Big List of Local Farmers Markets, Butcher Shops & Farms for SWMI- 2022

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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 local farmers markets, bakeries, butcher shops, farms and restaurants offering meat, produce and dairy items.

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.

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SWMI Local Food: Bread, Meat & Produce

Local Farmers Markets

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

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

2022 Farmers Market Opening Days

May 4: Battle Creek
May 7: Kalamazoo
May 7: Texas Township
​May 8: Portage
May 11: Richland
​May 20: Vicksburg
June 1: Mattawan

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
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

More Local Food


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.

Berts Bakery4419 S Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
309 River St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
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


BUTCHER SHOPS

Need meat? Local 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.

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

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.

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

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:

Bab El Salam
MEDITERRANEAN, MIDDLE EASTERN GROCERY
129 W Centre Ave Portage, MI 49024
Jimmy John’s
FRENCH BREAD
Multiple locations
Oakwood Bistro (Market)
VEGAN MEAT
3003 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Olga’s Kitchen
OLGA BREAD
5095 Century Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Panera
BREAD
6278 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
5119 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
5627 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Pizza Katerina
SAUCES, PIZZA DOUGH
635 N 9th St Suite E, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Shawarma King on Drake
MEAT, SPICES, PICKLES, MARINADES
1441 S Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49006


 

2 thoughts on “Big List of Local Farmers Markets, Butcher Shops & Farms for SWMI- 2022”

  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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