There are lots of exciting things happening at the farmers market! Scroll down for detailed descriptions of each of our events.
Guest Chef Cooking Demos
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. Also organized by
Edible Wow and Taste the Local Difference.
Chef Nic Simms of the Jefferson Market
Chef Maggie Long of Jolly Pumpkin
Chef Joel Panozzo of the Lunchroom and Detroit Filling
Chef Brandon Johns of the Grange Kitchen & Bar
Chef Ji Hye of Miss Kim’s
Chef Bob Bennet of Zingerman’s Roadhouse
Wednesday, August 15, Chef Maggie Long from Jolly Pumpkin will be sharing her recipe ideas
The Market's 99th Birthday Celebration and Intrument Petting Zoo
Saturday, August 4th, 11 am - 1 pm. Hands-on fun with instruments! Children have the chance to get up close and personal with the orchestral instruments they see professionally played on stage. Join the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra as it hosts the Instrument Petting Zoo at market. Drop in anytime between 11 am and 1 pm.
Glass Blowing Demo and Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 20th, all day. It's a glass pumpkin fest! The Glass Academy
will be at the market all weekend making glass pumpkins. You will have the opportunity to watch
glassblowing demonstrations all day, and you can commission that perfect
pumpkin too! See how the handmade process is done. Plus shop with our
regular vendors for a pumpkin to carve for Halloween.
Saturday, October 27th, noon - 2 pm. Fun for the whole family. Kids can trick or
treat at our candy stations around the market, or practice their art skills
with pumpkin painting. All visitors young and old are encouraged to wear
Sunday May 27, 11 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 with Triangle Cooperative Pre-school, 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 Found, Thistle and Bess, and more. A full list can be found on the Kerrytown District Association facebook page. Here are some of the activities:
Make Bee or Flower craft, upstairs in Kerrytown Market & Shops of Ann Arbor
Garden Party at FOUND gallery
Specials on floral papers at Hollander's
Free bag Summer Bouquet Tea at Spice and Tea Merchants of Ann Arbor
20% off Garden Art at 16 Hands
Summer recipes at Fustini's Oils & Vinegars - Ann Arbor
Edible floral special at The Lunchroom
Garden themed fun at Thistle And Bess
Handblown flower window display at Glass Academy
Specials on floral body care products at Jessica's Skin & Body Apothecary
Food Truck Rallies
First Wednesdays, May - October, 5 pm - 8 pm. See our homepage or facebook page for more information.