Best Farmers Markets In and Around Michigan
Michigan is home to an incredible amount of amazing farmers, farm families, and farm communities. Generally, it will only take a few minutes to drive from any Michigan town or city to start seeing the farmland, tractors, and barns.
If you enjoy meeting farmers and searching out incredible fresh organic produce, here are the most well-known farmer’s markets near Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Ann Arbor Farmers Market
It would be hard to find a more laid-back and community-friendly environment to shop for fresh vegetables and artisan products than you will find when you visit the Ann Arbor Farmers Market.
Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, this farmers market includes the offerings of over 100 local businesses and farmers in a beautiful and timeless setting in Kerrytown. Kerrytown is a vital and thriving business community so after you finish shopping for vegetables, you can shop, eat, or even stop for a great cup of coffee.
The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is located at 315 Detroit Street which is very close to Downtown Ann Arbor (so close that on a beautiful Spring or Summer day, you could walk from many of the hotels in Ann Arbor, Michigan).
Ypsilanti Farmers Markets
For over 15 years, for many families and food lovers, Tuesday’s have meant a trip to the official Ypsilanti Farmers Market hosted by Growing Hope. From 3 pm to 7 pm, you can examine the best fresh and organic offerings local farmers and businesses have to offer.
The Ypsilanti Farmers Market is located near downtown Ypsilanti, which is located so close that it is almost a sister city of Ann Arbor’s (where Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, for instance, Ypsilanti is the home of Eastern Michigan University).
For those who prefer to do handle their marketing on the weekends (and in one of the most exciting community hot spots in Ypsilanti, Growing Hope also offers a Ypsilanti Farmers Market in Depot Town every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm.
The Bushel Basket Farmers Market
About 16 miles from Ann Arbor, in lovely Chelsea Michigan, is the Bushel Basket Farmers Market (also known as the Wednesday Farmers market). This market has been a staple for area families looking to find some fresh vegetables on a beautiful afternoon. The Bushel Basket Farmers Market is open from 2 pm until 6 pm every Wednesday.
Chelsea is the home of the famous Purple Rose theater owned by local acting legend Jeff Daniels and home to many beautiful parks, restaurants, and breweries.
Dexter Farmers Market
Dexter is located about 9 miles from Ann Arbor, so if you are ready to take a short drive you can experience a 13-year-old farmers market on Alpine Street in beautiful downtown Dexter Michigan. The Dexter Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm and on Tuesdays from 2 pm to 6 pm.
Dexter is also the home to Zingerman’s Cornman farms which is a beautiful place to either plan an event of to just enjoy seeing a working farm or experiencing the several acres of nature.
Saline Farmers Market
The Saline Farmers Market is a growers-only farmers market on South Ann Arbor Street from 8 am to 12 noon every Saturday. Saline is a bucolic and lovely community a leisurely 9-mile drive from Ann Arbor (the perfect distance for a nice drive).
Make your trip a full day escape and visit the outdoor ponds and trails of Lillie Park or beautiful Mill Pond Park.
The Secret: The Bell Tower is Within Walking Distance
Staying at the Bell Tower will always put you within walking distance of great food and amazing performances near the hotels in Ann Arbor Michigan.
And, of course, when you look for a hotel in Ann Arbor Michigan, The Bell Tower Hotel is the perfect place for you!
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