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Buy local. Here’s a list of metro Detroit farmers markets

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Summer is well on its way, and that means fresh fruits and vegetables. The best place to find them is at your local farmers market.

By shopping there you not only getting the freshest food, you are supporting family farms and helping the environment. The food you get at the grocery store travels an average of 1,500 miles to get to your plate. That uses a lot of fossil fuel and adds pollution. Plus, much of the grocery store food is packaged and that adds trash.

While you’re shopping remember to start up a conversation with the farmers. They are often willing to share some great recipes.

With all this in mind, here is a list of the farmers markets in and around Detroit.

DETROIT

BRIGHTMOOR FARMERS MARKET

FRIDAYS; 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Fenkell and West Parkway

Detroit, MI 48223

313-212-8851

Located in the Brightmoor Artisans Community Kitchen, this market offers locally grown produce, meat, and eggs and other prepared foods.

Open: Through Sept. 30

Learn more: http://neighborsbuildingbrightmoor.org/brightmoor-artisans-farmers-market/

CORKTOWN FARMERS MARKET

THURSDAYS; 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

1236 Michigan

Detroit, MI 48226

Phone: 774-217-3507

Vegetables, fruits, meats, spices, salsa. They’re all here for one-stop shopping.

Open: Through October

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/corktownfarmersmarket/

EASTERN MARKET

SATURDAYS; 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.

TUESDAYS; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

2934 Russell St.

Detroit, MI 48207

313-833-9300

The 125-year-old Eastern Market is among the most famous farmers market in Michigan. Hundreds of vendors offer an expansive variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and baked goods on Saturdays. Come back on Tuesday, for a quieter, scaled-down market experience. Stay and enjoy the free Zumba and yoga classes, and cooking demonstrations.

Open: Saturdays year round; Tuesdays through Sept. 30

Learn more: http://easternmarket.com 

ISLANDVIEW FARMERS MARKET

WEDNESDAYS; 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

7200 Mack Ave. East Grand Blvd.

Detroit, MI 48214

313-571-0937

This market features fresh, organic, and locally grown produce from Detroit’s lower east side.

Open: Through Sept. 28

Learn more: http://detroitmarkets.org (enter “Islandview Market) 

NORTHWEST DETROIT FARMERS MARKET

THURSDAYS; 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

18445 Scarsdale St. (in the parking lot of the Rosedale Park Community House)

Detroit, MI 48223

313-387-4732

Locally grown and produced meat, eggs, spices, vegetables, fruits, teas, and more are available at this market that also offers youth workshops, food preparation classes, and free health screenings.

Open: Through Oct. 13

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/nwdetroitfarmersmarket 

OAKLAND AVENUE MARKET

SATURDAYS; 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

9354 Oakland Ave.

Detroit, MI 48221

313-649-7756

Located at the Oakland Avenue Urban Farm, the market offers some of the freshest and most unique and sustainable products you’ll find in the area. If you have time, take the farm tour. If you like what you see, ask for it. Produce can be harvested on demand.

Open: Through Oct. 24

Learn More: http://detroitmarkets.org/Market (Enter “Oakland Avenue Market”)  

SOWING SEEDS GROWING FUTURES FARMERS MARKET

TUESDAYS; 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

18950 Joy Road, at Artesian St.

Detroit, MI 48228

313-581-7773

This market offers supervised kids’ physical and nutritional activities. One-on-one support is offered to those that require additional encouragement. Visitors love the healthy grilling demos, free food samples and recipes.

Open: Through Oct. 11

Learn more: http://joysouthfield.org 

Wayne State

Wayne State farmers market

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY FARMERS MARKET

WEDNESDAYS; 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Wayne State University

5401 Cass Ave. (in front of Reuther Library)

Detroit, MI 48202

313-577-2398

Detroit-grown fruits, berries, vegetables, flowers, herbs, and potted plants are available from D-Town Farm, Brother Nature Produce, Greening of Detroit, and Van Houtte Farms. When you are done shopping, stop by the food prep classes which feature healthy cooking demos and nutritional information. Get your yoga on in free yoga classes.Student Advantage Project lets students pay $5 to get $10 in vouchers to spend on produce.

Open: Through Oct. 26

Learn more: http://clas.wayne.edu/seedwayne/farmers-market 

ALLEN PARK 

ALLEN PARK FARMERS MARKET

FRIDAYS; 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Park Ave.

Allen Park, MI 48101

313-928-0940

There’s plenty of farm fresh produce for sale at this market located between Harrison and McLain Avenues (across from Zeal Credit Union). You’ll also find fresh honey and bread at this market.

Open: Through Oct. 28

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/AllenParkFarmersMarket/

ANN ARBOR 

ANN ARBOR FARMERS MARKET

WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS; 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Kerrytown District

315 Detroit St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

734-794-6255

More than 100 farmers sell items from fruits and vegetables to unique foods like artisanal yogurt, cheeses, baked goods and fermented sauerkraut. You can also pick up Michigan fruit and nuts, and much more.

Open: Through Dec. 31

Learn more: http://gov.org/departments/Parks-Recreation/parks-places (enter “farmers-market”) 

COBBLESTONE FARM MARKET

TUESDAYS; 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Buhr Park

2781 Packard Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

734-794-6230

Located on the lawn of the historic Cobblestone Farm, this market offers a fantastic array of produce and food vendors. Enjoy its weekly garden party with historic lawn games, music, storytelling, and educational workshops (Tuesdays).

Open: Through Oct. 11

Learn more: http://cobblestonefarmmarket.org 

Music at Dixboro Farmers Market

Music at Dixboro Farmers Market

DIXBORO FARMERS MARKET

FRIDAYS; 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

5221 Church Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

734-707-1607

You’ll find this market right alongside the historic one-room schoolhouse in Dixboro Village. Dance to the sounds of the Vintage Stringboard, which often performs old-time, Celtic (Irish, Scottish), traditional, bluegrass and other types of music on dulcimers, fiddles, guitars, banjo, penny whistle, harmonicas, wooden spoons and musical saws.

Open: Through Oct. 31

Learn more: http://dixborofarmersmarket.org

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP FARMERS MARKET

THURSDAYS; 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Pittsfield Township Administration Building

6201 W. Michigan Ave.

At Platt & Michigan Ave.

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

734-822-3152

This local farmers market has it all ─ from local produce, farm eggs and meats from pasture-raised stock to baked goods, granola, jams, honey, BBQ and pasta sauces. A master gardener is on site monthly to answer lawn and garden questions. Kids will have fun at weekly craft and “I Spy” activities, musical performances by Kevin Devine, and tumbling events with Gym America (select dates only). If you have time, take a walk through Prairie Park and let the kids play on the playground.

Open: Through Sept. 30

Learn more: http://pittsfield-mi.gov/farmersmarket 

WESTSIDE FARMERS MARKET

THURSDAYS; 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Zingerman’s Roadhouse parking lot

2501 Jackson Ave.

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Visit the 30 to 40 fresh market stands and stop to listen to the different musical guests that perform weekly. Free parking.

Open: Through Oct. 13

Learn more: http://westsidefarmersmarket.com 

BIRMINGHAM 

BIRMINGHAM FARMERS MARKET

SUNDAYS through Oct. 23; a.m.-2 p.m.

Public Parking Lot No. 6 on North Old Woodward Ave., north of Harmon St.

Birmingham, MI 48009

248-530-1200

While parents search for dinner ingredients, the little farmers can go to the Kid Zone for some craft projects. All produce is locally or regionally grown. That along with handcrafts, garden plants and flowers and organics makes this a great place to spend part of your day. Check out the Corn Festival on Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Open: Through Oct. 23

Learn more: http://birminghamfarmersmarket.org/

CANTON 

CANTON FARMERS MARKET

SUNDAYS; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Preservation Park

500 N. Ridge Rd.

Canton, MI 48188

734-394-5375

This kid-friendly market offers Michigan-produced plants, flowers, coffee, cheeses. Your kids can join in Ms. Carissa’s interactive music activities , jump in the bouncer and create a craft item. Local chefs teach cooking enthusiasts how to use seasonal produce and gardeners can find answers to lawn and garden questions at the Master Gardener Volunteer tent.

Open: Through Oct. 16

Learn more: http://canton-mi.org/496/Farmers-Market

CLAWSON 

CLAWSON FARMERS MARKET

SUNDAYS; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Clawson City Park

1080 N. Custer Ave.

Clawson, MI 48017

248-435-6500

Tucked in the Clawson City Park, this small “home style” market offers fresh vegetables, fruit, and baked goods.

Open: Through Sept. 18; closed Sept. 4

Learn More: http://cityofclawson.com (enter “farmers market”)

Dearborn Farmers Market

Dearborn Farmers Market

DEARBORN 

DEARBORN FARMERS & ARTISANS MARKET

FRIDAYS; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

22100 Michigan Ave.

Between Mason and Howard St.

Dearborn, MI 48124

313-584-6100

You’ll find seasonal, local and Michigan-produced farm products and goods, in addition to fresh flowers and artisan baked goods, cheeses meats and more at this market. Enjoy free cooking demonstrations, gardening workshops, yoga, and Zumba programs. Stop by the kid’s tent to get nutritional information and enjoy art lessons, games, face painting. Free blood pressure checks are available for seniors too. Free parking is available at the Bryant Branch Library lot.

Open: Through Oct. 7

Learn more: http://dearbornfarmersartisansmarket.com

GROSSE POINTE PARK 

GROSSE POINTE PARK’S FARMERS MARKET

SATURDAYS; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Market Square at Wayburn and Kercheval Ave.

Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

313-822-2812

This market sells all Michigan-produced products such as certified organic and non-organic produce, cheeses, baked goods, art, candles, jewelry, crafts, plants, cut flowers, and an array of delicacies. You and your family can enjoy easy listening music, children’s crafts, and food sampling. Special events will take place weekly.

Open: Through Sept. 24

Learn more: http://www.grossepointepark.org/index.php/park-market-west

LATHRUP VILLAGE 

LATHRUP VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET

WEDNESDAYS; 2 p.m.- 7 p.m.

27400 Southfield Rd.

Municipal Complex on Southfield Road just north of I-696

Lathrup Village, MI

248-557-2600 x224

More than 30 vendors sell fresh produce at the Lathrup Village Farmers Market. If you are traveling by the SMART bus, get off at City Hall.

Open: Through Oct. 12

Learn more: http://www.lathrupvillage.org/index.aspx?nid=241 

LINCOLN PARK 

LINCOLN PARK FARMERS MARKET

SUNDAYS; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Municipal parking lot

Lincoln Park, MI 48146

313-427-0443

This small farmers market located on the corner of Fort St. and Southfield Rd. next to Painters Supply offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, dried herbs, jams, spice rubs, honey and plants from Wayne, Monroe, Lenawee and Washtenaw County farmers.

Open: Through Oct. 30

Learn more: http://lincolnpark.govoffice.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lincoln-Park-Farmers-Market

LIVONIA 

WILSON BARN FARMERS MARKET

SATURDAYS; 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wilson Barn

29350 W. Chicago St.

Livonia, MI 48150

734-261-3602

This market takes place on the land where the Wilson Barn, a premier dairy industry leader in its era, was built in 1919 on its original 1888 foundation. It’s certainly a sight to see and explore. There are crafters and, of course, produce including apples, strawberries, peaches, blueberries, eggplant, tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, carrots, onions, lettuce and cabbage. There’s a petting zoo for the kids from 11 a.m.-1.p.m. and Pony Rides on Aug 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Open: Through Oct. 10

Learn More: wilsonbarn.us/wilsonbarn.us/Farmers_Market_2016.html

Northville Farmers Market

Northville Farmers Market

NORTHVILLE 

NORTHVILLE FARMERS MARKET

THURSDAYS; 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Corner of Seven Mile and Sheldon Rd.

Northville, MI 48167

248-349-7640

With more than 70 stalls of Michigan-made and Michigan-grown products you’re sure to find what you need. There are plants, flowers, garden art, soaps, jewelry, furniture, woodworking, and home accessories. A master gardener is there to assist you until noon in the tent located near the white market shed. The Ann Arbor Symphony will be there August 18. Kids can participate in an Instrument Petting Zoo where they can experiment by playing instruments provided by symphony.

Open: Through October 27

Learn more: http://www.downtownnorthville.com/1/163/farmers_market.asp 

PLYMOUTH 

PLYMOUTH FARMERS MARKET

SATURDAYS;  7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Closed Saturday, September 10 for Plymouth Community Fall Festival

The Gathering, next to the Penn Theater

Across from Kellogg Park and the street in front of the park

Penniman Ave.

Plymouth, MI 48170

Not far from Kellogg Park, this market features Michigan-grown Fresh produce, vegetable, herb and flowering plants, Fresh and dried flowers, eggs, meats, baked goods, popcorn, cherry products, salsa & BBQ sauces, pastas and sauces, honey, jams and jellies and more. You can also enjoy handmade and recycled items including candles, soaps, lotions, hand-painted furniture & frames, jewelry, birdhouses and garden and holiday decorations and more.

Open: Through Oct. 29

Learn more: http://www.plymouthmich.org/events/Plymouth-Farmers-Market_ET685.html 

REDFORD  

REDFORD TOWNSHIP MARKET AT THE MARQUEE FARMERS MARKET

SUNDAYS; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Marquee of Redford,

15145 Beech Daly Rd.

Redford Township, MI 48239

313-387-2504

Michigan grown produce, art, specialty foods, and flowers are all available in beautiful at this Redford market.

Open: Through Oct. 23

Learn more: http://redfordtwp.com or https://www.facebook.com/redfordmarketatthemarquee

ROCHESTER 

DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER FARMERS MARKET

SATURDAYS; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Corner of East Third and Water St. one block east of Main St.

Rochester, MI 48307

248-656-0060

This market sells Michigan grown or produced products including vegetables, fruits, flowers, container gardens, herbs, homemade baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, tea blends, locally roasted coffee and various certified organic products including eggs, beef and chicken. Youth (12 and under) are invited to join the Marketers Club to learn about the best ways to stay healthy, participate in scavenger hunts and cooking classes.

Open: Through Oct. 31

Learn more: http://downtownrochestermi.com/events/farmers-market/ 

ROMULUS 

ROMULUS FARMERS MARKET

WEDNESDAYS; Noon – 6 p.m.

Romulus City Hall parking lot

11111 Wayne Rd.

Romulus, MI 48174

734-942-7545

In addition to fresh produce, the farmers market offers fresh made sandwiches, gluten-free baked goods, organic coffee and tea products, herbs and spices. The market also hosts a Kids Club, which hosts new activities weekly. Kids Club members receive a $2 coupon monthly, which can be redeemed at any market stand.

Open: Through Oct. 12

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/RomulusFarmersMarket 

STERLING HEIGHTS 

DODGE PARK FARMERS MARKET

THURSDAYS; 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Dodge Park

40620 Utica Rd.

Sterling Heights, MI 48313

586-446-2700

Locally sourced fruits and vegetables, flowers, plants, breads, cheeses, pasta, honey, and coffee are available weekly. Your kids will enjoy the children’s corner. Take time to attend one of the markets special events like its “Music in the Park” concert series which runs through August. Other planned events include: “Healthy Day at the Market” (Sept. 1), Pet Parade (Sept. 22) and the popular “Touch-A-Truck” event on Sept. 29.

Open: Through Sept. 30

Learn more: http://sterling-heights.net/1236/Dodge-Park-Farmers-Market 

Warren Farmers Market

Warren Farmers Market

WARREN 

WARREN FARMERS MARKET

SUNDAYS; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Warren City Hall

1 City Square (just off Van Dyke just north of 12 Mile Rd.)

Warren, MI 48093

586-268-8400

Nearly 40 farm stands and vendors sell fresh produce and flowers at the Warren Market, which is home to the “Able Chef” cooking program whose host is paralyzed from the waist down.

Open: Through Oct. 30

Learn more: http://cityofwarren.org/index.php/farmers-market2 

WAYNE  

WAYNE FARMERS MARKET

WEDNESDAYS; 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Goudy Park (behind City Hall)

3355 S. Wayne Rd.

Wayne, MI 48184

313-510-7061

Discover what a happens when a great market and good old fashioned exercise collide at this farmers market. Located in Goudy Park, the market also provides easy access to the park’s full playground and walking paths along the Rouge River.

Open: Through Oct. 26

Learn more: http://waynechamber.net/1/348/farmers_market_.asp or https://www.facebook.com/waynefarmersmarket 

WESTLAND 

WESTLAND FARMERS MARKET

THURSDAYS; 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

1901 N. Carlson St. (south of Ford Rd)

Westland, MI 48185

734-326-7222

Located in the Central City Park Pavilion, this market features tons of fresh fruits and veggies.

Open: Through Oct. 13; closed Aug. 4

Learn more: http://westlandfarmersmarket.com 

WYANDOTTE 

WYANDOTTE FARMERS MARKET

THURSDAYS; Noon – 6:30 p.m.

Corner of Elm and First St.

Wyandotte, MI 48192

734-720-1447

Locally grown produce, a petting zoo (open noon-3 p.m.), a reading program held at

nearby Bacon Memorial Library and a free shopping program for kids 5 – 12 years of age are only a part of the reason area families love this market.

Open: Through Oct. 20

Learn more: http://wyandottefarmersmarket.com 

YPSILANTI 

YPSILANTI FARMERS MARKET – DOWNTOWN

TUESDAYS; 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

16 South Washington St.

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734-707-1795

Nearly 40 vendors offer a large variety fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and baked goods, cheese and meat at this market, which is also supported by the Ypsilanti District Library through Aug. 23. Come cool off at the library between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. for its story time and free activities.

Open: Through Oct. 31

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/YpsilantiFarmersMarkets

YPSILANTI FARMERS MARKET – DEPOT TOWN

SATURDAYS; 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

100 Rice St.

Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Sells locally grown and produced fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and baked goods, cheese and meat.

Open: Through Oct. 31

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/YpsilantiFarmersMarkets

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