Thursday, May 31, 2018

Looking for a nearby farmers market? Here You Go…

The flowers are blooming, the lawnmowers are booming and the opening days for local farm markets are looming. All across southeast Michigan, farmers are in all-out planning mode to deliver fresh produce to health-conscious consumers from South Lyon to Westland.

Here is a list of local farm markets, most of which will open this coming weekend, if they haven't propped up their stands already.

Canton Farmers Market
The Canton Farmers Market will kick off the season from 9 a,m, to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Preservation Park, 500 N. Ridge Rd. This open-air-market features a variety of Michigan grown and made food, as well as hand-crafted items. The market will be held each Sunday through Oct. 14, rain or shine. New this year: Market-goers can enjoy special themed-markets, including May 13 (Mother's Day), when moms will receive a free flower, while supplies last; May 20, Street Art/Artist Day; May 27, honoring veterans; and June 3, National Egg Day.

Milford Farmers Market
The Milford Farmers Market will be open each Thursday beginning this week (May 10) until Oct. 11 at East Liberty Street, between South Main and Union. The market will be open 3-7 p.m. in May, September and October and 3-8 p.m. in June, July and August. The market is committed to showcasing local farmers, producers and artisans. Only produce grown or made by vendors in Michigan will be considered for market. It is also committed to providing a variety of vendors in order to create an interesting and consumer-friendly market. The market will sell reusable shopping bags, advertise in local media and create many banners, signs and fliers to be posted throughout the community. Additionally, the market will hold children’s activities, cooking demos and special events. Invitations are extended to nonprofit organizations to promote the commitment to building community through the organization’s work.

Northville Farmers Market
Beginning May 3, the Northville Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Thursday through Oct. 25 at the northwest corner of Seven Mile and Sheldon roads. Overflow parking is located at the Northville Downs race track, directly across the street from the market.
If interested in becoming a vendor, go to the market's website, where an application, rules and regulations are listed. Solicitation is not allowed at the market. To participate in the market, contact the Northville Chamber of Commerce to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Westland Farmers and Artisans Market
Opening day for the Westland Farmers and Artisans Market is set for 3-7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at 1901 N. Carlson, south of Ford Road (south of the H20 Zone).
Vendors for 2018 are still being accepted. To apply, go to the market's website and send the application to westlandchamber@yahoo.com.

Livonia Farmers Market

The Livonia Farmers Market at the Wilson Barn will open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, and be open each Saturday through the second week of October.
The market is located at 29350 West Chicago and receives produce from farmers throughout southeast Michigan.

Farmington Farmers Market
Beginning May 19, the Farmington Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 27 at Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in the George F. Riley Park, located at Grand River Avenue at Grove Street. The market will be observing its 25th year of operation this season. Opening-day guests include the Farmington Beautification Committee, Larry Arbour and Swing Farmington, chef Zachariah Peterlin and the Little Sprouts, sponsored by Mayfair preschool. Farmers and growers that serve the Farmington community frame a radius of more than 65 miles, traveling from places like Riga, Ray, Britton and Coloma — all Michigan farm communities. What our farmers share in common, the website states, is a fierce passion for being an independent Michigan farmer; holding the land close to their hearts, raising families and supporting communities.

South Lyon Farmers Market
The South Lyon Farmers Market will held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday from May 5 through Oct. 27, at 110 W. Liberty St.  For more information, go to the market's website.

Plymouth Farmers Community Market
The Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce will once again bring the annual Farmers Community Market to downtown Plymouth. The 2018 market opens from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday from May 12 through Oct. 27, at The Gathering across from Kellogg Park. The market will be closed on Art in the Park and Plymouth Fall Festival weekends.

Birmingham Farmers Market
The Birmingham Farmers Market runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Sunday through Oct. 28. The market can be found at 660 N. Old Woodward, Go to www.birminghamfarmersmarket.org to learn more.

MSU Tollgate Farm Farmers Market
Tollgate Farm holds its weekly farm market 4:30-6:30 p.m. each Wednesday, May 30 to Oct. 10.
Go to tollgate.msu.edu for more information.

Walled Lake Farmers Market
The Walled Lake Farmers Market runs 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Wednesday, May through October, at 1499 E. West Maple.

Redford Farmers Market
The Redford Farmers Market, located at 15145 Beech Daly Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Sunday, June 18 to Oct. 22.

Oakland County Farmers Market
The Oakland County Farmers Market runs year-round at 2350 Pontiac Lake Road in
Waterford. The market is open from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Go to www.destinationoakland.com/countymarket for more information.

Eastern Market
Eastern Market, located at 2934 Russell Street in Detroit, is open year-round. Hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Sunday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Tuesday.
Go to www.easternmarket.com for more information.

Article compliments of Ed Wright of Hometown Life

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Adopt Jasmine The Beautiful Mixed Girl

You better come quickly because I'm all that and a bag of chips and I'm not going to last here very long. I'm a two year old tan and white adorable mixed girl. These wonderful people here at the Humane Society of Livingston County saved me from an at risk shelter in Virginia and I have a whole new lease on life now. If I may take a moment to brag I am a very sweet medium sized dog that can translate into just about any household. I love people of all ages and sizes and I will make a great family companion. I am not super fond of cats and that's that. I seem very eager to meet the dogs that are also in this facility so perhaps if you have another dog in your family we might just hit it off! But the cool thing is that this facility does a safe meet and greet so you will know in advance before I ever come home with you! Hoping to meet you soon!
Love, Jasmine

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Brighton Ford - Proud Sponsors of Dash or Crash 2018



Brighton Rotary Club hosted the 4th Annual Top of the Mountain Dash or Crash on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Mt. Brighton. Brighton Ford was proud to sponsor such a great event for yet another year! 

Check out this letter from Terry Gill, Brighton Rotary President:

We at Brighton Rotary welcome your participation in our annual Top of the Mountain Dash or Crash adventure run. Brighton Rotary provides aid and assistance not only to the residents of our community, but our world, in a wide range of critical areas including, hunger, clean water, literacy and education. A signature program uses member talents to design and install wheelchair ramps in our community for the disabled.

These efforts require a significant amount of resources. Your participation in this event will help us provide this support in the coming year. 100% of the nonfood/ beverage proceeds will go directly to Brighton Rotary to help us fulfill our mission.

Through grants from our parent organization Rotary International and donations of labor and materials from our generous members, the impact of the funds raised at this event will be doubled and tripled as we utilize them to improve the lives of our county residents and neighbors worldwide. We truly appreciate your participation and hope you enjoy yourself at this wonderful event.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

WELCOME TO BRIGHTON FORD: Scott Pratt, New & Used Car Sales

I make my home in Fowlerville, however, my roots in Livingston County run deep. Before moving to Fowlerville, I've lived most of my life in Brighton. I am married to an amazing person who puts up with me. We have 5 dogs (Razor, Octane, Marley, Stone and Fuel). In addition to selling Ford cars and trucks, I enjoy working on our farm and spending time with my family. My wife and I raise turkeys, chickens, ducks and geese. We also grow a large vegetable garden each year and harvest fruit from our fruit trees. When I can make time, I also enjoy hunting, fishing and riding my ATV...

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Brighton Ford Is Open Memorial Day Weekend


It’s simple…Brighton Ford makes car buying easy!  That’s why we will be open for your convenience over Memorial Day weekend.  Our new and used car sales department, Ford service, Ford parts and Body Shop are all open normal business hours over the holiday weekend.  So, stop in for a test drive in a 2018 Explorer or used F-150, pick-up brake pads for your Transit or get an estimate on the Fusion your teenager backed up into the garage with Memorial Day weekend at Brighton Ford near Howell.

Friday, May 25th
New & Used Car Sales: 9am – 7pm
Service:  7am – 6pm
Parts: 7am – 6 pm
Body Shop: 7:30am – 6pm

Saturday, May 26th

New & Used Car Sales: 9am – 4pm
Service: 7am – 12 pm
Parts: 7am – 12pm
Body Shop: 8am – 12pm

Call Brighton Ford, your Ford dealership near Novi, Michigan at 810-227-1171

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Ian The Abandoned Cat Is Ready For Adoption!



Hi, my name is Ian! I'm a handsome FRONT DECLAWED domestic short hair orange tabby. I was abandoned in a carrier at the front door of this place and at first I was very scared...what was going to happen to me? Luckily, the people here are really nice! They've promised me a brighter future and they've been taking great care of me. They think I am around 6 years old! I am super sweet and playful once I come out of my shell. I am looking for a safe home indoors where I am able to love again!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ford’s Smart Window Displays View To Blind Passengers



From rolling hills to mountain ranges, views make any road trip memorable, but for blind passengers this is part of the experience that they miss. A prototype smart car window aims to change this – by enabling blind or partially-sighted people to visualize passing scenery through touch.

Feel The View takes pictures that are turned into high-contrast monochrome images. These are then reproduced on the glass using special LEDs. 

By touching the image, different shades of grey vibrate with a range of 255 intensities, allowing passengers to touch the scene and rebuild in their mind the landscape in front of them. Feel The View was conceived and developed by Ford of Italy and GTB Roma, in collaboration with Aedo – an Italian start-up that specializes in devices for the visually impaired.

“We seek to make people’s lives better and this was a fantastic opportunity to help blind passengers experience a great aspect of driving. The technology is advanced, but the concept is simple – and could turn mundane journeys into truly memorable ones," said Marco Al├╣ Saffi, Ford of Italy.

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2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Chevy Equinox Near Howell, MI



Looking at the new Escape and Equinox and not sure which is better?  Take a look at the many reasons the 2018 Ford Escape is better:
-More cargo room behind the front seats
-Over 96% of the Escapes sold in the last 10 years are still on the road
-Enhanced active park assist
-Intelligent 4 wheel drive
-Ford has the highest SUV brand loyalty






Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A-Plan For Everyone On 2018 EcoSports


Don't qualify for A-Plan discount? No worries...for a limited time Brighton Ford is offering Ford employee pricing for everyone on the 2018 EcoSport! We have 50+ of the all new Ford compact utility vehicle in stock, just waiting for a test drive. Customers love the available mood lighting, 8" touchscreen, smart charging USB ports and the 29 miles per gallon!

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

May Ford Lease Specials Near Howell



Lease a new Ford for less than your cell phone bill during the month of May at Brighton Ford!

'18 F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew for $169/mo
'18 Escape for $116/mo
'18 Fusion for $124/mo 
'18 Explorer XLT for $198/mo
'18 Edge for $172/mo
'18 Taurus for $166/mo 
'18 Flex SEL for $172/mo


Friday, May 11, 2018

Customize Your Work Truck At Brighton Ford

Brighton Ford can customize your company vehicle to suit your needs! We have great relationships with the most sought after up-fitters like Knapheide and Monroe, giving you the most options and best prices around. Whether you need a stake truck, dump truck, plow truck, landscaping truck, work van or a basic F-150 to make your business run smoothly, trust the commercial experts at Brighton Ford!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Silas The Abandon Dog Needs His Forever Home!

Hi there everyone my name is Silas! I’m named after a really cool kid that came to the shelter last week and adopted one of my friends named Robin.

One rainy night in the middle of April some people took me on a ride and dropped me off in the rain in the parking lot of this wonderful Shelter.  That was a very scary thing, and I wish they would have done it differently but I am grateful that one woman who works at this shelter came back that evening to check on things and found me alone and quivering. I was waiting right where the people dropped me off wondering if they were coming back.

Well the nice lady invited me into her car and drove me the rest of the way towards the entrance. I wondered if they had been expecting me because she marched me right in to a very comfortable spacious kennel with a huge down comforter on our bed that was elevated off of the ground.

Wow I thought, what did I do to deserve this? There was music playing and fairy lights above and the nice lady made me a big bowl of food. She sat with me that night to make sure that I wasn’t scared anymore. She kept telling me how beautiful my brindle coat was, and assured me that everything was going to be OK from that moment on. And so far she’s kept her word. I have plenty of toys, I get two great meals a day, and people play with me multiple times a day. I know this isn’t a home but for the time being I think I hit the jackpot!

When you get a chance to come out and meet me at the Humane Society of Livingston County, my pictures are deceiving I’m actually on the small side.  I am going to make a wonderful addition to somebody’s family I’m super excited for my future.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Adopt Elvis & Chanel From The Humane Society Today!

Under no fault of their own, Elvis & Chanel lost their loving home due to developed allergies by a family member.  Although they are not biological siblings, they are brother and sister and have lived in the same home for many of their years. We would love for them to continue to live together in their new forever home. If you have room for two, you couldn’t ask for a sweeter pair.

Elvis – 7 year old DSH – neuter male
Elvis is your typical orange boy.  He is 7 years old. He’s a big guy, who has tons of personality, confident, a real “gentle giant”.  He enjoys playing and people watching but he really shines when he can sit on your lap and watch your favorite TV show or movie with you. He is a charmer and hard to resist. If you need a big cuddle bug then Elvis is for you.

Chanel – 8 year old DSH – spayed female

What can you say about a petite gentle black and white girl, other than she is just adorable.  Chanel is 8 years old, but just like every woman, hides her age beautifully.  She doesn’t really like us to tell her she is considered a senior. She keeps her coat beautiful, shiny and soft.  She is a bit shyer than her brother Elvis, but don’t let that fool you.  She is a sweet little gem who is loving and becomes a little purr box when you pet just the right spots. Snuggles & cuddles are her specialty.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

*JUST MARKED DOWN* 2015 Ford Edge Titanium Near Howell

Certified Pre-Owned Edge Titanium Near Howell Comes With 100k Mile Warranty & 24/7 Roadside Assistance!


Looking for a fully loaded Ford Edge?  Look no further than Brighton Ford near Howell. This low mile used Edge has been marked down to $28,000, a humongous savings over buying new! 

This 2015 Edge Titanium has just about every option you can imagine:
-Dual Panel Moonroof
-AWD
-Navigation
-Heated & Cooled Leather Seats
-Leather Heated in rear too
-Back-up Camera
-Rear Parking Sensors
-Remote Start
-SYNC
-MyFord Touch
-MyKey
-Universal Garage Door Opener
-Sony Audio
-Only 35k miles
-Heated Steering Wheel
-Blind Spot Monitoring System
-Push Button Start
-Dual Zone Electronic AC & Heat
-28 mpg

It’s Brighton Ford Certified, so it’s been through a 172 point inspection and comes with a 7 year/100k mile warranty!  Check it out for yourself when you come in for a test drive: 810-227-1171

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