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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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Romulus Farmers' Market

Not only will you find those fruits and veggies you're looking for, but this market also hosts a special event every first Saturday of the month. Don't miss the June 1 Health and Wellness Fair, where experts will be on hand to do health evaluations. There's also a children's activity table for kids to enjoy every week.

  • Address: Historical Park pavilion, 11147 Hunt St., Romulus
  • Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, June 1-Oct. 27, 2013
  • Phone: 734-497-5296

Royal Oak Farmers' Market

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 during summer for antiques, farm and specialty market, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. during winter; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays year-round antique and collectible market
  • Phone: 248-246-FARM (3276)

Royal Town Farmers' Market

Swing by this local farmers' market July-October for some fresh produce and other goodies to bring home to the family.

  • Address: 20955 Wyoming St., Royal Oak Township
  • Schedule: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, July 6-Oct. 26, 2013
  • Phone: 248-494-8780

Saline Saturday Farmers' Market

Since 2001, this growers-only market has been providing locals with fresh foods. Find a wide variety of goods, including eggs, coffee, plants and cheese, too. Also, get tips from master gardeners from Michigan State University.

  • Address: Downtown, South Ann Arbor Street half a block south of Michigan Avenue, Saline
  • Schedule: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 4-Oct. 26, 2013
  • Phone: 734-429-3518

Saline Tuesday Farmers' Market

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 goods, too.

  • Address: Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Road, half a mile north of Michigan Avenue, Saline
  • Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 4-Sept. 24, 2013
  • Phone: 734-429-3518

Saline Winter Farmers' Market

Beginning in 2010, those looking for the same fresh farmers' market goods during the winter could get them 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. Note: There is no market on Nov. 9, 2013 or March 15, 2014.

  • Address: Liberty School, 7265 Saline Ann Arbor Road, Saline
  • Schedule: 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Nov. 2, 2013-April 26, 2014
  • Phone: 734-429-3518

Shelby Township Farmers' Market

It's this Macomb County market's fifth anniversary this year! Find farmers, crafters and artisans here – even gluten-free goods. On the last day of the 2013 season, Oct. 26, come to the Harvest Festival, which will offer tons of kids' activities. Several booths offer crafts and activities to keep kids occupied while parents shop.

  • Address: Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township
  • Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, May 4-Oct. 26, 2013
  • Phone: 586-943-5785

South Lyon Farmers' Market

The South Lyon market is all about bringing together community and supporting local farmers. Snag a slew of delicious produce for your family to try, and bring the kids for a fun morning out.

  • Address: Corner of West Liberty Street and Pontiac Trail, South Lyon
  • Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, May 4-Oct. 26, 2013
  • Phone: 248-437-1735

Sowing Seeds Growing Futures Farmers' Market in Detroit

This Detroit spot, run by the Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation, is part of the group's Youth and Family Program. The goal of the market? To prevent childhood obesity.

  • Address: 18950 Joy Road, Joy Road and Artesian, Detroit
  • Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 4-Oct. 15, 2013
  • Phone: 313-581-7773, ext. 108

Walled Lake Farmers' Market

Flowers, bread, organics, sweets, jewelry, bath products, birdhouses – you name it, they've got it! Swing by throughout the summer and fall.

  • Address: 1499 E. W. Maple St., next to the fire station, Walled Lake
  • Schedule: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, May 1-Oct. 30, 2013
  • Phone: 248-624-4847

 

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