Michigan’s best farmers markets

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have been spending time in the Detroit area recently (Ben is filming the new Batman vs. Superman movie in town). And if there’s one thing those two love, it’s a farmers market. That got us thinking: What are the best farmers markets in Michigan we’d want them to check out?

We couldn’t possibly include all of them (there are a lot of farmers markets in Michigan!), but here are just a few favorites:

  • Detroit Eastern Market has many events, including a Saturday market with more than 250 vendors. You can buy fruits and veggies as well as gourmet products (jams and syrups), flowers and meat. 2934 Russell Street, Detroit
  • Ann Arbor Farmers Market has been around for more than 90 years and runs every Wednesday and Saturday. Not only can you buy fresh produce and plants here, but there are a lot of food vendors selling prepared items, too. 315 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor
  • Three times a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays), the Flint Farmers Market opens to the public. This year it has a brand new home and you can usually find musicians, artists and story tellers tucked alongside the delicious food vendors. 300 E. First Street, Flint
  • Holland Farmers Market has almost every food item you could need, from fruits and vegetables to honey, herbs, spices, eggs, cheese and meat. It’s open Wednesdays and Saturdays and usually has fun events like local chef demos and kid activities. 150 W. 8th Street, Holland
  • Manistique Farmers Market on the UP is small but mighty. Wednesday evenings you’ll find whitefish, walnuts, ground flours, honey, herbs, eggs, and produce like strawberries and kale (whatever’s in season!). 180 N. Maple Street, Manistique

We know that this is barely scratching the surface–what’s your favorite market that we missed?



Photo credit: Luke Jones


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  1. Harbor Springs Farmer’s Market is my favorite & I am anxious for summer & all the wonderful local products I will find there !!

  2. Just north of Ionia, this family owned 2nd generation farm starts everything by seed and plants by hand on fields. Sarah makes the best apple fritters around. Everything is homegrown and homemade in their farm market.

  3. Harbor Springs Farmers Market is wonderful. Wednesdays and Saturdays through the summer. It has a great small town feel, located right on the main street.

      1. Hi Lynda! The Mt. Clemens Farmers Market is currently open on Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Starting in July, the market will also be open on Wednesday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The farmers market is located at 141 North River Road. For more information, you can visit the market’s website: http://www.mountclemensfarmersmarket.com. Thanks!

  4. Farmington is top shelf!!! Great vibe, all Michigan, festive, fun and welcoming. You can easily spend an hour or two hanging out!

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