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 (across the street from Zeal Credit Union)
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Fridays June 3-Oct. 28, 2016
- 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.
- Address: Kerrytown district, 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor
- Schedule: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays May 4-Dec. 31, 2016; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays Jan. 7-April 29, 2017.
- Phone: 734-794-6255
A well-loved gem, this 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.
- Address: Crossman Park, 395 Mill St., Ortonville (park next to this address)
- Schedule: 6-9 p.m. Fridays June 17-Sept. 2
- Phone: 248-240-0907 (ask for Debbie)
This music-filled market returns again. Local artists, live entrainment 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 17.
- 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 1-Oct. 23, 2016
- 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.
- Address: Preservation Park, 500 N. Ridge Road, Canton
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays May 15-Oct. 16, 2016 (closed July 3)
- Phone: 734-394-5375
Michigan-grown produce, plants, flowers, coffee, cheeses and even soaps are among the goodies here. Plus there’s Market Kids with a bouncer, craft/activity and an “I SPY” activity. Plus, find live entertainment each week.
- Address: 222 S. Main St. (in municipal lot adjacent to Palmer Auto), downtown Chelsea
- Schedule: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays April 30-Oct. 29, 2016, 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays May 4-Oct. 26, 2016 (Bushel Basket Market)
- Phone: 616-734-9123 or email email@example.com
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.
- Address: Clawson City Park, 1080 N. Custer Ave.
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays June 5-Sept. 18 (closed holiday weekends, July 3 and Sept. 4)
- 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 22.)
- Address: Buhr Park, 2781 Packard Road, Ann Arbor
- Schedule: 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays May 17-Oct. 11, 2016
- 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.
- 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 20-Oct. 7, 2016 (closed July 1)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. 29, 2016
- 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.
- Address: 5221 Church Road, Ann Arbor
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Fridays, June 3-Oct. 28, 2016
- Phone: 734-707-1607
Located alongside a historic one-room schoolhouse, this market offers a variety of local fruits and veggies. New for 2016, 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. Don’t forget to swing by May 20 and 27 for the Dixboro Starts Farmers Market, featuring veggie and flower starters to help homeowners get their own gardens growing.
- Address: Dodge Park, 40620 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
- Schedule: 3-8 p.m. Thursdays June 2-Sept. 29, 2016
- 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 2016. 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.
- 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 7-Oct. 29, 2016
- 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 Facebook page for the latest info on the weekly special events.
- 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 14-Nov. 5, 2016
- 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, “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.
- Address: Market Square, at Wayburn and Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Park
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays June 4-Sept. 24, 2016
- 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. Evening market, “After 6 on Kercheval,” open 6-10 p.m. Saturdays on June 18, July 16 and Aug. 20.
- 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 3-Oct. 29, 2016 (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.
- Address: Highland Elementary School, 300 W. Livingston Road, Highland Township
- Schedule: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays May 7-Oct. 1, 2016
- 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 locally grown food and produce along with unique handcrafted items.
- Address: 7200 Mack Ave., southeast corner of East Grand Boulevard, Detroit
- Schedule: 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays June 22-Sept. 28, 2016
- 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 1-Sept. 28, 2016
- Phone: 248-693-9742 (DDA), 248-693-4986 (Lake Orion Art Center)
This open-air market has produce, organic eggs, meat 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 Complex, 27400 Southfield Road north of I-696, Lathrup Village
- Schedule: 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays May 18-Oct. 12, 2016 (outdoor market), (indoor market will run Oct. 12-Dec. 14, 2016)
- Phone: 248-557-2600, ext. 224
Aside from the fresh fare, kids will have a blast at this year’s farmers market. Red Oaks Nature Center will be coming starting May 25, and starting June 22, find free cooking classes every other week and cooking demos. Also starting June 22, two new kids programs: Blue Care Network partners with the market to host Passport to Flavors, encouraging kids to explore new tastes. For each food they try, they get a stamp and are entered into a raffle for a gift certificate for a bike and helmet from D&D Bicycles and Hockey in Berkley. Oakland County Parks and other community partners have a fun health and fitness program in store called BeFit Oakland County. This market accepts EBT, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC and Senior Market FRESH coupons.
- Address: Municipal parking lot on the corner of Fort Street and Southfield Road
- Schedule: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays June 5-Oct. 30, 2016
- 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. Visit the Lincoln Park Farmers Market Facebook page for more info.
- Address: Chi-Bro Park on M-52, north of Main Street, Manchester
- Schedule: 3:30-7 p.m. Thursdays May 5-Oct. 13, 2016
- 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 5, there will be a Mother’s Day craft run by the local library. On May 19, there will be a take-home garden activity, and Aug. 25 is the Fairy Festival, followed by the Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 13.
- Address: Liberty Street between Main and Union Street (note: moves to South Side Park, next to Milford Fire Department, the week of Milford Memories on Aug. 6)
- Schedule: 3-8 p.m. Thursdays May 5- Oct. 20, 2016 (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. May 5, join the market for an opening day Cinco de Mayo celebration. Join in on July 14 for Taste of Music with the Ann Arbor Symphony to experience music and an instrument petting zoo. Come back throughout the summer for more family fun, too!
- 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 7-Nov. 19, 2016 (River Road market); 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays July 20-Sept. 21, 2016 (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.
- Address: Next to Recreation Center, 50976 Washington St., between Main and Front streets, New Baltimore
- Schedule: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays June 5-Oct. 16, 2016 (closed on June 26)
- 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 2016, 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.
- Address: Corner of Seven Mile and Sheldon roads, downtown Northville
- Schedule: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays May 5-Oct. 27, 2016
- 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!
- Address: 18445 Scarsdale St. (in the parking lot of the Rosedale Park Community House), Detroit
- Schedule: 4-8 p.m. Thursdays June 2-Oct. 13, 2016
- 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.
- Address: 9354 Oakland Ave., Detroit
- Schedule: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays June 4-Oct. 24, 2016
- 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.
- Address: 2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford
- Schedule: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays May-December 2016; 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays January-April 2017
- 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 nearby counties personally bring produce, fruit and flowers directly to the public. Don’t miss the education programs, too.
- Address: Centennial Park, downtown Oxford area
- Schedule: 2-7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays May 5-Oct. 1 (changes to 4-9 p.m. Thursdays June 16-Aug. 25, 2016 due to Concerts in the Park events)
- Phone: 248-895-7175 (ask for Allison)
The village of Oxford runs a twice-weekly market of delicious fruits and veggies. You’ll also find honey, maple syrup, handmade products like soaps, candles, bags and aprons – plus much more, including essential oils.
- Address: Pittsfield Township Administration Building, 6201 W. Michigan Ave., Ann Arbor
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays June 2-Sept. 29, 2016
- 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.
- Address: The Gathering, next to the Penn Theater on Penniman Avenue, downtown Plymouth
- Schedule: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays May 7-Oct. 29, 2016
- 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.
- Address: Marquee of Redford, 15145 Beech Daly Road, Redford Township
- Schedule: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, June 19-Oct. 23, 2016 (closed July 3 and Sept. 4, 2016)
- Phone: 313-387-2504
This outdoor market has everything from locally grown produce, plants and flowers to baked goods, art and specialty foods.
- Address: Romulus City Hall parking lot, 11111 Wayne Road, Romulus
- Schedule: noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays June 15-Oct. 12, 2016
- 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.
- 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.
- Address: South Ann Arbor Street, downtown Saline (Saturday); Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Road, Saline (Tuesdays)
- Schedule: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays May 7-Oct. 15, 2016; 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 7-Sept. 27, 2016
- 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. 22, 2016-April 29, 2017, 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 14-Oct. 22, 2016
- 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). A holistic health fair is July 30 during the market hours, and the harvest festival will be held the last day of the market for the season.
- Address: Corner of West Liberty Street and Pontiac Trail, South Lyon
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays May 7-Oct. 29, 2016
- Phone: 248-437-1735
This market brings together community and supports local farmers and artisans. Participating vendors offer locally grown, baked and crafted products.
- Address: 18950 Joy Road, at Artesian Street, Detroit
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays June 7-Oct. 11, 2016
- 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.
- Address: 12000 Davisburg Road, Davisburg
- Schedule: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays June 5-Oct. 2, 2016 (plus a special spring market May 15, 2016)
- Phone: 248-846-6558
This fun family market offers lots of fresh, local produce – plus events for kids and adults.
- Address: 1499 E. West Maple St., next to the fire station, Walled Lake
- Schedule: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays May 4-Oct. 26, 2016
- Phone: 248-624-4847
This weekly market has everything from flowers, organics and sweets to jewelry, bath products and birdhouses.
- Address: Warren City Hall, 1 City Square, Warren (just off Van Dyke just north of 12 Mile Road)
- Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays May 22-Oct. 30, 2016
- Phone: 586-268-8400
There’s an exciting season in store for this Macomb County market, featuring about 30-40 vendors. Find honey, bread, salsa and much more from local vendors – plus they’ll be filming a cooking show there on the first Sunday of each month with the “able chef,” who is paralyzed from the waist down and will be cooking from his wheelchair (catch it on TV Warren, too). Find special events here, too, like the Special Needs Car Show May 22 and the Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures event on June 5 in partner with Macomb County Health Department. They’ll be giving away 250 bike helmets!
- Address: Goudy Park, behind city hall, 3355 S. Wayne Road, Wayne
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays May 4-Oct. 26, 2016
- Phone: 734-721-0100
The market sits in a park that has a full playground and access to walking trails along the Rouge River. Along with the fresh produce, plants, baked goods, body-care products, cheeses, coffee and more – plus enjoy themed weeks every week, including a Cinco de Mayo celebration for opening day, an Ice Cream Social day on June 15, Kids Game Day July 20 and a Trick-or-Treat and Kids Costume Contest on Oct. 26. This year, Beaumont is a market sponsor. This market accepts EBT, Double Up Food Bucks and Project Fresh Coupons.
- Address: Wayne State University campus, 5401 Cass Ave., in front of Reuther Library, Detroit
- Schedule: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays June 1-Oct. 26, 2016
- Phone: 313-577-2398
Enjoy the city’s cultural center while shopping for locally grown produce and other farm/food products. Plus, find chef demos, information on healthy eating, yoga and even more. This spot accepts cash, Bridge Card, WIC Project FRESH and even Senior Project FRESH coupons. Keep up with this group on the web for the latest.
- Address: 1901 N. Carlson St., south of Ford, Westland
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, May 5-Oct. 13, 2016 (closed June 16 and Aug. 4)
- 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. Special themes include “Celebrate Mom” May 5, “Pet Palooza” June 23, “Kids Day” July 21, “Seniors Day” Aug. 25 and “Fall Fest” Sept. 15.
- Address: Zingerman’s Roadhouse parking lot at 2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor
- Schedule: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays June 2-Oct. 13, 2016
- Phone: email firstname.lastname@example.org
With many vendors at this market, you can take home your choice of local produce, fresh herbs, eggs, cider, breads – even flowers, wine and crafts.
- Address: Wilson Barn, 29350 W. Chicago St., Livonia
- Schedule: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays June 18-Oct. 8, 2016
- Phone: 734-261-3602
Score locally grown produce and even more farm-fresh goodies at one of the historic farmers markets in southeast Michigan. Check the barn’s website for regular events, too.
- Address: Downtown, corner of Elm and First streets, Wyandotte
- Schedule: noon-6:30 p.m. Thursdays June 2-Oct. 20, 2016 (closed July 14 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 a petting farm from noon-3 p.m. on June 16, a summer reading program and children’s activities with Bacon Memorial Library, Farmer John and His Barnyard Express 4-6 p.m. June 30, and Make and Take Pickles on Aug. 4. Kids ages 5-12 can participate in the Power of Produce program.
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!
- Address: Pickup locations at 412 West Grand Boulevard (southwest Detroit), 50 East Longwood (uptown Detroit), Lawrence between Woodrow Wilson and Rosa Parks (central Detroit) and Oakland Avenue Farm on Oakland north of Owen (North End Detroit)
- Schedule: June 14-Oct. 29
- Phone: Email email@example.com
This cooperative of seven Detroit urban farms join together to bring organic fruits and vegetables, flowers, eggs, honey, preserved foods and more.
- Address: 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.
- 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: 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: June-November (CSA already full; contact via email for more)
- 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.
- 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 2016 by Megan Krueger