The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is in the heart of the historic Kerrytown neighborhood of Ann Arbor. In operation for 95 years, the Wednesday and Saturday daytime markets offer an incredible diversity of products, bringing together farmers, plant nurseries, artisans, food carts, and a variety of prepared food vendors. The market takes great pride in reaching customers both during the week and on the weekend, as well as during day and in the evening. Offering a new market time on Wednesday evenings seasonally, shoppers can listen to live music while picking up produce, dairy, breads, and a ready-to-eat meal on their way home. Join us at our open-air market each week to share in the celebration of local, fresh food and community.
January - April, Saturdays | 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
May - December, Wednesdays & Saturdays | 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
June - October, Wednesdays | 4 - 8 p.m.
Getting to the Market
We encourage walking, biking, taking public transportation, or carpooling to the market!
Bus: The market is just four blocks from the Blake Transit Center (stops for routes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12A,12B, 15 and 16).
Bike: Bike racks are located at the edges of the market along Detroit Street.
Car: There are several public parking lots and garages within walking distance of the market. Metered parking is available at 4th and Catherine, Ann and Main, and 1st and Huron streets. Parking garages are located at Ann and Ashley and 4th and Washington streets.
Wednesday Evening Market
Wednesday Evenings, June through October from 4 to 8 p.m. The Evening Market gives shoppers a convenient time to shop, socialize, and listen to live music performances in a festive, relaxing environment. The market features locally grown produce, meat, cheese, and prepared food carts. Stock up on your groceries for the week during our convenient after work hours or grab dinner and dessert al fresco. If you are interested in becoming an evening vendor in 2015, please email Carrie Dewitt, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check out our Daytime Vendor Contact Information.pdf for up-to-date contact information on your favorite farmers market vendors. If you are wondering whether a specific vendor will be at market on a particular day, please call our office at 734.794.6255 on the day of the market and we will be happy to let you know if that vendor is here and where they are setup.
Did you forget to bring cash to the market? Stop into the market office and use your debit/credit card to purchase $5 wooden tokens you can use like cash on any market day. There is no transaction fee for customers and a minimum token purchase of $20 is required.
We are also pleased to welcome our customers using Bridge Cards (EBT). Swipe your Bridge Card in the market office and receive $1 wooden tokens to use on any market day. These tokens can be used for anything you can purchase with your Bridge Card at the grocery store, such as produce, meat, cheese, bread, eggs, and edible plant starts. We also participate in the Double Up Food Bucks program - a great way to stretch your Bridge Card dollars.
Public Market Advisory Commission
The market commission is made up of market vendors, shoppers, and community members who serve in an advisory capacity for the benefit and betterment of the market. Commission meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Larcom City Hall in the 2nd Floor Council Chambers. All regular meetings and work sessions are open to the public. The latest meeting agendas and minutes, as well as the video recordings of previous Public Market Advisory Commission meetings are available online. To view archived meeting minutes for the Public Market Advisory Commission, please contact Sarah DeWitt at 734.794.6255.
Ann Arbor is fortunate to have a myriad of local non-profit, community-focused, engaged groups and organizations. The Farmers Market is able to provide space for such groups to share information, news and upcoming events, and to interact with community members during market days. If your local community group or non-profit organization would like to come to the Farmers Market, please fill out our Community Group Application.pdf and email it to Sarah DeWitt. Please note that approval of community groups is given at the discretion of the market manager and is based upon the space available on any given market day. The application must be received at least 5 business days before the group's desired market attendance date. All community groups are required to follow the Market Operating Rules, which can be accessed at the bottom of this page.
Special Events at the Market
Are you hunting for a unique venue to host a special event in the historic Kerrytown Neighborhood? Consider the Farmers Market! The market has been host to many events including the HomeGrown Festival, the Kerrytown Book Fest, the Sunday Artisan Market, and many weddings. Amenities include hands-free restrooms onsite, electricity, and a small indoor office for event organizers. The outdoor environment is great for fundraisers, garage sales, festivals, concerts, weddings, and more! Let us help you plan your event. Please contact our special events planner at 734.794.6230 extension 42502.
Field Trips to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Visiting the market can be a valuable educational experience for students. To prepare for bringing classes to the market, take a look at our lesson plans:
The market is proud to partner with the Ann Arbor Farm to School Collaborative. A visit to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market can allow teachers to introduce the concepts of seasonality, local food, and sustainable agriculture; enable children to interact directly with farmers; teach about the health benefits of eating farm-fresh food; discover the diverse varieties and delicious flavors of foods that are grown in Michigan; and discuss the environmental impacts of eating local and seasonal foods versus out-of-season foods that have been shipped long distances.
Volunteering at the Farmers Market
We are always excited to partner with people who love local food, farms, and community. Send an email to email@example.com to find out more about volunteering at the market. The staff of our Parks & Recreation Volunteer Program, GIVE365, will help get you started! Visit the GIVE365 website to learn more about volunteering for the Ann Arbor Parks.
Becoming a Vendor
Prior to completing a market vendor application, please read the Applicant FAQs .pdf, which contains important information about the application process, fees, license requirements, and answers to other application questions.
2015 market vendor applications will be available here on February 13, 2015. Please ensure your product fits within the categories below.
2015 Daytime Market Applications will be considered for the following product categories:
- Mobile food vendors (holding either an STFU or MFE license)
- Edible grains
- Dairy (yogurt, cheese, butter)
- Maple syrup
The Wednesday Evening Market welcomes innovative food businesses of all types to apply. We especially encourage applications for the following products categories for the 2015 market season:
- Produce, particularly fruit
- Mobile food vendors (holding either an STFU or MFE license)
- Cut Flowers
Market Operating Rules
All market vendors and patrons of the market must abide by the Market Operating Rules:
Public Market Operating Rules.pdf
Wednesday Evening Market Operating Rules.pdf