The 2019 Midland Area Farmers Market season is now in full effect with the first Saturday in May being the opening day of operations. The market runs every Wednesday and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. until Saturday, October 30. In November, the market will operate on Saturdays only from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Midland Area Farmers Market is located in the Downtown Midland area at the end of Ashman Street near Tridge, for all area residents to enjoy!
At the market, one can find fresh produce, flowers, meat, fish, handmade crafts, dips, snacks, food trucks that serve breakfast and lunch and more. There are around 90 vendors participating in the market this summer, including Mount Hope Herb Farm, Cheeky Cheesecakes, Eastman’s Forgotten Ciders, GCC Organic and Creation Coffee.
Midland Area Farmers Market even offers a delivery service if you can’t make it out to the market. They have partnered with Run Around Errand Service, which offers home delivery services for some products for a fee.
Local residents voted the Midland Area Farmers Market as the ‘Best Produce in Mid-Michigan’ through WNEMs Top 5 on 5. The market has been around as a Midland staple for many years, and has bonded the community together by providing local products and supporting vendors.
The market offers a variety of payment options including a Token Program sponsored by Isabella Bank. If customers prefer to pay with a debit or credit card, they can purchase tokens through the Isabella Bank booth and use these throughout the market.
The Double Up Food Bucks Program will be offered again this year, meaning shoppers receive additional money to spend when they provide a Bridge card. In 2018, $13,000 additional dollars were rewarded to shoppers, allowing them to purchase extra fresh, locally grown produce.
Midland Area Farmers Market also hosts fun events for local residents, such as live music and Creative 360 Wednesdays, where shoppers get to participate in an arts and crafts activities. For a full schedule of the summer activities, visit the “Events” tab on the Midland Area Farmers Market Facebook page.