The Rapidian

In Season: May 4, 2019 (Opening Day of the Main Season)

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Happy May!! And you know what May means..Opening Day of our Main Season!! Come celebrate our 97th season with us TOMORROW by getting outside (weather is supposed to be in the mid-upper 60s!), shopping for local food, and getting to know your Michigan farmers + food producers!

/Emily Gilson

Market Info + Events

Opening Day of the Main Season | May 4 | 8a-2p | Join us TOMORROW for our kickoff event to our 97th Main Market Season!

Second Annual Rummage Sale | May 19 | 12-3p | Open Marketplace to buy + sell from one another; stall fees, applications + more info on website!


Phone # | 616.454.4118 | Call with any questions you may have!

Community Supported Marketplace | | Become a Member!

Brick Sales || Purchase your uniquely engraved brick today! 

/Emily Gilson

/Emily Gilson

Wondering what we have planned for the day? We'll have an almost-full Market with a diverse selection of vendors selling Michigan-grown produce, vegetable transplants to get your garden started, mushrooms, pastured meat, dairy, eggs, locally-crafted food products, and handmade artisan goods!

We'll also have Gettin' Fresh food truck on site if you're hungry + want to try one of their delicious, sandwiches, salads, or soups! We hear they're rolling out some new menu items just for the occasion + they also always have a vegetarian option, and often have vegan options too!

Bringing the kiddos? We'll be sure to provide kids activities to keep your younger family members entertained.

And for those of you who are starting your own garden, we'll have the Michigan State University Extension Master Gardeners to provide SMART gardening tips, i.e. earth-friendly, sustainable practices that are grounded in research for the home garden.

Now what kind of food will you find on vendor stands tomorrow? Check out the list below!

  • Apples
  • Body care products
  • Bread/Baked goods (including gluten-free donuts!)
  • Coffee (cold brew, beans, ground)
  • Cookies
  • Cruciferous veggies
  • Cider (alcoholic + non-alcoholic)
  • Dairy products (milk, cheese, goat cheese, local ramp butter)
  • Eggs 
  • Fish
  • Flowers (flats, hanging baskets, potted)
  • Garden tranplants (vegetables, herbs)
  • Granola
  • Greens 
  • Herbal remedy products
  • Herbs 
  • Honey 
  • Hungarian Pastries
  • Jelly/jam
  • Juice (cold-pressed)
  • Maple Syrup
  • Marinades
  • Meat (great variety, never factory farmed!)
  • Microgreens
  • Mushrooms 
  • Oils (herb-infused)
  • Pasta (hand-made!)
  • Pasties
  • Pizza crusts
  • Potatoes
  • Root veggies (great variety!)
  • Salsa
  • Soup mixes
  • Squash
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Teas
  • Tortillas
  • Worm castings/compost


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