MI Apple Trail Leads to Downtown Rochester

ROCHESTER, Mich. – Aug. 2, 2011 – The Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market is on the road to the MI Apple Trail! The Farmers’ Market will display its 4’ fiberglass apple as part of the regional “MI Apple Trail” public art event, through Sept. 17.

In celebration of both Michigan’s bountiful apple harvest and southeast Michigan’s great farmers’ markets, the Michigan Apple Committee and the Detroit Eastern Market have teamed-up 20 participating markets, each of which will showcase a giant Michigan-made apple for six weeks beginning in Aug.

The Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market apple was created by Carolyn Weber, a student from College for Creative Studies. The name of the apple is “Pleasant Peninsula;” it is an illustration of Mich. white tail deer, wolverine, cherry blossoms and water, symbolizing the Great Lakes as well as the Mich. state motto. The “Pleasant Peninsula” apple currently is on display at the Market on Saturdays, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, through Sept. 17.

On Sept. 17, the apple will be delivered to Detroit Eastern Market and remain on display with the other apples until the Apple Gala and Auction on Oct. 14. All apples will be auctioned off as part of the Apple Gala, with proceeds from each apple returning to the farmers’ market from which it originated.

Self-mailing MI Apple Trail “Passport” postcards are available at the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market. The Passports list all of the participating farmers’ markets. Individuals should take the passports to each market and have it stamped. Visit five of the participating markets and you could win a “Mighty” fine prize! Passports must be stamped by five different markets and postmarked by Oct. 8, 2011 to be entered into the prize drawing.

Other downtown Rochester events include Rochester’s Great American Bake Sale on Aug. 6 and Restaurant Week, Aug. 7 – 12. For more information on the Rochester DDA and downtown Rochester, including a complete list of events and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.DowntownRochesterMI.com.

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