Visit a Farmer’s Market With Your Child

Farmer’s Markets typically run May through October in Michigan. They are a fun way to show your children healthy eating and support local agriculture and business. Ask vendors to tell your child about the food they grow or the products they make. Often times, they’ll even offer a sample.

They are so many in the Detroit-area, you’re likely to find one near you. And if you’re near Beaumont’s Royal Oak campus on Thursdays, stop by the South Tower entrance. Ours begins this Thursday!

Farmer’s Market Shopping Tips

  1. Bring cash. Some Farmer’s Markets also accept food vouchers from WIC, for seniors, and from Project FRESH.
  2. Take your own bag/basket.
  3. Shop early for the best selection.
  4. Dress comfortably.
  5. Check out all vendors first before buying to compare price and selection.
  6. Buy only what you will eat in a short period of time.

Availability of Produce: April/May

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Greens
  • Herbs
  • Peas (late May)
  • Potato (May-July)
  • Rhubarb (May-June)
  • Strawberries

Availability of Produce: June/July/August

  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupes
  • Cherries
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Peppers
  • Raspberries
  • Squash (Jun-Oct)
  • Sweet corn (Aug-Sept)
  • Tomato (Aug-Sept)
  • Watermelon (Aug-Oct)

Availability of Produce: September/October

  • Apples (Aug-Oct)
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Plums
  • Pumpkins
  • Sweet potatoes

 

Market Location Schedule

Featured Market:
Beaumont Royal Oak Hometown Harvest Farmers Market

Located at Beaumont, Royal Oak, in the covered area outside of the South Tower Entrance. June –OctoberThursdays, 8am-2pm
Ann Arbor Farmers Market 315 Detroit Street in the historic Kerrytown District in Ann Arbor, Michigan. May – December:Wednesdays, 7am – 3pm
Saturdays, 7am – 3pm
May – September:
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 8:30pm
January – April:
Saturdays, 8am – 3pm
Birmingham Farmers Market Public Parking Lot #6, off N. Old Woodward north of Harmon in Birmingham, Michigan May – OctoberSundays, 9am – 2pm
Brighton Farmers Market Municpal parking lot near the Mill Pond at Millpond Lane and First Street in Brighton, Michigan May-OctoberSaturdays, 8am – 1pm
Canton Farmers Market Preservation Park at 500 N. Ridge Road inCanton, Michigan May-OctoberSundays, 10am – 2pm
Clawson Farmers Market Clawson City Park in Clawson, Michigan July-SeptemberSundays, 10am – 2pm
Dearborn Farmers & Artisans Market Michigan Avenue and Brady by the Bryant Library in downtown Dearborn, Michigan June-OctoberFridays, 8am – 1pm
Detroit Eastern Market 2934 Russel Street in Detroit, Michigan Year-roundSaturdays, 5am – 5pm
Wayne State University Farmers Market 5201 Cass Avenue in front of Wayne State University’s Prentis Hall and across the street from Detroit Public Library in Detroit, Michigan June-OctoberWednesdays, 11am – 4pm
Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market Sundquist Pavilion in Riley Park on Grand River in downtown Farmington, Michigan May-NovemberSaturdays, 9am – 2pm
Ferndale Farmers Market Kulick Community Center at 1201 Livernois Street in Ferndale, Michigan June-SeptemberSaturdays, 9am – 3pm
Garden City Farmers Market Northeast corner of Ford Road and Middlebelt, in the Garden City Town Center Plaza in Garden City, Michigan May-OctoberWednesdays, 11am – 6pm
Holly Mill Farmers Market Historic Holly Grain Mill at 105 Civic Drive in downtown Holly, Michigan  June-SeptemberFridays, 2 – 8pm
Lake Orion Farmers Market Adjacent to Children’s Park at 93 S. AndersonStreet in Lake Orion, Michigan June-SeptemberWednesdays, 2 – 7pm
Lapeer Farmers Market Historic Courthouse Square ay 286 W. Nepessing Street in downtown Lapeer, Michigan May-OctoberWednesdays, 9am – 3pm
Saturdays, 9am – 3pm
(Livonia) Wilson Barn Farmers Market The Wilson Barn at29350 West Chicago in Livonia, Michigan June-OctoberSaturdays, 8am – 3pm
Milford Farmers Market 115 Liberty Street off Main Street in Milford, Michigan. May-OctoberThursdays, 3 – 8pm
Monroe Farmers Market 20 E. Willow Street behind the Big Boy Restaurant in Monroe, Michigan Year –roundSaturdays, 6am – noon
June – OctoberTuesdays, 6am – noon
Mount Clemens Farmers Market City Park & Ride Lot at 141 North River Road in Mount Clemens, Michigan May-NovemberFridays, 7am – 1pm
Saturdays, 7am – 1pm
Northville Farmers Market Northville Downs parking lot at the corner of Seven Mile and Sheldon Roads in Northville, Michigan May-OctoberThursdays, 8 am – 3 pm
Novi Farmers Market The Suburban Collection Showplace at 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi, Michigan June-OctoberSaturdays, 9am – 1pm
Oak Park Farmers Market Oak Park Community Center at 14300 Oak Park Blvd. in Oak Park, Michigan May-SeptemberThursdays, noon – 6pm
Oxford Farmers Market Northwest parking lot behind the Historical Museum at the corner of Burdick and Washington streets in Oxford, Michigan May-OctoberThursdays, 2pm – dusk
Royal Oak Farmers Market 316 East 11 Mile Road (2 blocks east of Main Street) in Royal Oak, Michigan May-ChristmasFridays,7am-1pmApril thru December
Saturdays, 7am-1pmJanuary – MarchSaturdays, 8am – 2pm 
South Lyon Farmers Market Veteran’s Memorial parking lot at corner of Pontiac Trail and Liberty Street in South Lyon, Michigan Late May – Late SeptemberWednesdays, 2 – 7pm
Southfield Farmers Market On Greenfield Road South of JL Hudson Drive in front of Northland Center Mall in Southfield, Michigan June-OctoberThursdays, 3 – 7pm
Walled Lake Farmers Market Parking lot next to the fire station at 1499 E. West Maple Street in Walled Lake, Michigan May-OctoberWednesdays, 7am – 1pm
(Waterford) Oakland County Farmers Market 2350 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford, Michigan January – AprilSaturdays, 6:30am – 2pmMay – December
Tuesdays,  6:30am – 2pm
Thursdays,  6:30am – 2pm
Saturdays, 6:30am – 2pm
City of Wayne Farmers Market State Wayne Theater parking lot at 35310 W. Michigan Avenue in Wayne, Michigan May-OctoberWednesdays, 3 – 7pm
Westland Farmers Market Westland Shopping Center parking lot between Ashley’s Bar and Grill and Kohl’s along Wayne Road in Westland, Michigan June-OctoberTuesdays, 9am – 3pm
Wixom Farmers Market Corner of Pontiac Trail and Old Wixom Road (40399 Pontiac Trail) in Wixom, Michigan May-OctoberThursdays, 3-7 pm
Wyandotte Farmers Market Elm and First Street, in Wyandotte, Michigan June-OctoberThursdays, noon – 6pm

 —Mary Ligotti-Hitch, R.D., Registered Dietitian, Beaumont Weight Control Center

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