Do you love to shop local? Farmers Markets across Oakland County will soon be setting up to bring you farm-fresh produce, artisan crafts, and vibrant flowers. Before you know it, you’ll be weaving through brightly colored tables at your neighborhood farm stand in search of succulent strawberries, cool cucumbers, gorgeous greens, and more. We’re thrilled that Farmers Market Season is finally upon us!
Most area Farmers Markets are open May through October, with days and hours varying by location. Whether you are hosting a barbecue, cooking up dinner for two, or looking for a special gift, there are over 25 Farmers Markets in Oakland County to choose from. Use our Interactive Map to find your local farmers market, or view our Farmers Market page to view a list.
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.