The Big Rapids Farmers Market starts Friday which marks it's 10th year of operation in the city.
New Recreation Director Brynn Chesebro is excited to take over the program.
She says the market benefits the community as a whole, especially low income residents.
“We offer four different food assistance programs for low income residents like WIC, and then we have a program called “double up food bucks” which allows people with bridge cards to get their money matched dollar for dollar when purchasing fruits and vegetables,” Chesebro said. “ We also offer other programs like “Market Fresh” and “Senior Project Fresh”.
The farmers market is open on Tuesdays from noon until 5 p.m. and again from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Fridays through the end of October.