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Exploring the Best Farmers' Markets Near Our Ann Arbor Communities

July 26, 2023

As a trusted homebuilder in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, Norfolk Homes is dedicated to not only crafting exceptional homes—but also promoting the vibrant communities we serve. From the extreme livability of our neighborhoods to the warmth of our friendly citizens, there are numerous things to love about living in Ann Arbor. However, one major highlight that stands out is the abundance of fresh, locally-grown produce and artisan crafts available at various farmers' markets throughout the city—especially during the summer. Whether you are a long-time Ann Arbor resident or just passing through, these markets are sure to ignite your passions, delight your taste buds and give you a glimpse of the charming Ann Arbor atmosphere. From Chelsea to Dexter and Marshall to Jackson, read below to explore the best summer farmers’ markets near our new home communities throughout the Ann Arbor area.

Ann Arbor Farmers Market

Located in the heart of the city near our new homes in Ann Arbor, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market is a true gem for locals and visitors alike. Operating since 1919, it's one of the oldest farmers' markets in Michigan. Every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer, the market comes alive with 120 vendors showcasing an incredible variety of produce—including locally-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Strolling through the stalls, you'll find heirloom tomatoes, freshly-picked berries and an array of organic greens, all sourced directly from local farmers. This bustling market is also known for its artisanal products, such as homemade jams, artisan cheeses and handcrafted goods, clothes and jewelry. Embracing the true spirit of community, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market is a testament to the friendly, welcoming environment that Ann Arbor exudes.

Chelsea Farmers Market

Just a short drive from Downtown Ann Arbor, our new homes in Chelsea are close to a delightful farmers market every Saturday during the summer. The market sets up shop in the charming downtown area, offering visitors a unique shopping experience with its diverse mix of garden-fresh produce, meat and poultry, herbs, artisanal foods and handmade crafts—as well as frequent live music and family-friendly events. As you wander through the stalls, be sure to sample the freshly-baked bread, delectable pastries and locally-produced honey. The market's lively atmosphere and small-town feel make it a perfect destination for a relaxing weekend outing that truly captures the essence of community living. 

Dexter Farmers Market

Nestled near our new homes in the picturesque town of Dexter, this farmers' market is sure to exceed expectations. Dexter's market operates on Saturdays and Tuesdays in the summer, providing residents with ample opportunities to indulge in the season's best offerings. With an emphasis on locally-grown, organic produce, the market aims to promote sustainable agriculture and the local economy. Alongside the fresh produce, you can find unique handcrafted items and artisanal products. The market's cozy ambiance and scenic location make it a favorite spot for locals to stock up on fresh ingredients while enjoying the gorgeous greenery. 

Jackson Farmers Market

If you’re a bit further outside of Ann Arbor near our new homes in Jackson, the Grand River Farmers Market is worth the trip for its diverse selection of goods. This incredible market showcases an impressive array of fresh fruits, vegetables and culinary delights from local businesses—including Arbor Spring Farms, Sol Microgreens, Grand River Brewery and more. Farmers and vendors bring their finest wares, ensuring you find everything from rare accessories to specialty spices. Additionally, the market often hosts an array of different activities, creating an exciting, close-knit atmosphere for all visitors alike. 

Marshall Farmers Market

For those seeking a quaint farmers' market experience, the town of Marshall offers a fantastic option. Operating on Saturdays near our new homes in Marshall, the Marshall Area Farmers Market features locally-grown produce, coffee and tea, skincare and soaps, baked goods and handcrafted items that reflect the community's small-town spirit. As you explore the stalls, take the opportunity to chat with the friendly vendors and learn about the stories behind their products. The market's community-oriented atmosphere makes it a beloved spot for people to experience a genuine sense of camaraderie and support within the heart of Marshall.

Saline Farmers Market

Lastly, the scenic city of Saline offers a farmers market near our new homes that provides a wonderful selection of seasonal produce and local delicacies. Every Saturday, the market is filled with a plethora of fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, crafts and artisanal products. From farm-fresh eggs to organic herbs, you'll find a wide variety of goods to fulfill your weekly shopping list. The Saline Farmers Market is an integral part of the community, fostering connections between residents and local growers—and creating a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that can’t be compared.

Live this summer to the fullest with a new Norfolk home

At Norfolk Homes, we’ve always recognized the immense appeal of this city and its surrounding suburbs, and we’re proud to be a trusted homebuilder in Ann Arbor. The abundance of farmers' markets is just one of the many reasons to love living in Ann Arbor, and they’re a true testament to the unwavering community spirit that this city upholds. These farmers' markets not only offer the freshest summer produce and loads of family fun—but also serve as meeting places that foster community connections. Whether you're intrigued by the city of Ann Arbor or considering moving to one of our neighboring cities like Chelsea, Dexter, Jackson, Marshall or Salineour team at Norfolk Homes is here to provide you with a top-quality new home in a desirable community. For more information about our new homes throughout the Greater Ann Arbor area, feel free to give us a call at (734) 336-1912 or contact us online today.

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