IRON MOUNTAIN - The Iron Mountain Farmers & Artisans Market is now under way and runs for 18 more weeks on Saturdays through Oct. 20 from 8a.m. to 12 noon.
The market is located in front of the performance stage at the intersection of East Hughitt Street and Iron Mountain Street across from the Dickinson County Library.
Featured guest Saturday will be representatives from the Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan. They will be in attendance to collect signatures for a ballot initiative to ban fracking in Michigan.
If enough signatures are collected across the state of Michigan, the issue will go on the November ballot for Michigan voters to decide. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is the process of extracting natural gas from shale using a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals. It can potentially contaminate ground water.
The Iron Mountain Fire Department Smoke House will be on site Saturday with firefighters explaining the importance of fire safety. In addition, the Americans for Constitutional Enforcement (ACE) will also be at the market to share information on the upcoming Fourth of July parade.
Interested farmer or artist vendors wanting to participate in the market or citizens seeking additional information, please contact the Iron Mountain Main Street at 774-8534 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.