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

Kalamazoo Farmers Market

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.

Many prefer to supplement their grocery store finds with local produce and meat as the weather turns warmer.

Kalamazoo can deliver both in spades: We’ve found multiple options for stocking your fridge and pantry with locally grown food.

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

📷: Texas Township Farmers Market

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

2024 Farmers Market Opening Days

May 2: Plainwell
May 4: Kalamazoo
​May 5: Portage
May 11: Texas Township
May 15: Battle Creek
May 15: Richland
May 17: 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
Wednesday
52530 N Main St
Mattawan, MI 49071
Plainwell Farmers Market
Thursday
554 Allegan St
Plainwell, MI 49080
Portage Farmers Market
Sunday
7900 S Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI 49002
Richland Farmers Market
Wednesday
9400 East CD Ave
Richland, MI 49083
Texas Township Farmers Market
Saturday, Tuesday
7100 W Q Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Vicksburg Farmers Market
Friday
300 N Richardson St
Vicksburg, MI 49097

Bakeries

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
Continental Pastries & Deli928 Columbia Ave W, Ste A
Battle Creek, MI 49015
GG Sweets210 E Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
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 also participate in local farmers markets.

Want to shop for multiple farms at once? Michigan Farm to Family allows you to schedule home deliveries from various 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

Farmers Market Schedule

Planning your next Farmers Market visit? Find scheduled artisan and farmers markets here:



 

2 thoughts on “Eat Local with Kalamazoo Farmers Markets, Butcher Shops, Bakeries & Farms”

  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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