IC Farmers Markets to start Wednesday, add Amasa for 2019

FROM LEFT, CARL and Carolyn Brousseau sell produce to Patty Isaacson and Carl Breuhl, all of Iron River, at the Iron County Farmers Market in August 2018. The first market in Iron River for 2019 will be Wednesday.

IRON RIVER — Aspirus Iron River Hospital and Clinics will sponsor the Iron County Farmers Market for a second year.

The sponsorship covers all farmers markets in Iron County, which includes locations in Crystal Falls, Iron River and, new this year, in Amasa.

Markets start this month and continue until early September, organizers said.

Markets in Iron River will be 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays starting this week at the Klint Safford RV Park on Genesee Street.

Markets in Crystal Falls will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first, second and third Saturdays of the month at the Community Garden on U.S. 2.

Markets in Amasa will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month at Tall Pines Grocery, 1968 U.S. 141.

Some vendors do accept WIC Project Fresh coupons for produce.

At some of the markets, Aspirus will offer health screenings and healthy activities for the community.

As an advocate for health and wellness, Aspirus recognizes the importance of eating healthy, locally grown food, as well as supporting Iron County farmers. This will be the ninth year of farmers markets in Iron River.

The Iron County Farmer’s Market invites additional vendors.Those interested in having a booth can call Ginny LaFountain, market master, at 906-367-4251.

The market features not just produce but craft items and other merchandise.

Vendors pay $5 for a spot and must bring their own tables, chairs and tents, LaFountain said.