Local farmers’ markets are a staple in many midwestern cities and towns. Throughout Michigan there are plenty of seasonal and year-long farmers’ markets from Detroit’s Eastern Market to small farm stands.
In Flint & Genesee, many local cities host seasonal farmers’ markets and there are a few year-round farmers’ markets and farm stands in the area, perfect for locals and visitors to enjoy fresh, local fruits and vegetables, handmade goods and unique fast-casual dining.
Here are the farmers’ markets in Flint & Genesee:
Flint Farmers’ Market
Situated in the heart of downtown Flint, the Flint Farmers’ Market offers over 50 vendors inside with an additional 30 vendors outside. Vendors include local farmers, crafters, food vendors and more. The Flint Farmers’ Market also has a demonstration kitchen, two commercial kitchens, event space and a rooftop terrace. Right off the rooftop terrace is Market Tap, a bar serving all Michigan-made products.
Davison Farmers Market
On the corner of Irish Rd. and Court Street in Davison lies the Davison Farmers Market. Home to over 70 vendors, the market is your source for fresh food, baked goods and more. The Davison Farmers Market also hosts a variety of events including special craft markets, car shows and food truck days.
Fenton Farmers Market
Every Thursday from May 20 – October 14, the Fenton Farmers Market is open from 5 – 9 p.m. The open-air market sets up outside the Fenton Community Center and features produce, meat and cheese and craft vendors as well as food trucks and a DJ. The market also runs during the Fenton Street Experience allowing visitors and locals to venture through the streets from Caroline and S. Leroy to Shiawassee and Adelaide.
Swartz Creek Farmers Market
New this year, Swartz Creek is hosting a farmers market on Wednesdays from 4 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 4495 Morrish Road sponsored by Green Tree Essentialz. The market features vendors selling baked goods, handmade items and fresh fruits and vegetables as well as food trucks.