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Ride the bus to area farmers markets

The Local Feed on WYCE explains how to take the bus to the area farmers markets.

Find Bus Schedules

Click here to get to bus schedules for The Rapid. MI Local Foodbeet has links to the farmers market websites. 

/Theresa Hogerheide

/Theresa Hogerheide

Farmers market season is now in full swing! Need a ride? Take the bus. The Rapid bus system has routes near farmers markets. Below is a list of markets available from The Rapid bus routes.
 
Downtown Market: 435 Ionia Avenue SW. ROUTE 2 Kalamazoo. Open Tuesday & Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 7p.m.
 
The Fulton St. Farmers Market: Fulton and Fuller. ROUTE 14 East Fulton. Open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Also, open Wednesday evenings from June to September 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
 
Grand Valley State University: Allendale Campus Parking Lot H. ROUTE 50, GVSU Campus Connector. Open Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. through September 25. Check gvsu.edu for occasional bus schedule changes.  
 
Grandville Farmers Market: 4055 Maple Street (at the library). ROUTES 8 Grandville/Rivertown Crossings, 24 Burton, and 28 28th Street. Open Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October.
 
Metro Health Farmers Market: 5900 Byron Center Avenue. ROUTE 16 Wyoming/Metro Health. Open Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through October 10.
 
The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market at Gerald R Ford Middle School: 851 Madison Avenue SE. ROUTES 3 Madison and 2 Kalamazoo. Open Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. through November.
 
The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market at Garfield Park: 334 Burton Street SE. ROUTES 3 Madison and 24 Burton. Open Fridays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
 
YMCA Farmers Market (downtown): 475 Lake Michigan Drive. ROUTES Routes 9 Alpine and 50 GVSU Campus Connector and DASH routes Hill and West. Open Thursdays 3:00-7:00 p.m. OR visit grymca.org to view the schedule of their Veggie Van.    
 
 

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