Now Open for the Regular Season Markets
Regular Season Farmers Market Dates:
The regular season market will take place every Sunday now through October 14, 2018, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Regular Season Farmers Market Themes:
October 14: National Dessert Day
*Entertainment and Extra Activities Planned
Regular Season Farmers Market Location:
500 N. Ridge Road, Canton
The Canton Farmers Market is an open air market which offers Michigan produce, locally produced food and hand-crafted goods. The Market is held rain or shine, as the farmers still harvest their produce and bring it to the Market, no matter what the weather.
Senior Project FRESH!
The Canton Farmers Market will now accept Senior Project FRESH (video) program vouchers. For more details, contact the Market Manager at 734/394-5375.
At the Market, you can listen to live entertainment while shopping for local goods, stroll through the Historical Society Pole Barn filled with displays and get a glimpse of Canton's farming past and even do some laundry, the old fashioned way.
Cooking enthusiasts can learn from local chefs as they cook with seasonal produce and gardeners can find out answers to lawn and garden questions at the Master Gardener Volunteer tent. Market Kids can listen in on Canton Public Library Story Time, participate in interactive music activities with Ms. Carissa, jump in the bouncer and create a weekly craft. With cooking and gardening workshops, entertainment, kids activities and historical building tours, there is something at the Market for all ages.
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- This Week at the Market
- Holiday Artisan Market
- Rally on Ridge
- Vendor Info
- Canton Mobile Farmers Market
- Market Cooking
- Market Kids
- Food Assistance
- Special Events
- Community Gardening
- Canton Historical Society
- Support the Market
- Dog Park
- Market Resources
- Why Buy Local?
- Off-Season Markets
This Week at the Market
Canton Farmers Market - 2018 Regular Season:
Every Sunday, Now - October 14 from 9 am - 1 pm
October 14 - Tentative Vendor List: (subject to change)
Pick Michigan, Prochaska Farms, Biscotti Bakery, Bleaf, Bobilin Honey, Golden Wheat Inc, Good Times Kettle Corn, Lula Bre’s Sweet Eats, More…, Piñata Cupcakes, Simply Gourmet Fresh, Spice Grrrl, The Cheese People of Grand Rapids, The Cookie & Crumb, The Pasta Shop, Avataar Arts, Baubles By Barb, D. Marie Bath and Body, Donna Beckerleg, Don’t Worry Bead Happy, Geiser-Weaver Crafts, Ken’s Wood Crafts, SP Woodworking, and Voguebooge.
500 N. Ridge Road
Canton, MI 48187
Weekly activities, look for the Market Kids Tent!
- Dessert Themed Kids Craft
October 14: Celebrate the final Farmers Market of the regular season with some treats for National Dessert Day! Special dessert vendors and a dessert cooking demonstration will highlight our final day.
Talented, local artists play weekly on the Bartlett-Travis porch
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Generously sponsored in part by Community Financial.
October 14: Ryan Brake
Lunch at the Market
The Canton Farmers Market is sure to be the Sunday Lunch Spot this season. The following Food Trucks will be rotating at the Canton Farmers Market throughout the 2018 Season:
• Chicken Coupe
• Detroit Taco Factory
• Heavenly Hot Dogs
• Hero or Villain
• Kabob Kart
• MI Burger Burger
• Kona Ice
• Shimmy Shack
• Simply Spanish
• Plus more…
October 14: Heavenly Hot Dogs - Enjoy tasty dogs and Polish sausages with all the fixin's. Don't forget to try the fresh-squeezed lemonade!
Cooking at the Market
On selected Market dates, join local chefs cooking with seasonal produce from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and learn tips and tricks from the experts! Visit Canton Farmers Market "Cooking" Tab for information about each Chef.
October 14: Chef Christa - Watch as this local Chef whip up a tasty dish!
Interested in picking up some tips that will help your garden blossom? Ask a Master Gardener. Visit the Master Gardener table with all your gardening questions and ask about their weekly topics and workshops. October 14 topic: Gardening techniques for fall clean-up.
Contact the Canton Farmers Market Manager via email to participate as a community booth sponsor.
- Potters Guild of the Village Arts Factory - Located in Canton’s historic Cherry Hill Village, the Village Arts Factory will be a regional arts center producing an arrangement of art education programs and studio assortment for artists. Gallery and retail space will offer the public an opportunity to take part and embrace the arts.
- Uptown Apartments - Located in the very heart of Cherry Hill, Uptown in Canton, MI provides residents with the ability to walk almost anywhere they need to go. Grab coffee with a friend enjoy a show at Village Theater, right next door. Our walkable neighborhood makes living here feel like you’re on vacation every day.
Watch for weekly opportunities to support area youth organizations, school groups, and non-profits. Contact the Farmers Market Manager for information if you would like to sign your group up to participate at the market.
Food Assistance Programs Accepted
Look for the Market information table and purchase wooden tokens with your Bridge Card and Double Up Food Bucks. NEW!! Senior Project FRESH and WIC Project FRESH will both be accepted during the 2018 Outdoor Market Season! For details, stop by the Market information table.
See you at the Market!
Canton Holiday Artisan Market
Saturday, November 3, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton MI
Mark your calendars because the Canton Farmers Market will hold its First annual Holiday Artisan Market at the Summit on the Park. This special market will feature a variety of merchandise from local vendors to help you kid off your holiday shopping. Stop in to shop, enjoy lunch from one of our resident food trucks and make it an afternoon of holiday shopping!
Fee: $1 admission which will be donated to a local charity.
Interested in becoming a vendor? Contact the Market staff at 734/394-5375 or via email at email@example.com.
Rally on Ridge
What is Rally on Ridge?
Area residents are invited to attend the Fifth Annual Rally on Ridge at Preservation Park and the Cherry Hill District for a festive evening of food, fun, music, and more all to benefit the Canton Farmers Market.
A portion of the proceeds collected from food vendor sales during this special fundraiser will benefit the Canton Farmers Market, which is currently celebrating its twelfth season. With the recent influx in “buy local” initiatives, the Canton Farmers Market is seeing an increase in both the number of participating growers and in customers. As such, the market continues to expand its offerings during Market hours, which are held every Sunday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. now through October 14, 2018.
When Do We Rally?
Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 5:30 - 9:00 pm.
Where Do We Rally?
From 5:30 - 9:00 p.m., both Preservation Park (500 N. Ridge Rd.) and Cherry Hill District will play host to food trucks featuring deliciously gourmet menus, as well as live music from talented local artists. Event-goers who plan to stay for the music are encouraged to bring along a lawn chair or picnic blanket. No need to choose just one stop, stroll between the two nearby locales to enjoy vendors in both spots.
To allow for a larger event footprint, Ridge Road will be closed from 3:30 - 10:00 p.m. from Cherry Hill Road north to Denton Road. Over 20 food trucks and vendors are tentatively expected to take part in this year’s event. Find a complete list of participating food trucks on the Canton Farmers Market Facebook page the week of the event. In addition, a Beer Garden featuring hard cider selections will also be available for participants 21 years of age and older in the Cady-Boyer Barn.
New This Year!
- New Day - Saturday
Public Parking is available around the Cherry Hill Village, as well as at Preservation Park (500 N. Ridge Rd.) and the Canton Dog Park (Denton Rd. across from Fire Station #3).
Thank You To Our Sponsors!
None of this deliciousness & family fun would be possible without the generous support of some amazing community sponsors and partners!
2018 Rally on Ridge Sponsors Include:
- Main event sponsor - Edward Jones, Financial Advisor
- This year’s Entertainment is sponsored by Rose Lang Realtor
- Additional sponsorship support provided by the Red Head Salon
Contact our Rally Coordinator! Or call #734/394-5375.
The mission of the Canton Farmers Market is to offer accessibility to healthy local food and promote a healthy lifestyle, while building community. The Market encourages direct communication between the grower or food producer and the buyer.
Who can apply?
Michigan farmers, local food producers and local artisans, who are directly involved in the growing and/or production of their items are allowed to participate.
Are distributors of locally produced goods that are not produced by the seller allowed to participate?
Distributors of locally produced hard-to-source items, such as eggs, meat, maple syrup, cheese, and grains are subject to Market Administrator approval.
Are global multi-level marketing companies allowed to participate?
Since the items being sold are not locally produced or hand crafted by the person selling the items, multi-level marketing companies are not eligible to participate.
Farmers Market Wait List
At this time, there is a wait list for Market vendors. If you are interested in being added to the wait list, please contact the Farmers Market Coordinator or complete a Vendor Inquiry Form. Vendors are added from the wait list based on product category, current Market needs and customer demand. Each VENDOR INQUIRY FORM will be kept on hand for the current season.
Because of a recent increase in interest from non-profit community groups seeking to have a presence at the Canton Farmers Market, program administrators have established a calendar of dates and booth availability ensuring that these opportunities remain fair and equitable while remaining in line with the Market's mission. To become involved please complete the Non-Profit and Community Group Interest Form.
If booth space is currently available for remaining Market dates, program staff will reach out to you by email or phone to discuss additional details.
All Non-Profit Participation forms will be kept on file for the current farmers market season.
Please contact the Market Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Canton Mobile Farmers Market
The Canton Farmers Market it looking to take its produce on the road. Be on the lookout for our NEW Mobile Farmers Market Trailer at upcoming community events and concerts.
Keep checking back to find the Mobile Market schedule here.
Market Cooking & More
Learn tips and tricks from the professionals as they cook with local seasonal produce!
Chef Kristi Zebrowski
Chef Kristi is a Personal Chef and owner of Grace Savory & Sweet, specializing in gluten-free baking mixes, seasoning blends and baked goods.
- Dates TBA
Chef Greg Richards
Chef Greg Richards, of Wok Asian Bistro, wants to bring a new twist to familiar cuisine, "There is no farm-to-table Asian out there, so we decided to bring it to life." Using fresh, locally sourced and organic ingredients, he focuses on balance within each dish to create unique combinations of flavors. Catch him on local tv as he is a frequent guest chef on Fox 2, Channel 7, and Channel 4!
- Dates TBA
Lunch at the Market
Throughout the market season, a variety of food trucks and pop-up vendors will set up shop on select market days creating a great spot to have lunch or just pick up a delicious snack. Choose from their tasty menus and then find a spot on the Bartlett-Travis House's front lawn to enjoy the sights and sounds of our open-air market.
The Canton Farmers Market is more than just shopping for fruits and vegetables, it also includes weekly kids activities and entertainment. As we get closer to the 2018 season, we will post updates on all of the fun that is coming to the market.
Canton Leisure Services Bounce House
Free for kids to enjoy on dates TBA (weather permitting). Kids are encouraged to wear socks.
Canton Public Library Story Time
Music with Ms. Carissa
Crafts & Fun with Macaroni Kids
Watch for weekly opportunities to support area youth organizations, school groups, and non-profits.
Market Kids - Sponsors & Partners
Canton Public Library: The Canton Public Library will lead us in several story times throughout the season. Be sure to visit their newly renovated Children's Library.
Macaroni Kid: Macaroni Kid is your local resource for activities, events and information for kids. They will be on-site assisting with several children's programs throughout the Market season.
The Canton Farmers Market participates in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Bridge Card Program) as well as the Double Up Food Bucks Program.
Beginning in May with the 2018 Regular Farmers Market Season, we will proudly begin accepting Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH and WIC FRESH!
Check out this quick video that helps explain how Senior Project FRESH works.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Purchase Bridge Card tokens on your EBT card at the back porch of the House on site. Only EBT transactions for tokens can be performed at the Canton Market, no cash transactions.
Double Up Food Bucks ProgramBridge Card users, stretch your food dollars when you use your SNAP Bridge Card at the Canton Farmers Market. The Double Up Food Bucks Program will match what you spend up to $20 every Market day to buy fresh produce grown in Michigan. Tokens should be used by October 14 for the 2018 season.
Farmers Market Special Events
Throughout the season, we invite you and your families to join us for some exciting special events at Preservation Park. These events help to support future programs and activities at the park.
- Opening Day at the Market 2018 - May 13, 9 am - 1 pm: Enjoy live music, a Perennial Exchange, inflatable bounce house, Canton Public Library Story Time, and much more!
- Perennial Exchanges: Exchange extra plants, seeds and bulbs with other gardeners and learn tips from Canton's Master Gardeners.
- Bark in the Park: Pet lovers are invited to take part in activities and visit vendors at the Dog Park. Dogs are welcome to try out the Dog Park for free during the event; proof of vaccination records for current rabies and DHLPP vaccines required.
- Celebrate A Soldier - Presented by the Canton Historical Society: Canton was once home to many civil war soldiers, most of whom go unnoticed or remembered today. Help us commemorate their service by visiting the Cherry Hill Cemetery on Memorial Day Weekend to place a flower on a Canton Soldier's grave. Flowers will be provided; Free; Preservation Park
- Rally on Ridge: Join us for a festive evening of food, fun, music and more to benefit the Canton Farmers Market. Interested in being a food truck or sponsor at the event? Please email the Market Coordinator.
- Brew, Brats and Bands at the Barn: Enjoy an evening of live entertainment while you sample delicious Michigan Beer. Participation in the event goes to support the Canton Historical Society. Purchase tickets online and at the Summit on the Park or Canton Clerk's Office; Additional Ticket Information Coming Soon! Every September.
- Ghost Stories in the Cady-Boyer Barn: Participate in a spooktacular evening of local lore, presented by Judge Ron Lowe. Every October.
- More to Come! Check back throughout the market season for exciting upcoming events.
A special thank you to Victory Toyota of Canton and Victory Honda of Plymouth for donating fencing to our community gardens!
Master Gardener Volunteers at the Canton Farmers Market
Master Gardener Volunteers on their Community Service Awards!
Have a garden question? Ask a Master Gardener!
Weekly at the Canton Farmers Market, dedicated volunteers provide seasonal lawn and garden information and displays on topics such as container gardening, composting, vegetable gardening and houseplants, just to name a few. The Group is also available to answer all your lawn and garden questions. Market shoppers bring photos of plants or leaves from a tree seeking advice from our garden experts.
Plant Swaps are hosted by our MGV's at the Farmers Market in May and October. Bring your healthy, divided plants in a bag or container to the Master Gardener tent. Please label plants with name and bloom color.
- May 14, 21, 28
- Sept 17, 24, Oct 1 8, & 15
Canton Farmers Market (MGV) Projects
Our Canton Market Master Gardener Volunteer group is passionate about supporting and beautifying the Canton Community! In 2016 & '17, numerous gardens have been funded, planted and continue to be maintained by this generous, dedicated group.
- An amazing compost bin was constructed at the end of the 2016 Market Season near the west community gardens from recycled pallets and continues to be maintained by the Master Gardeners!
- The Co-op Community Garden located in our west community garden area at Preservation Park is planted annually with vegetables and herbs each spring. By mid-summer, bountiful harvests and deliveries of fresh produce are shared with First Step and TEFAP, The Emergency Food Assistance Program, because of these generous Master Gardener Volunteers.
- Master Gardener Volunteers worked with teachers and students at Liberty Middle School in Spring 2016 to grow indoor urban gardens from food scraps and recycled containers.
Community Garden Rental Program
Enrollment for the 2018 Community Garden Plot Rental Program is now open and available on a first-come first-serve rental basis. Please call Sheree Buckman at 734/394-5375 to reserve your space. By renting a garden plot at Preservation Park or at the Dog Park, you can grow your favorite organic veggies and herbs all summer long!
Co-op Community Garden
Our Co-op Community Garden was funded by a grant through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation at the end of 2012. The past few years, the garden has been funded, planted and maintained by the Canton Market Market Master Gardener Volunteer group with the support of our Market staff. The garden is harvested by volunteers and staff for the benefit of residents at First Step in Wayne as well as Canton's TEFAP recipients. If you would like to help support this project, please contact Jacqui Spears with the Canton Farmers Market.
Many thanks to vendor Mike Prochaska from Prochaska Farm and vendor, and Sissi Rodriguez of pick MICHIGAN, for generously supporting this project and the Canton Community!
Thank you to all of our Canton Farmers Market Master Gardener Volunteers for beautifying the Canton Community!
A special thank you to Victory Toyota of Canton and Victory Honda of Plymouth for donating fencing to our community gardens!
Canton Historical Society
at the Canton Farmers Market
Canton Historical Society
Bartlett-Travis House Tours
Tours of the historic Bartlett-Travis House are offered on select Market dates during the regular season and are expected to resume in June. Stop by the Canton Leisure Services information table on the porch for more information.
Historical Society Pole Barn Activities and Displays
The White Pole Barn is filled with displays of Canton's farming past. Take a step back in time by strolling through the Barn, then do some laundry the old fashioned way and learn how to shell corn. The Pole Barn is open during the regular season Markets starting in June.
Take a walk through this pre-Civil War Barn and view the photos of Amish craftsmen dismantling the barn and rebuilding it at Preservation Park, using old craftsmanship and skills. The move from its original location at McClumpha and Joy was made possible by a generous donation from Bob Boyer, a local businessman. The Harvest Market is located inside the Cady-Boyer Barn on the Sunday, before Thanksgiving.
Support the Market!
Each week the Canton Farmers Market utilizes several volunteers to help out with the Info Booth, Kids Activities, Historic Building Tours and other activities. If you are interested in volunteering at the market, please check out our current Volunteer Opportunities.
The Farmers Market is a community supported program that offers free weekly activities and entertainment for market goers. If your business, organization or family are interested in sponsoring a component of the Farmers Market, please contact the Farmers Market Manager, your support is greatly appreciated.
Farmers Market Special Events
Throughout the summer, the Farmers Market staff and volunteers will be hosting special events to support the weekly activities that take place at the market and Preservation Park. Upcoming events are updated regularly, please check back throughout the market season for ways you can support the market.
- Rally on Ridge 2018 (July 21, 5:30 - 9 pm): Come join us for a festive fundraising evening featuring food trucks, acoustic music, new beer garden at the barn, bouncer and kids activities, all located throughout the Cherry Hill Village District, including Preservation Park, Cherry Hill School, and more! Mellow with your family and friends while indulging in some gourmet local eats. The food truck vendor list will be updated as the event nears.
- Brew, Brats and Bands at the Barn (TBA): Join the Canton Historical Society Fundraiser to sample over 50 craft and specialty beers, brats, and live entertainment. Adults ages 21+ are welcome to purchase tickets at the Canton Treasurer's Office, Summit on the Park, or online. Ticket Information Coming Soon. Questions? Please call 734/394-5314.
Canton Dog Park
Canton's Preservation park is home to six-acres of fenced-in, outdoor space for dogs to run and play off-leash, with specific rules to help insure a safe and positive experience for everyone. Dog Park memberships can be purchased through the Clerk's office; for more information visit the Dog Park page.
Location: The Dog Park is located across from Fire Station #3 on Denton Road, north of Cherry Hill Road. Guests can also access the Dog Park by foot from the Preservation Park near the Community Gardens.
Questions: Please call the Parks Office at 734/394-5310 or email.
Special Programming at the Dog Park
Bark in the Park: Events in May.
Dog Park webpage
Dog Park facebook page
The Canton Farmers Market works with many local, state and national organizations to help keep you informed of the latest news on your produce, herbs, meat and dairy.
Visit our Pinterest page for more resources.
Michigan Farm Fresh Produce Availability Calendar (PDF)
Michigan Farmers Market Association MIFMA
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Cottage Food Law
Farmers Market FAQ
Guidelines for Providing Safe Food Samples at Farmers Markets (PDF)
Licensing at Farmers Markets
Michigan State University Extension
Farm and Farmers Markets
Food and Health
Lawn and Garden
Master Gardener Association of Wayne County
Why Buy Local?
Buying local supports Michigan agriculture and preserves our farm land!
When you buy local, you are supporting the future of small farms and their ability to thrive. You also raise awareness of the importance of buying local among your friends, neighbors and community.
Local produce is fresher and more nutritious.
Since it has just been recently picked, local produce tastes better and is packed with nutrition.
Buying local helps our environment
Since your meal from farm to table travels less time than from farm to grocery to table, which travels on the average about 1500 miles. There is also less pollution from unnecessary shipping packaging and fewer fossils fuels are burned during transportation, which means you are helping create a lighter carbon footprint.
Buying local supports our local economy!
Your dollars stay right in our local community helping it to thrive! When you buy local, you can talk to the farmer who grows or prepares your food, so you can find out the farmer's growing practices, and learn tips for storage and food preparation.
Your food choices make a difference. Buying local food helps create a stronger and more sustainable food system.
Off-Season Markets: Winter/SpringJoin us on our Off-Season market dates, which provide a great opportunity to visit local food growers and producers during these indoor Markets.
Our Off-Season Markets are held in the Summit on the Park Banquet Lobby, located at 46000 Summit Parkway, from 10 am to 2 pm.
The 2018 Off-Season Markets were a success! Thank you to our participating vendors and market-goers.
For additional information about these special indoor markets, contact the Farmers Market coordinator via email to email@example.com or call 734/394-5375.
2019 Off-Season Market Dates: TBA