The Story of Sowing Growth
The seeds of Sowing Growth and the Eastern Ingham Farmers Market in Williamston, Michigan began in 2008 with the formation of the Williamston City Market operated initially by the of the Downtown Development Authority and then by the City of Williamston.
When the 501c(3) nonprofit Sowing Growth was incorporated in April of 2018 and assumed operation of the Williamston City Market, the Market had grown from the original 8 vendors to 50 seasonal/daily vendors. While the location of the Market has remained in Williamston, it was renamed “Eastern Ingham Farmers Market” to intentionally reflect Sowing Growth’s expanded mission and vision for the Market.
Sowing Growth’s Mission
To create venues and opportunities for community members and visitors within a 75 mile radius of Williamston to learn about:
- Nutritional, dietary and ecological benefits to individuals, the community and the environment of using locally grown fresh and/or prepared food and other products
- Methods of identifying, growing, comparing, acquiring, handling, and using locally grown fresh and/or prepared food
Sowing Growth’s Vision
To meet the community’s need for healthy fresh food and “food for the soul” through inviting educational opportunities that convey food production from farm to table and artisan production from inspiration to expression.