Ann Arbor Farmers Market

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The farmers market office is slated for demolition during the summer of 2024. The building will be closed to both staff and the public beginning May 1. For details visit Park Planning.

Ann Arbor Farmers Market

​proudly brings fresh produce, farm products, prepared food, beverages, and artisan items to the community all year. Our 105-year-old market is producer-​only, featuring 125 ve​ndors from Michigan. At market you will find: seasonal fruit and vegetables, mushrooms, herbs, farm fresh eggs, pastured meat and poultry, flowers, plants, seedlings, honey, maple syrup, cheese, bread, jam, pickles, sauerkraut, hot sauce, pastries, prepared food, gluten-free and allergen-free baked goods, apple cider, coffee, tea, juice, mead, kombucha, candles, body care products, cards, jewelry, art, textiles, ceramics, cutting boards, gifts, and more!​

We have t-shirts and tote bags available for purchase at the Ann Arbor Parks Shop.

Learn More​ about the long and unique history of our market. We're celebrating our 105th birthday in 2024! ​For articles, interviews and other ​​​content about the market, see our market m​​edia​ ​page. ​​For media inquiries, please contact Market Manager Stefanie. 

Apply ​to be an Ann Arbor Farmers​​ Market Vendor

We are not currently accepting more vendors for this season. 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. Prior to completing a market vendor application, please read the  ​Applicant FAQs. The FAQs contain important info about the application process, fees, licensing requirements, and answers to other questions. Learn more about our policy for  ​CBD Cannabis ​Products at the Market. We especially encourage applications for these product categories: 
  • Native plants

  • Fruits and Vegetables

  • Plant-Based Prepared Foods

  • Nuts

  • Hot, Prepared Food


315 Detroit Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Hours

May-Dec 

Saturdays & Wednesdays 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Jan-April 

Saturdays 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Contact

 734.794.6255​​​

Stefanie T. Stauffer, PhD.
Market Manager

Hannah Bradshaw
Assistant Market Manager II

Lunia Oriol

​​​Assistant Manager​

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2024 Season Notices

  • Market Hours 
    • Saturdays:
      • May-December: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
      • January-April: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Wednesdays:
      • May 1-Dec 18: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Spring Produce & Products are in season!


​Farmers Market FAQs

Questions abo​​ut vendor applications? Parking? Service animals? What's in season? Our frequently asked questions are below.​​

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We are currently full for 2024.

​ 2024 AAFM Daytime Vendor Application ​​​​​​​




Annual Report

Check out market happenings and highlights in our 2022 report.

Parkin​g​

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 (temporarily unavailable due to construction), Ann and Main, and First and Huron streets. You'll also find bike racks on Fifth Ave and Detroit Street. The market is four blocks from Blake Transit Center (stops for routes 3, 4, 5, 6, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 34).​​

Events​​

Flower Day is Sunday May 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This beloved annual celebration of flowers and plants is held in partnership with the Sunday Artisan Market! Shop for flowers and plants, flower-powered products and crafts, and flower-inspired food and drink. We'll have live music, kid's activities, & more!  

Cooking Demos return to market on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, May-September. We received a grant from Michigan Farmers Market Association to help fund our 2024 series, including food safety information. The first Cooking Demo is this Wednesday, May 8, at 11am, featuring market vendor Lupe Bolanos-Ruiz of It Kicks!  

In 2023, we partnered wit​h EdibleWOW magazine to feature local female chefs preparing recipes highlighting seasonal ingredients available for purchase at our vendors' stalls. We hosted Chefs Allie Lyttle, Allison Anastasio, Nina Love, Ji Hye Kim, and Payton Richardson. Their recipes featured Michigan asparagus, peaches, zucchini, mushrooms, and melons. We received a grant from the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) to offer food safety info as part of the 2023 demos.  

Food Truck Rallies happen the 3rd Wednesday of the month July-October. We host food trucks, food carts, and pop-ups from the area plus live music after Wednesday Market, 5-8 p.m. Our first rally of the 2024 season is July 17. We had the largest roster of local trucks & carts to date in 2023! Check out CTN's Around Ann Arbor segment from our September 2023 rally. Visit our InstagramFacebook or Twitter for updates.​

If your food truck, cart, or mobile food business wants to join, fill out the:  2024 Food Truck Rally Application. Contact Market Manager Stefanie with questions. ​​

Food Trucks and​ Carts at Market: individual trucks and carts often join us for lunch during Wednesday and Saturday markets throughout the season. Check our InstagramFacebook or Twitter for the most current info about who's attending! Prospective vendors can find the application here:   2024 Mobile Food Vendor Application ​​

Story Time for Kids returned to market in the 2023 season. Stay tuned for information about 2024 market programming for kids.

Event rental: 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.​​


Ven​​dors​​

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​h​​ares

​​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 other products. Several vendors offer CSA programs, so it's easy to find a program that's right for you:  CSA Info 2024

City of Ann Arbor Employee CSA ​​Program​​

2023 weekly CSA distribution for Ann Arbor City Employees took place at Wednesday Market June – October, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Fo​​ur Ann Arbor Farmers Market farms participated in 2023. Employees will find more information to sign up for their 2024 shares soon here: City of Ann Arbor Workplace CSA.


 
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Market O​​perating Rul​​es

​All vendors and patrons of the market must abide by the ​ Public Market Operating Rules​. We updated our rules for 2023.

​Public Market Advisory Commission

​The Public Market Advisory Commission (PMAC) serves in an advisory capacity for the benefit of the market. PMAC is currently 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 2024. The latest meeting agendas and minutes, as well as the video recordings of previous PMAC​ meetings, are all available online. ​​

Market Infrastructure Improvem​ent 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 2017, a proposal for a new market building was put out for bid and came back over budget. Consequently, staff searched for more affordable alternatives. In early 2020, Market staff presented a proposal for roll down sides to provide shelter from the elements and overhead heating in a small portion of the market. 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 winterize the market. ​​​

​The Sunday Artisan Market 

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The Sunday Artisan Market is a weekly arts and crafts market that rents our farmers market pavilion April-December. 2024 is their 33rd year featuring some of the area's best artisans. For more info, contact their Market Manager Deb Dursi at [email protected]

 2023 TSAM Vendor Application 