Farmers market season in West Michigan – a time of year when residents and guests alike can enjoy a tremendous variety of produce, meat and dairy products from local farmers. Michigan is second only to California in the diversity of its agriculture, and the Grand Rapids area is one of the state’s agricultural meccas. Our family farms and fruit orchards sell their wares at farmers markets throughout the region, from mid-spring to late fall.

Most local cities (and even a few neighborhoods) host their own markets. Here are a few of our favorites – starting with the grandaddy of them all, which is a year-round treasure trove – segueing into a day-by-day guide.

Fulton Street Farmers Market

The Fulton Street Farmers Market is the oldest and largest of its kind in Grand Rapids.

Photo by Rachel Greiner for Experience GR

Fulton Street Market

1145 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, 49503

Established in 1922, the Fulton Street Market is the oldest and largest farmers market in Grand Rapids. Located just five minutes east of downtown Grand Rapids, it operates in two six-month seasons: the Main Season (May-October) hosts Wednesday, Friday and Saturday markets from 8am-2pm. The Second Season (November-April) hosts a weekly market on Saturdays from 10am-1pm.

Each season provides a diverse array of products from dozens of vendors – including  fruits and veggies, dairy and meat, plants and flowers, snacks and desserts, hot and prepared food, and handmade arts and crafts.

Monday Markets

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Georgetown Township Farmers Market

1525 Baldwin St, Jenison, 49428

Can’t make it to a farmers market during the day? Check out the Georgetown Township Farmers Market on Mondays from 4pm-8pm. Located outside the township library in Jenison, about 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, this market offers live music, family programming and food trucks most weeks in addition to produce, pre-made foods and artisan goods. June 3 - August 26, 2024.

Tuesday Markets

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Ada Village Farmers Market

7239 Thornapple River Dr SE, Ada, 49301

Every Tuesday from summer through fall, tents spring up in the spacious parking lot of The Community Church of Ada to provide farmers and other vendors with a place to display their goodies. It’s something of a party atmosphere, with activities for kids and local musicians performing each week. The Ada Village Farmers Market is open Tuesdays from 9am-2pm. June 4 - October 29, 2024.

Grandville Farmers Market

4055 Maple St SW, Grandville, 49418

Fresh, locally grown produce and handmade goods share the spotlight with live music, food trucks and children’s activities at the Grandville Farmers Market. Stroll the winding covered path lined by vendors in the parking lot behind the Grandville Public Library. Open Tuesdays from 8am-1pm. June-October. 

Muskegon Farmers Market

242 West Western Avenue, Muskegon,  49440

This lakeshore community market is about 50 minutes northwest of Grand Rapids. The Muskegon Farmers Market has 124 outdoor vending stalls, an all-season vending area, public restrooms, performance areas and a demonstration kitchen. The kitchen is available to food entrepreneurs to create and sell hot meals to shoppers. In addition to fresh meat, produce, and dairy items, shoppers can find homemade tea, dog treats, floral arrangements, cake, and kettle corn. Open 8am-2pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. May 4 - November 30, 2024. A winter market is open Saturdays from December-April.

Wednesday Markets

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Hudsonville Farmers Market

3380 Chicago Drive, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Situated outside the Terra Square community center 20 minutes southwest of downtown Grand Rapids, the Hudsonville Farmers Market benefits from its proximity to many nearby growers. Shop for fresh fruit and veggies, meat, artisan goods and more, and enjoy live entertainment and activities for kids. Open Wednesdays from 9am-1pm. June 5 - September 25, 2024.

Grand Haven Farmers Market

301 N Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, 49417

Look for the green canopy in the Chinook Pier parking lot to find the Grand Haven Farmers Market. About 40 minutes northwest of Grand Rapids, it provides farmers and small business owners the opportunity to sell their locally grown and/or produced foods directly to customers. Open 8am-1pm on Saturdays from May 4 - October 28, 2024, and Wednesdays from June 5 - October 28.

Holland Farmers Market

150 West 8th St, Holland, 49423

The Holland Farmers Market is a delightful extension of bustling 8th Street in the lakeshore community’s picturesque downtown. The market offers a wide variety of local produce, meat, baked goods and homemade items from more than 75 vendors. Open 8am-2pm Wednesdays and Saturdays. The 2024 season kicks off May 15. There’s also an Indoor Farmers Market the first and third Saturdays from January through April.

The Fulton Street Market is also open from 8am-2pm on Wednesdays (and Fridays & Saturdays) from May-November.

Thursday Markets

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East Grand Rapids Farmers Market

750 Lakeside Dr SE, Grand Rapids, 49506

“Family-friendly grocery shopping at its best” is the mission of the East Grand Rapids Farmers Market, which moves to a new location in 2024: the parking lot of the Community Center on the shores of Reeds Lake. Thursdays from 8:30am-1pm. June 6-August 29, 2024.

Kentwood Farmers Market

4900 Breton SE, Kentwood, 49508

Another evening alternative (4:30pm-7:30pm), the Kentwood Farmers Market features a variety of goods from local vendors and accepts an array of food assistance programs. It’s hosted in the parking lot behind Kentwood City Hall. Thursdays from June 6 - August 29, 2024.

Lowell Farmers Market

200 N Monroe St, Lowell, 49331

The Lowell Farmers Market is open from 2pm-7pm and is located along the Riverwalk beside the Flat River, just north of the Lowell library. You’ll find fruits, veggies, honey, syrup cheese, breads and more as you stroll the scenic path. June 6 - September 26, 2024.

Muskegon Farmers Market

The Muskegon Farmers Market has over one hundred vending stalls, as well as performance areas and a demonstration kitchen.

Photo by Courtesy of Muskegon Farmers Market

Muskegon Farmers Market

242 West Western Avenue, Muskegon, 49440

The Muskegon Farmers Market is open 8am-2pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. May 4 - November 30, 2024.

Sparta Specialty Market

201 E Division St, Sparta

Farmers and artisans sell their goods on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Sparta Specialty Market. It’s part of the weekly Thursdays on the Square series in this rural community 20 minutes for so from downtown Grand Rapids. Live music and giveaways, too.  5:30pm-7pm June 27, July 25 & August 22, 2024.

UM-Health West Farm Market

5900 Byron Center Ave, Wyoming, 49519

Stop by the University of Michigan Health-West Hospital every Thursday to shop a wide variety of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, breads and handcrafted items from local  artisans. The market is situated in front of the hospital. Open 9am-2pm, rain or shine. May 16 - October 10, 2024.

Friday Markets

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Roosevelt Park Farmers Market

1100 Cesar E. Chavez Ave SW, 49503

Discover a vibrant community gathering featuring locally grown goodies and locally made creations at the Roosevelt Park Farmers Market in the parking lot of the Cook Library Center. Open Fridays from 3:30pm-6:30pm. June 14 - October 11, 2024.

The Fulton Street Market is also open from 8am-2pm on Wednesdays (and Fridays & Saturdays) from May-November.

Saturday Markets

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Caledonia Farmers Market

9957 Cherry Valley Ave SE, Caledonia, 49316

With a goal to introduce the community to the farmers that grow and raise food for their tables, the Caledonia Farmers Market takes up residence in the parking lot of Caledonia Christian Reformed Church every Saturday during the growing season. Open from 9am-1pm starting May 18, 2024.

Creston Farmers Market

1720 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, 49505

The historic Creston neighborhood just north of downtown Grand Rapids is making its first foray into a summer fresh-food market in 2024. The Creston Farmers Market will be held from 9am-1pm every other Saturday. Expect at least 30 vendors, including produce and meat purveyors, set up in the City High Middle School parking lot. June 1 - August 24, 2024 (and possibly later into the fall).

The seasonal Rockford Farmer's Market is open every Saturday from May to October from 8 AM to 1 PM.

Every summer, the Rockford Farmers Market has fresh seasonal produce and delicious baked goods.

Photo by Experience Grand Rapids

Rockford Farmers Market

119 Main St, Rockford, 49341

Charming and quaint downtown Rockford, about 20 minutes north of Grand Rapids, is the setting for the Rockford Farmers Market. It’s located in the parking lot behind the Post Office, which you can enter just beyond 119 Main St. (across from Rocky’s Dairy Depot). Open Saturdays from 8am-1pm. May 24 - October 26, 2024.

Southeast Area Farmers Market

1200 Martin Luther King Jr St SE, Grand Rapids, 49506

The Southeast Area Farm Market is located at Martin Luther King Jr. Park and is proud to honor Dr. King’s legacy by supporting local Black growers and entrepreneurs. In addition to providing access to healthy food, the market hosts meal preparation activities, workshops and guests from community organizations. Open every other Saturday from 11am-4pm. July through November.

The Fulton Street Farmers Market is also open from 8am-2pm on Wednesdays (and Fridays & Saturdays) from May-November.

If you’re heading out to the lakeshore for the day, you might want to check out the Farmers Markets in these beach towns, all open on Saturdays:

Family Farm Markets

If you don’t find exactly what you want at a Farmers Market, you can go direct to the source – a market set up and run by a farm, offering products it grows right on site. These family farm markets offer fresh-picked and u-pick fruits and vegetables plus an array of family-friendly activities and attractions.