Northern Michigan Farm and Farmers Markets
There is something about the foods grown in Northern Michigan that causes the "wow" reaction when they are eaten. The combination of the climate, soils, and work of the local farmers create something really special. And these special foods can be found in our many Farmers Markets.
From tart cherries to peaches to sweet corn to potatoes to apples, Northern Michigan grows the best. Our Farmers Markets are open from late spring to fall and are a cornucopia of culinary delights. The "local foods" movement is nationwide and local in Northern Michigan means the best. From Boyne City to Charlevoix to Petoskey to Harbor Springs to Indian River, local residents and visitors get the wow factor over and over again as the season progresses.
The growing season and the spectacular soil in Northern Michigan makes "local" something special. Buy a bushel of tomatoes and can them for winter to follow. Pick a peck of apples and make apple pies and apple butter.
Go home with a basket of cucumbers and make pickles that will be a great gift for the holidays. A bag full of herbs can be dried or made into vinegars. Northern Michigan has spectacular local foods that can make a wonderful summer meal or be turned into a great "memory" when it is preserved.
In addition to fabulous outdoor markets in the warm weather months, Boyne City, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs and Petoskey all have indoor markets in the winter months. Year 'round local foods from local farmers!
Northern Michigan Farmers Markets Schedule
This is the schedule of Farmers Markets for 2016:
Alden Thursdays, June-Oct; 4-7pm
Boyne City Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8am-12pm, downtown, May-October; indoors November-April, Boyne City Library
Charlevoix Thursdays, mid-May through October, 8am-1pm
East Jordan Thursdays, mid May-October, 8am-12pm
Ellsworth Mondays & Thursdays, June-October, Saturdays in May
Gaylord Wednesdays & Saturdays, July-October, Saturdays, May-November, 8am-1pm
Harbor Springs Wednesdays and Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend Saturday-Labor Day weekend Saturday; Saturdays, September-mid October, all downtown and Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Indoors, mid October-December, 8am-1pm, Middle School
Indian River Saturdays, mid June-October, 9am-1pm
Petoskey Fridays, mid June-September, 8:30am-1pm, downtown, indoors at Crooked Tree Arts Center, October-March
Petoskey Old Town Emmet Street, Saturdays, mid June-early October, 9am-1pm
For more Farmers Market information: Farm Markets & Local Foods