Summertime in Michigan means the start of Farmers Markets! Shopping at Farmers Markets is a win win-win for farmers, shoppers and communities; farmers receive more of the food dollars, shoppers receive a huge selection of the freshest food from their area and local economies flourish. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a given at farmers market but depending on the location and time of year there can be a variety of additional products for sale like baked goods, flowers and local crafts.
We know that supporting Farmers Markets means supporting local communities across the state; in the last 12 years we have supported Farmers Markets across Michigan with grants totaling more than $600,000. If you’re looking for a new farmers market to check out this summer, try one of our previous grant recipients.
Lapeer Farmers Creek Market
Location: 272 N. Court St. Lapeer, MI 48446
Hours: Wednesdays & Saturdays May – Oct. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Kalamazoo Farmers Market
Location: 1204 Bank Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Hours: Saturdays starting May 7, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays (starting in June)
Bronson Farmers Market
Location: 106 E. Chicago St., Bronson, MI 49028
Hours: Saturdays starting first Saturday in June, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Website: CITY OF BRONSON (bronson-mi.com)
Hudsonville Terra Square Farmers Market
Location: 3380 Chicago Dr., Hudsonville, MI 49426
Hours: Wednesday and the last Saturday of the month June – September, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SVRC Marketplace (Saginaw)*
Location: 203 S Washington Ave., Saginaw, MI 48607
Hours: Year-round Wednesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Frankenmuth Farmers Market
Location: 534 N. Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Hours: Saturdays Mid-May – Mid-October 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesdays June – August 3 – 6 p.m.
Muskegon Downtown Farmers Market
Location: 242 W Western Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440
Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. starting May 3 through November
Website: Homepage (muskegonfarmersmarket.com)
Grand Rapids Downtown Market*
Location: 435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Hours: Year-round Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fulton Street Farmers Market (Grand Rapids)
Location: 1145 Fulton St. E Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Hours: Main season: May 7 – October 29 Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Second Season – First Saturday in November through last Saturday of April: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Website: Home (fultonstreetmarket.org)
Allen Farmer’s Market (Lansing)*
Location: 1629 E Kalamazoo St. Lansing, MI 48912
Hours: May 10 – October 25 Wednesday 3 – 7 p.m.
Spring Lake Farmers Market
Location: Tanglefoot Park – 312 W Exchange St, Spring Lake, MI 49456
Hours: June 2 – October 13 Thursday 9am – 2pm
*These markets are year-round and have a variety of vendors selling food and other goods.
If the above locations are too far from where you live, check out this interactive map to locate all the Farmers Markets across Michigan.