Michigan Apple News

posted on October 07, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Contacts:  
Holly Whetstone
Michigan Apple Committee  
(517) 899.9669
staff@michiganapples.com

Kimberly Hill
Eastern Market
(313) 833.9300
khill@detroiteasternmarket.com

WHO:

Celebration of the 2010 Michigan Apple harvest with activities for the entire family.

WHAT:

Book reading with the 2010 Michigan Apple Queen, Michigan Apple Pie Contest, appearance by the Michigan Apple Mascot “Lil’ Mac,” cider-pressing demonstrations, square dancing, live entertainment, free children’s activities including face painting and coloring, cooking demonstrations, apple tasting, U of D Mercy School of Dentistry will provide free patient screening and patient education in oral health as well as hand out dental hygiene packs.

WHEN:

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

Detroit Eastern Market                    
2934 Russell Street                    
Detroit, MI 48207

NOTES:

Michigan is the third largest apple-growing state in the nation.  The industry on average generates $800 million annually of economic impact for Michigan.

MAC is a grower-funded nonprofit organization devoted to promotion, education and research activities to distinguish the Michigan apple and encourage its consumption in Michigan and around the world.  For more information, visit MichiganApples.com.

Detroit Eastern Market is the largest historic public market district in the United States. Every Saturday, Michigan's largest and most colorful market is host to more than 150 farmers and vendors from Michigan, Ohio, and Canada offering a cornucopia of fruits, vegetables, breads, baked goods, jellies, jams, honey, apple cider, cheeses, spices, herbs, plants and flowers.

Eastern Market-Detroit is located between Gratiot and Mack, bordered by St. Aubin and the I-75 service drive — just northeast of downtown Detroit. The Market is open on Saturdays from 5:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact (313) 833.9300 or visit the website at www.detroiteasternmarket.com.

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