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315 Detroit Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (directions)   
Hours: Saturdays 8 am-3 pm January-April; 7am-3pm May-December
Wednesdays 7am-3pm May-Dec. 20
Phone: 734.794.6255​
Market Manager: Stefanie T. Stauffer, PhD | [email protected]
Asst. Market Manager II/Outreach Coordinator: Alex Bissell | [email protected]
Asst. Market Manager: Macy Robinson | [email protected]
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Vendor Application   Currency   Parking   Events   Food Truck Rallies   Vendo​r Info   CSAs   Media  PMAC   History

​The Saturday M​arket is OPEN All Year! Wednesday Market Reopens May 3, 2023. 

​​The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is currently open on Saturdays from 8a.m.-3 p.m. Masks are recommended indoors ​for all patrons.  

All vendors accept cash. Customers can purchase $5 credit card tokens, as well as $1 SNAP/EBT/P-EBT tokens at the market office window. The 2023 Double Up Food Bucks daily doubling limit for SNAP transactions is $10. See our currency section below for more information. 

We welcome service animals at the market, but please leave your other furry friends at home when you come shop to ensure Food Safety. Thank you!​​

Check our 2023 Frequently Asked Questions ​for more information about how the market currently operates​. 


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​​Shop local at the historic Ann Arbor Farm​ers Market

The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is proud to bring fresh produce, farm products, prepared foods, beverages, and artisan items to the community year-round. Our 103 year-old institution is a producer-only market featuring 115 vendors from Michigan and Ohio. At the market you will find fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, plants, seedlings, eggs, cheese, meat, poultry, honey, maple syrup, bread, jam, pickles, hot sauce, cookies, donuts, pie, pastries, gluten-free baked goods, Polish food, Mediterranean food, sauerkraut, coffee, tea, cider, mead, candles, jewelry, body​ care, textiles, ceramics, cutting boards, and more!

We have t-shirts available for purchase at our market office window. We have more shirts and tote bags available at the Ann Arbor Parks Shop

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​​Currency​

CASH: ​all vendors take cash and there is an ATM located on the side of the Kerrytown Shops building for people that need one. 

$5 Credit Card TokensThe market offers $5 credit card tokens for purchase, that can be used like cash with most vendors in the market. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay. ​There is no fee and the tokens can be used any market day. Minimum $20 purchase required. Visit the Market Office window for purchase. A great option for regular customers and the perfect gift for your market-loving friends! ​

SNAP/EBT and Double Up Food Bucks: We welcome customers using SNAP dollars at the market. Swipe your food assistance card at the market office window and receive $1 SNAP tokens to use on eligible food items, including produce, meat, cheese, bread, eggs, and edible plant starts. The Double Up Food Bucks program is available year-round for SNAP/EBT customers. Double your buying power by receiving $2 DUFB token matching funds to spend on Michigan-grown fruit, vegetables, and edible plant starts when you purchase SNAP/EBT tokens at the market. $10 daily doubling limit. You may get over $10 in SNAP tokens per day, but we can only double up to $10 of your transaction per day. Visit the Market Office window for purchase. 

WIC Project Fresh and Senior Market Fresh: Many of our farmers accept these seasonal coupons. For more information about participating in either of these programs, call the Washtenaw County Health Department at 734.544.3078 for Senior Fresh/Market Fresh. For WIC Project Fresh call the Washtenaw County Health Department at 734.544.6800 or click this link: www.washtenaw.org/1392/Women-Infants-Children-WIC

Parking and Travel

There is free parking in the market lot during Wednesday market, on Saturdays in winter, and as space is available on Saturdays  year-round.

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There are several public parking lots and garages within walking distance of the market. Parking garages are located at Ann and Ashley and Fourth and Washington streets. Metered parking is available at Fourth and Catherine, Ann and Main, and First and Huron streets. You'll also find bike racks at the market on Fifth Ave and Detroit Street. The market is four blocks from the Blake Transit Center (stops for routes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12A,12B, 15 and 16).

Calendar

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Events​

2023 Event Calendar Coming Soon! Thanks to all the trucks, carts, and patrons for helping making each 2022 Food Truck Rally great! We also have individual trucks on Wednesdays and some Saturdays throughout the season. Check our social media for the most up to date info about who will be joining us! Check out our fo​od truck rallies section for more info and the application for interested mobile vendors.

If you want to rent the market for an event outside of market hours, please contact the Parks & Recreation Customer Service Office at [email protected] or 734.794.6230 x 0.

Market Media Coverage​

Please contact our Market Manager for any media inquiries. ​For articles, interviews, and other ​​​content about the market, see our market media​ ​page. 

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Apply ​to be an Ann Arbor Farmers Market Vendor

2023 season applications now available! 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. Learn more about our new policy for ​Cannabis Products at the MarketThe Ann Arbor Farmers Market welcomes farms, food and beverage producers, and artisans to apply. We especially encourage applications for the following product categories: 
 
  • Native plants

  • Fruits and Vegetables

  • Plant-Based Prepared Foods

  • Nuts

  • Hot, Prepared Food

2023 Daytime Mobile Food Vendor Application (for hot food vendors, food trucks, and food carts that wish to attend Wednesday (or Saturday in winter))

The Sunday Artisan Market is a separate entity, with different market staff, that rents our space Sundays April-December. Please contact them to apply.

Food Truck Rallies

Food Truck Rallies fall on the 3rd Wednesday of the month July-October! If your food truck, cart, or mobile food business is interested in joining in 2023, please fill out our 2023 Food Truck Rally Application. Please contact our Market Manager Stefanie with any questions. 

We also have food trucks that attend our regular season Wednesday market days, and Saturdays throughout the late fall, winter, and early spring. If your food truck or cart is interested in participating on our regular market days, please fill out the mobile food vendor application below.   
 
Mobile Food Business Application for Regular Market Days: 2023 Daytime Mobile Food Vendor Application

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Market Operating Rules

​All vendors and patrons of the market must abide by the Public Market Operating Rules. Please note that we are currently updating our rules. 


Vendors​​

Visit our vendors page​ for information on vendors, products, what's in season, CSA information, recipe suggestions and more.  If you are wondering whether a specific vendor is at market today, please call the office at 734.794.6255 during market hours.​

​​​CSA Farm S​hares

​​A CSA, or 'community supported agriculture,' is a subscription or farm membership to receive produce or other farm products on a regular basis. The customer enters into a relationship with that business to get a weekly box or prepaid card for a share of their produce (or meat, fruit, flowers, or prepared food). Several vendors offer CSA programs, so it's easy to find a program that's right for you: CSA Info 2022​. 2023 CSA Info coming soon!

City of Ann Arbor Workplace CSA Program- The Ann Arbor Farmers Market will be conducting the 2022 CSA distribution at Wednesday Market for Ann Arbor City Employees, with weekly pickup June – October, 7am-3pm. Three Ann Arbor Farmers Market farms will be participating this year. Employees will find more information and may choose to sign up for any of their shares here: City of Ann Arbor Workplace CSA. 2023 CSA Info coming soon!

 

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Public Marke​t Advisory Commission

The Public Market Advisory Commission is made up of two market vendors, two regular customers, and one neighborhood representative who serve in an advisory capacity for the benefit of the market. Commission meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. All regular meetings and ​​work sessions are open to the public and will take place virtually for the duration of 2022. The latest meeting agendas and minutes, as well as the video recordings​ of previous Public Market Advisory Commission meetings are all available online. ​

Market History

Learn More​ about the long and unique history of our market. We're celebrating our 104th birthday in 2023! ​


Market Infrastructure Improvement Project

Proposed improvements focus on strategies to winterize the market to expand vendor stall capacity all year. The project is intended to serve the community as the market evolves and continues to provide a critical outlet for local food and a community gathering space. In spring 2017, a proposal for a new market building was put out for bid and came back over budget. Consequently, staff searched for alternatives that were more affordable. In early 2020, Market staff presented a new proposal for roll down sides to provide shelter from the elements, overhead heating, and a warm space in the winter. That design keeps the existing layout without eliminating parking and had the potential to be expanded to the entire structure in the future. Due to pandemic-related increases in materials costs and energy-use constraints from A2Zero benchmarks, it is unclear if the 2020 proposal is feasible at this time. Market staff continues to explore alternative options to complete this market winterization project. 

2022 Annual Report 

Get a glimpse of 2022 market happenings and highlights in our Ann Arbor Farmers Market 2022_annual_report !


The Sunday Artisan Market

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The Sunday Artisan Market, Ann Arbor's weekly arts and crafts market, is a separate entity that happens at our farmers market pavilion, ​April-December. Featuring some of the area's best artisans, they ​are celebrating their 32nd year in 2023! Check back for the 2023 application. For more information, Market Manager of The Sunday Artisan Market, Deb Dursi, can be reached​​​​ at [email protected]

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