BLAC List: Farmers Markets and Community Gardens

t's almost Farmers Market season! When the time comes, be sure to check out these locations. See a more complete list at MetroParent.com.

D-Town Farm

  • Rouge Park, 14027 W. Outer Dr., Detroit.
  • 313-345-3663.

The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network's urban farming project. You can also volunteer to tend the garden, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m to noon.

Dearborn Farmer's and Artisan Market 

  • Season dates: May 25-Oct. 26
  • Fridays: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays June 19, July 17, Aug 21 4:00-7:00 pm
  • Phone: 313-673-4207
  • Location: 22101 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

The Dearborn Farmers & Artisans Market offers seasonal, Michigan produced items, such as fresh flowers, vegetables and baked goods, from over 30 vendors.

Eastside Farmers Market

  • 14820 Mack Ave., Detroit
  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • June 9th-Oct. 20
  • 313-331-3427

Sells produce, sweet breads as well as vegan body soaps and lotions.

Eastern Market

  • 2934 Russell St., Detroit
  • Saturdays, year-round
  • 313-833-9300

Offering 150-plus produce and plant vendors (not to mention the herbs, mushrooms, jellies and more), this locale boasts being the country's largest historic public market district.

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Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market 

  • Starts in May
  • 15000 Southfield Fwy., Detroit. Bushnell Congregational Church parking lot
  • Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m.

Sells fresh produce, locally grown teas, baked goods and an assortment of hormone-free meats.

Royal Oak Farmers Market

  • 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak 
  • Saturdays, year-round; Fridays, May-Christmas
  • 248-246-FARM (3276)

Premium indoor market that always offers plenty of fruits, vegetables, baked goods, eggs and dairy products – plus collectibles and antiques.

Wayne State Wednesday Farmers Market

  • Starts June 6, runs through October.
  • 5401 Cass Ave., Detroit.
  • Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sells produce, other food products and flowers. Accepts Michigan Bridge Card and WSU One Card.

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