Meat, Eggs, Milk, and Produce Can Be Hard to Find in Kalamazoo
Getting groceries isn’t the same. Many people are looking for alternatives to the big box stores and turning to local sources instead.
Finding a local source can be a little tricky, so that’s why we started this list of Kalamazoo area farms and outlets carrying local (for the most part) produce, meat, and dairy items.
And, find a list of opening dates for Southwest Michigan Farmers Markets.
In addition to supporting local farmers and business owners, these outlets provide an alternative for families to buy many high demand grocery items. If you know of other outlets, please leave a comment below. Thanks!
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- Kalamazoo Farmers Market | 1204 Bank St, Kalamazoo | Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday
- Portage Farmers Market | 7900 S Westnedge Ave, Portage | Sunday
- Texas Township Farmers Market | 7110 W Q Ave, Kalamazoo | Saturday, Tuesday
- Mattawan Farmers Market | 52530 N Main St, Mattawan (Vintage Inspired/Dragonfly Gardens)| Wednesday
- Battle Creek Farmers Market | Festival Market Square, 25 McCamley St, Battle Creek | Wednesday, Friday
- Vicksburg Farmers Market | 300 N Richardson St, Vicksburg | Friday
- 600 Marketplace | 600 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo | Wednesday
- Food Dance Mini Market | 401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo | Saturday
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 another bread source, all of these local shops bake loaves daily.
Berts Bakery – Westnedge | 4419 S Westnedge, Kalamazoo | Victorian Bakery’s Bread
Kervy’s Cakes ‘n More | 115 W Prairie St, Vickburg | White, Wheat, Italian, Sourdough, Cinnamon Raisin Bread, Dinner Rolls, Hamburger Buns, Hot Dog Buns. Other bread varieties available by request.
Sarkozy Bakery | 350 E Michigan Ave, Ste 100, Kalamazoo | Harvest, Challah Braid, Brewer’s, Cranberry Walnut, Foccacia, French, Sourdough, Oatmeal Bread
The Victorian Bakery | 512 North Park St, Kalamazoo | Five Grain, Oatmeal, Sourdough (multiple varieties) Bread, Joe’s Farm Eggs, West Michigan Pasta
If you’re looking for 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 S 8th St, Schoolcraft | Beef, Pork, Mooville Dairy Products, Sauces, Eggs
Bullseye Marketplace | 350 Johnnycake Ln, Three Rivers | Beef, Chicken, Bratwurst, Frozen Seafood, Cheese
Galesburg Meat Co | 58 Mill St, Galesburg | Beef, Pork, Chicken, Seafood, Smoked Meats
Park Street Market | 512 N Park St, Kalamazoo | Beef, Pork, Chicken, Seafood, Produce
Pease Packing Corp | 8713 38th St S, Scotts | Beef, Pork, Chicken
Richland Meat Center | 7950 N 32nd St, Richland | Beef, Pork, Chicken, Seafood, Eggs
Stubbys Smoke House & Specialty Meats | 115 N Davis St, Vicksburg | Beef, Pork, Chicken, Shrimp, Sausages, Bratwurst, Bacon, Jerky, Smoked Cheese
Terrill’s Market | 119 E Main St, Marcellus | Beef, Pork, Chicken, Bratwurst
Texas Corners Specialty Meats | 7922 S 8th St, Kalamazoo |Beef and Pork (fresh or frozen), Chicken, Seafood (limited), Bratwurst, Hot Dogs, Bread, Eggs, Milk
V&V Quality Meats | 5002 Wynn Rd, Kalamazoo |
While we have some amazing restaurants in Kalamazoo serving carry out, some also offer food you can cook at home. Add these restaurants to your list of alternative food sources:
Barrett’s SmokeHouse | 9942 Oakland Dr, Portage | Beef, Pork, Chicken, Bratwurst, Jerky, Spices, Bread
Oakwood Bistro (Market) | 3003 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo | Beef, Pork, Chicken, Seafood, Produce, Eggs, Yeast, Flour, Sugar
Jimmy Johns | Multiple Locations | French Bread
Olga’s Kitchen | 5095 Century Ave, Kalamazoo | Olga Bread (sold under Family Meals online)
Panera (Grocery) | Multiple Locations | Bread, Yogurt, Milk, Produce
Rykse & Co | 7141 W Q Ave, Kalamazoo | Oatmeal Bread
Shawarma King on Drake | 1441 S Drake Rd, Kalamazoo | Chicken (breasts/whole), Pita Bread, Yogurt, Spices, Olive Oil, Pickles, Olives, Marinades
Texas Roadhouse | 7039 S Westnedge Ave, Portage | Steaks, Pork Chops
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 | CSA box (local pickup): Produce
Bankson Lake Farm | 25236 CR 352, Lawton | Produce
Bear Foot Farms/Thread Bear Creations | 40th St, Paw Paw | Pork
Billy’s Eggs | 10520 N 17th St, Plainwell | Eggs
Butternut Sustainable Farms | 24624 Butternut Dr, Sturgis | CSA box (local pickup): Produce
Carlson Farms | 34460 96th Ave, Lawton | Food Dance’s Mini Market | Beef, Chicken, Pork, Lamb, Turkey, Eggs
Crisp Country Acres | 5888 120th Ave, Holland | CSA box (local pickup): Beef, Pork, Chicken, Cheese, Milk, Produce | Food Dance’s Mini Market
Egly Land & Cattle Co. | 66645 39th St, Paw Paw | Beef
Fitzs Farms | 58883 Ryan St, Mattawan | Produce
Flowerfield Farmstead | 50330 Mill St, Three Rivers | Home Delivery within radius | Produce, Flowers
Green Gardens Community Farm | 14201 H Dr N, Battle Creek | CSA “Greenbox” (local pickup): Beef, Chicken, Pork, Fish, Cheese, Eggs, Produce
Husted’s Farm Market | 9191 W Main St, Kalamazoo | Produce
Jake’s Country Meats | 55721 Decatur Rd, Cassopolis | Local pickup (Texas Corners): Beef, Chicken, Pork, Fish, Eggs
Joe’s Farm | 53323 Pulver Rd, Three Rivers | Home Delivery (Kalamazoo County): Meat, Eggs
Lake Village Homestead Farm | 7943 S 25th St, Kalamazoo | Local bulk pickups/Food shares: Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Dairy, Produce
Long Valley Farm | 1616 Alamo Ave, Kalamazoo | CSA box (local pickup): Produce
Moo-nique Dairy | 59551 White Temple Rd, Vandalia | Pick up at the farm or local delivery sites in Portage/Kalamazoo | Milk, Beef, Chicken, Pork, Cheese, Eggs
Oswalt Family Farms | 10144 E XY Ave, Vicksburg | Beef, Lamb, Pork
Otto’s Chicken | 5622 N Whitneyville Rd, Middleville | Shop the farm store, farmers markets or Hardings: Chicken
Schultz Fruitridge Farms | 60139 County Rd 652, Mattawan | Produce
The Garden Gals | 51172 US 131, Three Rivers | Eggs, Produce
Tiny Giant Farm | Kalamazoo Farmers Market | CSA box (local pickup): Produce
Trillium Wood Farm | 1585 Frost Rd, Williamston | Pick up at the farm or FedEx delivery | Beef, Pork, Chicken, Turkey, Lamb, Eggs
VerHage Fruit Farms & Cider Mill | 8619 West ML Avenue, Kalamazoo | Produce