Although some farmers markets may run all year round, summertime is prime market season in Michigan, and it’s approaching quickly.

There are nearly 300 farmers markets in Michigan, according to the Michigan Farmers Market Association, which keeps a running list and interactive map with every farmers market in the state on its website.

Here are a couple to make plans for across the Great Lakes State this summer.

vegetables gb689cd33a 1280Eastern Market
2934 Russell St. and surrounding areas, Detroit

  • Saturdays, year-round
    • 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sundays, June-September
    • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, June-September
    • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Eastern Market has been a Detroit staple for 125 years and expects up to 40,000 visitors on its busiest summer Saturdays.

Fulton Street Market
1145 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids

  • Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, May-October
    • 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fulton Street Market has been operating for over 100 years and features special events like ART! at the Market throughout the summer.

Flint Farmers Market
300 E. First St., Flint

  • Tuesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays year-round
    • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Flint Farmers’ Market moved back downtown in 2014 after 74 years along the Flint River.

Ann Arbor Farmers Market
315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor

  • Saturdays and Wednesdays, May-December
    • 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Saturdays, January-April
    • 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

The over 100-year-old Ann Arbor Farmers Market features over 120 Michigan vendors.

Kalamazoo Farmers Market
1204 Bank St., Kalamazoo

  • Saturdays, May 6-Nov. 18
    • 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 6-Oct. 12
    • 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21
    • 5-10 p.m.

The original farmers market is now open through mid-November, and will be adding dates and several nights as the summer goes on.

Dearborn Summer Market
1034 Monroe St., Dearborn

  • Fridays, June 9-Sept. 22, 2023, excluding Aug. 4 and Sept. 1
    • 4-8 p.m.

Formerly known as the Dearborn Farmers & Artisans Market, Dearborn’s Friday evening market also features free yoga, entertainment, and more.

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

  • Saturdays, May 20-Nov. 18
    • 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Marquette Commons
  • Wednesdays, June 21-Aug. 30
    • 5-8 p.m., Washington St.
  • Saturdays, Dec. 2-16
    • 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Marquette Commons

The Upper Peninsula’s largest city’s Saturday market is now underway, with Wednesdays to be added in late June.

City of Gladstone Farmers Market
911 Delta Ave., Gladstone

  • Mondays, June-September
    • 3-6 p.m.

Just down the road, Escanaba also has a summer market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market
203 S. Washington Ave., Saginaw

  • May 24-Oct. 28
    • Wednesdays and Fridays,10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • Mondays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., July 3-Aug. 28

Saginaw has special events throughout the summer, including a battle of the bands, Christmas in July, and Halloween at the Market.

Farmers Market at the Capitol
East Lawn of the Michigan State Capitol Building, Lansing

  • July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19
    • 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Farmers market at Michigan’s capitol in Lansing happens rain or shine on the third Tuesday of July, August, and September. It is one of several Lansing markets.

Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market
Between Cass and Union Streets, Traverse City

  • June-October
    • Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Traverse City’s farmers market is one for the early birds, opening at 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays.

Cheboygan Farmers Market
Festival Square, Cheboygan

  • Wednesdays and Saturdays, May-October
    • 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cheboygan also offers an indoor market at 504 Division St. on spring Saturdays.

Alpena Farmers Market
1302 South State St., Alpena

  • Saturdays, year-round
    • 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Alpena’s year-round farmers market was first founded in 1978 and operates at the lakeside Mich-e-ke-wis Park.