Spirits will be rising in downtown Farmington at the Farmers & Artisans Market as the summer solstice ushers in a growing harvest of the bounty from Michigan fields and farms. From freshly picked summer squash to juicy strawberries, micro greens, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower and more, you can count on nutrient density at our market because we truly are ‘market fresh!’ Our produce sources-out from approximately a 65-mile radius to get to market…meaning our farm produce comes from only an hour or so away…Now that’s off the farm fresh!
Fresh eggs, golden honey, flavor-packed mushrooms, garden herbs, bedding plants, cut flowers, annuals, and perennials, round out farm goods brought to market. Specialty vendors pridefully bring baked goods, jams, sauces, spices, oils and more to market including fresh-catch Michigan lake fish and locally butchered grass-fed meat. Artisans offer pottery, photography, garden art, wood turning and more to create a city center market that was voted metro Detroit’s favorite in 2017!
June also brings tradition to the market. Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 16, as the 4th Annual Farmers Market “Fit as a Fiddle Health Awareness Fair” brings free health screenings along with healthful services, products, and good food to market. Join our free 5k Rooster Run through downtown streets and neighborhoods (9:30 am), or stroll the market with a delicious smoothie, learn about the benefits of mindful meditation, gather around our cooktop for a healthy cooking demo (11 am), and be sure to enter our raffle for 6 weeks of free farm fresh produce! (Simply get a free blood pressure screening with Beaumont Health at the market and you’ll be automatically entered!)
Live entertainment featuring renowned violinist Anthony Marchese will have you feeling fit as a fiddle as you enjoy a healthy slice of Saturday life in a Michigan small town. This unique, boutique fair amongst our farmers is sponsored by Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills.
June 23 celebrates Michigan strawberries at the market with our 4th annual Strawberry Shortcake Day, sponsored by Kapnick Orchards, Britton, Michigan. The farm fields and bakery ovens at Kapnick Orchards will bring freshly picked strawberries and scratch biscuits topped with whipped cream to this market fundraiser that has been a complete sell-out every year. We will start serving about 10 am until we run out! Proceeds to benefit the Farmers Market which is a non -profit community service!
The Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market is FREE and open to the public every Saturday, May 19 through October 27, 9am-2pm, and is located at Grand River and Grove Street in the heart of downtown Farmington. For more information about our full season of market happenings, visit www.farmingtonfarmersmarket.com or find us on Facebook under Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market. FREE convenient parking.