Support local businesses this summer by heading to your local farmers market. These 14 metro Detroit farmers markets sell everything from fresh produce and baked goods to home items and body care.
Ann Arbor Farmers Market
The 103-year-old Ann Arbor farmers market takes place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, May-December. Vendors include cider, wine, and mead from Odd Brothers Cider, jewelry by Debbie Marx of Sticks & Stones Jewelry, fresh produce from Goetz Family Farm CSA, baked goods from Raterman Bread, and many others. Check the market’s vendor page for a full list. Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor; a2gov.com
Birmingham Farmers Market
Operating for more than 20 years, the Birmingham Farmers market is a community staple. The market’s website has a special guide to let shoppers know when the produce they are seeking is in season. The market hosts events like Super Farmer Day and Second Sundays where special fitness classes are held in partnership with brands like Jabs Gym and Lululemon on the second Sunday of each month. The market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday starting May 7. Birmingham Farmers Market, 660 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham; allinbirmingham.com.
Clarkston Area Farmers Market
This market has everything from live music and entertainment to tasty treats and delicious snacks from vendors. Shops like D.K. Ringneck Farm, Metamora Greens, Brass Ring Beef, and Back to the Basics Store are just a few of the dozens of booths that shoppers can visit. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, June 10-Oct. 14, 2023. Clarkston Area Farmers Market, 6558 Waldon Road, Clarkston; clarkstonareafarmersmarket.com.
More than 225 vendors sell their produce and goods during the historic Eastern Market’s Saturday Markets, which are open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., year-round. In the summer (from June through September) there’s also a Tuesday Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that includes a scaled-down selection of produce, baked goods, and meats as well as free fitness classes. The Sunday Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features goods from local artists, cooks, jewelers, and more. Visit the Eastern Market website for parking, vendor, district, and mural maps. Eastern Market, Detroit; easternmarket.org.
Farmington Farmers Market
With vendors like Moose Creek Metals, Bee in the Kitchen, and Mamma Rita’s, the Farmington Farmers Market has all the necessities and then some. The market also offers educational presentations on a variety of topics including making strawberry jam, container gardening with herbs, and planning your fall garden, along with live entertainment and events. The market will open for its 30th year on May 6 and will be open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through Nov. 4. Farmington Farmers Market, 33113 Grand River Ave., Farmington; farmingtonfarmersmarket.com.
Holly Farmers Market
A combination of produce stands, homegood and accessory vendors, and food trucks galore, the Holly Farmers Market is truly one of a kind. More than 70 vendors like Grandma’s Pantry, Shipwreck Coffee Roasters, and Jay Lynn’s Pet Boutique and Bakery, among others gather to sell their products from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays May 7-Oct. 22. Food trucks, too. Holly Farmers Market; 0 Martha St., Holly; hollyfarmersmarket.weebly.com.
Northville Farmers Market
Perfect for plant enthusiasts, the Northville Farmers Market offers tons of greenery. From hanging baskets and planters to herbs and bushes, this hidden gem pops up from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Thursday through Oct. 26. Plus, find fresh fruit, vegetables and other produce, along with the occasional food truck. Northville Farmers Market, 301 S. Center St., Northville; northville.org.
Oakland County Farmers Market
Located in Waterford Township, the Oakland County Farmers Market takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays through the end of December. From garden decorations and handmade crafts to fresh produce and artisanal food, the market has something for every shopper. Red Wood Grill even provides on-site barbecue food. Watch for special events throughout the season. The market has also partnered with Gleaners to provide food to those in need through drive-up distribution on select Wednesdays. Oakland County Farmers Market, 2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford; oakgov.com.
Pontiac Farmers Market
Created and run by locals and volunteers, this farmers market was made to help members of the community take their health back into their own hands. The Pontiac Farmers Market hosts live cooking classes, fitness and nutrition workshops, live music, and more. It’s a perfect spot to take the family for a fun day out. The market hosts events once a month from May to October. Pontiac Farmers Market, 11 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac; pontiacfarmersmarket.com.
Royal Oak Farmers Market
Selling flowers, plants, and fresh vegetables 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays, a full farm market from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, and antiques and collectables from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, the Royal Oak Farmers Market is the place to be. Cinzori Farms, Medley Farm, Acorn books, and Gracias’ Greenhouse are just a few of the dozens of vendors known to make appearances at the market. Special events and food trucks, too. Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak; romi.gov.
Saline Farmers Market
This Saline farmers market opens at 8 a.m. every Saturday and lasts until noon. The market’s Facebook page posts vendor profiles so that attendees can learn more about the shops they are buying from. Vendors like Marks Farm, Srodek Campau Polish Foods, Rich Grains Bakery, and Bender Baits are among the vendors selling their wares, which includes seasonal produce, eggs, meat, baked goods, fishing bait, and more.. Saline Farmers Market, 100 S. Ann Arbor St., Lot #4, Saline; cityofsaline.org.
Shelby Township Farmers Market
The farmers market is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays in May through October. Items on sale include eggs, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, fresh fruit and veggies, and much more. Proceeds from the market go to support the Packard Motor Car Foundation, who are working to restore the historic Packard Proving Grounds where the market sets up. It’s open rain or shine. Shelby Township Farmers Market, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township; packardprovinggrounds.org.
Troy Farmers Market
Find everything from Michigan-made products like homemade pasta, wine and sauces alongside honey, eggs, meat, flowers, plants, and more. Most of the vendors return year after year but expect The Mush Hub, Little Donut Factory, and other new faces this year. Select food trucks including Hearth, Wood & Fire Pizza, Notcho ‘Yo Nachos, and Cousins Main Lobster will be on site at every market. Visit from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 16-Sept. 29. Troy Farmers Market, 241 Town Center Drive, Troy; troymi.gov.
Walled Lake Farmers Market
Open until October, the Walled Lake Farmers Market opens at 8 a.m. every Wednesday. Attendees can find everything from fresh produce and baked goods to handmade items. Some popular vendors include Kristy’s Soy Candles, Krafted Cooks for You, MI Upper Peninsula Nature Stones, Covered in Frosting, and others. Walled Lake Farmers Market, 1499 E. Maple Road, Walled Lake; facebook.com/walledlakefarmersmarket.
This post has been updated for 2023.