Friday, November 16, 2012

Using Local Markets to Create and Epic Meal This Holiday Season

Farm to Fork

Did you know there are 322 farm markets in Michigan?? 322!  That is almost double of the 163 that were operating just three short years ago in 2009. Not only do farm markets offer fantastic produce to create some amazing fresh meals, but they provide a huge economic impact for the communities in which they operate.

This holiday season as you are thinking about what on earth you are going to cook for your family members, keep local produce in mind. Although the temperatures are dropping and the snow is making its way to your doorstep, remember that there are still local farmers out in their fields every day picking fresh produce, and there are still markets selling this produce. Although not many markets are open year round, there are a few in West Michigan that we highly recommend you stop by to pick up some of your holiday treats.

Lansing City Market Hours:
Tuesday through Friday 10a-6p
Saturday 9a-5p

Lansing City Market Directions:
325 City Market Drive, Lansing, MI 48912

Fulton Street Farmers Market, Grand Rapids
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
1147 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Frankfort Farmers Market
Open "All Year Round on Saturday mornings.
Indoors (November - April) at the Recreation Center
832 Main Street along the Waterfront. - 9 am to 1 pm
Outdoors (May - October) at the Open Space Park, 7th - 9th Streets & Main Street along the Waterfront. 9 am to 1 pm.

Farmer’s Market at Borgess Medical Center (BMC), Kalamazoo
January through April
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

For a full list of all farm markets in West Michigan operating seasonally or year round, visit our farm market page!

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