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Farmers’ Markets Around Southwest Michigan – 2016

 

Farmers' Market Guide

The fresh season is finally here!

Fresh is good! We love our local farmers’ markets and enjoy the great variety of options that we have here in Southwest Michigan. Each market is unique and offers a huge array of produce from local farmers, artisan products, local baked goods, lovely flowers, and more! Some even have a number of food trucks to grab a quick bite.

The farmers’ markets are a great place to run into a friend, grab a cup of coffee, or talk to a local producer.

Enjoy the bounty of the season!

 Kalamazoo Farmers' Market

Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, 1204 Bank Street, Kalamazoo

WEBSITE

The Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market has some exciting things in store this season.  In addition to over 100 vendors, Saturdays will feature a variety of food trucks offering a wide range of prepared foods as well as entertainment options such as as local musicians and kids activities.

The Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market offers free WI-FI as well as composting and recycling services for its customers.

If Saturdays are too busy for you, the Tuesday and Thursday markets are growing and promise to have 30 vendors selling locally grown products. If you would like more information on each vendor, http://farmersmarketkalamazoo.com/ has a description of each vendor along with their mission and practices.

The Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market asks that you leave your pets at home.

Night Market attendees will enjoy food trucks, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, and more, live music, beer and wine, and free bike valet. Beer and wine sales will benefit local food business incubator nonprofit Can-Do Kitchen. The first Night Market on June 16 will feature live music from Kalamazoo reggae band Zion Lion.

Market Dates and Hours:

May- November, Opening weekend is May 7!

Saturday 7:00 am-2:00 pm

AND

June – October 

Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 am-2:00 pm

AND Night Markets from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

  • June 16
  • July 21
  • August 18
  • September 15

 

 Portage Market

320 Library Ln, Portage

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Portage Market follows two successful pilots markets held in 2015, where we heard Portage residents loud and clear when you told us “YES! we want a famers market!”

Many Portage Market vendors will accept SNAP benefits, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH and Market FRESH coupons. See you at the market!

Market Dates and Hours:

May – October

Sundays 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 Texas Township Farmers’ Market

Texas Township Farmers’ Market,  7110 West Q Avenue, Kalamazoo

WEBSITE and FACEBOOK

The “Fresh on Q!” farmers’ market features up to 35 vendors selling fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, cheeses, breads, pastries and baked goods, potted plants and cut flowers, as well as foods prepared on site, ready to eat at the market, and more!

The market proudly accepts food assistance benefits, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH, and Senior Market FRESH! Visit the Farmers’ Market Information Table on the east end of the pavilion to learn more.

Market Dates and Hours:

May 7 – October 15

Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm

AND

June 7 through August 30

Tuesday 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

 Richland Farmers’ Market

Richland Farmers’ Market, Gull Lake Middle School 9550 East M-89, Richland

WEBSITE

The Richland Market only allows vendors that produce at least 90% of their products sold.  The market also plans to collect extra produce from vendors to donate to the local food pantry. Community members are encouraged to contribute if they are interested.  Vendors may accept bridge cards without Double Up Bucks.

Market Dates and Hours:

Opening day-May 18

May 18 to October 12

Wednesday 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

 

 

 Saugatuck Farmers’ Market

Saugatuck Farmers’ Market, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver Street, Saugatuck

WEBSITE 

This summer’s SCA Farmer’s Market features more than 20 vendors featuring fresh baked and gluten free breads and treats, chair massages, decorated cookies, knife sharpening, native Michigan plants, and of course all your fresh farmers market seasonally grown favorites. All vendors at the market have grown, produced, or created the goods they sell.

Market Dates and Hours:

May 27 to September 30

Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

 South Haven Farm Market

South Haven Farmers Market, 547 Phoenix Street, South Haven

WEBSITE and FACEBOOK

Check out the large number of vendors at the South Haven Farm Market!
South Haven Farm Market is committed to creating a diverse marketplace with the highest quality and locally produced products available. You’ll love all of the great options that you will find.

Market Dates and Hours:

May – October, Opening day is May 14

Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm

AND

June – August

Wednesday 8:00 am-2:00 pm

 

 Battle Creek Farmers’ Market

Battle Creek Farmers’ Market, 25 McCamly St S, Battle Creek

WEBSITE

Whether you are a local family, a visitor from out of town, a local farmer, or a producer of a Michigan food product, there is a place for you at the market. Local families will find an accessible market with family friendly vendors and products. Visitors will find unique Michigan products and tasty treats.

 

Market Dates and Hours:

May through October

Saturday and Wednesday  9:00 am-1:00 pm

 

 Otsego City Farmers’ Market

Otsego City Farmers’ Market,  Otsego Church of God, 112 Kalamazoo St., Otsego

WEBSITE and FACEBOOK

The Otsego City Market promises fun every week on Saturday. Catch the live music each week and watch their Facebook page for family friendly activities at the market.

Market Dates and Hours:

May 14 through October

Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm

 

 

 

 Plainwell Farmers' Market

Plainwell Farmers’ Market, 211 N. Main St., Plainwell, Michigan 49080

FACEBOOK

Market Dates and Hours:

Fridays beginning

May 20 – October 28

8:00 am-2:00 pm

 

 

 

 Bellevue Farmers’ Market

Bellevue Farmers’ Market,  Washington Park in downtown Bellevue

The family friendly vendors offer a good selection of Michigan grown fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, baked goods, ready to eat foods, maple syrup and maple products, yummy snacks, and more.You’ll also find a selection of hand-crafted items such as soap, personal care products and candles.

WEBSITE and FACEBOOK

Market Dates and Hours:

June  – September

Thursday 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

 

 Vicksburg Farmers’ Market

Vicksburg Farmers’ Market,  300 N. Richardson Street Vicksburg, MI

WEBSITE 

Market Dates and Hours:

May 20– October 2

Fridays from 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

 

 

 St. Joe Farmers’ Market

St. Joe Farmers’ Market, Lake Bluff Park, 201 Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph

FACEBOOK

Going to the downtown Farmers Market used to be limited to the treat of selecting your own ripe, succulent fruits and vegetables. Things have changed! Saturday morning at the Market now includes jams, honey, hearth-baked breads and fine pastries, perennials, cut flowers, organic vegetables and so much more!

Take the time to chat with vendors who will share recipes, planting recommendations and cooking tips. Also, plan to visit with several friends since the number of people attending this weekly event has continued to grow over the last few years. It’s a Saturday tradition!

 

Market Dates and Hours:

May 28 – October 15

Saturdays 9:00 am- 2:00 pm

 Three Rivers Farmers' Market

Three Rivers Farmers Market, Scidmore Park Pavilion, Three Rivers

FACEBOOK

Lots of fun stuff happening at the Three River Farmers’ Market.

 

Market Dates and Hours:

June 2 to September 1

Thursdays from 1:00 pm -6:00 pm