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Today in Lansing: Food Frenzy at Holt Farmers Market Aug. 8


5 to 8 p.m.

Holt Farmers Market

2150 Cedar St., Holt

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This event will solve one of the most mysterious and age old questions of our time: What should we eat tonight?

With homemade pastries, seafood paella, Mediterranean pita wraps and fresh tacos — cravings will be satisfied and choosy eaters will rejoice.

“People want more than just going somewhere, sitting down and leaving,” said Chuck Grinnell, Holt Farmers Market director. “This gives them a chance to have conversation, entertainment and try foods they wouldn’t necessarily try otherwise.”

Starting the event last year, Grinnell said it was an instant hit. “We weren’t prepared for the type of crowd that showed up. We didn't have a clue it would earn that type of response. They turned out so well, so we did five of them this year.”

The national success of food truck rallies is palpable at Food Frenzy, said Grinnell. According to the Economist, the United States is host to around 4,000 food trucks.

Though there are many vendors, Grinnell said there is such an assortment of cuisine that it doesn’t create direct competition between them. The success of the Food Frenzy results in more new faces at the Holt Farmers Market, said Grinnell.

“We have seven of 33 come in part of the building. It gives people an opportunity to see some of the farmers market things offered to them.”

Grinnell said that the success of the event can be linked to the volunteer network that helps it function.

“We are pleased it has been accepted and something that the community wanted,” said Grinnell. “I've learned people love to eat.”

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