Farmers Markets in Oakland County (2014 Edition)

10 Apr

Why shop at a farmers market?

According to the MSU Extension, “The state’s food and agricultural system generates $91.4 billion in economic activity each year”.

Sounds like it’s good for the economy.

They also said that “Michigan is the leading producer of dry beans and several varieties of annual flowers, including geraniums and petunias, and Easter lilies. We’re also No. 1 in the nation in production of blueberries, cucumbers for pickles, Niagara grapes and tart cherries.  Michigan produces more than 300 commodities on a commercial basis, making the state second only to California in agricultural diversity”.

Sounds like it’s good for variety.


There are countless other reasons, like helping the environment to meeting the people who grow your food and the connection with your community that you feel when go outdoors and stroll amidst freshly grown fruits, vegetables and flowers.

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That sounds good for you, doesn’t it.

But we think that food just tastes better coming from the farm to the table in the shortest time frame.

In some of today’s farmers markets, there can be a wide range of educational and entertainment activities for both kids and adults in addition to the fresh food.

Many Oakland County communities have farmers markets, and some combine the market with other activities or special events, including flower day’s, art fairs and flea markets. (You will need to check their websites for future events)

Most are open from May until October.

If you are visiting a market for the first time, check with the market website for current times and dates open.

The MSU Extension has created a handy Michigan Availability Guide so you can know which popular items are in season throughout the year.

Here’s a list of some of the local Farmers Markets in Oakland County.


Auburn Hills Farmers Market
Hours:Fridays 2:30p – 6:30p
Starts June 6th

Birmingham Farmers Market
Hours:Sunday 9a – 2p
Starts May 2nd

Clawson Farmers Market
Sundays 1p – 3p
Starts July 13th

Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market
Hours:Saturdays 9a – 2p
Starts May 17th

Lake Orion Farmers’ Market
Hours:Wednesday 2p – 6p
Starts in June

Lathrup Village Farmers Market
Hours:Wednesdays 2p – 7p
Starts June 4th

Milford Farmers Market
Hours:3p-8p
Starts May 8th

Oakland County Market
January – April – 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday Only
May – December – 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Year-round on Saturday, May – Dec on Tuesday/Thursday

Orion Farmers Markets
Hours:Wednesdays 2p – 7p
Starts in May

Oxford Farmers Market
Hours:Thursdays 2p – 6p, Saturdays 9a – 1p
Starts in May

The Unconventional Farmers Market/Beets Beats and Eats (Ortonville )
Hours:Fridays 6p – 9p
Starts June 20th

Rochester Farmers’ Market
Hours:Saturday 8a – 1p
Starts in May

Royal Oak Farmers Market
Hours:Friday (Summer) & Saturday (Year Round) 7a – 1p

South Lyon Farmers & Artisans Market
Hours:Saturday 9a – 3p
Starts May 3rd

Springfield Farmers’ Market
Hours:Sunday 10a – 2p
Starts in June

Walled Lake Farmers Market
Hours:Wednesday 7a – 1p
Starts in May

White Lake/Huron Valley Farmers’ Market
Hours:Satuarday 10a – 2p
Starts May 3rd

Wixom Farmers Market
Hours:Thursday 3-7
Starts June 5th

 

Sites added after April publishing date:

Novi Farmers Market
Starts June 28th

Beaumont Hospital Hometown Farmers Market
Hours: Thursdays 8a-2p
Starts in June

 

 

 

If you see that your local market in Oakland County is not on the list, let us know and we will gladly add it.

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