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 directly, shoppers find a huge selection of the freshest food from their area and local economies flourish. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a given at farmers markets 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 11 years we have supported 10 Farmers Markets across Michigan with grants totaling $560,000. 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)
Spring Lake Farmers Market
Location: Tanglefoot Park 312 W Exchange St. Spring Lake, MI 49456
Hours: Thursdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
If the above locations are too far from where you live, check out this interactive map to locate all the Farmers Markets across Michigan.
*These markets are year-round and have a variety of vendors selling food and other goods.