There are lots of exciting things happening at the farmers market! Scroll down for detailed descriptions of each of our events.
CSA Day - Saturday April 20th, all day
What is a CSA, and which is right for you? Those who frequent the Ann Arbor Farmers Market and other local farmers markets and stands may have heard the term “CSA” used, but are unsure of what it means or stands for. The crux of the CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture, is that the consumer purchases a share of a particular farm’s harvest upfront for the season, to be picked up regularly, and becomes a member of that farm.
All CSAs are managed differently, so it is important to find the CSA that best suits your lifestyle and needs. To help you find your perfect match, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market will be holding its second annual CSA Day on Saturday, April 20th. Vendors offering CSAs will be present to answer questions, provide information and explain what makes their CSA unique. The following Ann Arbor Farmers Market vendors offer a variety of CSAs: Bayport Fish, Brines Farm, Coblentz Acres, Community Farm, Goetz Greenhouse, Green Things Farm, Harvest Kitchen, Kapnick’s Orchard, Songbird Farm, Lake Divide Farm, Landloom, Seeley Farm, Songbird Farm, Tantre Farm and Whitney Farmstead.
Flower Day- Sunday May 26, 10 am - 4 pm (Memorial Day Weekend).
We’re excited to host “Flower Day” on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. This day is all things FLOWERS AND PLANTS. We are combining with the Sunday Artisan Market to offer a special Flower Day, which will also include food trucks, live music, backyard beekeeping tips, gardening how-to advice from Master Gardeners, kids activities and tons of fun!
Ann Arbor Farmers Market growers will offer a wide variety of flowers, plants, bulbs, seeds and seedlings at a great value so we recommend you come early for the best selection.
Kerrytown neighborhood businesses will also be hosting flower themed activities that day. Take a walk around the neighborhood and participate in events at nearby locations. A full list will be available on the Kerrytown District Association facebook page.
1st Wednesdays, May - October, 11 am - 1 pm
May 1 - Alexander the Magician will perform magic tricks. The magic show starts at noon. https://alexanderthemagician.com/
May 11 (Saturday), 10 am - 1 pm - St Joes Farm Plant your own greens and play a seed match game.
June - October - Leslie Science Center and Hands on Museum will host tons of fun stuff for kiddos.
Guest Chef Cooking Demos: Cooking with WOW series
3rd Wednesdays, May - October, 11 am - 1 pm. Ann Arbor Chefs perform cooking demos using seasonal
ingredients from our vendors. Meet the chefs and learn how to create yummy
recipes using local ingredients from the market. Tastings included. Produced in partnership with Edible Wow.
May 15: Ji Hye / Miss Kims
June 19: Nikolas Bardt / Fustini’s
July 17: Bob Bennett / Zingerman’s Roadhouse
August 21: Michael Metevia / Slows BBQ
Sept 18: Eve Aronoff and Armando Lopez / Frito Batidos
Oct 16: Kieron Hales / Cornman Farms
Special Saturday Demos:
May 11: Barbara Wilson / Mindos Chocolates
August 24: Alex Young /The Standard
The Market's 100th Birthday
The market is 100 years old this year (1919 - 2019)! We will be posting weekly photos and memories from our history each week. Send us your old pictures and memories of the market to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share those too! In addition, we will be collecting interviews to add to our oral history collection. *Thanks to the Ann Arbor District Library for their historical archive
100th Birthday Party - Saturday, August 24th, all day. More details to come.
Food Truck Rallies
First Wednesdays, May - October, 5 pm - 8 pm. See our homepage or facebook page for more information.