Metro Detroit’s Top Farmers Markets

By: Katie Goncalves | September 18, 2023
local farmers market stocking fresh produce

Harvest Season is upon us and there is still plenty of time to enjoy produce grown by local farmers. Fall is a great time to head to the farmers market to stock up on apples and pumpkins and your other seasonal favorites. Many of the Metro Detroit farmers markets are open late into the season or year-round at indoor locations. Be sure to check out these local farmers’ markets when you’re in the mood for great produce and homemade items. 


141 North River Road, Mount Clemens 

The Mount Clemens Farmers Market is an open-air market that has been serving the community since 1979. JoEllen Clark, secretary of the market board and a farmer of the market, says, “We open the first Saturday in May and run until the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The Mount Clemens Farmers Market (MCFM) is primarily a growers’ market of locally grown plants, vegetables, and fruit, with a few food vendors. You must grow or produce what you sell. Most of the farmers on the market are multi-generational farmers.” The market is open on Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

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mount clemens local farmers market sign
Photo courtesy of Mount Clemens Farmers’ Market


Elm & West Jefferson, Downtown Trenton

The Trenton Farmers Market is open every Thursday from May through October. They offer everything from produce, meat, eggs, cheese, butter, flowers, plants, pierogi, cheesecake, cookies, pie, freshly baked bread, pasties, olive oils, maple syrup, honey, dip mixes, taffy, cupcakes, upscale handmade, food trucks, beverage/treat trucks, and so much more.


2934 Russell Street, Detroit

Eastern Market has been a staple in Detroit since 1891. They are open year-round and have markets on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The markets sprawl across Eastern Market and into the sheds where you can find a wide variety of produce, flowers, baked goods, meats, and so much more. The Saturday market can draw up to 40,000 visitors during peak season. 


316 East Eleven Mile Road, Royal Oak

The Royal Oak Farmers Market started in 1925 as a small local farmers market and has expanded to a year-round attraction for those living in the area. The market is open Fridays from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. from May through Thanksgiving, Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. all year, and Sundays for their popular antique market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Friday and Saturday markets bring in a variety of vendors including produce and locally made products. 


315 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is celebrating its 104th year in 2023 of bringing fresh produce, farm products, prepared foods, artisan items, and beverages to Ann Arbor. The market is open all year on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Ann Arbor market also offers cooking demonstrations on Wednesdays, Food Truck Rallies every third Wednesday of the month from July through October, and Story Time for kids on the fourth Wednesday of each month.