CANTON farmers MARKET
Join us this season at our open-air Regular-Season Markets every Sunday beginning May 9 through October 17. Subscribe to the Market Newsletter and /or follow the Market on Facebook @cantonfarmersmarket for details. Please Note: All participants, including children 5 years and older are required to wear a face mask while participating in all Canton Leisure Services classes, events, and programs.
Canton Township continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will provide updates while working in partnership with local, state, and federal health and government officials. Additional COVID-19 information and resources remain available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. Find additional Canton Township COVID-19 Updates at https://www.canton-mi.org/1277.
- Regular-Season Market
- Great Off-Season Markets
- Community Gardening
- Special Events
- Food Assistance
- Rally on Ridge
- Vendor Info
- Canton Mobile Farmers Market
- Off-Season Markets
- Market Cooking
- Market Kids
- Canton Historical Society
- Support the Market
- Dog Park
- Market Resources
- Why Buy Local?
2021 market season:
May 9 - October 17
Tentative Vendor Lineup:
Baubles by Barb
Good Time Kettle Corn
Lula Bre’s Sweet Eats
Nemeth Greenhouse & Farm
The Cheese People of Grand Rapids
Uhlianuk Farm and Greenhouses
500 N. Ridge Road
Canton, MI 48187
Food Assistance Programs Accepted
Look for the Market information table and purchase wooden tokens with your Bridge Card and Double Up Food Bucks Opens a New Window. . NEW!! Senior Project FRESH and WIC Project FRESH Opens a New Window. will both be accepted during the 2018 Outdoor Market Season! For details, stop by the Market information table.
See you at the Market!
CANTON FARMERS MARKET
Thank you to everyone who supported the Off-Season Markets that ended April 18, 2021.
This popular once a month Sunday destination in Canton is typically an indoor market located at the Summit on the Park Banquet Center which offers Michigan produce, locally produced food and hand-crafted goods. This season, two of the three markets were held outdoors in the Summit parking lot.
Join our Farmers Market e-newsletter to receive regular email updates about upcoming market activities and vendors. Join Today! As the COVID-19 health crisis continues, Canton Township will continue to monitor this situation and will continue to provide updates while working in partnership with local, state, and federal health and government officials. Additional COVID-19 information and resources remain available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. Find additional Canton Township COVID-19 Updates at https://www.canton-mi.org/1277.
Community Gardening 2021
The wait-list has opened for the 2021 Community Garden program. If you are interested in renting a garden plot with the Canton Farmers Market, join the wait-list today! Garden plots are limited and come in sizes: 4x6, 8x10, and 10x18. 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!
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
Canton congratulates the 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.
- Fall Plant Exchange are held in late September and early October.
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.
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 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!
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: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- 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
- NEW! Bites at the Barn: July 13 & August 3. More details coming soon!
- Rally on Ridge: July 24, 2021, 4-9 p.m. Join us for a festive evening of food, fun, music and more to benefit the Canton Farmers Market. More detail coming soon! Interested in being a food truck or sponsor at the event? Please email the Market Coordinator.
- Brew, Brats and Bands at the Barn: Watch for event date in 2021 to 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.
The Canton Farmers Market participates in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Bridge Card Program) as well as the Double Up Food Bucks Program.
Farmers Market proudly accepts: Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH and WIC FRESH!
Check out this quick video that helps explain how Senior Project FRESH works.
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.
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 Program
Bridge 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.
Rally on Ridge 2020
What is Rally on Ridge?
Area residents are invited to attend the Annual Rally on Ridge at Cherry Hill School for a festive evening of gourmet local eats, brought in exclusively for this event, live music, food trucks, lawn games, beer garden 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. The market continues to expand its offerings during Market hours, which are held every Sunday, rain or shine, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. May through October.
Where Do We Rally?
Cherry Hill School (50440 Cherry Hill Road) expanding the beer garden area to encompass the food trucks. You will now be able to take your drinks with you while you visit the food trucks!
Find a complete list of participating food trucks on the Canton Farmers Market Facebook page the week of the event.
Pre-sale beer tickets! Save some money and but your beer tickets in advance!
Pre-sale: 5 for $15
Pre-sale Dates: TBA
Day of Event: 1 for $5 or 5 for $20
- All sales are final, there will be no refunds given.
- Purchase pre-sale ticket at www.cantonfun.org Opens a New Window. , click on Register for Programs, and search Rally on Ridge 2020
Parking available at Preservation Park (500 N. Ridge Road)
Thank You To Our 2019 Sponsors!
None of this deliciousness & family fun would be possible without the generous support of some amazing community sponsors and partners!
- Allstate Insurance
- Edward Jones, Financial Advisor
- Evalino Productions
- Red Head Salon
Contact our Rally Coordinator Opens a New Window. ! 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 Opens a New Window. 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 Opens a New Window. 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 Opens a New Window. .
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 Canton Farmer’s Market Opens a New Window. 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.
Off-Season Markets: Winter/Spring
2021 Off-Season Market Dates:
- February 21
- March 21
- April 18
Join us on our Off-Season market dates, which provide a great opportunity to visit local food growers and producers during these indoor Markets. PLEASE NOTE: All visitors and staff entering the Summit on the Park are required to wear a mask at all times.
Our Off-Season Markets are held in the Summit on the Park Banquet Center, located at 46000 Summit Parkway, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (unless prohibited by COVID regulations).
Vendor List (Subject to Change)
- Pick Michigan
- Kapnick Orchards
- Nemeth Greenhouses & Farm
- Kapolnek Farms LLC
- Boblin Honey
- The Cheese People of Grand Rapids
- The Pasta Shop
- Simply Gourmet Fresh
- One Tough Cookie
- Vera's Kuntry Bakery
- Sign Woodworks
- Olde Crow Primitives
For additional information about these special indoor markets, contact the Farmers Market coordinator via email the Farmer’s Market or call 734/394-5375.
Market Cooking & More
Chef Ramon Herrera
Chef Ramon is a certified chef and educator who loves to teach to anybody curious about the culinary world. You can see Chef Ramon at markets throughout the season as well as through his work through Whats For Dinner Canton, bringing personalized cooking classes to your home!
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.
Canton Leisure Services Bounce House
Free for kids to enjoy on select dates: (weather permitting). Kids are encouraged to wear socks.
Canton Public Library Story Time
Visit the Market Kids tent to enjoy story time on select dates.
Music with Ms. Carissa
2020 Dates TBA.
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.
Canton Historical Society
For more information about the Canton Historical Society’s programs, activities, and events, click on the link below: 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: 2020 TBD: Come join us for a festive fundraising evening featuring food trucks, acoustic music, and beer garden located at Cherry Hill School. 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: 2020 TBD: 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 Opens a New Window. .
Special Programming at the Dog Park
Bark in the Park: Event annually held in May.
Howl at the Moon: Event annually held in October
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 Farmers Market Association
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Michigan State University Extension
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.