Shopping & Services Farmers Markets in Southeast Michigan and Community-Supported Agriculture (CSAs) Want fresh produce from farmers markets? Detroit has you covered in 2017. Plus find food from the farmers market Ann Arbor, Oakland County farmers market and more. « Previous Next » Metro Parent Editorial • April 14, 2017 Read Comments (6) Total: 137 112 0 4 2 15 4 In the May-October months, farmers markets in southeast Michigan open shop for the season. These locally grown (and run) markets let parents and kids eat healthy and shop close to home, while spending quality family time together, too. Whether you’re browsing a market or harvesting produce at a community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm, these experiences can be much richer than hitting the grocery store. Not only do kids learn valuable lessons about buying local and eating healthier, they also get to interact with the growers themselves – and discover a few awesome lessons at a variety special events and activities. When it comes to farmers markets, Detroit families are in luck. There’s something for everyone at these Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne county spots. Farmers Markets Allen Park Farmers Market Address: 7101 Park Ave., Allen Park Parking lot on Park Avenue between Harrison and McLain Avenue (across the street from Zeal Credit Union) Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Fridays June 2-Oct. 27, 2017 Phone: 313-928-0940 Come for farm-fresh produce, homemade baked goods and handcrafted items, including honey, bread, specialty crafts and more. Stay tuned for special events, too, like Christmas in July, Touch a Truck in September, and a haunted market in October. Ann Arbor Farmers Market Address: Kerrytown District, 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor Schedule: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays Jan. 7-April 29, 2017; 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays May 3-Dec. 30, 2017 Phone: 734-794-6255 A well-loved gem, this 95-year open-air market – located in the bustling heart of the historic Kerrytown district – offers a diverse mix of more than 100 farmers, artisans and prepared food vendors. Check its hashtag #whatsfresh and visit Instagram to get a glimpse ahead of time. Beets, Beats and Eats Farmers Market Address: Crossman Park, 395 Mill St., Ortonville (park next to this address) Next to the Brandon Township offices & behind The Village Pub Schedule: 6-9 p.m. Fridays June 12-Sept. 4, 2017 Phone: 248-240-0907 (ask for Debbie) This music-filled market returns again. Local artists, live entertainment and food vendors gather every Friday to share tunes, fresh food and unique art with the community. Catch the multiple Kids Night events held at the market. Catch dueling pianos the opening night of the market on June 12. Birmingham Farmers Market Address: Public Parking Lot No. 6 across from Booth Park, north of Harmon Street Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays May 7-Oct. 29, 2017 Phone: 248-530-1200 This weekend market features more than 50 vendors selling anything from local and organic flowers and produce to fresh prepared foods and handcrafted items. Enjoy live musical performances while you shop, and stop by the Kids Zone for fun, hands-on arts and crafts projects. Canton Farmers Market Address: Preservation Park, 500 N. Ridge Road, Canton Schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays May 14-Oct. 15, 2017 (closed July 2) Phone: 734-394-5375 Michigan-grown produce, plants, flowers, coffee, cheeses and even soaps are among the goodies here. Plus, there’s a bouncer, craft/activity and an “I SPY” activity for kids. Plus, find live entertainment each week. Chelsea Farmers Market Address: Chelsea State Bank parking lot on the corner of Old US 12 and M 52 (Wednesday Bushel Basket Market), Lower Library Lot along Park Street (Saturday Market), Chelsea Schedule: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays May 6-Oct. 28, 2017, 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays May 3-Oct. 25, 2017 Phone: 616-734-9123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For over 20 years the Chelsea Farmers Market has brought high-quality food and artisan products to the community. Look for a variety of items for sale, including fresh produce, meat, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, eggs, prepared food and artisan crafts. Clarkston Area Farmers Market Address: Clarkston Community Education Center, 6558 Walden Road, Clarkston Schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays June 10-Oct. 9, 2017 Phone: 248-505-6848 Find a variety of locally grown produce, Michigan-made produce, grass-fed beef, fresh breads, artisan jewelry, natural body care products, live music and more. Clawson Farmers Market Address: Clawson City Park, 1080 N. Custer Ave. Schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays May 21-Sept. 24, 2017 Phone: 248-435-6500 This small summer market brings its array of local fruits, vegetables and baked goods to a festive outdoor setting. Has a very family friendly atmosphere and live music to enjoy. (Note: A special pre-season Flower Day happens 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday May 21.) Cobblestone Farm Market Address: Buhr Park, 2781 Packard Road, Ann Arbor Schedule: 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays May 16-Oct. 10, 2017 Phone: 734-794-6230 Browse for local farm fresh organics and food. Plus, find activities for kids and take a free tour of Cobblestone Farm Museum. Dearborn Farmers & Artisans Market Address: Parking lot behind Bryant Branch Library, 22100 Michigan Ave., between Mason and Howard streets, Dearborn Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays May 19-Oct. 6, 2017 (closed June 30) Phone: 313-584-6100 With more than 30 carefully selected vendors, you’re sure to find everything you need for a delicious summer meal. In addition to vendors selling fresh produce and specialty foods, you’ll also find art, fine jewelry, soaps, furniture and more. Check out two new farms joining the market, too. The market accepts Double Up Food Bucks, Bridge cards, WIC and the Senior Project Fresh coupons. Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market Address: 2934 Russell St., Detroit Schedule: 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays year-round; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays June-October Phone: 313-833-9300 When it comes to farmers markets in southeast Michigan, this Detroit landmark, which dates back to 1891, is an icon, offering more than 250 produce and plant vendors within its six blocks. Stroll through its open-air stalls a plethora of farm-fresh goodies, including produce, baked goods and more. Dexter Farmers Market Address: 3233 Alpine St. (adjacent to Dexter District Library), downtown Dexter Schedule: 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays May 7-Oct. 28, 2017 Phone: 734-426-8303 This Washtenaw spot offers two market times per week. Find a cornucopia of plants, veggies, fruit, organic herbs, jewelry, soap and more. Plus watch for kids’ craft activities. Dixboro Farmers Market Address: 5221 Church Road, Ann Arbor Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Fridays, May 26-Oct. 27, 2017 Phone: 734-707-1607 Located alongside a historic one-room schoolhouse, this market offers a variety of local fruits and veggies. The market will have The Cheese People selling artisan hard and soft cheeses – something visitors highly requested in years past – as well as micro-greens from Polliwog Farm. Plus, there are kids activities every week sponsored by local organizations. Come by the market and hear the Vintage String Band, an eclectic band, as you shop. The Michigan Folk School will be performing various demos, too, like blacksmithing and soap making. Dodge Park Farmers Market Address: Dodge Park, 40620 Utica Road, Sterling Heights Schedule: 3-8 p.m. Thursdays June 1-Sept. 29, 2017 Contact: 586-446-2700 Swing by this market to get fresh fruits and veggies, plus check out the new vendors. Find food trucks, live entertainment and an extended concert series going through August in 2017. Kids will want to stop by the kid’s corner for activities running 3-6:30 p.m. each market day. Bridge Cards and Double Up Food Bucks accepted as well as Senior Project FRESH. Downtown Rochester Farmers Market Address: Corner of East Third and Water streets, one block east of Main Street, downtown Rochester Schedule: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays May 6-Oct. 28, 2017 Phone: 248-656-0060 Celebrating its 17th season, more than 30 vendors set up shop every Saturday to provide folks with farm-fresh produce, specialty goods and flowers. Check the market’s Facebook page for the latest info on the weekly special events. Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market Address: Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in George F. Riley Park, Grand River Avenue at Grove Street, Farmington Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays May 20-Nov. 5, 2017 Phone: 248-473-7276 This marketplace boasts a large variety of locally grown flowers and even jams, jellies, eggs, spices, sauces, seasonal fruits and veggies, fresh coffee and unique artisan crafts. Plus, the “Little Sprouts” kids corner has a fun activity for kids each week. Catch live entertainment, too. This year, look forward to the market’s partnership with Beaumont, which will be coming to the market each month offering various services like blood pressure screenings and a summer safety clinic. Grosse Pointe Park’s Park Farmers Market Address: Market Square, at Wayburn and Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Park Schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays June 3-Sept. 24, 2017 Phone: 313-822-2812, ext. 202 This laid-back community market serves up a mix of fresh food and fun activities. Vendors offer fresh, certified organic and non-organic produce, cheeses and baked goods, crafts and more. Growing Hope Markets Address: 16 S. Washington St., Ypsilanti (Tuesdays); 100 Rice St., Ypsilanti (Saturdays) Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays (Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market) and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays (Depot Town Farmers Market) May 2-Oct. 31, 2017 (note: inside winter market details to be announced) Phone: 734-786-8401 The Tuesday market returns with plenty of produce, seedlings, baked goods, crafts and more. The Saturday market has 30 vendors selling produce, meat, cheese and baked goods. Islandview Farmers Market Address: 7200 Mack Ave., southeast corner of East Grand Boulevard, Detroit Schedule: 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays June 21-Sept. 27, 2017 Phone: 313-571-0937 This eastside Detroit market provides a variety of healthy and locally produced food to the community in an environment that fosters social and community connections. Goods sold here are fresh, organic and grown in the D. Lathrup Village Farmers Market Address: Municipal Complex, 27400 Southfield Road north of I-696, Lathrup Village Schedule: 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays May 10-Oct. 18, 2017 (outdoor market) Phone: 248-557-2600, ext. 224 Aside from the fresh fare, kids will have a blast at this year’s farmers market. Follow along on Facebook for programming and events as they arise. From cooking classes and demos to health and fitness programs, there’s plenty to enjoy and discover. This market accepts EBT, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC and Senior Market FRESH coupons. Lincoln Park Farmers Market Address: Municipal parking lot on the corner of Fort Street and Southfield Road Schedule: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays June 4-Oct. 29, 2017 Phone: 313-427-0443 This market returns with local produce, plants (there’s a plant swap the first day with Downriver Butterflies) and specialty foods like jams, baked goods and cheese. Don’t miss the craft items for sale! Plus find various events held throughout the season that are fun for kids and adults. There will also a special Mother’s Day Market occurring May 14. Visit the Lincoln Park Farmers Market Facebook page for more info. Manchester Farmers Market Address: Chi-Bro Park on M-52, north of Main Street, Manchester Schedule: 3:30-7 p.m. Thursdays May 11-Oct. 28, 2017 Phone: 734-428-7872 Situated in the heart of town, this farm and artisan market has fresh in-season produce and other goodies. Snag fruits and vegetables, plants, honey, maple syrup, breads, baked goods, and items from local artisans and crafters. On May 11, there will be a Mother’s Day craft run by the local library. On May 18, there will be a take-home garden activity, and Aug. 3 is Manchester’s 150th year Celebration at Wurster Park with lots of fun things to do and a Gazebo Concert starting at 7:30 p.m. Milford Farmers Market Address: Liberty Street between Main and Union Street Schedule: 3-8 p.m. Thursdays May 11-Oct. 19, 2017 (note: closes at dusk in September and October) Phone: 248-496-7056 You’ll find foods and creations by Michigan farmers and artisans here. This community market also offers activities for kids and other special events. Find weekly crafts for kids 4-7 p.m. and live entertainment from 5-7:30 p.m. each week. Visit throughout the summer for more family fun and programming! Mount Clemens Farmers Market Address: Parking lot at 141 N. River Road between I-94 and North Gratiot Avenue, Mount Clemens (Fridays-Saturdays); Downtown, South Gratiot Avenue and Pine Street (Wednesdays) Schedule: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays May 6-Nov. 18, 2017 (River Road market); 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays July 19-Sept. 20, 2017 (downtown market) Phone: 586-493-7600 For Macomb County farmers markets in southeast Michigan, try this spot. Farm staples like corn, flowers and pumpkins are mixed with unique fare like okra, Italian eggplants, raw honey-in-the-comb and more. Watch for local chefs and restaurants to share culinary tricks and tips select Saturdays. Hosts special events like Strawberry Social and Family Day, too. New Baltimore Farmers Market Address: Next to Recreation Center, 50976 Washington St., between Main and Front streets, New Baltimore Schedule: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays June 4-Oct. 22, 2017 (closed on June 25) Phone: 586-557-4841 or 586-215-7484 This independent market, located in the heart of New Baltimore near Waterfront Park, offers a variety of locally grown fruits and veggies. In 2017, get honey, jam, salsa, tea and find artisans selling jewelry, garden art and more. Be sure to visit its website to spot special events running throughout the season – including Yoga in the Park at Walter and Mary Burke Park 11 a.m.-noon. Northville Farmers Market Address: Corner of Seven Mile and Sheldon roads, downtown Northville Schedule: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays May 4-Oct. 26, 2017 Phone: 248-349-7640 Find crafters, homemade Michigan products like soaps, lotions and honey. Pick up your fresh produce, and be sure to check out the Chefs at the Market, who visit one Thursday a month and share a recipe they made with items from the market’s booths. Spring is in full swing with flower vendors aplenty – and as fall comes around, goodies like mums and pumpkins. A fun activity for kids is to find Mr. Potato Head hidden at the market. Earn a piece of candy if you find his spy his hiding spot! Northwest Detroit Farmers Market Address: 18445 Scarsdale St. (in the parking lot of the Rosedale Park Community House), Detroit Schedule: 4-8 p.m. Thursdays June 1-Oct. 12, 2017 Phone: 313-387-4732, ext. 103 This market, run by the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, features fresh fruits and veggies, meats, eggs, baked goods, teas, spices and more. Plus, find free weekly programming like youth workshops, free health screenings, food preservation classes and more. Keep up with them on Facebook for the latest. Oakland Avenue Farmers Market Address: 9354 Oakland Ave., Detroit Schedule: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays June 3-Oct. 14, 2017 Phone: 313-649-7756 This small-scale community market provides healthy eating and cooking education. Pick up locally grown produce for the family and stop by for a jam-making class, cooking demo and more. Pittsfield Township Farmers Market Address: Pittsfield Township Administration Building, 6201 W. Michigan Ave., Ann Arbor Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays June 1-Sept. 28, 2017 Phone: 734-822-3152 Lots of specialty foods and farm-fresh produce here. Find everything from flowers, eggs and pasture-raised meat to baked goods – including gluten-free, vegan and sugar-free – and even granola, jams, honey, sauces and much more. Plenty of fun activities for families, too, and even live music and cooking demos bi-monthly. Plymouth Farmers Market Address: The Gathering, next to the Penn Theater on Penniman Avenue, downtown Plymouth Schedule: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays May 6-Oct. 28, 2017 Phone: 734-453-1540 Fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, popcorn, jams and jellies, honey, salsa and barbecue sauce are just a few of the many offerings at one of the longtime farmers markets in southeast Michigan. Plus it’s just a short stroll from the popular Kellogg Park. Redford Township Market at the Marquee Farmers Market Address: Marquee of Redford, 15145 Beech Daly Road, Redford Township Schedule: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, June 14-Oct. 11, 2017 Phone: 313-387-2504 This outdoor market has everything from locally grown produce, plants and flowers to baked goods, art and specialty foods. Romulus Farmers Market Address: Romulus Historical Park, 11147 Hunt St., Romulus Schedule: 11-4 p.m. Wednesdays June 14-Sept. 27, 2017 Phone: 734-942-7545 This market brings the community together with local growers and artisans offering a variety of farm-fresh products, including fresh produce, eggs, plants, homemade ice cream and cookies, sandwiches, gluten-free baked goods, organic coffee and tea products, herbs and spices and more. There are also weekly activities and crafts for Kids Club members. Royal Oak Farmers Market Address: 316 E. 11 Mile Road, two blocks east of Main Street, Royal Oak Schedule: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays year-round farm market; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays year-round flea market and antique/collectible market (except major holidays); plus 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays May-December and 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays May-October Phone: 248-246-FARM (3276) Many consider this market one of the best in southeast Michigan. Find a wide variety of fresh, locally produced fruits and veggies, as well as baked goods, eggs, plants and other goods. Be sure to catch the amazing flea market, too, packed with collectibles and antiques on Sundays. Saline Farmers Market Address: South Ann Arbor Street, downtown Saline (Saturday); Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Road, Saline (Tuesdays) Schedule: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays May 6-Oct. 21, 2017; 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 6-Sept. 26, 2017 Phone: 734-429-3518 The Saturday growers-only market provides fresh produce, eggs, coffee, plants, baked goods and local cheese – plus tips from master gardeners from Michigan State University. The Tuesday market, here since 2010, offers much of the same. Note: It also has a winter market 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Oct. 28, 2017-April 28, 2017, located at Liberty School, 7265 Saline Ann Arbor Road, Saline. Shelby Farmers Market Address: Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays May 20-Oct. 21, 2017 Phone: 586-943-5785 This spot hosts a variety of farmers, crafters and artisans. Stop by for unique treats, art and produce – even gluten-free goods. The Amish farmers return, too. Every Saturday, reserve your spot for a free 11 a.m. tour of the buildings at this historic site (register online). Keep an eye out for announcements of the dates of the July holistic health fair and the harvest festival will be held the last day of the market for the season. South Lyon Farmers Market Address: Corner of West Liberty Street and Pontiac Trail, South Lyon Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays May 2-Oct. 24, 2017 Phone: 248-437-1735 This market brings together the community and supports local farmers and artisans. Participating vendors offer locally grown, baked and crafted products. Sowing Seeds Growing Futures Farmers Market Address: 18950 Joy Road, at Artesian Street, Detroit Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays June 2-Oct. 13, 2017 Phone: 313-581-7773, ext. 108 This spot, offering locally grown produce, baked goods and more, is run by the Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation. It is part of the group’s youth/family program. Bridge Cards, WIC, Double Up Food Bucks and Project FRESH coupons accepted – and will be participating in the Fresh Prescription program. Find weekly children’s activities, weekly themed activities, music, fitness and dance activities and a chef who will make free mini meals for visitors to try. Springfield Farmers Market Address: 12000 Davisburg Road, Davisburg Schedule: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays May 21-Oct. 1, 2017 (plus special spring markets April 1 and May 13, 2017) Phone: 248-846-6558 This fun family market offers lots of fresh, local produce – plus events for kids and adults. Walled Lake Farmers Market Address: 1499 E. West Maple St., next to the fire station, Walled Lake Schedule: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays May 3-Oct. 25, 2017 Phone: 248-624-4847 This weekly market has everything from flowers, organics and sweets to jewelry, bath products and birdhouses. Westland Farmers Market Address: 1901 N. Carlson St., south of Ford, Westland Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, May 11-Oct. 12, 2017 Phone: 734-326-7222 Set in a farmers market building (south of the H20 Zone), this locale teems with fresh, healthy fare from local growers and unique items from artisans. Stop by to pick up some fresh, local produce and crafts. Westside Farmers Market Address: Zingerman’s Roadhouse parking lot at 2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays June 1-Oct. 12, 2017 Phone: email email@example.com With many vendors at this market, you can take home your choice of local produce, fresh herbs, eggs, cider, breads and more. Wyandotte Farmers Market Address: Downtown, corner of Elm and First streets, Wyandotte Schedule: noon-6:30 p.m. Thursdays June 8-Oct. 19, 2017 (closed July 13 for Wyandotte Street Art Fair) Phone: 734-720-1447 Take home a wide array of locally made/grown produce and other goodies from this outdoor market. Special events are held all season, like petting farms, summer reading program and other children’s activities. Check their website and social media for news of programming to come! Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) Farms These farms grow, produce and distribute to various local farmers markets, stores and farms. Most have a roughly $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! Country Roots Farm CSA Address: 1459 Riley Center Road, Riley Township Schedule: June-October Phone: 810-488-3710 This small, family-owned and -operated farm and CSA is dedicated to fresh, organically grown, non-GMO vegetables and herbs. Myrtle Farms LLC 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. Prochaska Farms 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 sustainably. Prochaska’s practices are considered naturally grown. Visit the retail store featuring fresh produce and flowers (9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays during seasonal months, 5720 S. Occidental Road, Tecumseh). Urban Pioneers CSA Address: Sterling Heights, near Lakeside Mall Schedule: January-January (contact via email for more information) Phone: 586-604-6974 or email firstname.lastname@example.org With decades of family gardening experience, this CSA does the seeding, weeding, planting and harvesting for you. The shareholders have a say in what is grown, as long as it’s organic. Valley Family Farm Address: 11333 Stony Creek Road, Milan Schedule: June-October Phone: 734-904-1433 This family farm and CSA abides by organic principles, growing its produce naturally without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Deliveries at the market Saturday Depot Town market Tuesdays downtown. This list was updated for 2017 by Aleanna Siacon.