The Canton Farmers Market will open its regular season on Sunday, May 9, at Preservation Park, located at 500 N. Ridge Road in Canton, MI, with COVID-19 safety guidelines in place to provide a safe and stress-free environment, where shoppers can take advantage of fresh food and local merchandise this market season.
Moving forward, the Farmers Market will take place rain or shine each Sunday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. through October 17, 2021, with the exception of July 4 and September 5. This open-air market will feature a variety of local produce and goods for sale, live entertainment, and cooking demonstrations. Canton Farmers Market vendors line-up may include the following, but is subject to change without notice:
Avataar Arts – featuring unique avatar art
Baubles by Barb - featuring handmade earrings, necklaces and bracelets
Bittersweet Garden and Bakery – featuring a wide selection of pastries, desserts, and cakes
Boblin Honey - featuring a variety of honeys such as wildflower, buckwheat and more;
Cookie Lab – featuring gourmet cookies;
Deedee Bags – featuring bags, purses, wallets and face masks
Don’t Worry Bead Happy – featuring a variety of handmade jewelry
Hall’s Herb Garden LLC – featuring naturally grown peppers, herbs and vegetables
Joe’s Baked Wells – featuring tasty baked treats
Kapnick Orchard - featuring apples, apple cider, baked goods, and more
Kapolnek Farms - featuring USDA Certified Beef
Gateway Farms - featuring fresh produce and more
Lula Bre’s Sweet Eats – featuring artisan jams and jellies and other sweet treats
Nemeth Greenhouse and Farm - featuring fresh produce, cider and more
Olde Crow Primitives - featuring seasonal crafts, signs, and candles
One Tough Cookie - featuring designed sugar cookies
Pick Michigan - featuring produce, eggs, and tortillas
Regina Thomas featuring published books by this local author
Sign Woodworks - featuring unique signs and crafts
Simply Gourmet Fresh - featuring salsa, chips, and gourmet butter
Spicegrrrl - featuring classic spice blends from the around the world
The Cheese People of Grand Rapids - featuring a variety of gourmet cheeses
Uniquely Different – featuring distinct items and crafts
The Pasta Shop - featuring pasta and sauce
UP Pasties - featuring delicious pasties
Vera’s Kuntry Bakery - featuring pies, cookies, candy and more;
Waltz Cherry Tomatoes – featuring seedlings for various types of produce.
All vendors and farmers market staff will be required to wear face masks and market-goers ages 5 and older are also required to wear a face mask while participating in this event. Market-goers are asked to follow the directional signage, as well as social distancing protocols. As current Executive Order gatherings’ size limitations remain in place, market-goers may be asked to cue and wait before accessing the market grounds depending on crowd sizes.
“The Canton Farmers Market staff and vendors are excited to open the regular market season offering fresh local goods at our weekly Sunday markets, with continued safety protocols in place to create a safe and positive shopping experience,” said Jennifer Franz, Canton Health & Wellness Specialist. “This season we are grateful that state requirements will eventually allow live entertainment, as well as cooking demonstrations.”
Bridge Cards are also accepted at the Canton Farmers Market. Participants may bring their Bridge Card to the Bartlett-Travis House to exchange their SNAP Dollars for Market Tokens, and double the spending on fresh fruits and vegetables with Double Up Food Buck.! The Market also accepts WIC Project Fresh and Senior Project Fresh.
For more information about the Canton Farmers Market, visit www.canton-mi.org/496 or call 734/394-5460.