It’s that time of year again! Farmers’ market season is back, and I am SO excited about it! I love going to the Metro Detroit farmers’ markets! I remember going to the farmers’ market in Atlanta with my dad. He’d buy peaches, watermelon, peanuts and other delicious produce.
Now that I have my own family, my husband (Travis) and I shop at local farmers’ markets for fresh produce, locally grown meat, and other homemade or naturally grown foods. There’s just something about using naturally grown foods, such as garden broccoli and tomatoes, to cook in your meals. The taste and texture of naturally grown food can be noticeably different from store brand food.
Another reason why we love going to the farmers’ market is because Travis and I love finding unique products which are not found in a retail store, like handmade crafts and home-baked desserts. Also, when you shop at your local farmers’ market, you are helping support your local economy and small businesses.
Last year, we visited three Metro Detroit-based farmers’ markets: Detroit, Farmington, and Sterling Heights. It wasn’t until close to the end of farmers’ market season I found out there are many different farmers markets located in the Metro Detroit area!
Did you know that?! I counted over 50 farmers’ markets just in the tri-county (Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne County) area. That’s a lot of farmers’ markets!
And what’s even better is some of the farmers’ markets are opened on the weekdays. Having a weekday farmers’ market makes it so much easier for patrons who are looking for fresh food. If you are not able to go to the farmers’ market on the weekend, then you can find a weekday farmers’ market with no problem!
I am ready for the 2017 Metro Detroit farmers’ market season! To get a jump start on this summer’s farmers’ market season, I researched online farmers’ markets located in the Metro Detroit area. To my surprise and “udder” joy (Ha! Get it?), I discovered there are at least 18 farmers markets in the tri-county area (Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne County) which open this May! In fact, a few Metro Detroit farmers’ markets are opening this weekend!
So if you’re like me and you LOVE going to the farmers market, check out the list I compiled of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne County farmers markets which are opening this May!
Happy Farmers Market Season!
Metro Detroit Farmers’ Markets: Macomb County (6)
Mt. Clemens Farmers’ Market
14 North River Road
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Opening: May 6 at 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
New Baltimore Farmers’ Market
Located on Washington Street in Downtown New Baltimore
Nearest Google address: Recreation Center at 50976 Washington Street, 48047
Spring Flower & Herb Markets
Opening: (Sundays) May 14 & 21, 2017 at 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Regular season opens in June.)
Romeo Farmers’ Market
The Village Park
Romeo, MI 48065
Opening: May 13, 2017 at 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RomeoFarmersMarket
Saint Clair Shores Farmers’ Market
24800 Jefferson Avenue
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
Opening: May 21, 2017 at 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shelby Farmers’ Market
49965 Van Dyke Ave.
Shelby Township, MI 48317
Opening: May 20, 2017 at 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Warren Farmers’ Market
One City Square
Warren, MI 48092
Opening: May 22, 2017 at 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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Metro Detroit Farmers’ Markets: Oakland County (8)
Birmingham Farmers’ Market
660 N. Old Woodward Rd.
Birmingham, MI 48009
Opening: May 7, 2017 at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Clawson Farmers’ Market
1080 N. Custer
Clawson, MI 48017
Opening: May 21, 2017 at 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Springfield Farmers’ Market
12000 Davisburg Rd.
Davisburg, MI 48350
Opening: May 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market
Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in George F. Riley Park
Grand River Ave. at Grove St.
Opening: May 20, 2017 at 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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Lathrup Village Farmers’ Market
27400 Southfield Rd.
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
Opening: May 10, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Milford Farmers’ Market
115 E. Liberty St.
Milford, MI 48381
Opening: May 11, 2017 at 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tollgate Farmers’ Market
28115 Meadowbrook Rd.
Novi, MI 48377
Opening: May 31, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market
Corner of East Third and Water
Rochester, MI 48307
Opening: May 6, 2017 at 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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Metro Detroit Farmers’ Markets: Wayne County (4)
Canton Farmers’ Market
500 N. Ridge Rd.
Canton, MI 48187
Opening: May 14, 2017 at 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dearborn Farmers and Artisans Market
22100 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48124
Opening: May 19, 2017 at 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Northville Farmers’ Market
Northville Downs parking lot at northwest corner of 7 Mile and Sheldon Rd.
Northville, MI 48167
Opening: May 4, 2017 at 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Westland Farmers and Artisans Market
1901 North Carlson
Westland, MI 48185
Opening: May 11 at 3 p.m. -7 p.m.
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Did we miss one? Leave a comment below or email us so we can add the farmers’ market we missed to the list!
What do you love about going to the farmers’ market? Tell us in the comments below!
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