Finding a farmers market near you

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The Kentwood Farmers Market is one of many area seasonal markets where fresh produce can be purchased. Courtesy photo.

Fulton Street Market celebrated its hundredth anniversary in 2022. Located in a purpose-built setting at 1145 Fulton St. E. in Grand Rapids, this time-honored traditional farmers market supports hundreds of businesses throughout West Michigan. The 2023 season began in May and will run through October on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.  At this market you’ll find fruits, veggies, dairy, meat, snacks, prepared food (hot and cold), handmade arts and crafts, desserts, and special events. On July 9 and Aug. 13 there will be “Art at the Market,” featuring handmade items from more than 100 artisan vendors. A summer rummage sale is scheduled for July 30, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Celebrate BIPOC vendors on Aug. 29, 6-9 p.m. with live music and delicious food.

East Grand Rapids Farmers Market
For the second year in a row, the organizers of the East Grand Rapids farm-to-fork market invite community members to come have breakfast and shop.  The weekly market will be held Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the parking lot of St. Stephen Church and School, 723 Rosewood St SE. throughout the summer.  Join these vendors and more: Bagel Kitchen, Browers Flowers, Mix, The Doughnut Experience, 1st Micro Greenery, Happy Hog Farm, The Cheese People of Grand Rapids, Mycophile’s Garden and Nutcase Vegan.

Kentwood Farmers Market takes place every Thursday behind Kentwood City Hall, 4900 Breton Rd. SE, 4:30-7:30 p.m. through September 7. Join farmers, growers, gatherers, bakers, food makers, artists, and crafters for a lot of food and fun. The weekly event takes place rain or shine.

Georgetown Township Farmers Market is held Mondays, 4-8 p.m. at the Georgetown Township Public Library, 1525 Baldwin St. in Jenison through Aug. 28. In addition to live music and family programming, as well as food trucks, there will be fresh produce, meats, baked goods and more.

Ada Farmers Market is held each Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in The Community Church parking lot, 7239 Thornapple River Drive, through Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Farmlink
If visiting a farmers market doesn’t fit in your schedule, but you still want to get in on the farm fresh produce West Michigan has to offer then maybe Farmlink is for you. West Michigan Farmlink is an online marketplace where local buyers can purchase local foods from one convenient website. Visit wmfarmlink.com or phone (616) 318-7395.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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