Are you ready for market season? Summer means stalls brimming with fresh food, handmade goods and community found in every market in Michigan. For select markets, this also means special events! Make sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming events at farmers markets throughout the state!
Strawberry Festival at the Chelsea Farmers Market
Plan on an early arrival to snag a strawberry shortcake for the 3rd Annual Strawberry Festival in Chelsea! On June 17th, the market will be selling these treats using locally-sourced Kapnick Orchards strawberries to support their Children’s Tent, a space for youth engagement which hosts anything from yoga to market scavenger hunts to crafts to pollinator activities. Shortcakes are $6, or 2 for $10, and are available gluten-free. Head to their Facebook or Instagram page to stay tuned for more!
Decades of Deliciousness at the Boyne City Farmers Market
Celebrate 40 years of local food in Boyne City! A summer-long list of special events at each Wednesday and Saturday farmers market in Veteran’s Memorial Park includes live music from local musicians, Kid’s Corner activities, and pop-up hot food selections. Beyond the celebratory markets, join their Food Truck Rally on July 20th for another chance to eat local up north. Find more details on their website!
Experience the Arts with the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market
The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market, sponsored by Flagstar Bank, will be expanding from its usual fare into the arts world this year! In partnership with the City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center, the new Wednesday Evening Street Market from 5-8pm welcomes local artists to share their creations. There is currently an open call for Michigan artisans to participate in the June 21st Art Week Market opener!
Start ‘Em Young at the Harbor Springs Farmers Market
Bring your youngest eaters to Harbor Springs Farmers Market’s Kid’s Days on June 17th, July 15th, and August 12th! Free family-friendly activities include a bounce house, local produce taste tests, storytime, live music, and more! Participants will be rewarded with tokens to spend at the market and scavenger hunt experts will be entered to win from a selection of prizes. In addition to Kid’s Days, the market regularly supports youngsters with programs encouraging children to eat well and develop healthy habits. Find all the details on their website!
Pursue Wellness with the Alpena Farmers Market
We all know that eating fresh, local fruits and vegetables contributes to a healthy lifestyle. The Alpena Farmers Market is supporting healthy living in their community with their Save-a-Life Saturday market on July 22nd. Head on over from 9 am-2 pm for a free health screening and complimentary CPR classes with the MidMichigan Ambulance and Alpena Fire Department. For the kids, the Lion’s Club will be offering vision screenings. Call or text the Market Manager at 989-255-9372 or head online for all the details!
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