The 5 Best Farmers Markets to Visit in Michigan

Looking for a bit of seasonal fun on the weekends? Visit a Michigan farmer’s market no matter where you visit us! Michigan farmer’s markets provide great food to cook at your rental property, and can introduce you to new and exciting flavors. To build out the rest of your Michigan trip, take a look at our vacation guide for more inspiration on the best restaurants, activities, and things to do in the Wolverine state.

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Best Michigan Farmers Markets in the Upper Peninsula

Marquette Farmers Market

The Marquette Farmers Market is one of our favorite stops in the Upper Peninsula! With a wide range of vendors and the perfect location in downtown Marquette, the Marquette market is hard to miss!

Operating Season:

Saturday Morning Outdoor Market: Late May –  End of October 9 am – 1 pm

Wednesday Evening Outdoor Market: Mid June – Mid September 5 pm – 7 pm

Late Fall Market: Early November – Mid December 9 am – 1 pm

Houghton Farmers Market

The downtown Houghton Farmers Market sits on the banks of the Portage Canal. Rain or shine, Houghton offers local produce, cooking demonstrations, and live music in a scenic downtown setting.

Operating Season: Tuesday afternoons year-round

Best Michigan Farmers Markets in West Michigan

Holland’s Farmers Market

While you are exploring Western Michigan you have to stop at Holland’s Farmers Market! The home of Fall Fest, downtown Holland absolutely buzzes when it’s time to buy and try local goods!

Operating Season: Wednesday and Saturday 8 am – 2 pm year-round

Fulton Street Farmers Market

Initially founded in 1922, the Fulton Street Farmers Market is a Western Michigan staple for farmers, chefs, and artisans. Equipped with over 100 outdoor and indoor booths, the market has a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, and art projects available year-round!

Operating Season:

Main Season Market

First Saturday in May – Last Saturday of October

Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 8 am – 2 pm

Second Season Market

First Saturday in November – Last Saturday of April

Saturday 10 am – 1 pm

Best Michigan Farmers Markets in Northern Michigan

Sara Hardy’s Farmers Market

If you are staying in Northern Michigan, then we must insist that you stop over at the Sara Hardy’s Farmers Market! Found in downtown Traverse City, you can peruse a large variety of fresh goods and products from Michigan’s finest.

Operating Season:

May – October Saturday Market

June – October Wednesday Market

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