The Ypsilanti Farmers Market is open again for the summer and fall seasons on Tuesday's and Saturday's, as well as online.
The community farmers market is open two days a week and is located at two different locations in Ypsilanti. The Tuesday market is located near the former Eastern Michigan University College of Business building at 16 South Washington Street. The Saturday market is located in Depot Town near Frog Island Park at 100 Rice Street. Both are open now until the end of October.
Growing Hope has run the Tuesday farmers market since 2006 and the Saturday Depot Town market since 2013.
“Growing Hope is currently operating three farmers markets and two outdoor markets which are open on Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,” said Dayna Popkey, the farmers market nutrition manager.
Community members can volunteer at any of the markets or donate online. Ypsilanti Farmers Market helps the lower-income population by accepting EBT for payment.
In response to the pandemic, the Ypsilanti Farmers Market created an online marketplace for shopping. This newer addition to the market is made possible through Growing Hope partnering with The Farm at St. Joe’s and Zilke Farm Kitchen.
“The online market that started during COVID allows customers to shop online and pick up their order on a farmers market day,” Popkey said.