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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Looking for 125-plus Michigan-grown/made products? Gallop on over to this Thursday market! You'll find all varieties of flowers, herbs, berries, produce, honey, homemade pasta, jellies and jams – heck, even dog food. Catch a master gardener from 9 a.m. to noon, and feast with "Chefs at the Market" 9-10 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month.
- Address: Northville Downs parking lot, corner of Seven Mile and Sheldon roads, downtown Northville
- Schedule: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, May 3-Oct. 25, 2012
- Phone: 248-349-7640
This year-round hidden treasure lets county residents shop right in their own backyard – as it has all the way since the early 1920s. Farmers from eight to 10 nearby counties personally bring their produce, fruit and flowers direct to the public. Don't miss the nearby flea market for bargains aplenty.
- Address: 2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford
- Schedule: 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, May 1-Dec. 23, 2012; Saturdays only Dec. 29-April 27, 2013
- Phone: 248-858-5495
This year, the market welcomes an extra 13 vendors outside – plus the 30 inside, all selling a great variety of plants, produce, baked goods and fantastic items by artisans. Keep an eye out for children's days, and be sure to grab a bite from the mobile Red Wood Grill.
- Address: 31505 Grand River Ave. at Orchard Lake Road, Farmington
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, year-round
- Phone: 810-672-9905
Fresh produce, vegetables, herbs, flowering plants, fresh and dried flowers, eggs, meats, poultry, baked goods, popcorn, cherry products, salsa and barbecue sauce – it's all here. Not to mention homemade and recycled items, holiday decor and more, set a short stroll from popular Kellogg Park.
- Address: The Gathering, next to the Penn Theater on Penniman Avenue, downtown Plymouth
- Schedule: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 12-Oct. 27, 2012 (closed July 9 for Art in the Park and Sept. 10 for the Plymouth Community Fall Festival)
- Phone: 734-453-1540
At one of southeast Michigan's primo markets, during growing season, farmers are only allowed to sell what they grow! Gather up fruits, veggies, baked goods, eggs, dairy products, meats, herbs and other goods. Plus, on Sundays, don't miss their amazing flea market, packed with collectibles and antiques.
- 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, May 11-Dec. 28; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays for antiques
- Phone: 248-246-FARM (3276)
Head to the heart of Warren for plenty of local options you can buy directly from the farmer. This annual outdoor market typically stocks healthy choices galore for families, along with crafts and fun. (Don't miss the Festival of Nations, happening concurrently, for even more tasty grub!)
- Address: Warren Civic Square, Van Dyke Avenue north of 12 Mile Road, Warren
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, May 6-Oct. 28, 2012
- Phone: 586-268-8400
This laid-back community market lures hungry patrons with a yummy mix of food, special events, entertainment and gift items. During its ninth season, check out 20-30 vendors for a variety of fresh produce, certified organic and non-organic produce, cheeses, baked goods, crafts and plenty more.
- Address: On Kercheval Street between Lakepointe and Beaconsfield streets, Grosse Pointe Park
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 12-Sept. 29, 2012 (open till 3 p.m. on special event dates, including the Sept. 29 fall festival; also, on July 21, there's a 6-10 p.m. taste fest – no day time market)
- Phone: 313-822-2812, ext. 202