Love those Northern Michigan summer farmers markets? Well you're in luck, because not even arctic temps or flurried skies can chase away Northern Michigan farm-fresh fare.
Up North towns like Traverse City, Petoskey, Charlevoix and others are taking those cheery summer markets and moving them indoors. That's right, Northern Michigan locavores! Whatever the weather, you can fill your home with the down-the-road farmer's artisan goods. Living in Northern Michigan is special like that. So take advantage of these indoor winter markets and surround your family with the local flavors of Northern Michigan.
Open every Thursday morning in the winter from 9am – 1pm
Held in the community room of Charlevoix's Public Library 220 W. Clinton St.
With over 20 Northern Michigan farmers and vendors present to supply you with fresh meat, cheese, bread, baked goods, dried and frozen fruit, pumpkins, honey, maple syrup, beef jerky, frozen produce, canned items, fresh apples, squash, greenhouse tomatoes and a variety of fresh greens, you are sure to find something tasty for your kitchen.
December 7th & 14th, 2012 from 8:30am – 12:30pm and every Friday morning in January from 8:30am – 12:30pm
Held in the North Central Michigan College Student and Community resource center 1515 Howard St.
The Petoskey Farmers Market offers everything for your table—breads and cheeses, meats and fish, fresh produce, honey, maple syrup, desserts, and even fresh flowers. The Petoskey market is also purely local food from local farmers and foragers with products to fill all local needs.
Open every Saturday morning from 10am – 2pm
Located in the Village at the Grand Traverse Commons 1200 W. 11th St.
Get your weekly farm fix at The Village Indoor Farmers Market, featuring 45 local vendors lining the entire Mercato corridor, from Trattoria Stella, all the way to the Village General Store. You'll find fresh local produce, fish, meats, bread & baked goods, preserves, honey, soaps, and more, and it's all indoors. No doubt you'll be warm and pleasantly pleased with this large local selection.
The winter market is now open every Saturday from 9am – 1pm
Located at the Red Barn next to the Boyne District Library in Boyne City
Hit this market and purchase local vegetables, fruit, dairy, meat, bread, baked goods and even an assortment of Michigan made condiments like chutney and salsa. In addition to produce and goods, there is also a selection of ready-to-serve products like homemade granola and freshly made soups. With over 25 winter vendors, special holiday giveaways, and even an exclusive holiday market on December 15th, your locavore cravings will surely be fullfilled!
Open every Saturday from 9am – 1pm
Held in the Frankfort Recreation Center 832 Main St.
Visit this year-round market supplying shoppers with views of Betsie Bay, Lake Michigan and the Frankfort Harbor. In addition to views, this market is filled with local produce and crafts such as handmade herb soap and skin care, organic chicken, fruits, veggies and plants. So go enjoy a lake view and fill your reusable bag with some pure Michigan deliciousness!
Open every Saturday 9am-1pm
Located at 157 State Street across from the old Juilleret's restaurant
From holiday hams to jarred jellies, the Harbor Springs Farmers Market has a little bit of everything. And with the holidays fast approaching, order a Northern Michigan feast for pick up! Just give them a call at (231) 330-5575 to place your order and all will be ready for your Christmas table.
These are just a few of the many Northern Michigan Farmers Markets available this winter, but feel free to search for a market closer to you. Enjoy the freshest of Northern Michigan products all the while snow sprinkles (or piles) the grounds!