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Northern Michigan Farmers Markets
There is something about the foods grown in Northern Michigan that causes the “wow” reaction when they are eaten. The combination of the climate, soils, and work of the local farmers create something really special. And these special foods can be found in our many Farmers Markets.
From tart cherries to peaches to sweet corn to potatoes to apples, Northern Michigan grows the best. Our Farmers Markets are open from late spring to fall and are a cornucopia of culinary delights. The “local foods” movement is nationwide and local in Northern Michigan means the best. From Boyne City to Charlevoix to Petoskey to Harbor Springs to Indian River, local residents and visitors get the wow factor over and over again as the season progresses.
The growing season and the spectacular soil in Northern Michigan makes “local” something special. Buy a bushel of tomatoes and can them for winter to follow. Pick a peck of apples and make apple pies and apple butter.
Go home with a basket of cucumbers and make pickles that will be a great gift for the holidays. A bag full of herbs can be dried or made into vinegars. Northern Michigan has spectacular local foods that can make a wonderful summer meal or be turned into a great “memory” when it is preserved.
Here's the schedule for farmer's markets in Northern Michigan:
- Boyne City Outdoor Market – Wednesdays and Saturdays, May 20th to October 28th, 2023 from 8am-12pm in Veteran’s Park- 207 N. Lake St., Boyne City.
- Boyne City Indoor Market – Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am-12:30pm, October-May inside Veteran’s Park Pavilion. (DATES TBA) facebook.com/boynecityfarmersmarket
- Charlevoix – Thursdays, May 18th to October 26th, 2023 from 8am-1pm at 307 Bridge St., Charlevoix. charlevoixmi.gov
- East Jordan – Thursdays, May 18th to October 26th, 2023 from 8am-12pm at Sportsman’s Park- 85 Bridge St., East Jordan. facebook.com
- Gaylord – Saturdays, May 27th to October 28th, 2023 from 9am-1pm at 168 S. Court St., Gaylord. thepavilionmarket.com
- Harbor Springs – Saturdays, May 27th to October 21st, 2023 from 9am-1pm at 349 E. Main St., Harbor Springs. harborspringsfarmersmarket.org
- Petoskey – Fridays, May 26th to September 29th, 2023 from 8:30am-1pm on Howard Street between Mitchell and Michigan Streets. Facebook.com/PetoskeyFarmersMarket/
- Petoskey Old Town – Saturdays, May 27th to October 7th, 2023 from 9am-2pm at 1322 Anderson Rd., Petoskey. oldtownemmetfarmmarket.com
Stay tuned for the most updated information on 2023 Farmers Markets in Northern Michigan!
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Activities & Attractions in Northern Michigan
With miles of scenic trails terrain and local snowmobile clubs, Northern Michigan is the place to bring the snow sleds in the winter.
The history Northern Michigan’s Inland Water Route is preserved at the Inland Water Route Historical Museum in Alanson.
The Andrew J. Blackbird Museum is named for a counselor who helped Native American veterans. Native American artifacts fill the museum space.
Within the historic Chicago/West Michigan railroad depot in Petoskey, the Little Traverse History Museum is a history filled gem.
The Mackinac Bridge is the 10th largest suspension bridge (over water) in the world and connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsula.
In Northern Michigan, you’ll find lighthouses where lighthouse keepers once lived and worked that have been restored and are open to visitors.
The history of the fur trade in Northern Michigan is captured at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City.
Spring brings lots of outdoor activities to Northern Michigan but one often ends up on pancakes: making maple syrup.
The many ski resorts in Northern Michigan have winter activities for the entire family including sledding, sleigh rides, tubing, and more.
Harris Gardens at North Central Michigan College is a spectacular sculpture garden filled with 26 pieces of vibrant art.