For the 10th year in a row and first time this summer, the Capitol lawn will host fresh Michigan produce, baked goods, handmade items and live entertainment this Thursday.

The Michigan Farmers Market Association expects 70 vendors and around 7,000 shoppers during the market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There will also be food trucks, a live band and cooking demonstrations.

Dru Montri, association executive director, said the Capitol lawn farmers market began in 2006 as a way to showcase Michigan agriculture and crops, and also to advocate on behalf of Michigan's farmers markets.

The other farmers markets on the Capitol this year will be Aug. 27 and Sept. 24, also from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.