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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This smaller market in the city of Detroit proper features vendors stocked with plenty of delicious eats including produce, baked goods, specialty foods, prepared foods and artisan products.
- Address: Mack Alter Square, 14820 Mack Ave., Detroit
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Fridays, June 7-Sept. 27, 2013
- Phone: 313-331-3427
Due to construction on Grove Street, the market is temporarily relocating from its previous location at Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in downtown's Riley Park. But no worries! Families can still find something new and delish to try at this year's market. The Oakland County spot has it all, including flowers, seasonal fruits and veggies, bakery goods, flowers and more.
- Address: Behind Fitness 19, 23296 Farmington Road at Orchard Street, Farmington
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, May 4-Nov. 9, 2013
- Phone: 284-473-7276
This local site offers tons of family fun aside from their usual market. There are children's activities planned for the 2013 season, as well as entertainment, demonstrations and even healthy eating and cooking activities.
- Address: Town Center Plaza, northeast corner at Ford Road and Middlebelt, Garden City
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, June 5-Oct. 30, 2013
- Phone: 734-261-2830
Head to Holly's historic district to pick up in-season crops for your brood.
- Address: In front of the Holly Village Offices, 315 S. Broad St., Holly
- Schedule: Noon-5 p.m. Sundays, May 5-Oct. 27, 2013
- Phone: 248-634-9571
Now in its third year, this market offers everything from honey, eggs and corn to breads, berries and sausage.
- Address: Municipal Complex, 27400 Southfield Road north of I-696, Lathrup Village
- Schedule: 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 5-Oct. 23, 2013
- Phone: 248-557-2600, ext. 224
This open-air market is more than just fresh produce. The offerings include organic eggs and meat, handcrafted pickles and even all-natural soaps and lotions.
- Address: South Anderson Street, two blocks south of Flint Street near Children's Park and the Orion Art Center, Lake Orion
- Schedule: 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 19-Sept. 11, 2013
- Phone: 248-693-9742
Find local produce, baked goods, flowers, crafts and events, including fun for kids. With an "urban" focus, this market accepts the Michigan Bridge Card (June is Double Up Food Bucks Month) and credit and debit cards.
- 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 5-Oct. 27, 2013 (plus Sunday before Thanksgiving is the Holiday Market)
- Phone: 313-427-0443
Snag the freshest, in-season produce and other goodies at this Washtenaw County locale.
- Address: Adrian Street, off of Main Street, Manchester
- Schedule: 4-8 p.m. Thursdays, May 16-Oct. 10, 2013
- Phone: 734-476-4565
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. Note: The market will be closed on Thursday, July 4.
- 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 9-Oct. 24, 2013
- Phone: 248-496-7056
The Macomb County market draws together 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 20 Family Day – and "Pumpkin Party" Oct. 26, where kids 12 and under get free pumpkins.
- 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 4-Nov. 23, 2013
- Phone: 586-493-7600