Spring is here at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market and BOTH markets are now open!
We're celebrating 104 years of the AAFM in 2023! The Market is currently open Wednesdays & Saturdays 7a.m. -3 p.m. All vendors accept cash. Some vendors accept credit card, apple pay, or venmo. Customers can purchase $5 credit card tokens, as well as $1 SNAP/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. Please leave your other furry friends at home when you come shop to ensure food safety. Thank you!
Check our 2023 Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) for more information about how the market currently operates.
Shop local at the historic Ann Arbor Farmers 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 104 year-old institution is a producer-only market featuring 120 vendors from Michigan. At the market you will find: local fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, plants, seedlings, eggs, cheese, meat, poultry, honey, maple syrup, bread, jam, pickles, hot sauce, pastries, gluten-free baked goods, Polish food, Mediterranean food, sauerkraut, coffee, tea, apple cider, kombucha, 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
CASH: all vendors take cash and there is an ATM located on the side of the Kerrytown Shops building if necessary.
$5 Credit Card Tokens: The 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 customers and the perfect gift for your market-loving friends!
SNAP/EBT and Double Up Food Bucks: We welcome customers using SNAP/EBT food assistance dollars at the market. Swipe your EBT card at the market office window and receive $1 SNAP tokens to use on eligible food items. Eligible items include produce, meat, cheese, bread, eggs, non-alcoholic beverages, and edible plant starts. No minimum purchase required. The Double Up Food Bucks program is available year-round for SNAP customers. Double your buying power by receiving $2 DUFB token matching funds to spend on Michigan-grown produce and edible plant starts when you purchase SNAP/EBT market tokens. $10 daily doubling limit. You may get over $10 in SNAP tokens per day, but we can only double up to $10 per day.
WIC Project Fresh, Senior Market Fresh, and Prescription for Health: 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 visit Washtenaw County's website.
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.
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).
Cooking Demos will return to Wednesday markets this season, in partnership with EdibleWOW magazine. These demos will feature local chefs creating recipes around seasonal ingredients and offering samples to the public. These demos will take place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. during Wednesday market on May 10, June 7, July 12, August 2, and September 13. We also received a grant from the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) to offer food safety information as part of the demos. Check our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for more details about the featured chefs and ingredients.
Flower Day returns on May 28, the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. It's an extra opportunity to get hanging baskets, seedlings, plants, & flowers!
Food Truck Rallies will be held the 3rd Wednesday of the month July-October. These events take place at the market 5-8 p.m. and feature our area's best local food trucks & carts, plus live music! Visit our food truck rallies section for more info and the application for mobile food & beverage vendors.
Food Trucks and Carts at Market: individual trucks and carts often join us as well for lunch during Wednesday and Saturday markets throughout the season. Check out our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for the most up to date info about who will be joining us!
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.
Please contact our Market Manager for any media inquiries. For articles, interviews, and other content about the market, see our market media page.
Apply to be an Ann Arbor Farmers Market Vendor
Prior to completing a market vendor application, please read the Applicant FAQs (PDF). The FAQs contain important info about the application process, fees, license requirements, and answers to other application questions. Learn more about our policy for CBD Cannabis Products at the Market (PDF). The Ann Arbor Farmers Market welcomes farms, food and beverage producers, and artisans to apply. We give priority to vendors who will be with us regularly. We currently have filled all our baked goods and artisan spots for the 2023 season.
We especially encourage applications for these product categories:
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 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
(PDF). Please contact our Market Manager Stefanie with any questions.
We also have food trucks and carts 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 (PDF)
Market Operating Rules
All vendors and patrons of the market must abide by the Public Market Operating Rules (PDF). Please note that we are currently updating our rules.
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 Shares
A CSA, or 'community supported agriculture,' is a subscription or farm membership to receive produce or farm products on a regular basis. The customer usually gets a weekly share of the farm's 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 2023 (PDF).
City of Ann Arbor Workplace CSA Program
2023 weekly CSA distribution for Ann Arbor City Employees will take place at Wednesday Market June – October, 7am-3pm. Four Ann Arbor Farmers Market farms will be participating this year. Employees will find more information to sign up for their shares here: City of Ann Arbor Workplace CSA.
Public Market Advisory Commission
The Public Market Advisory Commission (PMAC) serves in an advisory capacity for the benefit of the market. PMAC is made up of two market vendors, two regular customers, and one neighborhood representative. 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 in 2023. The latest meeting agendas and minutes
, as well as the video recordings
of previous PMAC
meetings are all available online.
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. 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 proposal for roll down sides to provide shelter from the elements and overhead heating. That design keeps the existing layout without eliminating parking and could potentially expand to the entire structure in the future. Due to pandemic-related increases in materials costs and A2Zero energy-use constraints, it is unclear if the 2020 proposal is currently feasible. 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 (PDF) !
The Sunday Artisan Market
The Sunday Artisan Market, Ann Arbor's weekly arts and crafts market, rents our farmers market pavilion, April-December. Featuring some of the area's best artisans, they are celebrating their 32nd year in 2023! Their 2023 application is below. For more information, Deb Dursi, Market Manager of The Sunday Artisan Market, can be reached at [email protected]
TSAM Vendor App 2023 (PDF)