Farmers Markets

Published November 10, 2020

FARMINGTON — When husband and wife Jacob and April Karl attended the first Farmington Farmers Market of the 2020 season May 16 — with only about 500 people in attendance, compared to its pre-pandemic normal of about 3,000 — they said it felt like a ghost town.

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Published July 23, 2020

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Food preferences for metro Detroit residents can run the gamut, depending on taste and lifestyle.

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Published July 7, 2020

TROY — About 500 people stopped by the Troy Farmers Market June 19 and 26, shopping outdoors for fresh produce and other food items.

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Published June 9, 2020

FARMINGTON — Over the last month, farmers markets across the Great Lakes state, like many stores and businesses, have had to grapple with how, if at all, they would remain open to the public amidst a worldwide pandemic.

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Published April 30, 2020

BIRMINGHAM — This Sunday, the Birmingham Farmers Market will try to bring a little normal back to the spring season by kicking off its 18th season as planned May 3. But according to the Birmingham Shopping District, which hosts the farmers market, there will be some changes to the usual scene over at public parking Lot 6 this season.

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Published February 11, 2020

FARMINGTON — Hoping to build off the successes of record-high weekly attendance, continued increases in profit and improvements in sponsorships and fundraising, Farmington Farmers Market General Manager Walt Gajewski believes “the sky’s the limit” as he looks ahead to the market’s 27th season.

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Published September 13, 2019

DETROIT — Everyone from cuisine aficionados to people looking for quality snacks is invited to attend the first Foodie Fair at Detroit’s Eastern Market.

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Published September 10, 2019

Residents who missed a Polish festival last July in Sterling Heights got another chance to eat kielbasa and golabki at the Dodge Park Farmers Market Sept. 5.

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Published August 6, 2019

FARMINGTON — Fresh produce, food vendors, artisan crafts and music aren’t all that’s on offer at the Farmington Farmers Market.

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Published May 23, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — When Sterling Heights residents Bob and Cynthia Bruno set up shop as Let’s Pop at the Dodge Park Farmers Market, they often sell kettle corn and lemonade to people from their own neighborhood.

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Published May 1, 2019

ROCHESTER — Sharon Ostrowski, from Sharkar Farm — the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market’s longest-participating vendor — will return for the market’s 20th anniversary season May 4.

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Published April 23, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Tired of porch pirates swiping your online purchases? Outwit the crooks while supporting a worthy cause by shopping at Tau Beta Association’s 16th annual Spring Market.

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Published April 22, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham’s unofficial kickoff to spring has arrived. The Birmingham Farmers Market will open for its 17th season Sunday, May 5, in parking lot No. 6. Flowers, fresh produce and live entertainment will line the lot 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Published March 1, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With an announcement on Facebook, the four-year run of the St. Clair Shores Farmers Market, as the community has come to know it, is changing.

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Published December 7, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — The Mount Clemens Farmers Market is gearing up for its 40th anniversary in 2019, and it wants its farmers, vendors and customers to be part of something historic.

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Published December 5, 2018

ROCHESTER — Plans for a year-round farmers market have evolved over the past two years, and although the Rochester Downtown Development Authority board hasn’t found the right concept, the idea isn’t coming to a halt just yet.

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Published October 24, 2018

TROY — The Troy Farmers Market offered shoppers fresh fruit, flowers, herbs, vegetables, and an array of other products during its first year in operation.

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Published June 22, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital kicked off the summer by opening up the fourth annual Henry’s Market on Main, a farmers market for patients and residents of the community. 

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Published May 29, 2018

TROY — The Troy Farmers Market will open June 1 in the lot of the Troy Public Library.

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Published May 25, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Packard Proving Grounds is celebrating 90 years in 2018, and the Shelby Farmers Market, which takes place at the historic site just off Van Dyke Avenue between 22 Mile and 23 Mile roads, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

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