Southeast Michigan Farmers Market and Community-Supported Agriculture Guide
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Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) Farms
These farms grow, produce and distribute to various local farmers markets, stores and farms. Most have a $200-$400 fee for a plot or half a plot of land. You can even support the fresh produce market without getting your hands dirty: Most specify that work is not required, though it is encouraged!
- Address: Riley Township
- Schedule: mid-June-late September
- Phone: 810-488-3710
This small, family-owned and -operated farm and CSA is dedicated to fresh, organically grown, non-GMO vegetables and herbs, including many heirloom varieties.
- Address: 7900 Dixon Road, Monroe
- Schedule: Typically July-October
- Phones: 734-269-2958 or 734-777-2824
This family farm and CSA practices sustainable agriculture and offers 25 varieties of fresh cut herbs and 35 varieties of potted vegetable plants.
- Address: Campbell and Michigan avenues, Ann Arbor
- Schedule: Typically May-October
- Phone: 734-494-0260
This farm is a social enterprise, which provides transitional job training and empowerment opportunities for those returning from incarceration. Though not certified organic, this farm uses organic and sustainable farming practices.
- Address: 45144 W. Nine Mile Road, Novi
- Schedule: July-November
- Phone: 248-767-6356
This 45-acre family farm and CSA raises chickens, turkeys, black angus steers and hogs in a clean, chemical-free and open environment.
- Address: 7227 Arrowood Drive, West Bloomfield Township
- Schedule: Contact for details
- Phone: 248-760-8531
This small CSA grows vegetables using the bio-intensive method in a small plot setting.
- Address: 12800 Pfaus Road, Manchester
- Schedule: Mid-June-Nov. 1
- Phone: 734-428-9100
Following their motto "health from the farm, not the pharmacy," this family CSA offers non-GMO, organically grown crops.
- Address: 10061 Pennington Road, Tecumseh
- Schedule: May-September
- Phone: 517-652-4493
Use of cover crops, crop rotation and heirloom seeds are just a few of the ways this CSA farms its crops sustainably. Prochaska Farms' practices are considered naturally grown.
- Address: Sterling Heights, near Lakeside Mall
- Schedule: June-November; sometimes run longer
- Phone: 586-604-6974
With decades of family gardening experience, this CSA does the seeding, weeding, planting and harvesting for you.
- Address: 11333 Stony Creek Road, Milan
- When: June-October
- Phone: 734-904-1433
This family farm and CSA abides by organic principles, growing its produce naturally without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Occasionally, you may receive a share of the farm's pure-wild unprocessed honey.