Check Out These Awesome Michigan Farmers Markets

There’s something special about visiting a new Michigan destination and experiencing its local fares, but you don’t always have to go far to do so!

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Agriculture has always been one of Michigan’s major industries, and as Michiganders will tell you, it is still the leader in producing many delicious foods. Read more on Farmers Markets to visit this summer and check out the full list of farmers markets in Michigan.

1. Flint Farmers' Market – Flint

If you’re looking for fresh and delicious fare near Flint, look no further than the Flint Farmers’ Market. This year-round market has 50 vendors featuring several produce distributors, a great meat market, poultry, breads and baked goods, cheese, a wine shop, an art gallery, a café, middle-eastern and Mexican groceries and many unique gifts. Check out the Flint Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

2. Ann Arbor Farmers Market – Ann Arbor

Located in the Kerrytown District, the Ann Arbor Farmers' Market features locally grown produce, flowers, shrubs, plants, jams, honey, maple syrup, jellies, baked goods, grains, fruits, eggs, dairy products, homemade wearing apparel, toys, jewelry, home decorations, furniture, pottery and candles all in an open-air atmosphere. Head to A2 and check out this historic market. From January through April, you can visit on Saturdays 8am - 3 pm. From May through December, it is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7am - 3pm.

3. Fulton Street Farmers MarketGrand Rapids

Enjoy the outdoors and a beautiful farmer’s market when visiting Grand Rapids! The Fulton Street Farmer’s Market is a seasonal, open-air, market that offers fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, baked goods, crafts more. Some vendors start leaving as early as 2 p.m., so get there early for best selection! From January through April, the market is open on Saturdays from 10am - 1pm. The summer market season runs from the first Saturday in May through the last Saturday before Christmas in December and is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

4. Marquette Farmer’s & Artists Market – Marquette

The Downtown Marquette Farmer’s Market continues to grow strong! This Upper Peninsula market is open every Saturday mid-May through October, in the Marquette Commons Parking Lot. Here you’ll find some of the best local produce the U.P. has to offer in addition to delightful displays from local artists. The Market also participates in WIC's 'Project Fresh', which makes fresh produce available to low-income, nutritionally-at-risk consumers, through Michigan farmers' markets.

5. Holland Farmers Market – Holland

Dutch heritage and tulips aren’t the only things to love about Holland! This market features more than 90 local farmers and vendors selling everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to plants, baked goods, floral arrangements, dairy products and much, much more. The Market also features a food court with dining options for breakfast and lunch, as well as street performers who entertain with music, magic and other shows. Explore the Holland Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. May 18 through December 10.

6. Eastern Market – Detroit

Each week, thousands flock to Eastern Market to enjoy one of the most authentic urban adventures in the nation. This market, and its adjacent district, offers local fare with more than 250 independent vendors and merchants processing, wholesaling, and retailing food. At the heart of Eastern Market is a six-block public market that has been nourishing Detroit since 1891. Every Saturday it transforms into a vibrant marketplace with hundreds of open-air stalls offering great selections of fruits, veggies, fresh-cut flowers, locally produced specialty food products, and pasture and/or grass-fed meat. Additional market days include Detroit Eastern Market Tuesdays as well as Sunday Street Market, both occurring seasonally, from mid-Spring through the autumn months. 

7. Midland Area Farmers Market – Midland

The Midland Area Farmers Market is located in downtown Midland, at the structure at the end of Ashman Street near the Tridge. It is a great place to get all of your fresh vegetables, fruit, baked goods, meat, fish, cheese, eggs, plants and flowers. The market is open on Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturdays, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., from May 5 through October. During the month of November, the market will remain open on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. through Nov. 17. If you can't make it out to the market, they have an incredibly convenient service called Run Around Errand Service which offers (for a fee) home delivery service of some products. Be sure to spend a day roaming around the market! It will be time well spent.

8.  East Lansing Farmers Market – East Lansing 

The East Lansing Farmers Market debuted in 2009. It is a growers-only market, with an open-air layout so visitors can enjoy a beautiful summer morning while searching for local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, honey, flowers and more. The market opens in June and closes in October. Or head to one of the other Lansing Farmers Markets

9. Muskegon Farmers Market – Muskegon 

The Muskegon Farmers Market has goods and activities year-round. In the winter, enjoy cooking classes and an indoor market. Come summer, experience more vendors different fresh fruits and vegetables that are in peak season. The market is dedicated to showcasing the best locally-grown Michigan products possible, from food to flowers, handcrafts and baked goods around.