Good Hart Market Days Offers Outlet For Northern Michigan Artists, Artisans and Farmers

The Good Hart General Store in Good Hart, Michigan is excited to announce another season of Good Hart Market Days, an artist and farmers market hosted in the store’s yard in downtown Good Hart. The 2010 market events will begin Saturday, June 26 and continue through color season. Market Days will be held Saturdays, rain or shine from 2:00 – 5:30pm.

The store is calling on local farmers, producers, artists and artisans for participation in the weekly event. Once again there is no charge to participate or attend, as the goal is to offer an additional outlet for sale of goods to participants while providing a great afternoon of unique fun to both residents and visitors alike.

Last year’s events attracted hundreds of visitors weekly. Those attending in 2010 can expect an array of local fruits, vegetables, herbs, blown glass, carved wood items, original fiber creations, fresh cut flowers, and local food items.

The Good Hart General Store is also seeking area musicians who wish to donate their time at the event. “Live music brings a special feeling to the event that makes you remember why small town communities are so unique and so filled with livelihood”, commented store owner and market visionary Carolyn Sutherland. The Good Hart General Store would like to thank musicians, Dr. Good Hart (Jim Gillespie), Herb Glahn, and Dave Menefee for their contributions last year. Musicians interested in performing should contact the store directly.

Sutherland had the idea for a market ever since buying the store in 1971. The market is a nod to her childhood memories at the Royal Oak Farmers Market in the Detroit area. Sutherland offered her property for the first several Good Hart Mini Fairs and since the fair moved, has wanted to recreate a festival atmosphere and provide an event that the community can embrace. The 2009 event was a tremendous success with a myriad of talented artists and skilled farmers participating. A full list of 2009 participating vendors is available at the store’s website.

Good Hart Market Days will be held every Saturday June 26 – Color Season 2-5:30pm at the Good Hart General Store. Good Hart is located along the famous Tunnel of Trees (M-119), 14 miles north of Harbor Springs and 7 miles south of Cross Village.

For additional information on Good Hart Market Days, please visit or call 231-526-7661.

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