The Birmingham Farmers Market started it's 11th season Sunday and continued to draw a large crowd of new and familiar faces to Old Woodward Avenue. More than 50 vendors of home-grown flora, locally-made foods, and a host of other products lined the municipal parking lot as students, couples and entire families made their way from tent to tent.
Also new this year were tunes provided by WOMC 104.3 FM and the extended the hours until 3 p.m. this year.
"We're here regularly," said Sara Gozmanian, referring to her mother Margaret Gozmanian and pet dog Moogie, all of Farmington Hills.
"It's a family event, and you come out here and you're with people from the community that you know, and that's what makes it very special."
That sentiment was similar for the vendors too, no matter how much 'work' got in the way with interacting with customers on a such a beautiful day.
"We're running out of everything," said a somewhat flustered Sandy Naimov of Blissful Baking Co., a first time vendor, barely an hour after opening. Everything the Royal Oak resident bakes is gluten free.
"We have a niche that appeals to people whether they have an allergy issue, or our just more health conscience," she said of her fledgling business, barely a year old. "People have just been coming up and showing a lot of interest, and it makes me really think that this is going to work out."
The Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday in the municipal parking lot on North Old Woodward Avenue. For more information, visit birminghamfarmersmarket.org.