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Michigan Farmers Market Finds: 31 Fresh & Fabulous Spots

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Find a Michigan Farmers Market: 31 Top Farmers Markets to Visit

Visited a Michigan Farmers Market lately? If you want for fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and more, then your local farmers market is the place to go.

Lucky for us, there thousands of farms in Michigan ready to supply you with award-winning, fresh, and locally grown fruits and vegetables. With so many options to choose from you’ll be coming home with more food than you have space for.

Read on to discover 31 MUST-VISIT Michigan Farmers Markets to find fresh and fabulous food from the farm.

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Southeast Michigan Farmers Markets

Ann Arbor Farmers Market

315 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
HOURS:

Open Saturdays Year-Round
7 a.m.-3 p.m. May-December
8 a.m.-3 p.m. January-April
Open Wednesdays May-December
7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Started all the way back in 1919, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market is bursting at the seams, as any city market should, with over 100 vendors at each market. The vendors here offer farm-fresh foods, in-season Michigan produce, prepared foods, leather crafts, woodwork, and much, much more.

In the wake of Covid-19, they’ve even begun offering curbside capabilities, meaning you can order anything you’d get at the Market on their market online and, instead of getting out of your vehicle they bring the product to you.

Onsite parking for the Detroit St. location makes getting to the market as easy as homemade pie (something you can no doubt pick up at the market once you get inside).

IF YOU GO: If you’re looking for more fun things to do in Ann Arbor, check out our guide to the BEST Things to DO in Ann Arbor. If you’re a foodie, you might want to read about the iconic Zingerman’s…don’t leave Ann Arbor without checking out this world-famous delicatessen.

Birmingham Farmers Market

660 N Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009
HOURS:

Open Sundays May – October
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Looking for weekend day trip ideas with your family? You absolutely cannot miss Birmingham’s Sunday Market.

This southeast Michigan market runs every Sunday through October, with more than 70 booths of homegrown goodies.

Wondering when certain veggies and fruits are in season? Look no further than their very easily navigated produce chart. Enjoy activities put on by the Farmers Market such as movie nights and National Lemonade Day.

Most of all, enjoy all the especially fresh foods, veggies, fruits, and more they have to offer. Plan on spending some time wandering through the shops and restaurants in downtown Birmingham, too.

IF YOU GO: Just a half-hours drive away is beautiful Belle Isle Park , considered to be the “Jewel of Detroit.” This historic island is located in the middle of the Detroit River, with Ontario, Canada on the other side. Learn more about all the don’t-miss spots on this Michigan gem in our guide to Belle Isle.

Detroit Eastern Market

2934 Russell Street, Detroit MI 48207
HOURS:

Open Saturdays Year-round
6 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesdays June – September
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sundays June – September
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

It’s one of the biggest outdoor open-air markets in the country, and a true celebration of Michigan’s deep farm roots (pun intended).

Michigan residents from around the state (and some from surrounding states, and Canada, too) flock to this bustling market year-round, and they’re never disappointed.

From food trucks featuring take-out from top-notch local restaurants to fresh flowers, produce, meats and more, you’ll be amazed at everything found here. With over 200 vendors you’re sure to not go home empty-handed, so bring your wallet.

Eastern Market located on Russell Street in Detroit Michigan is the place to be Tuesdays and Sundays through September. Saturdays turn into a Winter farmers Market past December. Bridge Card, and a smiling face.

Don’t miss the Harvest Gala on October 8th for food, drinks, music, and a good time. Take a tour of the district with the many tours the Market has to offer on the water, in a bus, or walking.

IF YOU GO: When you visit Detroit’s Eastern market, you’re within easy distance of two more must-see spots in Detroit: Belle Isle (the Jewel of Detroit), and Detroit’s River Walk, recently awarded “Best Riverwalk in the Country.” Don’t miss the opportunity to explore these Detroit must-see’s.

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Mid-Michigan Farmers Markets

East Lansing Farmers Market

280 Valley Ct, East Lansing, MI 48823
HOURS:

Open Saturdays June – October
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Started in 2009, this market is an easy walk from Michigan State University campus, if you happen to be a Spartan. This growers-only market offers 100% homegrown products.

Located in Valley Court Park, the East Lansing Farmers Market is a very popular spot with students, faculty, and community residents alike. It’s the perfect little park setting and the farmers market does not disappoint, offering a wide variety of goodies from live music to food, and soaps.

Don’t miss Autumn Fest, hosted October 17th. This fest has fun for the whole family from rock and pumpkin painting to free food as supplies last. How could you say no to free food?

Check out their shopping list to see the awesome products they have in store for you each week. Bridge Cards are accepted at this location.

Flint Farmers Market

300 E 1st St, Flint, MI 48502
HOURS:

Open Year-round Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
9 a.m. – 5 p.m
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Recognized as one of “the Great Places in America,” this not-so-hidden jewel is a must-see. Flint, Michigan is the heart of mid-Michigan’s farm belt, and its location makes it a perfect spot for farmers from surrounding communities to bring fresh crops to market.

Started in 1905, this market is located on East 1st street and offers a wide variety of activities, local food, local beer, and local event space. Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday year-round, you can’t miss it, even if you tried. Bridge Cards are welcome, as well as the purchase of gift cards for friends and family. They even have restaurants for good food, good people, and good times.

Don’t miss out on the Brew Detroit Tap Feature coming to Flint Farmers Market on September 30th.

Port Austin Farmer’s Market

17 W State St, Port Austin, MI 48467
HOURS:

Open Saturdays mid-May through mid-October
9 a.m. – 1 p.m
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We’ve known folks who have planned a few entire weekend getaways around a visit to this Saturday market at the tip of Michigan’s thumb region (we’re not naming names).

As one of the most popular farmers in the state, the Port Austin Farmers Market does not disappoint. The Michigan Thumb landscape is dotted with farm after farm, and you’ll find their bounty, along with many other homespun goodies here.

With more than 50 vendors weekly, you can spend hours wandering the aisles of produce, baked goods, flowers, antiques, art and crafts and more.

All of this is with a sparkling blue Saginaw Bay in the background…pure Michigan farmers market perfection.

IF YOU GO: You can use our Ultimate Guide to Port Austin to make your plans to visit soon. In it, we share some of the best spots to stay, play, eat and beach. Also, Port Austin is home to Port Austin, one of the Michigan’s Dark Sky Parks. These unique parks offer unparalleled views of the skies at night, away from artificial lights, and are great spots to view meteor showers.

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West Michigan Farmers Markets

Holland Farmers Market

150 W 8th St, Holland, MI 49423
HOURS:

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays
mid-May-early December
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Located on West 8th Street in downtown Holland, this must-visit Farmers Market hosts up to 100 Vendors each week. In regular, non-Covid years, Holland Farmers Market also hosts live street performers to play jaunty tunes as customers shop their many exceptional vendors.

If you’re someone who enjoys a good street performance, then don’t miss the Holland Fall Fest on October 8th and 9th. Not only will there be music, but some of the best pumpkin carvers, pumpkin painting, hayrides, and more to help put you in the fall spirit.

The Holland Farmers Market accepts Bridge Cards, and you can give your friends and family the gift of farm-fresh, locally sourced produce with the Holland Market Bucks (i.e. gift card). Don’t forget to stop by the Beer City Dog Biscuits tent to pick your furry friend up a yummy treat.

There’s a lot of fun activities going on here, too. Are you a fan of free merch? The Holland Market also hosts a weekly free t-shirt contest.

In December, the farmers market is the location for Kerstmarkt, a Christmas market celebrating the town’s rich Dutch heritage.

IF YOU GO: Holland is one of Michigan’s TOP tourist destinations, and with good reason. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, this fun town in southwest Michigan is home to Holland State Park and the Big Red Lighthouse. Read more about visiting Holland in our list of the TOP 25 Things to do in Holland, which you can find here.

Muskegon Farmers Market

242 W Western Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440
HOURS:

Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays May – October
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The perfect place for kids and adults alike, the Muskegon Farmers Market hosts two clubs aimed at getting fresh, healthy produce into the hands (and stomachs) of local residents. The children’s “Power of Produce” club teaches kids the importance of shopping locally and healthily, and a second club for senior citizens does the same for this age group.

There’s a lot of good stuff going on at this west Michigan spot.

Not only does the Muskegon Farmers Market host these clubs to further the education and importance of these topics, but they also have a good, old-fashioned farmers market packed full of healthy and locally sourced Michigan foods.

Enjoy a cold-pressed juice from Bodhi Tree Juice Co. while you listen to the live music performed on stage. Located on West Western Ave this farmers market accepts Bridge Cards. Purchase the gift of fresh produce with the Muskegon Farmers Market gift card. Open through November Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

IF YOU GO: Muskegon is located just north of Grand Haven, a top West Michigan travel destination. This charming beach town is a worth the short drive south. Choose either Grand Haven City Beach or Grand Haven State Park to park and watch the Lake Michigan waves roll in. Use our Grand Haven Guide to plan your visit.

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Northern Michigan Farmers Markets

East Jordan Farmers Market

101 Spring St, East Jordan, MI 49727
HOURS:

Open Thursdays May – October
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

With beautiful Lake Charlevoix in the background, East Jordan ranks high on the list of prettiest Michigan spots for a farmer’s market.

Located on Spring St., this Market offers artisan bread, crafts, fresh produce, and other locally sourced goods. Every Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m, a small number of vendors come to set up shop on a small plot of land just steps from a sparkling blue Lake Charlevoix. Crafters, farmers, bakers, beekeepers, and canners all make this plot of land their home for a few hours every Sunday selling their seasonal fresh goods.

Because this Market is during the week, it tends to have a smaller turn out. That doesn’t mean it’s not worth a visit, in fact, you’ll find some high-quality goods here. If visiting a less-crowded spot intrigues you, this may just be the market for you.

The summer resort town of Charlevoix (the beautiful) is just a short drive away. Check out our guide to Charlevoix and find the best places to stay, play, eat and beach.

IF YOU GO: Charlevoix the Beautiful, an upscale resort town on the shores of Lake Michigan is just a short drive around the lake from East Jordan. We love visiting this pretty town and strolling the manicured streets, and stopping by Fisherman’s Island State Park to hunt for Petoskey Stones. Use our Ultimate Guide to Charlevoix to learn more.

Sutton Bay Farmers Market

702 N St Joseph St, Suttons Bay, MI 49682
HOURS:

Open Saturdays May – October
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Suttons Bay Farmers Market is held every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and hosts a plethora of vendors. From apothecary needs (things handmade soaps and lotions) to produce, meat, and poultry, all your needs are met in just one trip to this small farmers market.

Charming Suttons Bay is truly one of Michigan’s must-see spots. This beautiful waterfront town and the sandy shores of Grand Traverse’s West Bay is simply fun no matter the season. The market is located just steps away from the water on Joseph Street. That means you can swim before getting a fresh, healthy, Michigan-sourced meal at the market…how much more convenient can it get?

IF YOU GO: Arguably one of the most charming towns in Michigan, Suttons Bay is so much fun to explore. Cute stores with friendly shopkeepers (we’re looking at YOU, The Happy Woman Store and Murdick’s Fudge Shoppe) and some amazing restaurants (like Martha’s Leelanau Table) are so much fun to visit. Learn more about Suttons Bay in our Guide to Suttons Bay.

More Farmers Markets in Northern Michigan

  • Oscoda – AuSable Farmers Market
  • Sara Hardy’s Downtown Farmers Market in Traverse City
  • Tawas City Market
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Farmers Markets in the Upper Peninsula

Marquette Farmers Market

112 S 3rd St, Marquette, MI 49855
HOURS:

Open Saturdays May 22-October 30
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Open Wednesdays June 16-September 15
5 – 7 p.m.

Marquette is one of Michigan’s fastest-growing cities, and this hip farmers market is just one of the reasons that everyone is talking about this vibrant city on the shore of Lake Superior.

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, this downtown market is a good choice for those not only looking for locally sourced food but also those looking for fun things to do. From yoga classes to open mic nights, this is a don’t-miss in Marquette.

This Market is located on South 3rd Street with parking all around downtown Marquette. If you are looking to advertise your local businesses, Marquette Farmers Market has a community table where you can do just that, offering samples, and free swag tends to be the common move for those who rent the community table. This location accepts Bridge Cards as well.

IF YOU GO: We’ve got an excellent guide to Marquette, as well as a guide to the popular Black Rocks Cliffs just a bit west of the city.

More Upper Peninsula Farmers Markets

  • Lake Linden Farmers Market in U.P.
  • Escanaba Farmers Market
  • St. Ignace Farmers Market
  • Sault Ste. Marie Farmers Market

Michigan Farmer’s Markets F.A.Q.

Q. How many farmers markets are there in Michigan?

peninsula. They range in size, with the largest being Detroit’s historic Eastern Market, whish is open year-round.

About the Author –

Charlotte Dennison is a content creation intern at My Michigan Beach. She grew up in Vermont and has summertime family ties to the great state of Michigan in both Ann Arbor and Lake Hamlin. In addition to content creation, she spends her time studying writing, editing, and publishing at Emmanuel College in Boston. Writing has been her dream since the start of high school, and she hopes to turn content creating into a life-long career. Charlotte is jazzed to be interning at MyMichiganBeach.com. Outside of writing Charlotte enjoys curling up with a Stephen King novel and her cat on rainy city days.

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