Kid’s Day at the Market: Decorating Pumpkins

Join us Saturday, September 30th for a fun day of pumpkin decorating at the market! Pumpkins will be provided by one of our vendors and kids can choose their favorite one. We will provide crafting material so they can decorate their pumpkins to their liking before they take them home. Feel free to walk around the market and shop while your kids are busy creating their masterpieces. This is a free event and no registration is required, all you have to do is show up between 10am and 12pm.

Byron Days at the Market

The Byron Community Wellness Foundation had a great time celebrating our amazing town of Byron Center for the 81st Byron Days weekend! We held our weekly Farmers Market and pulled out all the stops to help celebrate the community. We had Kid’s Day at the Market where the kids could make their own stress ball with balloon & rice and then get their faces painted free of charge.

Local musician Wesley Rykse came out and provided an entertaining atmosphere by enticing the crowd with the sweet sounds of acoustic music. He played cover songs by artists such as Bob Segar, Alabama, Leonard Cohen, The Barenaked Ladies and many more from 9am-12:30pm.

The weekend consisted of many activities put on by the Byron Days Committee finishing off with an amazing fireworks display on Saturday night.Overall the community had a fun time celebrating the great town of Byron Center!


Byron Days – Kid’s Day at the Market

The countdown to Byron Days is in full swing and it’s right around the corner! The parade will be taking place Saturday morning on July 29, a perfect time to stop by the Farmers Market.

During the market, we will be holding a Kid’s Day event from 10am-12pm where your kids can make DIY stress balls. We will be using rice to fill balloons, tie it up and they can decorate it to their liking. Kids can make this craft while you shop, giving you time to browse around the market.


This is a free event and there is no registration required.


Introducing Phil Sattler

 You may have noticed a new friendly face around the Farmer’s Market this year. We are pleased to introduce Phil Sattler as the new Market Manager. Phil took over the role at the beginning of the 2017 season, replacing Derek Grit. Derek put in many endless hours and did a great job, but he was offered a great career opportunity and we wish him all the best!

 Phil Sattler has been involved with the Byron Center community for many years. He has worked with Byron Township Rec Center for over 9 years doing various jobs such as summer rec leader, recreation assistant and scorekeeper. During his years there, he coordinated and led many youth activities including games, crafts and field trips. He has also put years in at Byron Township as an election assistant, helping out with many various jobs during election season.

Phil graduated from Byron Center High School in 2014 where he lettered in football, wrestling and track. He is currently in his senior year of completing a bachelor of science degree at Michigan State, majoring in statistics and double minoring in mathematics and philosophy.

He has two brothers, one of which is his twin. He also has a beautiful family including his fiancée, Lauren and their daughter, Nora.  

Phil has done a great job at the market getting to know the regular vendors, as well as meeting new vendors. He has augmented our market’s atmosphere by incorporating music, but above all, his willingness to help and his calm demeanor have supplemented our reputation of community-mindedness, here at the Farmer’s Market.

Do not hesitate to visit Phil during any market day with questions or concerns. For an immediate reply or further inquiries, he can be reached via email at