Eat Local with Kalamazoo Farmers Markets, Butcher Shops, Bakeries & Farms

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Where to Find Local Food in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo offers many options to shop locally. Whether it’s a family-owned pizza shop, clothing store or candy shop, Southwest Michigan is home to many businesses run by local families.

As the weather turns warmer, many prefer to supplement their grocery store finds with local produce and meat.

Kalamazoo can deliver both in spades: we’ve found multiple options to stock your fridge and pantry with locally-grown food.

Try this list for Kalamazoo farmers markets, bakeries, butcher shops, farms and restaurants offering meat, produce and dairy items.

Kalamazoo Farmers Market
Kalamazoo Farmers Market on Bank Street

We’ve also included opening dates for all of your favorite farmers markets; they’ll be up and running in May and June this year.

Kalamazoo Farmers Markets

We are counting down the days until farmers market season in Kalamazoo. While traditionally a weekend event, many local markets now offer both a weekend and weekday option.

Weekday markets typically open later in the season (June).

2023 Farmers Market Opening Days

May 4: Plainwell
May 6: Kalamazoo
​May 7: Portage
May 13: Texas Township
May 17: Battle Creek
May 19: Vicksburg

Battle Creek Farmers Market
Wednesday, Friday
25 S McCamly St, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Kalamazoo Farmers Market
Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday
1204 Bank St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Mattawan Farmers Market
52530 N Main St, Mattawan, MI 49071
Plainwell Farmers Market
554 Allegan St, Plainwell, MI 49080
Portage Farmers Market
7900 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
Richland Farmers Market
9400 East CD Ave, Richland, MI 49083
Texas Township Farmers Market
Saturday, Tuesday
7100 W Q Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Vicksburg Farmers Market
300 N Richardson St, Vicksburg, MI 49097
Texas Township Farmers Market on West Q: (image)


While bakeries are known for their tasty treats like cakes and cookies, they are also bread baking masters.

If you’re looking for a grocery store alternative, these local shops have fresh loaves, rolls and buns daily.

Farmers Market Local Food
Bread from The Victorian Bakery
Mackenzie’s Bakery103 E Prairie St, Vicksburg, MI 49097
Renzema’s Bakery214 Link Ln Parchment, MI 49004
Rykse & Co7141 West Q Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Sarkozy Bakery350 E Michigan Ave, Ste 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
The Victorian Bakery512 N Park St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Sarkozy Bakery in Kalamazoo

Butcher Shops

Need meat? Kalamazoo butcher shops have you covered with beef, pork, and poultry (fresh or frozen).

Many of these locations also offer dairy products and bulk meat purchases.

Texas Corners Specialty Meats
Bailey’s Meats9641 8th St, Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Bullseye Marketplace 350 Johnnycake Ln, Three Rivers, MI 49093
Galesburg Meat Co58 Mill St, Galesburg, MI 49053
Park Street Market512 N Park St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Pease Packing Corp8713 38th St S, Scotts, MI 49088
Richland Meat Center 7950 N 32nd St, Richland, MI 49083
Stubbys Smoke House & Specialty Meats 115 N Davis St, Vicksburg, MI 49097
Terrill’s Market 119 E Main St, Marcellus, MI 49067
Texas Corners Specialty Meats 7922 S 8th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
V&V Quality Meats5002 Wynn Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Farms/CSAs in SWMI

Farms are another great alternative to purchase produce, eggs, dairy products, and meat. While some of these farmers may not be in your backyard, their distribution points likely are.

Nearly all of these have deliveries or CSA (community-supported agriculture) local pickup sites in Kalamazoo. Many of these farms participate in local farmers markets as well.

Want to shop for multiple farms at once? Michigan Farm to Family allows you to schedule home deliveries from a variety of participating farmers.

Green Gardens Community Farm
Bair Lane Farm53300 Bair Ln, Marcellus, MI 49067
Bankson Lake Farm25236 CR 352, Lawton, MI 49065
Bear Foot Farms/Thread Bear Creations40th St, Paw Paw, MI 49079
Billy’s Eggs10520 N 17th St, Plainwell, MI 49080
Butternut Sustainable Farms24624 Butternut Dr, Sturgis, MI 49091
Carlson Farms34460 96th Ave, Lawton, MI 49065
Crisp Country Acres5888 120th Ave, Holland, MI 49424
Egly Land & Cattle Co.66645 39th St, Paw Paw, MI 49079
Fitzs Farms58883 Ryan St, Mattawan, MI 49071
Flowerfield Farmstead 50330 Mill St, Three Rivers, MI 4909
Green Gardens Community Farm14201 H Dr N, Battle Creek, MI 49014
Husted’s Farm Market9191 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Jake’s Country Meats55721 Decatur Rd, Cassopolis, MI 49031
Joe’s Farm 53323 Pulver Rd, Three Rivers, MI 49093
Lake Village Homestead Farm7943 S 25th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Long Valley Farm1616 Alamo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Moo-nique Dairy59551 White Temple Rd, Vandalia, MI 49095
Oswalt Family Farms10144 E XY Ave, Vicksburg, MI 49097
Otto’s Chicken 5622 N Whitneyville Rd, Middleville, MI 49333
Schultz Fruitridge Farms 60139 County Rd 652, Mattawan, MI 49071
The Garden Gals51172 US 131, Three Rivers, MI 49093
Tiny Giant FarmLocal Farmers Markets
Trillium Wood Farm1585 Frost Rd, Williamston, MI 48895
VerHage Fruit Farms & Cider Mill8619 West ML Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Restaurants with Groceries

Who knew restaurants sold anything other than prepared meals?

We found multiple local spots that sell produce, meat, bread and other ingredients to prepare your own meals at home.

Add these restaurants to your list of local food sources:

Shawarma King on Drake pantry groceries (image)
Bab El Salam
129 W Centre Ave Portage, MI 49024
Oakwood Bistro (Market)
3003 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Olga’s Kitchen
5095 Century Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
6278 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
5119 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
5627 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Pacific Rim Foods/Cravings Deli
229 W Kilgore Rd, Portage, MI 49002
Shawarma King on Drake
1441 S Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49006


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  1. Brenda Vincent

    Thanks for posting this! I have been looking for farms & meat producers for awhile now! You’ve made it much easier!!

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