Southeast Michigan Farmers Market and Community-Supported Agriculture Guide
Looking for local fruits and veggies? Metro Parent's 2013 list covers farm fresh produce from farms to CSAs, from Detroit to Ann Arbor and beyond
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Clarkston Farmers' Market gears up for its next season. Swing by with the family and shop for fresh fruits and veggies, and enjoy some family time, too.
- Address: Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Road, Clarkston
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, June 29-Oct. 12, 2013
- Phone: 248-821-4769
The summertime classic returns to Clawson, bringing its usual array of fruit and vegetables to a festive outdoor setting, complete with musicians. Organizers boast it offers "a lively gathering place for families."
- Address: Clawson City Park, 1080 N. Custer Ave.
- Schedule: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, July 14-Sept. 29, 2013 (closed Labor Day weekend)
- Phone: 248-885-2428
Visit the historic Cobblestone Park for the annual community farm market. With more than 25 vendors offering everything from honey, garlic and local produce to prepared foods, plants and handcrafted goods, you'll find tons of family fun here. Don't miss the new vendors and kids' activities.
- Address: Buhr Park, 2781 Packard Road, Ann Arbor
- Schedule: 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays, May 21-Nov. 5, 2013
- Phone: 734-794-6230
The goal of this market? To bring the community together – plus support the local farmers and businesses. With more than 30 vendors, you're sure to find everything you need for a delicious summer meal.
- Address: Parking lot behind Bryant Branch Library, 22100 Michigan Ave. between Mason and Howard streets, Dearborn
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, May 31-Oct. 18, 2013; 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 18-July 16 and Aug. 20, 2013.
- Phone: 313-584-6100
Up to 40,000 folks flock to this big Detroit landmark – and no wonder! The old-school spot, which dates back to 1891, offers 250 produce and plant vendors. It's also chock-full of open-air stalls stocked with homemade jams, maple syrups and "the occasional goose or rabbit" – appealing to everyone from "toddlers to tycoons."
- Address: 2934 Russell St., Detroit
- Schedule: 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, year-round; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, July 9-Oct. 29, 2013
- Phone: 313-833-9300
This Washtenaw spot, now in its eighth season, 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.
- Address: Alpine Street off Main Street, downtown Dexter
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 4-Oct. 26, 2013
- Phone: 734-426-8303
Located next to a historic schoolhouse, this market welcomes the community to pick up some local fruits and veggies from several area vendors. Enjoy the music of the Vintage Strings, a group of nine southeast Michigan musicians.
- Address: 5221 Church Road, Ann Arbor
- Schedule: 3:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays, May 31-Oct. 25, 2013
- Phone: 734-707-1607
Now in its 14th year, this community favorite is a great 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. Check its website for info on the weekly special events.
- 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 4-Oct. 26, 2013
- Phone: 248-656-0060
Since 2006, this community affair has aimed to boost local citizens' access to fresh food. This year, the city block is full on both sides with vendors, so be sure to visit for plenty of produce, 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, first week May to end of October; inside winter market location to be announced
- Phone: 734-786-8401
This Macomb County market offers the community a place to shop for fresh and locally grown goods through the summer and fall. Bring the kids for a fun day out.
- Address: East Brook Commons parking lot, 9 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue, Eastpointe
- Schedule: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays, May 11-Oct. 26, 2013
- Phone: 586-776-5520