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|
|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|
|Portage Farmers Market|
|7900 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002|
|Richland Farmers Market|
|9400 East CD Ave, Richland, MI 49083|
|Texas Township Farmers Market|
|7100 W Q Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009|
|Vicksburg Farmers Market|
|300 N Richardson St, Vicksburg, MI 49097|
More Local Food
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 Bakery||4419 S Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI 49008|
309 River St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
|Mackenzie’s Bakery||103 E Prairie St, Vicksburg, MI 49097|
|Renzema’s Bakery||214 Link Ln Parchment, MI 49004|
|Rykse & Co||7141 West Q Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009|
|Sarkozy Bakery||350 E Michigan Ave, Ste 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007|
|The Victorian Bakery||512 N Park St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007|
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 Meats||9641 8th St, Schoolcraft, MI 49087|
|Bullseye Marketplace||350 Johnnycake Ln, Three Rivers, MI 49093|
|Galesburg Meat Co||58 Mill St, Galesburg, MI 49053|
|Park Street Market||512 N Park St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007|
|Pease Packing Corp||8713 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 Meats||5002 Wynn Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49048|
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 Farm||53300 Bair Ln, Marcellus, MI 49067|
|Bankson Lake Farm||25236 CR 352, Lawton, MI 49065|
|Bear Foot Farms/Thread Bear Creations||40th St, Paw Paw, MI 49079|
|Billy’s Eggs||10520 N 17th St, Plainwell, MI 49080|
|Butternut Sustainable Farms||24624 Butternut Dr, Sturgis, MI 49091|
|Carlson Farms||34460 96th Ave, Lawton, MI 49065|
|Crisp Country Acres||5888 120th Ave, Holland, MI 49424|
|Egly Land & Cattle Co.||66645 39th St, Paw Paw, MI 49079|
|Fitzs Farms||58883 Ryan St, Mattawan, MI 49071|
|Flowerfield Farmstead||50330 Mill St, Three Rivers, MI 4909|
|Green Gardens Community Farm||14201 H Dr N, Battle Creek, MI 49014|
|Husted’s Farm Market||9191 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009|
|Jake’s Country Meats||55721 Decatur Rd, Cassopolis, MI 49031|
|Joe’s Farm||53323 Pulver Rd, Three Rivers, MI 49093|
|Lake Village Homestead Farm||7943 S 25th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048|
|Long Valley Farm||1616 Alamo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49006|
|Moo-nique Dairy||59551 White Temple Rd, Vandalia, MI 49095|
|Oswalt Family Farms||10144 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 Gals||51172 US 131, Three Rivers, MI 49093|
|Tiny Giant Farm||Local Farmers Markets|
|Trillium Wood Farm||1585 Frost Rd, Williamston, MI 48895|
|VerHage Fruit Farms & Cider Mill||8619 West ML Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009|
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|
|Oakwood Bistro (Market) |
|3003 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008|
|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
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|
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