For many people, going to a local farmers market is a shopping excursion, not only for fresh food, but for fresh ideas in food preparation. You can sample a new fruit or vegetable or just interact with the farmer/grower and find out where your food came from and how it was grown. Many farmers offer advice on how to prepare different foods or give tips for planting & growing your garden.
Farmers markets in Oakland County are also a nice place to meet with friends and family. Some have an assortment of play activities for kids, cafe’s and musical entertainment for all. Another element of going to a farmers market is that you are supporting the local growers, local small businesses and your local environment.
Continue reading for our list of farmers markets setting up shop throughout Oakland County!
Stop by your local farmers market today learn about where your food comes from, and enjoy some delicious and nutritious food picked at its peak in flavor and nutrition. Most farmers markets in the area are open from May until October. If you are visiting a market for the first time, check with the market website for times and dates open.
Orion Farmers Market at Canterbury
550 East Silverbell (east of M-24), Orion Township
Starts in May (Check website for date)
Hours Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Unconventional Farmers Market Ortonville
Beets Beats and Eats Farmers Market in Crossman Park, Ortonville
Starts June 14th
Hours: Friday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Royal Oak Farmers Market
316 East 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak
Fridays, Farm Market- 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. May thru December only
Saturdays, Farm Market- 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sundays, Antique & Collectible Market- 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Beaumont Hometown Harvest
3601 W Thirteen Mile Road, Royal Oak
Jun – Oct
Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Holly Farmers Market
Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Oxford Farmers Market
Burdick Road & M-24
Thursdays (2-7 p.m.) & Saturdays (8 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
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