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Shop seasonally: what's at the market now

As Michigan moves further into summer, more variety, flavors and produce are available at markets in the area.

Where to go for what you need



No markets open.


The Downtown Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fulton Street Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ada Village Farmers Market: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Spectrum Health Farmers Market (in Prisms Cafeteria in Butterworth Hospital): 11 a.m-2 p.m.

Grandville Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.


Fulton Street: 8 a.m.-3 p.m and 4-7:30

GVSU Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


The Downtown Market: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Plainfield Charter Twp. Farmers Market: 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

Metro Health Farmers Market: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

YMCA Farmers Market: 3 p.m.- 7 p.m.


The South East Area Farmers Market (at Gerald L. Ford Middle School): 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

Fulton Street: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.


The South East Area Farmers Market (at Garfield Park): 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Downtown Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fulton Street: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.


No markets open.

Rainbow chard brings new summertime color

Rainbow chard brings new summertime color /Amy Hinman

Getting kids to eat their vegetables has never been easier, not when there is chalk drawing and tractor pulls in addition to their veggies. Bring the whole family to the market, as more produce and activities are in season for everyone to enjoy.

Events at the Markets:

Ada Farmers Market

"Music at the Market" will kick off June 18, featuring Wyatt and Sherry Knapp at 1 p.m. and Rob "Fire" Coonrod from 2 p.m- 4 p.m.

"Kids at the Market" and "Yoga at the Market" begin the same day, and events throughout the summer will include face painting, Tai Chi and learning about local foods.

The Metro Health Farmers Market

"Kids Day" is June 20 at the market, where there will be a "pint-sized" tractor pull, as well as other games and activities for the kids. Free child fingerprinting will also be available, thanks to Child ID, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Downtown Market

Every Tuesday from 10 a.m to noon on the Market Terrace, The Downtown Market will be holding "Kids at the Market," a time for kids and parents to come together to teach kids how being healthy is fun.

On June 18, Kids Day will include an obstacle course from Modafie Mind and Body Wellness. There will be ladders, jump ropes, hula hoops and more.

On June 22, experience "Feel the Heat" with Olga Benoit, of Chez Olga, and "take a trip around the world to see Creole and Caribbean cooking at its finest."

YMCA Farmers Market

Throughout the summer, there will be weekly cooking demonstration based on the produce that’s in season. This week's demo will include strawberries. There are children’s activities every week that include crafts, planting seeds and hula hooping.

On June 20, The Carboys, a folk band from Grand Rapids, will be performing at the market.

Spectrum Health Farmers Market

Each week, in collaboration with a Spectrum Health Nutrition Specialist, a new product will be available in the Prisms Cafeteria in Spectrum Health's Butterworth Hospital. This week, homemade salsa and tortilla chips will be available.


Produce at the Market:

With strawberry season in full swing, make sure to get them before they're gone! They'll soon be followed by peaches and cherries. Looking forward to something green? Beans, broccoli, and a variety of greens will soon be available, and the sugar snap peas are well on their way. Remember to to keep up with the Fulton Street Farmers Market's full list of what's available now, including, breads, meats, preserves and more. 


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