Farmers Markets

Published February 5, 2018

OAKLAND COUNTY — The Oakland County Food Policy Council wants to know what’s on the menu in your neck of the woods. The council recently launched a survey to gather information about the county’s food system and residents’ eating habits. Anyone age 18 or older is welcome to take the survey through April 16 online or via hard copy obtained from the council.

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Published September 18, 2017

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OAKLAND COUNTY — If someone told you that there was more — much more — to fall flavors than just that sugary pumpkin spice, would you believe them?

Well, get ready, because writer and culinary speaker Lisa Howard is about to introduce you to a whole new world of autumnal tastes during her vegetarian cooking class at The Community House in Birmingham Sept. 27.

The class, titled “From Your Garden to Your Kitchen: Vegetarian Dinners in 30 Minutes,” will highlight the yields of what Howard considers to be our most fruitful season.

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Published July 5, 2017

HAZEL PARK — A variety of goods will be available for sale when the Hazel Park Growers and Makers Market reopens to the public.

The market will be at Green Acres Park, located at Woodward Heights Boulevard and Lenox Avenue, on the border of Hazel Park and Ferndale. It will be open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting July 9 and running through Oct. 22.

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Published June 28, 2017

ROCHESTER — Residents of the Rochester area may soon have a farmers market they can visit throughout the year.

Rochester Downtown Development Authority Director Kristi Trevarrow said the DDA and the Principal Shopping District are looking into the idea of a year-round farmers market following the results of a downtown visioning session at the Royal Park Hotel in April.

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Published June 21, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Trevor Johnson, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital’s resident farmer, likes the healthy stuff.

Johnson’s passion for fruits and veggies — and other important sustenance — has sprouted his desire to bring these foods to consumers in more convenient ways.

Through Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital’s third annual Henry’s Market on Main Street, a produce market, Johnson is able to make that happen. 

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Published May 17, 2017

CLAWSON — The 2017 Clawson Farmers Market season will open this weekend with its popular Flower Day and will continue straight through to fall with a record number of vendors since the event’s inception and a wider selection of goods.

The market will open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at City Park at Elmwood and Custer avenues. It will continue with those hours each Sunday through September.

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Published May 17, 2017

HARPER WOODS — For those looking to exercise their green thumbs this spring, the Harper Woods Beautification Committee is inviting the public to join in on its annual perennial plant exchange from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 20, at Salter Park.

The exchange allows residents to, at no cost, trade a flower, vegetable or other plant from their garden with those from their neighbors’ gardens.

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Published May 16, 2017

FARMINGTON — On April 29, the last day of the Winter Artisan Market, two Miss Farmington 2017 contestants dug up and chucked dirt to make way for potted purple and green coral bells.  

On that crisp morning, friends Taylor Terry, 16, and Jillian Dutch, 17, alongside Terry’s father, Mark Terry, helped spruce up the Farmington Masonic Lodge 151, 23715 Farmington Road. They did it to honor past and present veterans and to beautify the lodge. About seven Miss Farmington contestants helped out.

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Published May 15, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On Saturday, May 20, the ninth annual Shelby Farmers Market will once again pop up on the Packard Proving Grounds’ front yard.

The outdoor market will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays from May 20 to Oct. 21, rain or shine.

This year, market manager Mary Anne Demo said, the Shelby Farmers Market will feature an emphasis on food trucks, with a portable kitchen on wheels setting up shop at the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each week.

At press time, Demo said only the first week did not yet have a scheduled food truck.

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Published May 10, 2017

LATHRUP VILLAGE — Some details have been tweaked, but the annual summertime staple in the village is back. 

Returning May 10, the Lathrup Village Farmers Market this year has changed locations. 

Formerly held at  Lathrup Village City Hall, 27400 Southfield Road, the market now takes place on the tennis court at Annie Lathrup School, 27700 Southfield Road.  

The market will run 1:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 18. 

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Published May 10, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A local business is hoping to grow some community camaraderie and support for veterans with a new garden to be planted this month.

Kaul Funeral Home is looking for green thumbs, and those who just want to help, to install and maintain a community garden on the north side of the VFW Bruce Post 1146 property west of Lake St. Clair. 

Stephanie Kiras and Danielle Girard are funeral directors at Kaul who are looking for ways to engage the community and the younger people who live here.

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Published May 9, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — The popular Birmingham Farmers Market not only opened this past weekend, it celebrated its 15th birthday.

The market, which will be open through October, returned Sunday to Municipal Parking Lot 6, on North Old Woodward. The 9 a.m.-2 p.m. market has plenty of old favorites and some new vendors who will make appearances every week throughout the summer and fall.

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Published April 29, 2017

MOUNT CLEMENS — Open season at the Mount Clemens Farmers Market starts May 6.

For the past 38 years, the popular local market located at 141 N. River Road has been one of the area’s most highly anticipated signature staples that keeps customers eating fresh while supporting Michigan-based farmers.

Pearl Romberg, a longtime vendor, board member and farmer, said she’s looking forward to getting back to the market and seeing her regular customers’ smiling faces again.

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Published April 26, 2017

ROCHESTER — The best of southeast Michigan’s growing season will soon come to Rochester.

The Downtown Rochester Farmers Market, now in its 18th season, will open May 6 at the corner of East Third and Water Street, just one block east of Main Street. The outdoor market will continue 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 28.

Taylor Clayton, marketing coordinator for the Rochester Downtown Development Authority, said the market is a staple in the Rochester area.

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Published March 8, 2017

ROYAL OAK — A group of vendors and farmers gathered last week to show their concern with proposed plans for a new City Hall.

Nearly a dozen people came from throughout the area to speak before City Commission members during the regular Feb. 27 meeting regarding plans showing a newly constructed City Hall just south of the Royal Oak Farmers Market at Troy and Third streets, and the ramifications the building could have on parking.

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Published February 14, 2017

CLAWSON — You know spring must be around the corner when securing Sundays for the community’s annual farmers market enters the discussion.

So while cabin fever has set in for Michiganders, City Council members unanimously approved the Clawson Chamber of Commerce schedule for the 2017 Clawson Farmers Market season during a meeting Feb. 9.

The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday, May 21 through Sept. 24.

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Published November 30, 2016

ROCHESTER — Just in time to kick off holiday shopping, downtown Rochester’s European holiday market will return this weekend.

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority’s ninth annual Kris Kringle Market will be held 4-10 p.m. Dec. 2 and noon-10 p.m. Dec. 3 on West Fourth Street, between Main and Walnut. Inspired by the 700-year-old tradition of the European Christmas market, Rochester’s open-air holiday market will offer food, holiday shopping and live entertainment.

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Published November 29, 2016

ROCHESTER — For over 40 years, Rochester-area firefighters and volunteers have hit the streets of Rochester with red cans around their necks to collect money for the Rochester Area Neighborhood House food pantry during the annual Rochester Goodfellows paper sale campaign.

But this year, an attorney general’s opinion has forced volunteers to abandon the streets and move the campaign to the Kris Kringle Market Dec. 2-3.

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Published November 16, 2016

KEEGO HARBOR — Could a farmers and artisans market be in Keego Harbor’s future? 

The idea is growing rapidly.

Jean Smith, who is the current Dodge Park Farmers Market manager in Sterling Heights, and Michele Goldman approached the Keego Harbor City Council Oct. 20 to discuss implementing a market that would be backed by the city. 

Smith’s credentials also include initiating the winter farmers market in Farmington, which is now in its eighth season, and both Smith and Goldman are certified with the Michigan Farmers Market Association.

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Published November 2, 2016

ROCHESTER — Those who frequent the Downtown Rochester Farmers Market for locally grown produce don’t have to wait until next summer to snap up fresh, Michigan-made goods.

For the first time, the farmers market will have a new home for the winter at the Rochester Fire Department, 277 Second St.

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