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Published On: July 9th, 2015

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Growlers host “Farmers Market Under the Lights” at Homer Stryker Field

Thursday, July 9 from 6-10pm

In partnership with the Kalamazoo Farmer’s Market and People’s Food Co-op, the Kalamazoo Growlers will play host to their inaugural “Farmer’s Market Under the Lights” event at Homer Stryker Field. The Farmer’s Market will take place this Thursday, July 9 from 6pm-10pm.

“We’re so excited for the opportunity to host a Farmer’s Market here at the stadium and bring a different experience to such an already great community event,” said John Bollinger, Assistant General Manager of the Kalamazoo Growlers. “We love the opportunity to showcase the versatility of Homer Stryker Field and we’ve added a few things to make this really fun event for vendors and guests.”

Roughly 35 local vendors will be participating in the event, which will be held on the outfield grass in right field. Entry to the event is free to the public and guests can enjoy an array of local food carts, adult beverages, an area for games (corn hole, giant Jenga, etc.), and live music from the local Megan Rae Band.

Michigan Blood will also be in attendance and hosting a blood drive at the event. Any guests who attempt to donate blood will receive a complimentary Growlers ticket to Michigan Blood’s sponsored game night on Saturday, July 11.

This event kicks off a series of “night markets” organized by the Kalamazoo Farmer’s Market. The next Night Market will be held at the Kalamazoo Farmer’s Market at 1204 Bank Street in Kalamazoo on Thursday, July 16 from 6pm-10pm.

Other special events hosted by the Growlers at Homer Stryker field include:

  • Island Fest (August 27-29)
  • Cancer Families United’s Kick It to Win It Charity Kickball Tournament (August 30)
  • Bell’s 30th Anniversary Funvitational Beer Festival (September 12)
  • TownSquare Media’s Octobeerfest (October 17)

Any further questions can be directed to the Growlers ticket office at (269) 492-9966.

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The Kalamazoo Growlers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit