Michigan May 05, 2017
Everyone In Michigan Must Visit This Epic Farmers Market At Least Once
When it comes to fresh produce, nothing beats the natural ambiance of a farmers market. Row after row of locally sourced food, friendly faces, and a community feel that simply can’t be matched by a standard supermarket. While Michigan is home to all sorts of wonderful farmers markets throughout the year, there’s one that stands out above the rest.
The Fulton Street Farmers Market can be found at 1145 Fulton Street in Grand Rapids.
The market will open for its summer 2017 season on May 6th and remain open until the weekend before Christmas. It reopens between January and April each year.
This is no ordinary farmer market. Since 1922, West Michiganders have gathered on Fulton Street to bring home all sorts of fresh food and goodies — talk about a long-running event!
With approximately 120 vendors on site, there’s no telling what you’ll find when you arrive at the market. From kale to candy, there’s something here for everyone.
That said, priority is typically given to produce stands at the Fulton Street Farmers Market, and that means you can grab all the ingredients you’ll need for a healthy dinner in one convenient locale.
On rainy days, there’s even a small indoor area where vendors can continue to mingle with customers — and standard booths are covered by a roof, so there’s no need to worry about your market day getting rained out!
While many typical farmers markets are open just once or twice per week, the Fulton Street Farmers Market remains open four days each week during its peak season: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
As you peruse the aisles, you’ll be delighted to find so many friendly faces. Many customers and vendors have forged friendships over the years, and the sense of community at the market is truly magical.
On busy days, you might find a food truck or two tucked away near the market. Is there anything better than enjoying a tasty bite to eat while you shop?
The market is open from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. during the summer months, so you don’t even have to wake up terribly early to guarantee a great selection!
Whether you’re seeking wholesome ingredients for your next meal, grabbing groceries for the week, or simply enjoying the atmosphere, one thing is for certain: a visit to the Fulton Street Farmers Market will add a little magic to your day.
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here. Is there another great market in your community? We’d love to hear about it in the comment section!