As the weather gets chillier and classwork picks up, it can be easy to let eating healthy take a backseat to everything else in your busy life. But this year, you can fight the Ramen Noodle Monotony with the help of your local farmers markets. No matter where you’re living, fresh food is not far away!
Located at the Michigan Union, the M Farmers Market offers a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables grown right here in Michigan. Craving apples straight from the orchard or wanting homemade squash soup for dinner? Head on over to the M Farmers Market from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Monday through October 26th to get your fresh food fix! Most vendors accept cash, credit, and debit in exchange for a little something to brighten the crisp fall days and make your dinner a little fresher.
If Mondays are your busiest time of the week, or you’re looking for a year-round farmers market, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market may have something for you as well! For those hoping to explore Kerrytown, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market is located near Zingerman’s Delicatessen and Community High School, at 315 Detroit Street. The 96-year-old market is accessible by foot, bike, car, and bus, and accepts cash or wooden tokens that can be purchased with debit, credit, or Bridge cards and used like cash. Here, you can find everything from produce to bread to artisan made products for your home from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday between May and December, or from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays from January to April. An evening market from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays features live music in addition to local foods from June to October. So no matter what you want for dinner this week, stop by one of Ann Arbor’s Farmers Markets to make it a little more special!
Contributed By: Anna Collins