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Formerly found at the base of The Tridge, the Midland Area Farmers Market now takes place at Dow Diamond's East parking lot — with even more room to roam and sample!
Regular Market Hours:
May 7 – October 29
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 7am – 1pm
November Market Hours:
November 5 – November 19
Saturdays, 9am – 12pm
As one of the largest farmers markets in Michigan, be sure to peruse & purchase local produce, plants, flowers, honey, meat, Great Lakes fish, cheese, baked goods, kettle corn, maple syrup, florals, handmade crafts, and more! Look for vendors like Old World Farms, O'Macaron, Cook's Choice Produce, The Cheese People of Grand Rapids, and Shepherd Organic Produce & Poultry.Read More +
Definitely grab a hot cuppa, cold brew, or Lavender Iced Latte from on-site Creation Coffee — and enjoy with an assortment of colorful, fresh-made French macarons. Be ready for a frenzy of food trucks too plentiful to list, along with live music and events like Yoga at the Market!Read More +
All are welcome, too, to the new, handicap-accessible & parking-friendly Pedestrian Plaza gathering spaces in nearby Downtown Midland, with live turf areas, trees and plants, ample shade & seating in the city streets!
Bringing fresh, local foods and handmade items to Michigan’s Little Bavaria, this market showcases more than 100 vendors each season!
Open-Air Market Hours:
Mid-May – Mid-October
Saturdays, 8am – 2pm
June – Mid-October
Wednesdays, 3pm – 6pm
Market After Dark:
Dates & Times TBD
Virtual Farm Store:
Indulge your senses during Market After Dark’s Friday-night art market events. Enjoy live music and master culinary artists, art demonstrations and immersive art experiences — and take it all in with a craft cocktail or Michigan-made beverage in-hand! Keep watch on this market’s 24/7 Virtual Farm Store where you can shop butters to pies, single fresh items to market-curated boxes, then pick up in one easy stop!Read More +
With its outdoor pavilions right next to the indoor SVRC Marketplace, this one-of-a-kind community gathering spot combines two ways to shop local!
Regular Market Hours:
May 25 – October 29
Wednesdays & Fridays, 10am – 3pm
Saturdays, 10am – 1pm
July 11 – August 29
Mondays, 10am – 3pm
With Corrion Farms, Timm Family Farms, Paul’s Produce, and Jacques Orchard bounty, along with Cabana Soaps, Taste My Cake, and many more, visit this market for: fresh produce locally grown in Michigan, herbs, cut flower bouquets, organic handmade soaps, honey, delicious pies, cakes, cookies, brownies, chocolates, caramel corn, jams & jellies.Read More +
Smaller in size, these hidden-gem markets have plenty of local flavor — with homegrown produce to handcrafted goods, Michigan honey & sweet maple syrup!
Market Hours: June 14 – Late-October; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Market Mainstays: With Doc’s Bayside Beef, Lil’ Bits Pie, Quack Shack Eggs, Al’s Maple Syrup, and a shaded park pavilion that ensures the market goes on rain or shine, the Auburn Farmers Market is beyond worth a visit!
Market Extras: Come hungry for The Traveling Lunchbox with concessions from Philly Cheesesteaks to burgers, and watch for annual happenings like the Auburn HollyWeen Daze Art & Craft Event.
Market Hours: July 16 – October 9; Saturdays, 10am – 1pm
Market Mainstays: Experience Chesaning through its local farmers and Market off Broad vendors: Amman Farm Produce & Nursery, Fobear Farm, Jazzy Bees Apiary, Sun-bo Acres, Tomac Farms, and more.
Market Extras: Held in tandem with the Market, catch outdoor, family-friendly Movies on Broad, beginning at dusk in Downtown Chesaning on select Saturdays throughout the summer!
Market Hours: Mid-July – Late-September; Tuesdays, 3pm – 7pm
Market Mainstays: For homegrown and handmade items, experience the St. Charles Farmers' Marketplace. Enjoy bountiful local produce and fresh finds including plants, baked goods, dairy items, and crafts.
Market Extras: Look for on-site Fry Guy for gourmet french fries and The Pizza Box for one-of-a-kind Pepperollis (giant pepperonis, special cheese blend, rolled in homemade dough).
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