Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market

On Saturday Nate, Layla, and I went to the Kalamazoo Farmer’s Market as part of our local “farmers’ market tour”. It was super-fun! And big compared to the others we have been too! You can get more information about the Kalamazoo Farmer’s Market HERE!

 Kalamazoo Farmer's Market

The Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market is open on Saturdays from 7am-2pm from May-November; plus Tues & Thurs from 7am-11am June through October. It is located near downtown Kalamazoo and has great parking nearby! There are also restrooms and ATMs available.

Summer's bounty at farmer's market in kalamazoo

We loved that there were soo many vendors and so much variety in the produce! Large signs graced each booth describing if the booth was home to a  Grower, Producer, Artisan, or Retailer. I liked that you could see at a glance exactly who you were buying from!

The farmer’s market also accepts WIC tokens which I think is really great!

Bank street farmer's market in kalamazoo

There were also some great food trucks there so we had lunch and made a fun afternoon of it.  I got a chicken wrap and Nate got an authentic Mexican grilled burrito. Layla got drool.

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This baby is getting so big! Be still my heart.

Touring West Michigan farmer's markets

We spent our $5 on a half dozen peaches ($2) and a dozen ears of corn ($3). We also got another dozen ears of corn that I am going to freeze. (See my post on Freezing Sweet Corn for the full breakdown.) I thought the prices at the market were good; maybe even better than at the Richland Farmers’ Market–there was also a greater variety too thanks to the larger size of the Kalamazoo Farmer’s Market.

Kalamazoo Farmer's Market review

Overall the Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market was impressive and we enjoyed a great Saturday family adventure there!  Sometimes they even have live music to enjoy as well! There are samples offered too from many vendors which is a big plus to me!

The Kalamazoo Farmer’s Market looks like a fun place to meet up with friends–I liked that the farmer’s market was more of an event, not just shopping a few fruit and veggie stands! I’d highly recommend spending a Saturday morning in Kalamazoo at the Bank Street Farmer’s Market!

The only (minimal) downside was that we had to drive 30 minutes to get there, but well worth it for a morning of fun! And the yummy food trucks!

Have you ever ate at a food truck before? (This was my first time!)

Do you freeze produce? (I’m freezing sweet corn and blueberries! You can read my How to Freeze Blueberries post, it’s super simple!)

 

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