Michigan’s Best Farmers Markets

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In addition to connecting communities to fresh, farm-grown food, farmers markets often serve as community hubs, offering up a wealth of health and wellness benefits, services and educational programming.
According to the Michigan Farmers Market Association, there are nearly 300 farmers markets in Michigan. You can search on their website for farmers markets by city or zip code. We couldn’t possibly include them all, but here are just a few of our favorites:

Detroit’s Eastern Market

Detroit’s Eastern Market is one of the oldest and largest year-round markets in the United States, having been around since the 1800s. You can buy fruits and veggies as well as gourmet products (jams and syrups), flowers and meat. There are also special events and specialty markets run occasionally in addition to the regular weekly markets at the Eastern Market. The regular market runs on Saturdays, 6 am to 4 pm, year-round.
2934 Russell Street, Detroit

Grand Rapids’ Fulton Street Farmers Market

The Fulton Street Farmers Market in Grand Rapids is over a century old and features over a hundred outdoor booths with an amazing assortment of fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and hand-crafted foods each market day, which fall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the regular market season from May to October. 
1145 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids

Ann Arbor Farmers Market

Ann Arbor Farmers Market has been around for more than 90 years and runs every Wednesday and Saturday, with over 125 vendors from across Michigan. Not only can you buy fresh produce and plants here, but there are many food vendors with prepared items and specialty wares, too.
315 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor

Ferndale Farmers Market

The Ferndale Farmers’ Market returns this year for summer 2024. The Ferndale Farmers’ Market season will begin on May 12 and the market will run every other Sunday until the end of September. There will be a good mix of vendors including locally grown produce, baked goods and handmade crafts. The market is held at the Rust Belt Market Pavilion in Ferndale.
22801 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale

Flint Farmers Market

Three times a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays), the Flint Farmers Market opens to the public. In addition to fresh fruits and veggies, you can usually find musicians, artists and story tellers tucked alongside delicious food vendors.  Cooking presentations and kitchen demonstrations are also to be expected.
300 E. First Street, Flint

Mount Clemens Farmers Market

The Mount Clemens Farmers Market provides a great, open-air experience where farmers and customers chat freely. Staples such as corn, flowers and pumpkins are mixed with rarer treats such as okra, Italian eggplants, raw honey-in-the-comb, and more. 
141 North River Road, Mount Clemens

Holland’s Eight Street Farmers Market

The Eighth Street Farmers Market in Holland has almost every food item you could need, from fruits and vegetables to honey, herbs, spices, eggs, cheese and meat. During tulip season expect fresh blooms, as well. It’s open Wednesdays and Saturdays and usually has fun events like local chef demos and children’s activities.
150 W. 8th St., Holland

Manistique Farmers Market in the Upper Peninsula

The Manistique Farmers Market in the Upper Peninsula is small but mighty. Wednesday evenings you’ll find whitefish, walnuts, ground flours, honey, herbs, eggs, and produce like strawberries and kale, or whatever’ is in season.
180 N. Maple St., Manistique

Kalamazoo Farmers Market

The Kalamazoo Farmers Market counts more than 100 local farmers, artisans and food producers, most operating within 60 miles of Kalamazoo. Visit every Saturday May through November.
1204 Bank Street, Kalamazoo

Downtown Big Rapids Farmers Market

At the Downtown Big Rapids Farmers Market, you’ll find locally-grown produce, perennials, eggs, cheese, baked goods, honey, maple syrup and much more. Visit on Tuesdays and Fridays from May through October.
226 N. Michigan Ave., Big Rapids

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