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.
- Address: Parking lot on Park Avenue between Harrison and McLain avenues, Allen Park
- Schedule: 2-7 p.m. Fridays, June 5-Oct. 30, 2015
- Phone: 313-580-4275
Come for farm-fresh produce, homemade baked goods and handcrafted items; stay for live entertainment, children’s activities and family fun. Find fruits, veggies, various meats, dairy, crafts and other non-food items for sale.
- Address: Kerrytown district, 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor
- Schedule: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays May 2-Dec. 30, 2015; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays Jan. 3-April 25, 2015; 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays June 3-Oct. 28
- 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 #whatsfreshatthemarket to get a glimpse ahead of time.
- Address: Crossman Park, 395 Mill St., Ortonville
- Schedule: 6-9 p.m. Fridays June 12-Sept. 4, 2015
- Phone: 248-240-0907
This music-filled market returns for its 10th season. Local musicians, artists and food vendors gather every Friday to share tunes, fresh food and unique art with the community. Catch the three Kids Night events held at the market this year on June 19, July 17, Aug. 14 and Sept. 4.
- Address: Public Parking Lot No. 6 on North Old Woodward Avenue, north of Harmon Street, Birmingham
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays May 3-Oct. 18, 2015
- Phone: 248-530-1200
This weekend market features more than 70 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.
- Address: Preservation Park, 500 N. Ridge Road, Canton
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays May 17-Oct. 18, 2015 (closed July 5)
- Phone: 734-394-5375
Michigan-grown produce, plants, flowers, coffee, fish and even soaps are among the goodies here. Plus there’s the Market Kids with a bouncer, craft/activity and an “I SPY” activity.
- Address: 222 S. Main St. (in municipal lot adjacent to Palmer Auto), downtown Chelsea
- Schedule: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays and 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays (“Bushel Basket Farmers Market”) May 2-Oct. 24, 2015
- Phone: 616-734-9123
For over 20 years the Chelsea Farmers Market has brought high-quality food and artisan products to the community. On Sundays, also look for live music, a kiosk for healthy food demos and a kids’ tent held once a month. Wednesdays has 20 full-season vendors plus special community nutrition education events.
- Address: Clawson City Park, 1080 N. Custer Ave.
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays July 12-Sept. 27, 2015 (closed Sept. 6 for Labor Day weekend)
- Phone: 248-435-6500
This small summer market brings its array of local fruits, vegetables and baked goods to a festive outdoor setting. Check out the flea market, crafts and flowers too. 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 17.)
- Address: Buhr Park, 2781 Packard Road, Ann Arbor
- Schedule: 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays May 26-Oct. 13, 2015
- Phone: 734-794-6230
Browse for local seeds, produce, wildflowers, eggs, honey, bread and more from over 29 vendors at a historic spot. This living farm museum is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic with the kids. Look for weekly events, too, for adults and kids, from storytelling and drum circles to learning how to fix a bicycle.
- 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 8-Sept. 25, 2015 (closed July 3)
- 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.
- Address: 2934 Russell St., Detroit
- Schedule: 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays year-round; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays June 2-Oct. 27, 2015
- Phone: 313-833-9300
When it comes to farmers markets in southeast Michigan, this Detroit landmark, which dates back to 1891, is an icon, offeing 250 produce and plant vendors within its six blocks. Stroll through its open-air stalls and find anything from homemade jams, maple syrups and honey to fresh baked goods, edible flowers and other unusual produce. Watch for special Sunday events, too.
- 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 2-Oct. 31, 2015
- Phone: 734-426-8303
This Washtenaw spot, now in its 10th season, offers two market times per week. Find a cornucopia of plants, veggies, fruit, holistic candles, organic herbs, jewelry and more. Plus watch for kids’ craft activities.
- Address: 5221 Church Road, Ann Arbor
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Fridays May 29-Oct. 24, 2015 (closed July 3)
- Phone: 734-707-1607
Located alongside a historic one-room schoolhouse, this market offers a variety of local fruits and veggies and unique gifts and jewelry from area vendors. Come by the market and hear the Vintage Strings of Michigan, an eclectic band, as you shop.
Dodge Park Farmers Market
- Address: Dodge Park, 40620 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
- Schedule: 3-8 p.m. Thursdays, June 4-Oct. 29, 2015
- Contact: 810-837-1727
New in 2015, this market has 30-plus vendors with produce, fruit, dairy and meat, plus ready-to-eat meals and food truck vendors. Lots of handmade arts and crafts, activities at the Kids Corner, monthly visits from the Sterling Heights Nature Center and live music too. Bridge Cards and Double Up Food Bucks accepted.
- 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 2-Oct. 31, 2015
- Phone: 248-656-0060
Celebrating its 16th 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 website for info on the weekly special events.
- Address: Memorial Park, 24820 Flower Ave., Eastpointe
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays June 6-Oct. 31, 2015
- Phone: 586-776-5520
This Macomb County market offers the community a place to shop for fresh and locally grown produce, baked goods, jams, flowers and more during the summer and fall. Bring the kids for a fun day out.
- 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 16-Nov. 7, 2015
- Phone: 248-473-7276
This marketplace boasts a large variety of locally grown flowers, seasonal fruits and veggies, baked goods, fresh coffee and unique artisan crafts, plus “Little Sprouts” fun for kids.
- Address: 16 S. Washington St., Ypsilanti (Tuesdays); 100 Rice Street, 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, 2015 (note: inside winter market location to be announced)
- Phone: 734-786-8401
In its 10th consecutive season, 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; stay to enjoy the live music too.
- Address: 305 N. John St., Highland Township
- Schedule: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays May 2-Oct. 3, 2015
- Phone: 248-676-8390
This market has a mission to deliver homemade and homegrown products to the Huron Valley area and beyond. Find everything from soaps, glass art, pottery and lip balms to meats, baked goods and fresh fruits and veggies, all produced locally.
- Address: 7200 Mack Ave., southeast corner of East Grand Boulevard, Detroit
- Schedule: 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays June 10-Sept. 23, 2015
- 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.
- Address: 93 S. Anderson St., two blocks south of Flint Street near Children’s Park and Orion Art Center, Lake Orion
- Schedule: 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays June 17-Oct. 21, 2015
- Phone: 248-693-9742
This open-air market has produce, organic eggs, meat, handcrafted pickles and even all-natural soaps and lotions. Most fruits/veggies offered at the market are harvested 24 hours or less before they’re sold, so it’s definitely fresh fare.
- Address: Municipal parking lot on the corner of Fort Street and Southfield Road
- Schedule: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays May 3-Oct. 25, 2015 (Nov. 22 is the Holiday Market; call ahead for time and location)
- Phone: 313-427-0443
This market returns for its ninth season with local produce, flowers, plants and specialty foods like kettle corn, jams, maple syrup and dried herbs. Plus find various events held throughout the season that are fun for kids and adults. Visit the Lincoln Park Farmers Market Facebook page for more info.
- Address: Chi-Bro Park on M-52, north of Main Street, Manchester
- Schedule: 4-7 p.m. Thursdays May 7-Oct. 8, 2015
- Phone: 734-428-7872
Situated in the heart of town – and at a new location in 2015 – this farm and artisan market has fresh in-season produce and other goodies, all grown or made within 100 miles of the village.
- Address: Fifth Third Bank lot, 115 E. Liberty St., Milford (note: moves to South Side Park, next to Milford Fire Department, on Aug. 6, due to Milford Memories)
- Schedule: 3-8 p.m. Thursdays May 7-Oct. 15, 2015 (note: closes at dusk in September and October)
- Phone: 248-496-7056
You’ll only find foods and creations by Michigan farmers and artisans here. This community market also offers activities for kids, like cooking demonstrations and other special events.
- Address: Parking lot at 141 N. River Road between I-94 and North Gratiot Avenue, Mount Clemens (Fridays-Suatrydas); South Gratiot Avenue and Pine Street (Wednesdays)
- Schedule: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays May 2-Nov. 21, 2015; 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays (“downtown market”) July 15-Sept. 16, 2015
- 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.
- Address: Next to Recreation Center, 50976 Washington St., between Main and Front streets, New Baltimore
- Schedule: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays May 31-Oct. 25, 2015 (closed on June 28 due to Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival)
- Phone: 586-557-4841
This independent market, located in the heart of New Baltimore near Waterfront Park, offers a variety of locally grown fruits and veggies. Be sure to visit its website to spot special events running throughout the season.
- Address: Corner of Seven Mile and Sheldon roads, downtown Northville
- Schedule: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays May 7-Oct. 29, 2015
- Phone: 248-349-7640
Find 100-plus stalls selling flowers, herbs, produce, honey, homemade pasta, jams and even dog food. Visit its website for special programs such as Chefs at the Market, Master Gardeners, and Sprouts Growing for Kids and more.
- Address: 18445 Scarsdale St. (in the parking lot of the Rosedale Park Community House), Detroit
- Schedule: 4-8 p.m. Thursdays June 4-Oct. 1, 2015
- Phone: 313-387-4732, ext. 103
This 10th annual market, run by the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, features fresh fruits and veggies, meats, eggs, baked goods, teas, spices and more.
- Address: Novi Civic Center, 45175 W. 10 Mile Road, next to the Novi Public Library (Saturdays); MSU Tollgate Education Farm, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi (Wednesdays)
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays May 2-Oct. 24, 2015 (closed Saturday July 4); 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays June 17-Oct. 21, 2015
- Phone: 248-347-0400
This market returns with an additional market day. Hosted by Novi’s parks, recreation and cultural services department, here, you’ll find anything from fresh produce, plants and flowers to baked goods, crafts and works of art.
- Address: 9354 Oakland Ave., Detroit
- Schedule: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays June 6-Oct. 10, 2015
- Phone: 313-649-7756
This small-scale community market provides healthy eating and cooking education for kids and teens. Pick up locally grown produce for the family and stop by for a class or two on anything from creating rain barrels to canning food.
- Address: 2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford
- Schedule: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays May-December 2015; 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays January-April 2016
- Phone: 248-858-5495
Operating since 1953, the 14-acre Oakland County farmers market welcomes more than 300,000 visitors annually and is open three days a week in summer/fall. Farmers from eight to 10 nearby counties personally bring produce, fruit and flowers directly to the public. Don’t miss the nearby flea market for bargains too.
- Address: 15 N. Washington St., Oxford
- Schedule: 2-7 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays May 8-Oct. 17, 2015
- Phone: 248-628-2543
The village of Oxford, partnered with Scott’s Farm Market, runs a twice-weekly market of delicious fruits and veggies.
- Address: Pittsfield Township Administration Building, 6201 W. Michigan Ave., Ann Arbor
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays June 4-Oct. 1, 2015
- Phone: 734-822-3152
Lots of specialty foods and farm-fresh produce here. With about 30 vendors, find everything from artisan popcorn and salsas to olive oil and fresh bread. Plenty of fun activities for families, too, like live music concerts and kite-flying demos.
- Address: The Gathering, next to the Penn Theater on Penniman Avenue, downtown Plymouth
- Schedule: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays May 2-Oct. 31, 2015 (closed July 11 for Art in the Park and Sept. 12 for the Plymouth Community Fall Festival)
- Phone: 734-453-1540
Fresh produce, flowers, eggs, meats, poultry, baked goods, popcorn, 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.
- Address: Romulus City Hall parking lot, 11111 Wayne Road, Romulus
- Schedule: Noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays June 17-Oct. 14, 2015
- Phone: 734-942-7545
This market brings the community together with local growers and artisans offering a variety of farm-fresh products. Check the calendar for weekly special events. There’s also a children’s activity table for kids to enjoy every week.
- 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; plus 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays May-December
- 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, dairy products, meats, herbs, bread and other goods. Be sure to catch the amazing flea market, too, packed with collectibles and antiques on Sundays.
- Address: South Ann Arbor Street, half a block south of Michigan Avenue, downtown Saline (Saturday); Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Road, Saline (Tuesdays)
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays May 2-Oct. 10, 2015; 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 2-Sept. 29, 2015
- Phone: 734-429-3518
The Saturday growers-only market has provided fresh produce. eggs, coffee, plants and artisan crafts since 2000 – 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.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 17, 2015-April 30, 2016, located at Liberty School, 7265 Saline Ann Arbor Road, Saline.
- Address: Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays May 9-Oct. 24, 2015
- Phone: 586-943-5785
In its seventh year, this spot hosts a variety of farmers, crafters and artisans. Stop by for unique treats, art and produce – even gluten-free goods. A fall open house on Oct. 19 has plenty of kids’ activities. And every Saturday, reserve your spot for an 11 a.m. tour of the buildings at this historic site.
- Address: Corner of West Liberty Street and Pontiac Trail, South Lyon
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays May 2-Oct. 24, 2015
- Phone: 248-437-1735
This market brings together community and supports local farmers and artisans. Participating vendors offer strictly locally grown, baked and crafted products.
- Address: 18950 Joy Road, Joy Road and Artesian Street, Detroit
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays May 5-Oct. 27, 2015
- Phone: 313-581-7773, ext. 108
This spot, offering locally grown produce and run by the Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation, is part of the group’s youth/family program to prevent childhood obesity. Bridge Cards and Double Up Food Bucks accepted.
- Address: 12000 Davisburg Road, Davisburg
- Schedule: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays June 21-Oct. 18, 2015
- Phone: 248-249-1592
This fun family market offers lots of fresh, local produce – plus events for kids and adults. Come opening day to take part in the vegetable and herb plant giveaway and more.
- Address: 1499 E. West Maple St., next to the fire station, Walled Lake
- Schedule: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays May 6-Oct. 28, 2015
- Phone: 248-624-4847
This weekly market has everything from flowers, organics and sweets to jewelry, bath products and birdhouses.
- Address: Warren Civic Square, Van Dyke Avenue north of 12 Mile Road, Warren (Sundays); Owen Jax Recreation Center, 8207 E. Nine Mile Road, Warren (Thursdays)
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays May 17-Oct. 18, 2015; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays July 16-Sept. 24, 2015
- Phone: 586-268-8400
New in 2015: A Thursday option, too! This outdoor market is a family destination that’s fun for all ages, stocked with plenty of local options you can buy directly from the farmer. Visit its Facebook for special events all year long.
- Address: Goudy Park, behind city hall, 3355 S. Wayne Road, Wayne
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays May 6-Oct. 28, 2015
- Phone: 734-786-8401
Find 25-plus vendors selling Michigan-made and -grown products, from fresh produce to homemade soap and candles. The market sits in a park that has a full playground and access to walking trails along the Rouge River. Live music, too.
- Address: Wayne State University campus, 5401 Cass Ave., across from Reuther Library, Detroit
- Schedule: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays June 3-Oct. 28, 2015
- Phone: 877-978-4636 or 313-577-4296
Enjoy the city’s cultural center while shopping for locally grown produce, herbs, flowers, honey and other farm/food products. Plus special events like cooking demos and performances by Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit. This spot accepts cash, Bridge Card, WIC Project FRESH and even Senior Project FRESH coupons.
- Address: 1901 N. Carlson south of Ford, Westland
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, May 7-Oct. 8, 2015 (closed July 2 and Aug. 13)
- Phone: 734-326-7222
Set in a new 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. Special themes include “Celebrate Mom” May 7, “Pet Palooza” June 18, “Kids Day” July 16, “Ice Cream Social” Aug. 6, “Good Health Day” Aug. 27 and “Fall Fest” Sept. 17.
- Address: Kercheval Street between Lakepointe and Beaconsfield streets, Grosse Pointe Park
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays June 13-Oct. 10, 2015 (special kick-off event 6 p.m. June 13, 2015)
- Phone: 313-822-2812, ext. 202
This laid-back community market serves up a mix of fresh food, fun activities, live entertainment and gift items. Vendors offer fresh, certified organic and non-organic produce, cheeses and baked goods, kids crafts and more. Evening market, “After 6 on Kercheval,” open 6-10 p.m. Saturdays on June 13, July 11 and Aug. 8.
- Address: Parking lot at 2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays June 4-Sept. 25, 2015
- Phone: 269-370-7029
With 30-40 vendors 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 more. Check its calendar for changing weekly events.
- Address: Wilson Barn, 29350 W. Chicago St., Livonia
- Schedule: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays June 20-Oct. 10, 2015
- Phone: 734-261-3602
Score locally grown produce, honey, home-baked items and American-made crafts at one of the historic farmers markets in southeast Michigan. Check the barn’s website for regular events, too. Plus find special kids crafts 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 27, July 25 and Aug. 29, plus pony rides 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 8.
- Address: Sibley Square Park, 48900 Pontiac Trail, Wixom
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays (3-8 p.m. on summer concert nights) June 4-Aug. 13, 2015
- Phone: 248-624-2850
This market offers Michigan flowers, fresh produce, salsas, birdhouses, art and more. You’ll also find kids crafts, special events and summer concerts. Check the market’s website for event dates.
- Address: Downtown, corner of Elm and First streets, Wyandotte
- Schedule: Noon-6:30 p.m. Thursdays June 11-Oct. 1, 2015 (closed July 9 for Wyandotte Street Fair)
- Phone: 734-720-1447
Take home a wide array of locally made/grown produce, coffee, candles, herbs and more from this outdoor market. Special events are held all season, like Music at the Market July 2, an Aug. 20 zucchini celebration and Farmer John and his Barnyard Express Aug. 27 (4-6 p.m.).
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: June-November
- 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: 45144 W. Nine Mile Road, Novi
- Schedule: May-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: 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. Three pick-up options: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market or 3:30-7 p.m. Fridays at the Dixboro Farmers Market.
- 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. New in 2015: Retail store featuring fresh produce and flowers (8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays during seasonal months, 5720 S. Occidental Road, Tecumseh).
- Address: Sterling Heights, near Lakeside Mall
- Schedule: June-November; sometimes runs 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
- 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. Occasionally, you may receive a share of the farm’s pure-wild unprocessed honey.
This list was updated for 2015 by Leah Vandercook.