Visit a local farmers market and bask in the fresh produce, hand-made food items and unique crafts. It’s definitely not like going to the grocery store — it’s way more fun. Get to know your local farmers and artisans. Your tummy (and your conscience) will thank you. Some markets accept food assistance cards. Call ahead to check on hours and payment types.


Birmingham Farmers’ Market

City Parking Lot #6
East side of N. Old Woodward
North of Harmon Street

Public Parking Lot 6 on the east side of N. Old Woodward (across from Salvatore Scallopini Restaurant and Booth Park). Every Sunday from May 1, 2011 through October 23, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Come out for the Corn Festival special event on August 7, 2011.


Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market

315 Detroit Street

May through December – Wednesday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. January through April – Saturday Only, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tip: bring back your packaging (bags, trays and boxes etc…) for the vendors to re-use.


Eastern Market

2334 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 833-1560

With more than 250 vendors, it’s the quintessential farmers’ market in Detroit. On Saturday mornings hundreds of food vendors and thousands of people flock to the Eastern Market to buy plants, produce, honey, flowers, homemade jams, maple syrups, grass-fed meats and hot dishes from vendors.


Joe Randazzo’s Fruit & Vegetable Market

5240 E Outer Dr
Detroit, MI 48234
(313) 892-0093

Known for its huge selection of produce at low prices, Randazzo’s also carries a variety of plants, shrubs, trees and all the supplies you need to green up your home. It’s very busy on weekends and after 5 so try to visit on non-peak hours.


Wayne State Farmers’ Markets

5201 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

Find the market located in front of Prentis Hall, across from the Detroit Public Library. 15 minute free parking is available. Both farmers markets accept cash, Bridge Card, Project Fresh and Senior Project Fresh Coupons. Only the Wednesday market accepts the WSU One Card. The 2011 season runs June 8 through October 26, every Wednesday 11 am to 4 pm. There’s also a School of Medicine Farmers Market held on the third Thursday of the month, June through October 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Scott Hall and Detroit Receiving Hospital. Markets accepts cash, Bridge Card, and Project FRESH.

Royal Oak Farmers’ Market

316 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 246-3276

Located in the civic center at the corner of 11 Mile Road and Troy Street, across from the library and next to the 44th District Court. It’s an enclosed building, with lots of parking. Visit on Fridays, May through Christmas and Saturdays throughout the year. Call ahead for hours. They have a recorded message, just press option 1.


Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market

3rd & Water St
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 656-0060

Find the market one block east of Main Street. Lots of parking is available nearby. The market is open every Saturday, May 7 – October 29, 8 am – 1 pm. Print a coloring page of their mascot Julien d’Carrot for the kids.


Warren Farmers’ Market

One City Square
Warren, MI 48093
(586) 268-8400

The market is open May through October every Sunday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Check out this brochure for tons of community events related to the market including concerts and kids activities.