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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- Address: Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Road, half a mile north of Michigan Avenue, Saline
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 3-Sept. 30, 2014
- Phone: 734-429-3518
Can't make it to the Saline Saturday market? No worries! This weekday summer market, run by the same organizer and started in 2010, offers up a range of fresh produce and plenty of other stuff, too.
- Address: Liberty School, 7265 Saline Ann Arbor Road, Saline
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Nov. 1, 2014-April 25, 2015
- Phone: 734-429-3518
Looking for farm fresh market goods during the winter too? Come pick them up at this indoor market. Run by the same organizer as the Saline Saturday market and the Saline Tuesday market, this spot hosts a variety of vendors each year.
- Address: Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, May 3-Oct. 25, 2014
- Phone: 586-943-5785
Celebrating its sixth year, this spot hosts a wide variety of farmers, crafters and artisans. Stop by for some unique treats, art and produce – they even have gluten-free goods. Also keep a look out for this year's Harvest Festival, which will offer tons of kids' activities (the date's to be determined).
- Address: Corner of West Liberty Street and Pontiac Trail, South Lyon
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, May 3-Oct. 25, 2014
- Phone: 248-437-1735
This market is all about bringing together community and supporting local farmers and artisans. Participating vendors offer strictly locally grown, baked and crafted products, so every purchase goes back to the community.
- Address: 18950 Joy Road, Joy Road and Artesian Street, Detroit
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays, May 1-Oct. 28, 2014
- Phone: 313-581-7773, ext. 108
This Detroit spot, run by the Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation, is part of the group's Youth and Family Program to prevent childhood obesity. Stop by and pick up some locally grown produce for a good cause. Bridge Cards and Double Up Food Bucks are both accepted.
- Address: 12000 Davisburg Road, Davisburg
- Schedule: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, June 15-Sept. 28, 2014
- Phone: 248-249-1592
This fun-filled family market offers lots of fresh, local produce – plus tons of events for both kids and adults to enjoy. Come on opening day this season to take part in the vegetable and herb plant giveaway and more.
- Address: 31505 Grand River Ave. at Orchard Lake Road, Farmington
- Schedule: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 1, 2014-April 25, 2015
- Contact: Email the Old Winery Farmers Market firstname.lastname@example.org
When most markets are closed for the season, this one is just getting started! This indoor winter market has more than 30 vendors selling various plants, produce, baked goods, handmade crafts and art. Keep an eye out for children's days, and be sure to grab a bite from the mobile Shimmy Shack.
- Address: 1499 E. West Maple St., next to the fire station, Walled Lake
- Schedule: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, May 7-Oct. 29, 2014
- Phone: 248-624-4847
This weekly market has everything from flowers, organics and sweets to jewelry, bath products and birdhouses. Stop by throughout the summer and fall to see for yourself.
- Address: Warren Civic Square, Van Dyke Avenue north of 12 Mile Road, Warren
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, May 4-Oct. 26, 2014
- Phone: 586-268-8400
This annual outdoor market prides itself on being a family destination that's fun for all ages. Located in the heart of Warren, the market has plenty of local options you can buy directly from the farmer. Check its website for special events all year.
- Address: Goudy Park, behind city hall, 3355 S. Wayne Road, Wayne
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, May 7-Oct. 29, 2014
- Phone: 734-786-8401
With over 25 vendors selling Michigan-made and Michigan-grown products, from fresh produce to homemade soap and candles, there are plenty of opportunities to support the Wayne community. The market also sits in a park that has a full playground and access to walking trails along the Rouge River, so it's a great place to bring the kids. And there's live music too!
- Address: Wayne State University campus, across from the Detroit Public Library and in front of Prentis Hall, 5201 Cass Ave., Detroit
- Schedule: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays, June 4-Oct. 29, 2014
- Phone: 877-978-4636
Enjoy the cultural center of the city and see Wayne State's campus, all while shopping for locally grown produce, herbs, flowers, honey and other farm and food products. Look for special events like cooking demonstrations and performances by Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit. This spot accepts cash, Bridge Card, WIC Project FRESH and even Senior Project FRESH coupons.
- Address: Westland City Hall parking lot, 36601 Ford Road, Westland
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 5-Oct. 30, 2014
- Phone: 734-326-7222
This outdoor market provides a great opportunity for families looking to enjoy Michigan's weather while supporting your local growers and artisans. Stop by to pick up some fresh, local produce and crafts.
- Address: Kercheval Street between Lakepointe and Beaconsfield streets, Grosse Pointe Park
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 24-Sept. 27, 2014
- Phone: 313-822-2812, ext. 202
Entering its 11th season, this laid-back community market lures in market-goers with its enticing mix of fresh food, fun activities, live entertainment and gift items. Vendors offer everything from fresh, certified organic and non-organic produce, cheeses and baked goods to children's crafts and more.
- Address: Parking lot at 2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 5-Sept. 25, 2014
- Phone: 269-370-7029
With 30-40 vendors to choose from at this market, you can take home your choice of local produce, fresh herbs, home-baked pies, Michigan-farmed shrimp, eggs, cider, artisan cheeses and much more. Be sure to check the calendar for changing weekly events.
- Address: 75 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake
- Schedule: 2-7 p.m. Thursdays, July 3-Sept. 25 2014
- Phone: 810-623-8131
In addition to the fresh fruit and vegetable vendors that sell locally grown products here, this seasonal open-air market provides arts and craft activities, live music, cooking demonstrations, flower arranging events and more. Look at its calendar for future event dates.
- Address: Wilson Barn, 29350 W. Chicago St., Livonia
- Schedule: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, June 21-Oct. 11, 2014
- Phone: 734-261-3602
Locally grown produce, honey, home-baked items and American-made crafts are just a few of the popular items you will find at this historic outdoor market. Check the barn's website for regular events, too. Opening day features a petting zoo kids will love.
- Address: Sibley Square Park, 48900 Pontiac Trail, Wixom
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, 3-8 p.m. on summer concert nights, June 5-Aug. 14, 2014
- Phone: 248-624-2850
This market offers Michigan flowers, fresh produce, salsas, birdhouses, art and more. There also will be kids crafts, special events and summer concerts. Check the market's website for official event dates.
- Address: Downtown, corner of Elm and First streets, Wyandotte
- Schedule: Noon-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 5-Oct. 2, 2014
- Phone: 734-720-1447
This open-air market, located in downtown Wyandotte, offers a wide array of locally made/grown produce, coffee, candles, herbs and more. Special events are held all season, like a visit from Farmer John and his Barnyard Express June 26 or Kids Activity Day July 24.
- Address: Historic Depot Town, Freighthouse Plaza, 100 Rice St., between East Cross Street and East Forest Avenue, Ypsilanti
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 3-Oct. 25 2014
- Phone: 734-786-8401
This year, in addition to the market held every Tuesday, Growing Hope, the market's organizer, hosts on Saturdays too. Pick up anything from fresh produce and seedlings to artisan cheeses and baked goods.