Friday, May 24, 2013
Dan Jansen Fest, which begins Friday and continues over the Memorial Day weekend donated $30,000 toward the project.
Mayor Michael Neitzke, Alderpersons Shirley Saryan and Pam Akers, city staff, and Dan Jansen Fest Board Members broke ground at the new Greenfield Farmers Market and improvements at Konkel Park on Thursday. Dan Jansen Fest, which begins Friday and continues over the Memorial Day weekend donated $30,000 toward the project. The city's public works department will begin work on the project, which includes paved pathways and other electrical enhancements, at the conclusion of Dan Jansen Fest.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The annual Memorial Day weekend event begins Friday.
If Dan Jansen Family Fest looks largely the same as it has in past years, that’s because organizers have decided not to mess with a good thing. The annual Memorial Day weekend festival at Konkel Park in Greenfield is in its 19th year and runs Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27. “We’re hoping people come out,” said Julie Rome, who has been on the Jansen Fest board for nine years and is now the board chair. “We’re expecting perfect weather, in the high 60s or low 70s.” A new band will hit the stage Saturday – Cherry Pie, a 1980s rock band – with return engagements from Rebel Grace on Friday and The Toys on Sunday. There are also two new food vendors, Greenfield’s own Los Mariachis and Fireman Catering. “It’s an old fire truck that he has …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A meeting to see how you can get involved will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20, at City Hall.
The Greenfield Farmers Market is now nearly one month from its opening date, and as the planning committee continues to develop and promote the new venture, there are opportunities for volunteer involvement. Volunteer positions may include farmers market ambassadors during market hours, photographers and promoters. A volunteer interest and feedback meeting has been schedule for Monday, May 20, from 6-7 p.m. at City Hall, Rm. 204 for any community member with a desire to volunteer at or learn more about the Farmers Market. This meeting will provide an update on market logistics and promotion plan, provide volunteer opportunities and allow time for feedback and discussion on the event itself. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The market will be held throughout the summer at Konkel Park.
The much anticipated Greenfield Farmers Market has an official start date. According to Greenfield’s Health Director Darren Rausch, the Greenfield Farmers Market Planning Committee was overwhelmed with responses from the online community interest survey. Based on feedback from both the community and the potential vendors, the city has picked Sunday, June 23, for its initial market. The farmers market will run weekly through the last weekend of October. The market will be held at Konkel Park, 5151 W. Layton Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a meeting in May, time and date to be determined, for those community members who expressed interest in participating on the committee or in volunteering. The city is still seeking vendor …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Residents are encouraged to participate in a community interest survey.
Greenfield officials are beginning to organize a community farmers market that would begin in summer 2013 to take advantage of the full growing season. Details of dates, times and location are still being determined. “We strongly believe that a farmers market will be a vibrant addition to the city,” Mayor Michael Neitzke said. “A market providing access to fresh, healthy and locally grown produce will be a great benefit to our residents and will contribute to making Greenfield a better place.” In an effort to create a farmers market that serves the needs of the Greenfield community, a planning committee has developed a consumer feedback survey. The survey aims to assess the level of community interest and to assist in determining the …