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Southeast Michigan Farmers Market and Community-Supported Agriculture Guide

On the hunt for farm fresh local produce? Check out Metro Parent's 2014 list of local places from Detroit to Ann Arbor and beyond.

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Islandview Farmers Market

  • Address: 7200 Mack Ave., southeast corner of East Grand Boulevard, Detroit
  • Schedule: 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 4-Oct. 29, 2014
  • Phone: 313-571-0937

The mission of this eastside Detroit market is to provide a wider variety of healthy and locally produced food to the community in an environment that fosters social and community connections – and supports entrepreneurial opportunities. Everything sold here is sure to be fresh, organic and grown in the D.

Lathrup Village Farmers Market

  • Address: Municipal Complex, 27400 Southfield Road north of I-696, Lathrup Village
  • Schedule: 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 4-Oct. 15, 2014
  • Phone: 248-557-2600, ext. 224

Now in its fourth year, this market offers everything from honey, eggs and corn to breads, berries and sausage. Also keep an eye out for fun events like Fall Fest and Family Day, the dates of which are to be determined.

Lake Orion Farmers Market

  • Address: 93 S. Anderson St., two blocks south of Flint Street near Children's Park and the Orion Art Center, Lake Orion
  • Schedule: 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 18-Oct. 22, 2014
  • Phone: 248-693-9742

This open-air market is more than just produce. Offerings include organic eggs and meat, handcrafted pickles and even all-natural soaps and lotions. Best of all, most of the produce offered at the market is harvested 24 hours or less before its sold, so you know it will be fresh!

Lincoln Park Farmers Market

  • Address: Municipal parking lot on Southfield Road between Fort Park and Lafayette Street, across from city hall, Lincoln Park
  • Schedule: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, May 4-Oct. 26, 2014 (plus Sunday before Thanksgiving is the Holiday Market)
  • Phone: 313-427-0443

This weekly outdoor market returns for its eighth season to provide local produce, flowers, plants and specialty foods like kettle corn, jams, maple syrup and dried herbs to the downriver community. There are also various events held throughout the season that are fun for both kids and adults.

Manchester Farmers Market

  • Address: Adrian Street, off of Main Street, Manchester
  • Schedule: 4-8 p.m. Thursdays, May 8-Oct. 9, 2014 (note: closes one hour early, at 7 p.m., in September and October)
  • Phone: 734-428-7872

Located in the heart of Manchester, this farm and artisan market is sure to have what you're looking for. Snag the freshest in-season produce and other goodies, all grown or made within 100 miles of the village.

Milford Farmers Market

  • Address: Fifth Third Bank lot, 115 E. Liberty St., Milford (note: moves to South Side Park, next to Milford Fire Department, on Aug. 7, due to Milford Memories)
  • Schedule: 3-8 p.m. Thursdays, May 8-Oct. 23, 2014 (note: closes at dusk in September and October)
  • Phone: 248-496-7056

You'll only find foods and creations by Michigan farmers and artisans here. This community market also offers activities for kids, like cooking demonstrations and other special events.

Mount Clemens Farmers Market

  • Address: Parking lot at 141 N. River Road between I-94 and North Gratiot Avenue, Mount Clemens
  • Schedule: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, May 3-Nov. 22, 2014
  • Phone: 586-493-7600

At this open-air market, farm staples like corn, flowers and pumpkins are mixed with more unique treats like okra, Italian eggplants, raw honey-in-the-comb and more. Watch for local chefs and restaurants to share culinary tricks and tips on select Saturdays. There's also plenty of fun events to choose from, like the Strawberry Social on June 21, or Family Day on July 19.

New Baltimore Farmers Market

  • Address: Recreation Center, 50976 Washington St., between Main and Front streets, New Baltimore
  • Schedule: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, June 29-Oct. 19, 2014
  • Phone: 586-557-4841

This independent market, located in the heart of New Baltimore near Waterfront Park, offers a variety of locally grown fruits and veggies. Be sure to check out special events running throughout the season. There's also free yoga in the park noon-1 p.m. Sundays June-September.

Northville Farmers Market

  • Address: Corner of Seven Mile and Sheldon roads, downtown Northville
  • Schedule: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays, May 1-Oct. 30, 2014
  • Phone: 248-349-7640

There's something for everyone at this Thursday market! You'll find over 100 stalls selling wide varieties of flowers, herbs, produce, honey, homemade pasta, jams and even dog food. Plus, find "Chefs at the Market" 9-10 a.m. every third Thursday.

Northwest Detroit Farmers Market

  • Address: 18445 Scarsdale St. (in the parking lot of the Rosedale Park Community House), Detroit
  • Schedule: 4-8 p.m. Thursdays, June 5-Oct. 9, 2014
  • Phone: 313-387-4732, ext. 103

Now in a new location, this ninth annual farmers market, run by the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, will continue to feature fresh fruits and veggies, meats, eggs, baked goods, teas, spices and more.

Novi Farmers Market

  • Address: Novi Civic Center, 45175 W. 10 Mile Road, next to the Novi Public Library
  • Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, June 28-Sept. 13, 2014
  • Phone: 248-347-0400

This market returns with a new location and market day. Hosted this year by the Novi Parks and Recreation Department, here, you'll find anything from fresh produce, plants and flowers to baked goods, crafts and works of art.

Oakland Avenue Farmers Market

  • Address: 9354 Oakland Ave., Detroit
  • Schedule: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 7-Oct. 25, 2014
  • Phone: 313-649-7756

The vision of this small-scale community market is to provide healthy eating and cooking education to kids and teens. Not only is it a great place to pick up locally grown produce for the family, but you also can stop by for a class or two on anything from rain barrel workshops to food canning demonstrations.

Oakland County Market

  • Address: 2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford
  • Schedule: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, May-December 2014; 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, January-April 2015
  • Phone: 248-858-5495

Operating since 1953, this 14-acre market welcomes more than 300,000 visitors annually and is open three days a week in summer/fall. Farmers from eight to 10 nearby counties personally bring their produce, fruit and flowers directly to the public. Don't miss the nearby flea market for bargains aplenty.

Oxford Farmers Market

  • Address: 15 N. Washington St., Oxford
  • Schedule: 2-7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 11-Oct. 11, 2014
  • Phone: 248-628-2543

The village of Oxford is again running its annual farmers market on Thursdays and Saturdays, where it offers a variety of delicious fruits and veggies. Bring the family to pick out some fresh, local produce together.

Pittsfield Township Farmers' Market

  • Address: Pittsfield Township Administration Building, 6201 W. Michigan Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 5-Oct. 9, 2014
  • Phone: 734-822-3152

This outdoor market offers a wide variety of specialty foods in addition to the farm-fresh produce. With approximately 30 vendors, you will find everything from artisan popcorn and salsas to olive oil and fresh bread. There are also plenty of fun activities for families, like live music concerts and kite-flying demos!

Plymouth Farmers Market

  • Address: The Gathering, next to the Penn Theater on Penniman Avenue, downtown Plymouth
  • Schedule: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 3-Oct. 25, 2014 (closed July 12 for Art in the Park and Sept. 6 for the Plymouth Community Fall Festival)
  • Phone: 734-453-1540

Fresh produce, flowers, eggs, meats, poultry, baked goods, popcorn, salsa and barbecue sauce are just a few of the many offerings at this market. Not to mention, it's a great place to bring the kids, as it's just a short stroll from the popular Kellogg Park.

Redford Township Market at the Marquee Farmers Market

  • Address: Marquee of Redford, 15145 Beech Daly Road, Redford Township
  • Schedule: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, June 15-Sept. 28, 2014
  • Phone: 313-387-2504

This outdoor market has everything from locally grown produce, plants and flowers to baked goods, art and specialty foods.

Romulus Farmers Market

  • Address: Historical Park pavilion, 11147 Hunt St., Romulus
  • Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, June 7-Oct. 25, 2014
  • Phone: 734-942-7545

This market brings the community together with local growers and artisans, offering a variety of farm-fresh products. Hosts a special event every first Saturday of the month. There's also a children's activity table for kids to enjoy every week.

Royal Oak Farmers Market

  • Address: 316 E. 11 Mile Road, two blocks east of Main Street, Royal Oak
  • Schedule: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, year-round; plus 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays during summer for antiques, farm and specialty market, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. during winter; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays year-round antique and collectible market
  • Phone: 248-246-FARM (3276)

Many consider this market one of the best in southeast Michigan. Find a wide variety of fresh, locally produced fruits and veggies, as well as baked goods, eggs, dairy products, meats, herbs, bread and other goods. Be sure to catch the amazing flea market, too, packed with collectibles and antiques on Sundays.

Saline Saturday Farmers Market

  • Address: Downtown, South Ann Arbor Street half a block south of Michigan Avenue, Saline
  • Schedule: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 3-Oct. 11, 2014
  • Phone: 734-429-3518

This growers-only market has been providing locals with fresh foods since 2000. Find a wide variety of goods including eggs, coffee, plants and artisan crafts, too. Also, get tips from master gardeners from Michigan State University.

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