We can almost taste ripe tomatoes, cool cucumbers, grilled asparagus, and feel watermelon juice running down our chins. We’re so excited for Farmers Market season that it has us dreaming of all kinds of fresh and locally grown fruit and vegetable dishes. Are you dreaming of it too? Take a look at our list because Farmers Market season in Oakland County is finally here! Continue reading
It’s as fresh as it gets and it’s right down the road. For some, it’s right next door. With pop-up tents, long tables and table covers, the local farmers markets set up shop every weekend in the spring, summer and fall.
This year is no different. The markets open in May and close out in October. Hours always vary by location, but the quality of the produce stays the same.
You’ll find fresh asparagus, crisp snap peas, ripe tomatoes, sweet corn and the greenest green beans, along with other summer favorites. Farmers markets also present a large floral selection to dress up your lawn or patio.
Looking for Oakland County’s freshest fruits and vegetables? What about flowers in almost any color? On it’s ‘open’ days, the hustle and bustle of the Oakland County Farmers Market can lead you to both.
The Oakland County Farmers Market 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.
Farmers Markets in Oakland County have flowers & plants to make your yard beautiful and fresh foods to make you healthy.
The International City/County Management Association stated that, “local farmers markets create a vibrant shopping experience that benefits area farmers, businesses and consumers by keeping wealth in the local community and strengthening the local economy”.
Why You Should Shop at Local Farmers Markets
The best reason is to have access to fresh, locally grown foods that are bred for flavor. Farmers markets have fruits and vegetables at the peak of the growing season, so produce is at its freshest and tastes the best.
The food is typically grown near where you live, not thousands of miles away or even in another country. Shopping at farmers markets supports your local farmers. When produce is grown and purchased locally, the money remains in the community and stimulates the local economy.
Buying locally grown produce encourages more regional farming and preserves open spaces. You can also meet the farmers who grow your food and you can ask when it was picked, how it was grown, and you can find out different ways to prepare it.
Support the farms, farmers and the products of the Oakland County and the State of Michigan at any of the local Farmers Markets.
Visit our Farmers Market Page for a continually updated listing of the many Farmers Markets in Oakland County. Most markets run May through October.
Spring has finally shown up. You can finally see what winter has done to your yard and garden. And if your yard looks like mine, it’s not a pretty sight. But there is hope. Continue reading