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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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The market is open for pre-orders and on​site sales

​​The Ann Arbor Farmers Market has reopened providing essential food and other permitted items to customers. The city has established precautions to ensure staff, vendor and customer safety. The market is open Wednesday and Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon. Shoppers may choose to shop onsite or preorder from vendors with curbside or walk-in pick-up options. View the vendor preorder directory of businesses​ currently participating in the preorder service and what they have to offer. Credit card tokens will not be accepted at this time, but EBT and P-EBT tokens are being accepted. Those preordering will order directly from vendors for pick up on Wednesday or Saturday. While shopping and picking up preorders, please follow any physical distancing and safety guidelines posted or communicated by market staff.​

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

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.​​​

We welcome service dogs at the market, but please leave your other furry friends at home when you come shop. Thank you!​

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Eve​nts

Visit our events page to read more details about our upcoming events. ​ 

Cancelled Events​

  • 2020 Food Truck Rallies have been cancelled until further notice. We will update this page when future dates have been identified.​​ 
  • The 2020 Ann Arbor Farmers Market Flower Day, previously scheduled for May 24, 2020, has been cancelled. 

Vendors

Visit our vendors page​ for information on products, specific vendors, what's fresh, recipe suggestions, CSA information and directories.  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 throughout the winter.

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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 Avenue and Detroit Street. 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).

Currency​

$5 Credit Card Tokens: At this time credit card tokens are not being accepted but we look forward to returning this service to you in the future. 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 and 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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Food Truck Rallies
​2020 Food Truck Rallies have been cancelled until further notice. We will update this page when future dates have been identified.​

Community Groups and School Visits

A gathering place for the community for a CENTURY, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market is proud to bring farm-fresh produce to the greater community every week, all year long. We welcome community groups to participate in the following ways.

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The Farmers Market is able to provide space for educational groups, nonprofits, and service organizations 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 2019 and email it to Becky Locke

Host a Kids Activity
Ann Arbor Farmers Market is looking forward to adding a Kids Activity to the “First Wednesday” Markets during the months of May-October and for special events. The Kids Activity, held in the new Plaza Area close to Fifth Ave from 10am-1pm, will provide a fun and safe space for children and their families to discover and explore a wide variety of hands-on activities throughout the season. Can't commit to the "First Wednesday"? No problem, we'd still love to have you.

We’re seeking community partners to provide crafts or demonstrations relating to local food and health. This is a wonderful opportunity to increase your organization's visibility to thousands of families in the community. Your date/event will be advertised on the Ann Arbor Farmers Market website, Market App and social media. Please fill out our Kid's Acitivity Application and email 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. In the heart of the 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. A visit to the Market provides an opportunity to connect to the local food scene. Visitors become part of the community - speaking directly with the farmers and artisans.

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.

If you would like to schedule a group visit or learn more about the options we have to offer, email Becky Locke.

School Field Trips
The Market is a wonderful and unique place with a wide variety of opportunities for learning and a rich history of its own. It is our goal to make your field trip an enriching and collaborative event to ensure students leave with a lasting impression about the Farmers Market and its relationship with local food. Successful field trips last 1-2 hours.

The cost of an Ann Arbor Farmers Market field trip is FREE! However, Market tokens are available for purchase to enhance your students' Farmers Market experience. Students may spend $5 wooden tokens on items available for purchase at the market - a great tool for team work, meal planning, plate building, etc. Our programs also include a guided tour, activities, and more.

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. 

If you would like to schedule a field trip or learn more about the options we have to offer, fill out our School Field Trip Application 2019 and email to Becky Locke.

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 2020 market season: 
 
  • Native plants

  • Hot, prepared food

  • Nuts

  • Fruit and Vegetables

2020 Daytime Mobile Food Vendor Application.pdf  (for hot food vendors, trucks and carts that wish to attend Wednesday or Saturday)

 
Applications for ther events: 
 

 

 

 Market Operating Rules

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

2019 Season Report

We are proud to present our 2019_annual_report_farmers_market. Get a glimpse of last year's highlights, our partnerships, and what we're all about.

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. ​The latest proposal is to add roll down sides along the existing structure. In spring 2017, a different 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 2020, a new proposal for roll down sides was presented to provide shelter from the elements, overhead heating, and a warm space in the winter. This design keeps the existing layout without eliminating any parking, and has the potential to be expanded to the entire structure in future years. Please visit the project website, www.a2gov.org/marketproject​ for more information.​


​​CSA Farmshares

​​A CSA is a subscription or membership to a farm to receive produce from them on a regular basis. The customer enters into a relationship with that farm to get a weekly box or prepaid card for a share of their veggies (or meat, or fish, or fruit, or flowers). Several of our vendors offer CSA programs,  so it's easy to find a program that's right for you. Find a list here, CSA information 2019.pdf

City Hall Workplace CSA - The Ann Arbor Farmers Market will be conducting a work place CSA distribution at Larcom City Hall for Ann Arbor City Employees on Wednesdays, with weekly pickup June – October. Four Ann Arbor Farmers Market farms will be participating this year. Employees may choose to sign up for any of their shares here: https://www.a2gov.org/departments/Parks-Recreation/parks-places/farmers-market/Pages/City-Employee-Workplace-CSA.aspx. ​


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