Our Roots

We provide fresh food education and equitable food access

Sowing Growth is a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation founded in April 2018 for the specific purpose of operating the Eastern Ingham Farmers Market in Williamston, MI. The roots of the Eastern Ingham Farmers Market date back to 2011 and the formation of the Williamston Farmers Market, operated initially by the Downtown Development Authority and then by the City of Williamston.

When Sowing Growth was incorporated and assumed operation of the Williamston City Market in April, 2018, the market had grown from the original 8 vendors to 50 seasonal/daily vendors. While the location of the market has remained in Williamston, the market has been renamed “Eastern Ingham Farmers Market” to intentionally reflect Sowing Growth’s expanded mission and vision to provide fresh food education and equitable food access not only to Williamston residents, but to visitors and neighboring residents as well.

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From the first seeds that were planted in 2011, we are committed to:

Providing access to fresh, local, healthy and seasonal food to a broader community

Providing access to artisans’ handcrafted products, creations, and works of art

Creating a fun, safe and healthy market community environment that promotes education about local food, local farms, and sustainable, healthy growing practices, and artisan skills, techniques, and creative processes

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed every Sunday to assist in the smooth Market operations. Please contact the Market Manager at 517-525-5293 or email us at manager@sowinggrowth.org to join the Market’s volunteer staff.