Shop Local: 5 Metro Detroit Farmers Markets to Visit this July

June 29, 2023
Man sells produce at the Birmingham farmers market

Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Shopping District

It’s peak farmers market season here in Metro Detroit and there are so many incredible ones to attend. Each week, farmers, growers, and vendors come from across the area to bring you the freshest fruits, vegetables, and so much more. The experience of walking around a farmers market and bringing a little farm-to-table back to your own home is second to none. Be sure to shop local this summer and check out all of these amazing local farmers markets. 

Eastern Market

Detroit

Eastern Market spans an area of 24 acres in downtown Detroit and includes various areas, or sheds, for markets and events as well as long-standing shops and businesses. Their Saturday Market is by far the largest and most popular, bringing in 225 vendors and up to 40,000 visitors in one day. This market has been a Detroit tradition for 125 years and is still going strong. The Saturday Market is open year-round from 6am – 4pm in all Eastern Market sheds. They also offer a Sunday Market focused on artists, musicians, and more from June through September and a Tuesday Market, which is a scaled-down farmers market with produce, flowers, and free fitness classes.

 

Eastern Market, Detroit
Eastern Market, Detroit

Birmingham Farmers Market

660 North Old Woodward, Parking lot #6, Birmingham

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The Birmingham Farmers Market is open every Sunday starting May 7 through October 29, 2023, from 9am to 2pm. “The Birmingham Farmers Market is in its 21st year and features an amazing array of Michigan-based products.” The market hosts a variety of special events throughout the summer and has deep ties to the Birmingham Shopping District. “The Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) plans, promotes and supports a vibrant Downtown Birmingham experience for the community and visitors by engaging and leading a convergence of thriving businesses, property owners and residents. Our focus is to grow the economy by broadening the appeal of Downtown Birmingham that attracts and retains businesses and residents.”

Birmingham Farmers Market
Birmingham Farmers Market, photo courtesy of the Birmingham Shopping District

Royal Oak Farmers Market

316 East 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak 

The Royal Oak Farmers Market started in 1925 and has expanded to a year-round attraction for those living in the area. The market is open Saturdays from 7am – 1pm and Sundays for their popular antique market from 8am to 3pm. The Saturday markets bring in a variety of vendors including produce and locally made products. 

Ann Arbor Farmers Market

315 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is celebrating its 104th year in 2023 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 7am – 3pm. 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. 

Farmington Farmers Market 

33133 Grand River Avenue, Farmington

The Farmington Farmers Market is an award-winning market that is open on Saturdays from 9am to 2pm, May through November. Their vendors come back time and again to enjoy the Farmington market and bring their produce, flowers, farm products, and more. Many weekends have a theme or event happening as well as live music and other entertainment for the whole family.

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