EAST LANSING, Mich — The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) kicks off National Farmers Market Week from August 6 through 12, 2023 with farmers markets across the state and country. Many of Michigan’s farmers markets will be hosting special events, activities, and more to celebrate farmers and vendors and express appreciation for volunteers and shoppers.
“Farmers markets are places where communities come together, and markets represent so many things to so many people. This week, we celebrate all of the individuals, organizations, and donors working tirelessly behind the scenes to help farmers markets thrive and to meet the needs of their communities,” said Hailey Lamb, Communications Manager of MIFMA. “Whether you’re a regular at your market or visiting for the very first time, we hope you’ll join us at your local market to celebrate!”
National Farmers Market Week is an annual celebration of farmers markets recognized by the Farmers Market Coalition, with Michigan efforts supported by MIFMA. This year, National Farmers Market Week celebrations focus on how farmers markets increase opportunities for communities to collaborate and meet their evolving needs.
In Michigan, approximately 300 farmers markets serve their communities by increasing food access, often in areas where grocery options are scarce, and by supporting small businesses. MIFMA supports Michigan’s farmers markets in their goal to make fresh, local goods accessible to everyone through food access programs including SNAP/EBT, Double Up Food Bucks, and Produce Prescription.
Want to visit a farmers market during National Farmers Market Week? MIFMA’s Find a Market tool helps shoppers search their local markets for days, times and locations to join in celebrating National Farmers Market Week, available at mifma.org.