As the summer activities come to a close, there still are a few remaining activities awaiting you that span summer and lead into the Fall season.
Like your local Farmers Market.
Buying local is a big plus. Products are usually fresher, some are specialized and you are supporting your local community, keeping it viable and strong.
Southfield Farmers Market, which opened for the season on June 2, will close until next Spring on October 13th.
The Southfield Farmers Market, sponsored by the City’s Cornerstone Development Authority and Providence Hospital, is located at the corners of Greenfield Road and J.L. Hudson Drive (near Northland Mall). Runs on Thursday (rain or shine) from 3-7 p.m.
The Market offers a wide variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, freshly baked breads and baked goods, herbs and herbal products, jams and jellies, salsas, organic coffee and teas, Michigan honey and cherry products, specialty cakes, and crafts. Hot dogs, sausages, chips, pop and water are also on sale. Free parking.
For more information, call the Southfield Cornerstone Development Authority at (248) 796-5190 or visit www.southfieldfarmersmarket.net.
Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market, located at Sundquist Pavilion & Riley Park, is open until November 19th, from 9am – 2pm.
Experience live entertainment as you shop hand-crafted soaps and emollients, fine art and jewelry, local produce, honey, freshly baked goods, sauces, oils and spices, pottery, photography and more. For more information visit:
Farmington Artisans and Farmers Market
Of course the biggest and best Farmers Markets in the area:
The Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 East 11 Mile Road, is open all year-round with all kinds of wonderful goodies to be had. From produce, to clothing, antiques, specialty coffee, hand soaps and creams, salsas, you name it.
Hours of operation are:
Friday: 7am – 1pm
Saturday: 7am – 1pm (April – December)
Saturday: 8am – 2pm (January – March)
For more information contact: (248) 246-3276 or visit:
Royal Oak Farmers Market
Detroit’s Eastern Market, located on Russell Street, south of Mack.
Thousands of people visit Eastern Market every Saturday, from 5am-5pm.
Open since 1891, the Eastern Market is a six-block public market featuring over 250 vendors and merchants, from Michigan, Ohio and Ontario.
This place is amazing to visit on any Saturday, but especially during events like Flower Day. During summer months you’ll experience exceptional live music and outdoor cooking as you patronize one of most famous areas in Detroit. During the colder months, getting hot apple cider as you shop your veggies is a very pleasant treat.
The pavilions were recently renovated to be customer friendly open air in the warm months and warm and cozy in the cold months.
For more information visit: http://www.detroiteasternmarket.com/