Another Michigan winter is upon us, we are bundling up in our layers, naturally slowing down, and enjoying the Holidays with family and friends! Even though it’s cold outside, many local farmers and specialty producers continue to work hard to bring us fresh, local food year-round in Northern Michigan. You can still enjoy the heartiness of local produce while visiting the farmers market in the winter. Plus you’ll find eggs, bread and baked goods, jams, tea, honey, cheese, meat, and a variety of holiday gifts!
Here are three Indoor Farmers Markets you won’t want to miss this Winter season:
Boyne City Indoor Farmers Market
The market runs year-round so you can have local produce any time of the year! The indoor market runs from November through May, every Saturday 9 am to Noon.
Located in the new Boyne City Hall, 319 N. Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712
Vendors: Daybreak Dreamfarm, Spirit of Walloon Market Garden, Bear Creek Organic Farm, Big Medicine Ranch, Bluestem Farm, Providence Organic Farm
Food Assistance Benefits Accepted: SNAP/Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC project Fresh, Market Fresh, Hoophouses for Health
CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market
Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods, celebrate the local economy, and purchase all your Holiday gifts! The market runs from October through June, every Friday 10 am to 1 pm.
Located at Crooked Tree Arts Center, 461 E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
Vendors: Bear Creek Organic Farm, Farmer White’s, Spirit of Walloon Market Garden
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons Indoor Farmers Market
The market runs year-round and in the colder months moves indoors where the vendors wrap around the Mercato corridor. You can stay cozy while shopping indoors from November through April, every Saturday 10 am-2 pm
Located at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, 800 Cottageview Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684
Vendors: 9 Bean Rows, LOMA Farm, Heartwood Forest Farm, Champion Hill Farm, Second Spring Farm, Providence Organic Farm
Food Assistance Benefits Accepted: SNAP/Bridge Cards, Hoophouses for Health
Bailey Samp is the Local Food Coordinator for NW MI and co-owns Lakeview Hill Farm with her partner John in Leelanau County. Contact her at [email protected] to source your produce locally this holiday season.