When it’s summer farmers market season here in West Michigan, ample Pure Michigan-grown goodness is yours for the taking at our Grand Rapids farmers markets. Take note, or tack this list to your fridge. You won’t want to miss your chance to fill up on freshness at these well-loved locales:
Grand Rapids’ oldest and largest farmers market, Fulton Street Farmers Market is an undeniable favorite for those who love to shop locally-sourced produce at the peak of freshness. But, the sweet, summertime magic doesn’t stop with bushels of ripe, juicy berries and cherries, peaches and plums. It stretches on through the farmers market stalls with hand-tossed take-and-bake pizza crusts, rich, creamy cheeses, and mouthwatering cuts of meat. And, while you’re here on Fulton Street, be sure to swing through the Artisans Market, too, for an impressive selection of handmade goods and gifts – including hand-poured candles and soaps, art and accessories, available Sundays from June to September!
With just one step inside the grounds of this fan-favorite market, you’ll instantly see why it was voted America’s Favorite Farmers Market 2011. Nestled near the White Pine Trail at the heart of Downtown Rockford, this can’t-miss market boasts the best in fruits and veggies, baked goods, fresh-cut flowers, and endlessly delicious options to fill your basket with fresh, local bounty.
Baked goods to grains, veggies to meats, herbs and plants to fresh-cut flowers: you’ll find it all here at the Holland Farmers Market (also known as the Eighth Street Farmers Market). Check out their hot crops list to see what’s at the peak of freshness each week, and get to know the incredible list of local vendors who call this market home!
Locally grown foods and flowers, baked goods and nursery stock abound at the Muskegon Farmers Market. And, from May – October, you can also frequent The Flea – a specialty shopping area made just for handcrafted finds. From favorite artisan vendors like The Cheese Lady and The Local Epicurean to family farms and nurseries, the Muskegon Farmers Market is where summertime dreams are made.