The Les Cheneaux Farmers Market will begin running every Sunday year-round, except for major holidays. Previously a winter-only event held at Les Cheneaux Culinary School in the Upper Peninsula’s downtown Hessel, the Northern Michigan farmers and artisans market will also change locations to the Hessel School House, which is in the process of being restored, on Sunday, May 1.

With an ever-changing array of vendors, the farmers market is filled with a large selection of fresh and preserved local and Michigan produce, local eggs, gourmet baked goods, herbal and floral jellies, essential oil products, gifts, fabric art, bags, linens, birch bark frames and wood handicrafts, Lake Superior stones, toys, raw fiber and more.

The farmers market also offers visitors a chance to sit and savor student and chef-made artisan loaves and bagels, hot soups to eat on site or take home, house-made stocks, locally-roasted Superior Roasting Company coffee and other beverages including mimosas, wine, beer and the market’s famous Bloody Marys. The market’s hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with chef demonstrations offering tips and samples at noon.

New vendors are always welcome to participate. To join the Les Cheneaux Farmers Market, call Joanne Galloway at 906.322.7501. Musicians are also welcome to join the market and play for a few hours. If you’re interested in performing, email:

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