Southeast Michigan Farmers Market and Community-Supported Agriculture Guide
Looking for local fruits and veggies? Metro Parent's 2012 list covers farm fresh produce from farms to CSAs, from Detroit to Ann Arbor and beyond
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This Washtenaw spot offers two market times per week – now starting an hour earlier on Tuesdays! Find a cornucopia of plants, veggies, fruit, holistic candles, organic herbs, jewelry and more. Plus, watch for kids' craft activities, ranging from Fourth of July fun to a "Dress Your Dog for Halloween" event on closing day.
- Address: Alpine Street off Main Street, downtown Dexter
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 5-Oct. 27, 2012
- Phone: 734-426-8303
It's the lucky 13th year for this community favorite spot to scoop up the incomparable flavors of the southeast Michigan's growing season. About 30 farms and local folks hawk bounties from blueberries to bouquets. A master gardener is on hand to answer your gardening questions. Check its website for deets on a monthly 'Green Living' Educational Series, too.
- Address: Corner of East Third and Water streets, one block east of Main Street, downtown Rochester
- Schedule: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 5-Oct. 27, 2012
- Phone: 248-656-0060
Since 2006, this community affair has aimed to boost local citizens' access to fresh food. This year it's up to almost 30 vendors, so be sure to visit for plenty of produce (asparagus, salad greens, kale, green onions and more), seedlings, baked goods, crafts and tons more.
- Address: Key Bank Building at North Hamilton Street and Michigan Avenue, downtown Ypsilanti
- Schedule: 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays, May 1-Oct. 30, 2012
- Phone: 734-786-8401
This smaller market in the city of Detroit proper features 10-14 vendors each week, stocked with plenty of delicious eats including produce, baked goods, specialty foods, prepared foods and artisan products. Thanks to more funding this year, be sure to watch for more kids' activities, cooking demos and music!
- Address: Mack Alter Square, 14820 Mack Ave., Detroit
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, June 9-Oct. 20, 2012 (closed June 30 and Sept. 1)
- Phone: 313-331-3427
Looking for something new and delish? Try Oakland County spot has it all, including flowers, seasonal fruits and veggies, bakery goods, flowers and more, not to mention cooking demos, entertainment and more.
- Address: Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in Riley Park, downtown Farmington
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, May 19-Nov. 17, 2012
- Phone: 284-473-7276, ext. 20
Find local produce, baked goods, flowers, crafts and events, including fun for kids. With an "urban" focus, this market accepts Michigan Bridge Card (June is Double Up Food Bucks Month) and, this year, is accepting credit and debit.
- Address: 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 6-Oct. 28, 2012 (plus Sunday before Thanksgiving
- Phone: 313-427-0443
You'll only find foods and creations by Michigan farmers and folks here. This community event also has children's activities, cooking demonstrations and special events.
- Address: Fifth Third Bank lot, 115 E. Liberty St., Milford (note: moves to South Side Park, next to Milford Fire Department, on Aug. 8, due to Milford Memories)
- Schedule: 3-8 p.m. Thursdays, May 10-Oct. 18, 2012
- Phone: 248-496-7056
This year, the Macomb County market draws together 27 vendors hawking plenty of fruits, veggies, plants and baked goods. Watch for local chefs and restaurants to share culinary tricks and tips on select Saturdays. There's also a July 21 Family Day – and a "Battle of the Chefs" in the fall.
- Address: Parking lot on North River Road between I-94 and North Gratiot Avenue, Mount Clemens
- Schedule: 7-1 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, May 5-Nov. 24, 2012
- Phone: 586-493-7600