Farmers Markets

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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Published May 15, 2018

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend, emanates the feel of a bygone era: the early days, when Farmington itself was founded as a town.

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Published May 15, 2018

CLAWSON — The Clawson Farmers Market will return to the Clawson City Park parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20 and feature its long-standing Flower Day tradition.

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Published May 8, 2018

FRASER — The first-of-its-kind Fraser Fresh Farmer’s Market will kick off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 at Steffens Park.

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Published May 1, 2018

ROCHESTER — Rochester-area residents will soon have another option for picking up locally grown fresh fruits, veggies and specialty goods.

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Published April 26, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — The Mount Clemens Farmers Market is returning for its 39th year on May 5.

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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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