Saturday, May 23, 2015

Drive 4 UR Community Event with Gene Butman Ford!

Saturday, May 30, 10 am- 4 pm, Gene Butman Ford, 2105 Washtenaw Ave, Ypsilanti, MI  48197

Take the wheel and make a difference in your community! Growing Hope will receive $20 for every person who test drives a car at Gene Butman Ford between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, May 30. Our goal is $6,000-- if we can get 300 people to test drive that day-- and YOU can help! Plan to join us for this fun fundraiser, there will be snacks provided by Harvest Kitchen and a wide variety of cool cars for you to drive.

RSVP here!  Share on facebook here!

You can test drive some pretty cool cars! 

  1. fusion hybrid and gas models
  2. cmax hybrid
  3. fiesta
  4. focus
  5. mustang
  6. escape
  7. transit connect
  8. transit
  9. edge
  10. explorer
  11. f150
  12. expedition
  13. taurus
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Join us on Saturday, May 23 from 2-5pm for Growing Hope's birthday! On this exact date in 2003, Growing Hope was founded. We'll be celebrating our 12 years in the community with food, music, g

ames and more. All are welcome at this FREE, fun, family-friendly event at the Growing Hope Center at 922 West Michigan Ave! RSVP to let us know you're coming to! And our site has limited parking, so please carpool, bus, walk, or roll to the event!

See you there!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Our Ypsilanti Farmers Markets season is in full swing, with our Tuesday market Downtown at its new location and time, and the Depot Town market happening on Saturdays!

Tuesday market is in a NEW LOCATION at 16 South Washington at the future site of the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace-- just around the corner from where we were for the first 9 years. AND, because of popular demand, market will now run from 3-7 pm (instead of 2-6 pm) so folks can come by on their way home from work.

Saturday market is still in the beautiful Depot Town plaza at 100 Rice St. from 9am-1pm, now through the end of October.

We are welcoming back favorite vendors such as Zilke Vegetable Farm, Steve's Gourmet, Valley Family Farm CSA, Spicy Mike's Handcrafted Seasonings, Blaszak Greenhouse and many more!

See you at the Markets! :)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Join us on Friday, May 1 from 3-8pm at YpsiPlanti Garden Supply for our beloved Spring Plant Sale! YpsiPlanti is located at 9 S. Adams St. in Ypsilanti and has everything you need to get your garden started right this spring. We have so many beautiful little plants that are ready to go home with you!

Check out our full list after the jump!

  • Bay Meadows Broccoli
  • DeCicco Broccolli
  • Purple Broccoli
  • Spring Broccoli Raab Broccoli
  • Waltham Broccoli
  • Long Island Brussels Sprouts
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Early Jersey Cabbage
  • Red Express Cabbage
  • Nero Di Toscana Cabbage
  • Early Snowball Cauliflower
  • Chef's Choice Cauliflower
  • Rainbow Chard
  • Ruby Red Chard
  • Ford Hook Chard
  • Georgia Collards
  • Bates Collards
  • Black Beauty Eggplant
  • Fairytale Eggplant
  • Red Russian Kale
  • Lacinato Kale
  • Vates Kale
  • Early White Vienna Kohlrabi
  • Giant Kohlrabi
  • King Richard Leek
  • Red Giant Mustard
  • Cipollini Onion
  • Red Amposta Onion
  • Ringmaster Onion
  • White Stemmed Pac Choy
  • Anaheim Pepper
  • Early Jalapeno Pepper
  • Early Jalapeno Pepper
  • Ethic Sweet Pepper
  • Fatalii Pepper
  • Golden California Pepper
  • Golden Marconi Pepper
  • Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper
  • Hungarian Spice Pepper
  • Joe's Long Cayenne Pepper
  • Joe's Long Cayenne Pepper
  • King of the North Pepper
  • New Ace Pepper
  • Purple Beauty Pepper
  • Red Habenero Pepper
  • Red Marconi Pepper
  • Red Marconi Pepper
  • Sweet Chocolate Pepper
  • Sweet Pamento Pepper
  • Thai Hot Pepper
  • Purple Tomatillo
  • Verde Tomatillo
  • Banana Paste Tomato
  • Be My Baby Cherry Tomato
  • Black Cherry Tomato
  • Brandy Wine Tomato
  • Cheryokee Purple Tomato
  • Cosmonaut Bolkob Tomato
  • Estiva Tomato
  • Grandma's Paste Tomato
  • Goldy Yellow Tomato
  • Green Zebra Tomato
  • Husk Cherry Tomato
  • Japanese Black Trifle Tomato
  • Jubilee Tomato
  • Moskovich Tomato
  • Peace Vince Cherry Tomato
  • Pineapple Tomato
  • Prudden's Purple Tomato
  • Rutgers Tomato
  • Speceled Roma Tomato
  • Tangerine Tomato
  • Yellow Cherry (Gold Nugget) Tomato
  • Sweet Large Leaf Basil
  • Sweet Large Leaf Basil
  • Spicy Boys Basil
  • English Thyme
  • Chives
  • Lemon Balm
  • Marigold
  • Peppermint Mint
  • Peppermint Mint
  • Common Sage
  • Garden Standard Snapdragon
  • 5 Color Mix Zinnia
  • Oregeno


Friday, April 10, 2015

Growing Hope is delighted to announce our 2015 Patronicity crowdfunding campaign to create a permanent, indoor-outdoor, year-round place for our beloved Downtown Farmers Market: the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace!  Donate before June 9!

Patronicity is a crowdfunding site devoted to local projects. Our goal is to raise $65,000 by Tuesday, June 9th, and if we succeed, we'll receive $65,000 match from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. This will be an important part of funding the renovation of two underutilized properties in the heart of downtown Ypsilanti. The Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace means our Tuesday farmers markets can happen year-round, rain or shine! With the support of our donors and sponsors, the MarketPlace will be open in time for the Downtown Farmers Market to be housed there this winter, connecting our community with fresh, local food all year long.

Check out our Patronicity project page to learn more and donate TODAY!

Friday, April 3, 2015

We are delighted to announce the delightful Turkish Culinary Tastings benefit dinner will be happening again this year! On Sunday, April 26th at 6pm please join Growing Hope at Ayse's Turkish Cafe, for a multi-course tasting menu featuring delicious dishes from various regions in Turkey. Dinner will start with specialty cocktail and be accompanied by a glass of wine or beer; additional drinks will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Growing Hope!

This event was amazing last year, and is definitely not to be missed!

Tickets are $60, advance purchase only, please. Eventbrite ticket site coming soon!

Call 734.786.8401 today to RSVP. Keep up with the event details and share on facebook!


GROWING HOPE  |  922 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI  48197 | P.O. Box 980129, Ypsilanti, MI 48198 | Phone: 734-786-8401 |