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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ann Arbor Farmers Market
315 Detroit St.
Ann Arbor, 48104 (directions)
Phone: 734.794.6255                           
Stephanie Willette|  Market Manager swillette@a2gov.org

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​​​Market Hours​ 

January through April

Saturday | 8 am - 3 pm

May through December

Wednesd​ay & Saturday | 7 am - 3 pm

Food Truck Rallies | 5-8 pm

May 2 Jun 6 Jul 11 Aug 1 Sep 5 Oct 3

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The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is proud to bring farm-fresh produce to the community every week of the year. The gathering place for more than 100 local businesses, the producer-only market offers native plants, artisanal yogurt, cheese and baked goods, fresh-picked vegetables, slow-roasted coffee beans, fermented sauerkraut and Sriracha, cut flowers, hardwood cutting boards and planters, premier Michigan fruits and nuts, maple syrup and so much more.​

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Events

Visit our Events page (link above) to read more details about our upcoming events.

2019 SPRING EVENTS:

Winter market hours begin - Saturday, Jan. 5th, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Saturdays only, 8am-3 pm)

CSA Day - Saturday, April 20, 8 am - 3 pm. A CSA is a membership to a farm where a member pays upfront to reveive a regular box of veggies. Meet the vendors offering CSAs on CSA day and shop around for a share that's right for you.

Flower Day - Sunday, May 26 (Memorial Day Weekend). All things flowers and plants, we combine with the artisan market to offer specials and a large selection. Plus neighborhood businesses also offer flower themed activities.

Guest Chef Cooking Demos - Third Wednesdays, May - October, 11 am - 1 pm. Chat with local chefs as they show you how to create seasonal recipes using ingredients from the market, plus try samples.

Food Truck Rallies - First Wednesdays, May - October, 5 pm - 8 pm.

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 swillette@a2gov.org and we will share those too! In addition, we will be collecting interviews to add to our oral history collection. Finally, we have a big birthday party planned for Saturday, August 31st.

 

Vendors

Visit our Vendors page for information on products, specific vendors, what's fresh, recipe suggestions, csa info and directories.

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: Stay up to date on the market. View our monthly vendor profiles, event info and parking tips. Download this link to your phone for easy access to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market at all times.
If you are wondering whether a specific vendor is at market today, please call the office at 734.794.6255 during market hours.​

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Parking and Travel

There is free parking in the market lot all winter long.

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Car There are several public parking lots and garages within walking distance of the market. Parking garages are located at Ann and Ashley and 4th and Washington streets.  Metered parking is available at 4th and Catherine, Ann and Main, and 1st and Huron streets. 

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 Racks will be coming soon to 5th and Detroit as soon as the weather is warm enough to install.

 

Currency​

$5 Credit Card Tokens The market offers $5 credit card tokens for purchase, which can be used like cash with the vendors in the market. This is a great option for regular customers as well as being the perfect gift for your market-loving friends. The tokens never expire and can be used on any market day. Minimum $20 purchase required.

EBT and Double Up Programs We welcome customers using SNAP dollars at the market. Swipe your food assistance card in the market office and receive $1 tokens to use on eligible food items, including produce, meat, cheese, bread, eggs, and edible plant starts. The Double Up Food Bucks program is now available year-round for EBT customers. Double your food buying power by receiving up to $20 in matching funds when you purchase EBT tokens at the market. 

WIC Project Fresh & Senior Market Fresh Many of our vendors accept these seasonal coupons. For more information about receiving these summer produce vouchers, visit www.michigan.gov/marketfresh for Senior Fresh or call the Washtenaw County office (734) 544-6800 for WIC Project Fresh.

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Community Groups

Rent a Table

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 and email it to Becky Locke

Youth, Seniors, and Group Tours

If you are a large group thinking about taking a trip to visit us, we have plenty to offer.  Our programs include a guided tour, activities, and more. In the heart of downtown Ann Arbor Kerrytown neighborhood, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market is the perfect space to shop local, learn about growing practices and what’s in season, and meet vendors.

Most large groups attend our Wednesday market. The Saturday market can be very crowded and is only possible to navigate in small groups. The Wednesday market is less crowded and has a diverse range of vendors, artisans, and lunch options. The Ann Arbor Farmers Market operates rain or shine, but please keep in mind that it is located outdoors in a covered area. We encourage you to visit at different times of the year to gain an understanding of Michigan’s harvest seasons. To learn what produce might be available each month, visit our Vendors page to see What's Fresh.

If you would like to schedule a tour for your group and learn more about the options we have to offer, email Becky Locke at rlocke@a2gov.org

Public Marke​t Advisory Commission

The market commission is made up of two market vendors, two regular customser shoppers, and one neighborhood representative 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.

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Apply 

Prior to completing a market vendor application, please read the Applicant FAQs, which contains important information about the application process, fees, license requirements, and answers to other application questions.  ​The Ann Arbor Farmers Market welcomes innovative food and artisan businesses to apply.  We especially encourage applications for the following products categories for the 2018 market season: 

  • Native plants

  • Hot, prepared food

  • Nuts

  • Whole grain/sourdough breads

2019 Daytime Mobile Food Vendor Application.pdf  (for hot food vendors, trucks and carts that wish to attend Wednesday or Saturday)

 
  
Market Operating Rules

​All vendors and patrons of the market must abide by the Public ​Market Operating Rules.​​​

Food Truck Rallies

Don't miss our monthly food truck rallies on the first Wednesday of every month, May through October. Enjoy live music and purchase food from a variety of Michigan food trucks that offer everything from coffee and crepes to ice cream, pizza, sandwiches, salads and so much more.

2019 AA Food Truck Rally application  Hard copy due to the market office by March 8

2019 Food Truck Rally Dates: May 1 | June 5 | July 3 | August 7 | September 4 | October 2

Our 2018 Food Trucks and carts included: Island Noodles, Petey's Donuts, Naughty Boy's Rolled Ice Cream, Nosh Pit Detroit, MI Ice Pops, Humus Falafel, Shimmy Shack, Crepe Day Twah, Matt & Mos, Delectabowl, Hero or Villain, Salt and Sugar Co, Simply Spanish, Jamerican Grill, Cosa Sabrosa, Truckshuka, Wood Fired Up, and Impasto. See our facebook page for links to vendor websites, musician information for each rally, and children's activity info.

See a list of Food Truck Rally Vendors 2018
 

Read our 2017 End of season report.pdf

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2018 Season Report

We are proud to present our 2018_annual_report_farmers_market. Get a glimpse of last year's highlights, our partnerships, and what we're all about.

Construction Projects

5th and Detroit St

AA Downtown Development Authority and City of Ann Arbor are planning to reconstruct 5th Avenue and Detroit St. beginning spring 2018. Plans include underground utility upgrades, restoration of the historic brick, adding new trees, improving the bump out area and adding picnic tables, improving crosswalks, and installing a pedestrian refuge island on 5th Avenue. The majority of the construction will be along 5th Avenue, with less impact on Detroit Street. Read more about the project on the DDA's website.

While construction is taking place take advantage of free parking at the Ann & Ashley parking structure on Saturdays, borrow our shopping carts in the market office, or take a Boober Tours bike shuttle back to your vehicle, donations welcome.

Market Infrastructure Improvement Project

Proposed improvements focus on a new structure to expand vendor stall capacity year-round. The project is intended to serve the entire community as the market evolves and continues to provide both a critical outlet for local food and community gathering space. ​In spring 2017 the project was put out for bid and came back over budget. Consequently, staff recommends delaying the project. The project’s site plan is approved for a three-year period, and current funds for the project will remain available for when the project can begin. Delaying the project at this time provides staff the opportunity not only to identify additional funding, but to rebid the project and explore other opportunities for potential cost savings. Please visit the project website, www.a2gov.org/marketproject​ for more information.