The SCA Summer Market is celebrating its 18th season this year. Many of the friendors at this market in the heart of downtown Saugatuck are familiar faces at the SCA who have sold their goods for many years. Fresh produce has been provided by Latchaw Farms; fresh flowers, honey, and maple syrup by Addy’s Sunflowers; nursery products by Westview Farms; unique gifts by The Wood Mayvin, Rock Creations, Sisters Soap Kitchen, and West Shore Candle LLC; and don’t forget a delicious snack from Hubbert’s Kettle Corn.
This summer, the Markets kick-off with a special family-friendly activity as the SCA prepares for the annual Jump Into Summer party on June 17th and 18th. Guests can be a part of the design crew to create larger than life paper flowers that will be used as decor for the event. Supplies will be provided for creatives to make one to leave and one to take home. The flower making station will be in action from 11 am – 2 pm on Friday, May 27th, June 3rd, and June 10th. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
All Markets at the SCA are free admission and take place under the pavilion and in the outdoor plaza. Tuesday markets are 10 am – 2 pm, June 7th – August 31st. Friday markets are 9 am – 3 pm, May 27th – September 30th.