As a college student, I often find myself resorting to unhealthy meals during the school year. Leftover pizza, PB&J sandwiches and ramen noodles sometimes make up the bulk of my diet. So when I come home for the summer, I’m always craving fresh fruits and veggies. And I know there’s no better place to find picture-perfect produce than at one of Macomb County’s many farmers markets.
When you buy from a farmers market, you help keep your body healthy and your local economy strong. If you’re in search of delicious fruits, vegetables, honeys, syrups, eggs and baked goods, as well as other benefits, (cooking demonstrations, concerts in the park, and more) look no further. Our list of farmers markets gives you fresh options all summer long!
Mount Clemens Farmers Market
Open now: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
141 North River Road
Mount Clemens Downtown Market
From 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, July 19
S. Gratiot and Pine Street
Romeo Farmers Market
Open now: From 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays
Located in downtown Romeo at the Village Park, one block west of Main Street, off 32 Mile Road.
Shelby Township Farmers Market
From 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. beginning Saturday, May 20 – Saturday, Oct. 21
Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Avenue
Warren Farmers Market
From 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sundays beginning Sunday, May 21
City Square location
St. Clair Shores Farmers Market
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month beginning Sunday, May 21
Blossom Heath/Wahby Park on Jefferson
Sterling Heights Dodge Park Farmers Market
From 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursdays beginning Thursday, June 1
40620 Utica Road
New Baltimore Farmers Market
From 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sundays beginning Sunday, June 4
Washington Street between Main and Front streets
New Haven Farmers Market
From 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sundays beginning Sunday, Sept. 25
57155 Gratiot Avenue
Jenna Russell is an intern at the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development. She is a senior at Oakland University.