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27 Awesome Michigan Farmers Markets That You Must Visit

Michigan farmers markets bring the freshest produce to residents all over the state — vegetables and fruits straight from the farms. One of the beauties of the growing seasons is being able to get what you need for wonderful meals at home.

Every farmers’ market in Michigan is a little different, but all of them have attractions to bring you back again and again. In fact, many of them are the best places to get home-baked delights, jams, jellies, and so much more.

Pro tips for shopping at Michigan farm markets: Shop with an empty belly and an open mind. Dress comfortably, and it’s never a bad idea to bring your own mesh bags.

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South Haven Farmers Market | photo via Shannon Saksewski

Why Get Your Produce From Michigan Farmers Markets

When it comes to getting fresh produce, Michigan farmers markets have fresher fruits and vegetables than supermarkets, especially when that produce is in season. However, freshness isn’t the only reason why you should get your produce from a farmers’ market.

Secondly, in-season produce contains optimal nutrients when it’s harvested after ripening. On the other hand, the produce that you find in grocery stores isn’t as nutrient-rich because it was harvested early and chemically treated to last through the shipping process.

Thirdly, the shipping process increases the carbon footprint of produce that you buy in supermarkets, especially when that produce comes from other countries. The seasonal produce that you find at Michigan farmers markets doesn’t go through the long shipping process.

Finally, shopping for produce at a farmers’ market supports your local farmers and agriculture. When community farmers get your support, they don’t struggle to survive and even have the chance to grow their businesses. On top of that, it boosts the economy — from unemployment rates to taxes.

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Frankfort Farmers Market | photo via Erin Bernhard

Further Support Local Farmers

You have the chance to support your local farms even more through Community Supported Agriculture. Through this system, you can join a community of individuals who guarantee financial support for a farm so that the land becomes a community farm.

The purpose of the Community Supported Agriculture system is to reduce the need for extra transport and merchant resources. The consumers and growers provide mutual support and share in the potential benefits and risks of food production.

The result is self-sustained and energy-efficient community farms. For your financial support, you receive produce deliveries regularly. Some deliveries include farm-raised eggs, dairy, and meat products as well.

Upper Peninsula Farmers Markets

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

112 S 3rd St, Marquette, MI

Fresh produce (lots of it organic), maple syrup, honey, goat milk products, flowers, eggs, and sweet corn are offered at this Upper Peninsula farmers market in Marquette. Food vendors provide delicious options, like mushroom tacos. Winter Sky Wool Co. sells all things wool from its Shetland sheep.

Market hours vary by season — open May through December.

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Downtown Marquette Farmers Market | photo via @crooked_pine_farm

Manistique Farmers Market

180 N Maple St, Manistique, MI

This Michigan farmers market in Manistique sells only food and produce. You can pick up farm-fresh eggs, corn on the cob, fresh-baked bread, pies and cookies, maple syrup, honey, and seasonal fruit. Fish and beef are also available. Let your hips sway and your feet tap while shopping to live music.

Open on Wednesdays from May through September.

Newberry Farmers Market

920 Newberry Ave, Newberry, MI

At Newberry Farmers Market near Tahquamenon Falls, you can buy the usual seasonal local vegetables and fruit, homemade jams and jellies, freshly baked bread, eggs, and locally made crafts.

Beyond that, you’ll find smoked fish, honey, and handmade chocolates. Special events — entertainment, face painting, etc. — are offered from time to time too.

From May through September, it’s open on Thursdays.

East Lansing Farmers Market, East Lansing - Farmers Markets
East Lansing Farmers Market | photo via @clearstreetfarms

Northern Michigan Farmers Markets

Cheboygan Farmers Market

Outdoor — Festival Square Pavilion on Main St
Indoor — 215 N Main St, Cheboygan, MI

The farmers’ market in Cheboygan consists of indoor and outdoor markets. Between the two, you can get a wide range of Michigan products — eggs, coffee, cookies, artisan bread, cinnamon buns, essential oils, wool products, plants, goat’s milk soaps and lotions, flowers, pork, chicken, fish, and crafts.

The outdoor market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from Memorial Day Weekend through October. The indoor market is open on Saturdays from March to May and November to December.

Cheboygan Farmers Market, Cheboygan - Farmers Markets
Cheboygan Farmers Market | photo via @mackinawplantcenter

Charlevoix Farmers Market

307 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI

This well-organized market in Charlevoix offers a great selection of items from more than 30 vendors — usual produce (some organic), maple syrup, honey, jams and jellies, wine, cheese, flowers, microgreens, bagels, bread, croissants, pasties, mustard, lavender products, crepes, sauces, dog treats, and more.

Open on Thursdays from May to October.

Charlevoix Farmers Market, Charlevoix - Farmers Markets
Charlevoix Farmers Market | photo via @britany.ponvelle.callahan

Old Town Emmet Farm Market

900 Emmet St, Petoskey, MI

The farmers market in Petoskey Michigan offers locally grown veggies and fruit, maple syrup, honey, jam, baked goods, eggs, turquoise jewelry, knitted goods, birdhouses, wreaths, soaps, body lotion, candles, essential oils, fresh chicken, organic coffee, and herbs.

From June to October, it’s open on Saturdays.

Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market

Parking Lot B, Southwest Corner of E Grandview Pkwy and Cass St, Traverse City, MI

Tucked away along the banks of the Boardman River and just a stone’s throw from Grand Traverse Bay, Sara Hardy Farmers Market has the ingredients to create a magical place.

There’s a diverse array of edibles available at this downtown Michigan market in Traverse City — quality farm-grown fruits and veggies, eggs, beef, pork, turkey, emu, local milk, maple syrup, honey, jams, cheeses, and baked goods.

From May through October, it’s open on Saturdays. From June through October, it’s also open on Wednesdays.

West Michigan Farmers Markets

Cadillac Farmers Market

117 W Cass St, Cadillac, MI

Local farmers, crafters, and food trucks gather at this Michigan farmers market in Cadillac. Come for baked goods, live beehives, coffee vendors, honey, jam, herbs, and, of course, the freshest seasonal produce.

You can see the work of artists, photographers, and metalworkers too. A Kids’ Corner has been added to entertain the little ones, and live music is playing for the adults.

Open on Tuesdays and Fridays from mid-June through October.

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Cadillac Farmers Market | photo via @gnarled_oak_farm

Fulton Street Farmers Market

1145 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI

Established in 1922, this farmers market in Michigan is 100 years old. It has survived because it’s located in a neighborhood that has thrived. One vendor, Tanis Orchard, has been at the market since 1931.

Come to get artisan cheese, dairy products, vegetables and fruits, fish, honey, goat’s milk, maple syrup, herbs, pasties, doughnuts, ice cream, macarons, cocktail mixes, apple cider, and more.

Open all year, the market hours vary depending on whether it’s the main season (May to October) or the second season (November to April). There are more Grand Rapids farmers’ markets to explore as well.

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Fulton Street Farmers Market | photo via @thecolorfeelcollection

Holland Farmers Market

150 W 8th St, Holland, MI

You can find veggies, fruits, ready-to-go meals, meat, soft pretzels, cheese, cotton candy, fudge, and more from nearly 100 vendors at this Michigan farmers market. Kombucha, Bloody Mary mix, low acid coffee, ice cream & gelato, garden ornaments, plants, herbs, and dried flowers are offered too.

Also, there’s a food court with lots of yummy options — burgers, tacos, kettle corn, frozen lemonade, egg rolls, pizza, and beef stew.

During the regular season from May through November, it’s open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Through mid-December, it’s only open on Saturdays The indoor winter market opens at the same address every first and third Saturday from January through April.

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Holland Farmers Market | photo via Holland Farmer’s Market

Kalamazoo Farmers Market

1204 Bank St, Kalamazoo, MI

The Kalamazoo Farmers Market is the original town market and features more than 100 businesses (growers, producers, retailers, and artisans) every week during the regular season. From fresh foods to baked goods to confections to plants, the variety is tremendous!

In addition, there’s a Night Market that features products from farmers, food trucks, and artisans. Local beer and wine are available for purchase.

Market hours vary during the regular season, which is generally May to November. During the winter, you can visit Kalamazoo Winter Market in the St. Joseph Catholic Church’s gym at 936 Lake St, Kalamazoo, MI.

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Kalamazoo Farmers Market | photo via Kalamazoo Farmers Market

Muskegon Farmers Market

242 W Western Ave, Muskegon, MI

At the year-round Michigan farmers market in Muskegon, you can expect to find locally grown food, plants and flowers, baked goods, and handicrafts. The market is also home to a flea market, where you can find everything imaginable.

The summer market is open from May to November, and the winter market is open from December to April. The flea market opens from May to October.

Plainwell Farmers Market

Indoor — 211 N Main St, Plainwell, MIOutdoor — 554 W Allegan St, Plainwell, MI (SW Donut Mill parking lot)

The Plainwell Farmers’ Market brings local artisans, bakers, and farmers together with the community. You can enjoy fresh produce, eggs, meat, maple syrup, honey, jams, jellies, flowers, baked goods, woodworking products, and much more.

The outdoor market is open mid-May to mid-October, and the indoor market is open the first Saturday of November through the second Saturday of December.

Mid-Michigan Farmers Markets 

East Lansing Farmers Market

280 Valley Ct, East Lansing, MI

The growers-only market in East Lansing has an open-air park atmosphere not far from downtown East Lansing and the Michigan State University campus. You can buy fresh produce and other farm products, as well as meat, coffee, honey, maple syrup, flower, artisan bread, cheeses, and more.

From June to October, the market is open on Sundays.

East Lansing Farmers Market, East Lansing - Farmers Markets
East Lansing Farmers Market | photo via @cityofeastlansing

Grand River Farmers Market

117 W Louis Glick Hwy, Jackson, MI (Grand River Brewery parking lot)

Among the Michigan farmers markets in Jackson, the Grand River Farmers Market is full of state-grown produce, including fresh and organic fruits and vegetables. You can also find organic and vegan items, muffins, honey, bread, granola, jam, pasta, salsa, pies, flower baskets, mums, jewelry, and tons more.

Depending on the weather, the regular market season starts in May or June and lasts until September or October.

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Downtown Jackson Grand River Farmers Market | Photo Courtesy of Jackson Downtown Development Authority

Hartland Farmers Market

10400 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI (Rural King parking lot)

This farmers market in Michigan is located in the huge parking lot in front of retailer Rural King. Every week, you can find locally grown vegetables and fruits, meat, flowers, and various items from garage sale and flea market vendors.

The market is open on Saturdays from mid-May to mid-October.

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Hartland Farmers Market

Marshall Area Farmers Market

125 W Green St, Marshall, MI

The Marshall Area Farmers Market has a great selection of items — seasonal fruits and vegetables, plants, herbs, artisan bread, gourmet garlic, Amish-baked goods, pasture-raised pork and lamb, kettle corn, pasties, chow chow, cotton canvas bags, vegan candles, grass-fed beef, and so much more.

The summer market is open on Saturdays from May to October, and the winter market is open on the first and third Saturdays from November to April.

Marshall Area Farmers Market, Marshall - Farmers Markets
Marshall Area Farmers Market | photo via @dawncoeur

Meridian Township Farmers Market

1995 Central Park Dr, Okemos, MI

Featuring summer and winter markets, the farmers’ market in Meridian Township is located in the Green Pavilion’s Marketplace on the north side of Meridian Mall. Throughout the year, you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables, a majority of which are grown locally.

The summer market opens on Saturdays from May to mid-December, and the winter market opens on Saturdays from mid-January through April.

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Meridian Township Farmers Market | photo via @ugli_pi

East Michigan Farmers Markets

Ann Arbor Farmers Market

315 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI

This farmers market in Ann Arbor has been around for more than 100 years and features 120 vendors from Michigan and Ohio.

You’ll find fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, herbs, plants, flowers, honey, maple syrup, doughnuts, meat, eggs, gluten-free pastries, sauerkraut, tempeh, Polish and Mediterranean food, hot sauce, and much more.

During the main season, the market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May to December. For the winter, it’s open on Saturdays from January to April.

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Ann Arbor Farmers Market | photo via Lynsday Israel

Clarkson Area Farmers Market

6558 Waldon Rd, Clarkston, MI

This local farmers’ market in Clarkston has a changing array of vendors that offer some great fruits, veggies, and flowers. Also, you may find artisan bread, delicious cakes, cookies, soaps, honey, jerky, jewelry, pierogies, aprons, free-range eggs, honey, cheese, crafts, and natural and organic products.

From mid-June to early October, the market opens on Saturdays.

Eastern Market

1445 Adelaide, Detroit, MI (Welcome Center)

Among the Michigan farmers markets in the Detroit area, Eastern Market may be the biggest and most visited. Since 1891, the market has been nourishing the community. It actually has six markets, but three of them are super popular.

  • The Saturday Market features more than 225 vendors who sell fresh produce, meats, baked goods, and more.
  • The Sunday Market is a showcase of local artists, chefs, jewelers, musicians, and more.
  • The Tuesday Market is a smaller version of the Saturday Market with fresh produce, meats, and baked goods for sale. Special offerings are available too, such as fitness classes.

The Saturday Market is open every Saturday all year, the Sunday Market is open every Sunday from June through September, and the Tuesday Market is open every Tuesday from June through September.

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Eastern Market | photo via Krissy Schwab

Flint Farmers Market

300 E 1st St, Flint, MI

Located in downtown Flint, this Michigan farmers’ market is an indoor market with an outdoor pavilion, and it’s home to more than 50 vendors. You can buy fresh produce and locally made products of all kinds, enjoy meals at its restaurants, take cooking classes, attend events, and much more.

The Flint Farmers’ Market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays all year!

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Flint Farmers Market

Frankenmuth Farmers Market

534 N Main St, Frankenmuth, MI

It’s never boring at the Frankenmuth Farmers Market, which has more than 100 vendors.

In addition to lots of seasonal fruits and vegetables, you can purchase plants, flowers, hair accessories, maple syrup, candles, dog treats, baked goods, cement statuaries, kolaches, jams and jellies, popcorn, solar yard ornaments, snowcones, soup mixes, spices, art glass, forged iron, coffees, and teas.

From mid-May to mid-October, the market is open on Saturdays. From June through August, it’s also open on Wednesdays. Mark your calendar for the ChristKindlMarkt holiday shopping market the weekend after Thanksgiving as well!

Mount Clemens Farmers Market

Wednesdays — 123 Macomb Pl, Mount Clemens, MI
Saturdays — 141 North River Rd, Mount Clemens, MI

Shop for perennial flowers, honey, fresh or smoked Great Lakes fish, pickles, fresh vegetables and fruit, herbs, houseplants and hanging baskets, cookies, muffins, jams and jellies, caramel apples, artisan bread, crocheted items, pies, Fairtrade coffee, Indian corn, and more at the farmers’ market in Mount Clemens.

Market hours vary — Open on Saturdays from May to November and Wednesdays from mid-July to mid-September.

East Lansing Farmers Market, East Lansing - Farmers Markets
East Lansing Farmers Market | photo via @clearstreetfarms

Oakland County Farmers Market

2350 Pontiac Lake Rd, Waterford Twp, MI

An amazing Michigan farmers market, the Oakland County Farmers Market has so much more than veggies and fruit on sale. You can get a breakfast sandwich or BBQ lunch and purchase baked goods, maple syrup, honey, artisan crafts, and fresh flowers.

Also, you can enjoy a corn roast, art show, children’s activities, and other special events throughout the year. Free health and nutrition education programs are offered by Michigan State University Extension too.

From May to December, the market opens on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. From January to April, it opens on Saturdays only.

Port Austin Farmers Market

17 W State St, Port Austin, MI

One of the best farmers markets in Michigan, the Port Austin Farmers Market is located in downtown Port Austin near the tip of the Mitten Thumb. You’ll see fresh produce, meats and fish, cheeses, herbs, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, jam, sauces and seasonings, handcrafted items, antiques, and more.

Rain or shine, the market is open every Saturday from about mid-May to mid-October.

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Port Austin Farmers Market | photo via @andres.b.martinez.96

Royal Oak Farmers Market

316 E Eleven Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI

Since 1925, the farmers’ market in Royal Oak has been a community gathering place. You can find a huge range of products on sale — fresh fruits and veggies, herbs, flowers and plants, herb soaps and teas, beans and cereals, eggs, honey, baked goods, jams and jellies, apple cider, and more.

Some items are only available seasonally. Holiday decorations and Christmas trees and wreaths are just one example. Also, the Royal Oak Farmers Market hosts events of all kinds — from craft shows and corn roasts to weddings and other special events.

On top of that, the market is the place to go for ice skating, hot chocolate, and roasted marshmallows during the winter. The rink is open until mid-March.

All year, the regular market is open on Saturdays. On Sundays, you can visit for antiques and collectibles from rotating vendors.

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Royal Oak Farmers Market | photo via City of Royal Oak

More Michigan Farmers Markets to Explore

With almost 10 million acres of farmland and more than 47,000 farms, farm-fresh produce in Michigan is never very far away. Actually, the state is home to more than 300 farmers’ markets. Find and visit a Michigan farmers market near you this spring, summer, fall, or winter!

Upper Peninsula Farmers Markets

Northern Michigan Farmers Markets

West Michigan Farmers Markets

Mid-Michigan Farmers Markets

East Michigan Farmers Markets

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