Farmers Markets in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, Plus Community-Supported Agriculture (CSAs)

Want to purchase fresh produce for your family? Stop by these farmers markets in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor to find delicious food for your brood.

In the May-October months, farmers markets in metro Detroit 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 of special events and activities.

When it comes to farmers markets in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, families are in luck. There’s something for everyone at these Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne county spots.

Farmers Markets

Allen Park Farmers Market

Come for farm-fresh produce, homemade baked goods and handcrafted items, including honey, bread, specialty crafts and more. Stay tuned for special events, too.

Ann Arbor Farmers Market

A well-loved gem, this 100-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.

Birmingham Farmers Market

  • Address: Public Parking Lot No. 6 across from Booth Park, north of Harmon Street

This weekend market features more than 50 vendors selling anything from local and organic flowers and produce to fresh prepared foods and handcrafted items. Expect a drive-thru shopping experience this year.

Canton Farmers Market

Michigan-grown produce, plants, flowers, coffee, cheeses and even soaps are among the goodies here.

Chelsea Farmers Market

  • Address: Wednesdays: Chelsea State Bank parking lot on the corner of Old US 12 and M 52. Saturdays: Palmer Commons on Main St.

Chelsea Farmers Market brings 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 

Find a variety of locally grown produce, Michigan-made products, grass-fed beef, fresh breads, artisan jewelry, natural body care products, live music and more.

Clawson Farmers Market

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.

Dearborn Farmers & Artisans Market

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.

Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market

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 Eastern Market’s open-air stalls for a plethora of farm-fresh goodies, including produce, baked goods and more.

Dexter Farmers Market

This Washtenaw County 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

Located alongside a historic one-room schoolhouse, this market offers a variety of local fruits and veggies. The market has The Cheese People selling artisan hard and soft cheeses along with vegetables from Dragonwood Farm.

Dodge Park Farmers Market

Swing by this market to get fresh fruits and veggies, plus check out the new vendors. Several food trucks will set up shop at the market this year but food purchased at the trucks must be taken to go.

Downtown Rochester Farmers Market

  • Address: Corner of East Third and Water streets, one block east of Main Street, downtown Rochester

Celebrating its 21st 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. EBT and Double Up Food Bucks accepted.

Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market

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.

Growing Hope Markets

This market sells plenty of produce, seedlings, baked goods, crafts and more. The Saturday market has 30 vendors selling produce, meat, cheese and baked goods.

Hope Village Farmers Market 

This community market aims to help the community access fresh, healthy and locally grown foods. Look for family activities, cultural programming, retail vendors and more throughout the year.

Lathrup Village Farmers Market

Aside from the fresh fare, follow along on Facebook for programming and events as they arise. 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

This market returns with local produce, plants and more. Visit the market’s Facebook page for the latest, including their virtual kids’ programming.

Manchester Farmers Market

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.

Milford Farmers Market

  • Address: Liberty Street between Main and Union Street

You’ll find foods and creations by Michigan farmers and artisans here. Visit throughout the summer for live entertainment, family fun and special events. Accepts Bridge and EBT cards, and Double Up Food Bucks.

Mount Clemens Farmers Market

Farm staples like corn, flowers and pumpkins are mixed with fare like okra, Italian eggplants, raw honey-in-the-comb and more.

New Baltimore Farmers Market

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.

Northville Farmers Market

  • Address: Corner of Seven Mile and Sheldon roads, downtown Northville

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. Special hours for seniors and those with health concerns 8-9 a.m.

Northwest Detroit Farmers Market

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 County Farmers Market

Shop for fresh produce, flowers and handmade goods at both indoor and outdoor stalls. This farmers market also hosts events including food truck rallies, community garage sales and more. Find nutrition and health programs, too.

Pittsfield Township Farmers Market

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.

Plymouth Farmers Market

  • Address: The Gathering, next to the Penn Theater on Penniman Avenue, downtown Plymouth

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

This outdoor market has everything from locally grown produce, plants and flowers to baked goods, art and specialty foods.

Romulus Farmers Market

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.

Royal Oak Farmers Market

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

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.

Shelby Township Farmers Market

This spot hosts a variety of farmers, crafters and artisans. Stop by for unique treats, art and produce — even gluten-free goods.

South Lyon Farmers Market

This market brings together the community and supports local farmers and artisans. Participating vendors offer locally grown, baked and crafted products.

Warren Farmers Market (Sundays at the Square)

Pick up farm fresh eggs, produce, and baked goods here. Accepts EBT and SNAP cards, WIC Project Fresh and MarketFresh coupons.

Wayne State University Farmers Market

On the corner of Woodward and Warren avenues, find a number of food trucks for lunch options, local fruit and vegetable vendors, Avalon Bakery bread, kettle popcorn, desserts and more. Incentive programs include EBT/SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, Senior Project Fresh, and WIC Project Fresh.

Westland Farmers Market

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 or local produce.

Westside Farmers Market

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: Near City Hall in the Vintage Market Parking Lot

Take home a wide array of locally made/grown produce and other goodies from this outdoor market. 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!

Myrtle Farms LLC

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

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.

Urban Pioneers CSA

  • Address: Sterling Heights, near Lakeside Mall

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

This family farm and CSA abides by organic principles, growing its produce naturally without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.

This post was originally published in 2019 and is updated regularly. 


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