See where to find fresh produce, meats and artisan crafts at farmers markets in Metro Detroit.
By Julia Heppard
Birmingham Farmers Market
Every Sunday through Oct. 28
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Located in the heart of Birmingham on Old woodward, the Birmingham Farmers Market is a fun time for parents kids, and dogs alike! Find fun snacks like big jars of lemonade and waffles, and fresh produce for the family. Explore boutique shops with everything from dog collars to sun dresses.
2934 Russell St., Detroit
Tuesdays June-September 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Every third Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sundays June-September 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturdays year-round 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Famous for being one of the largest public markets in the United States, Eastern Market has something for everybody. Open on Saturdays year round, the market hosts events like book fairs, night markets, summer cooking classes, wine tastings and more.
Northwest Detroit Farmers Market
18445 Scarsdale St., Detroit
Thursdays June 1 to mid-October
Every Thursday, this is your destination for fresh flowers and produce. All are locally grown!
Beaumont Royal Oak Farmers Market
3601 W. 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak
Thursdays through Oct. 5
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Keep your health in check by visiting Beaumont’s weekly market. Find fresh produce to lead a balanced diet through the summer season.
Downtown Rochester Farmers Market
Saturdays through October
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Located on the corner of E. Third and Water Street, the Rochester Farmers Market offers everything from vegetables, fruits, and fresh-cut flowers, to jams, locally roasted coffee, and certified organic products such as eggs, beef and chicken.
Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market
Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in George F. Riley Park
Grand River Avenue at Grove St.
Saturdays through Oct. 27
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For 25 years and counting, the Farmington Farmers Market has been voted one of the Best Farmers Markets in Metro Detroit. From Children’s Day to Polish American Day featuring kielbasa and pierogies, the market offers something different each week. Check the schedule at farmingtonfarmersmarket.com. Come for great food, fun events, live music and cooking classes!
Hazel Park Growers and Makers Market
Green Acres Park Hazel Park
620 West Woodward Heights Blvd., Hazel Park
Sundays through October
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Founded in 2016, this market has all the locally grown produce and handmade crafts you could ask for! Food assistance benefits like Bridge Cards are accepted.
Henry’s Market on Main
6777 W Maple Road, West Bloomfield
Wednesdays through November
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This unique market, located inside Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield, is open to anyone who wants to purchase fresh locally grown produce. You can also find flowers, cooking demos, local honey and freshly baked bread from the Great Harvest Bread Co.
Clarkston Area Farmers Market
Clarkston Community Education Building
6558 Waldon, Clarkston
Saturdays June 9 through Oct. 13
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At one of the largest farmers markets around, bring the kids and your dog, and visit the Clarkston community market. Full of crafts and fresh fruits, this market is an organic eater’s dream.