Saturday in the park

City of Plymouth shows love for Earth

Janice Freshel, Staff Writer

Founded in 1970 as a way to increase public awareness about environmental issues, April 22 was dedicated to Earth Day and is celebrated each year worldwide by millions of people with rallies, clean-up events and educational programs. 

On April 22, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. held in the heart of Downtown Plymouth on Penniman and in the Gathering, the city hosted a Spring Artisan Market to celebrate Earth Day. More than 30 vendors gathered in the park to show the community what can be made that is environmentally friendly. There was art, music, fun and laughter. Earth Day-themed activities were held, and amazing food was served as well. Many vendors sold vegan bags, and vegan aromatherapy products. Many also made earth friendly sculptures, body butters, perfume and more. 

One of the vendors, Bougie Parfumee Candles, continues this Earth Day theme with their clean candles.

“Our candles are all soy, all natural candles. We don’t use anything toxic,” said it’s owner.

The Earth Day fair also hosted small businesses who are local to town. Opened seasonally in Downtown Plymouth during this summer, Belle Lavender offers products created from all natural lavender grown from their own farm. They have amazing products from lip balms, to body soaps. 

“We have a store on the block, that we will be opening this summer. People can come on down and enjoy lavender. We make all our products. We are all about lavender,” said owner Terry Mack. 

Downtown Plymouth Earth Day shows how many people care about the environment, and want to make a difference through a fun shopping experience.

Vendors who participated were Rose Best Agio Pottery, Vera Kuntry Polish Dinner, Rock City Canine, Lark & Lore, Earth-n-Hands, Belle Lavande, Denise Cassidy Wood Fine Art, Bohemian Home, East Arbor Goods, Detroit Can Co., Pamela McCormick Photography, Harris Conservatory of Music, Deedee Bags, Jim Williams LLC, Gaskill Family Farm, Gooseneck Coffee, Kettle Corn of MI, Basket Kreations, Majer Family Farms, Wonderland Cookies, The Almond King of MI, Bougie Candle Co., Wild Rose Boutique, KG Sweets, Trust & Obey Dog Training, Cheese People of Grand Rapids, Jans Crafts & Gifts, Little Oven Baking Co., Revamped Threads, R & D Foods, Dragonfly Jewels, Olde Crow Primitives, Prielipp Farms, Cora & Co., Handmade, Praire Home & Garden, Valganics, Good Fat Co., Seven Magpies, Heather Bells Bakery, Sugarcane Galore and Riggsaroo

Support the people who have worked hard to make the world a better place.