Do you love to shop local? The Oakland County Farmers Market at 2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328 is a mainstay for providing grower-direct fresh produce and flowers to county residents and visitors. Hosting more than 100 farmers and artisans, from 17 Michigan counties, shoppers will find fresh vegetables, fruits and baked goods as well as flowers, crafts and more.
Spend the day at the market and enjoy a breakfast sandwich or barbecue lunch served by market vendors. The market also hosts many special events, educational programs, cooking demonstrations and can be rented by the public for various purposes.
As a producer-direct market, participating vendors must grow or make the products that they bring for sale during the main season (May–October). During the off season (November–April), vendors may bring approved farm market type items not produced by themselves. Plan your trip and menu with the Michigan Produce Availability Guide.
Visit the Oakland County Farmers Market May through December on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m., as well as January through April on Saturday only from 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Flower Days and Michigan Made Sundays
Stroll through the aisles of vibrant flowers each Sunday in May at the Oakland County Farmers Market. Spring Flowers and Michigan Made Sundays are bursting with colorful displays of annuals, perennials, plants, hanging baskets, succulents, and vegetable starters from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 22 and 29.
In addition to plants and flowers, shoppers will find garden art, garden-related items and Michigan made foods and crafts for sale all in one convenient location.
Free Yoga and Tai Chi Classes
Join Studio 8 Fitness of Waterford for a free yoga lesson from 9:30-10:15 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month from May through September at the Oakland County Farmers Market. Free yoga mats are available for the first 10 participants. This program is sponsored by Studio 8 Fitness, Healthy Oakland Partnership and the Oakland County Farmers Market.
Upcoming sessions are scheduled for June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, and Sept. 3. Tai Chi is also offered following Saturday morning yoga from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Mark your calendar for Thursday Lunchtime Yoga sessions, too! The series is held from noon-12:45 p.m. on June 16, July 14, Aug. 18, and Sept. 15, weather permitting. All yoga and tai chi lessons will take place on the grassy area to the west of the market building. In case of inclement weather, programs will be cancelled.
Community Garage Sales
Find hidden treasures for sale or sell items you no longer need during the Community Garage Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, July 17 at the Oakland County Farmers Market.
Oakland County residents, community members, direct vendors and Mom2Mom sellers are welcome to register for a booth. Registration is open now. Cost is $15/booth; limit two booths per registrant. See the registration form for more information.
Attendance for buyers is free, so be sure to stop by for items you didn’t even know you needed until you saw them offered for sale.
For more information about the Oakland County Farmers Market, visit their website, and connect with them on Facebook. You can also contact the Oakland County Farmers Market at 248-858-5495 or OCMarket@OakGov.com.
Looking to get your fix of local produce and goods, but can’t make it out to the Oakland County Farmers Market? Find a farmers market near you with our list of markets across the county.
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