Farmers markets: local gems

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By Sen. Joe Hune
22nd Senate District

One of my favorite things about spring is the return of great gems like local farmers markets. Shopping at farmers markets is a great way to find fresh, local produce and support hard-working farmers at the same time.

Below you can find information on all the fantastic famers markets in our area that operate May through October each year.

Right here in Fowlerville, we have the Fowlerville Farmers Market, which operates every Wednesday from 2 to 7 p.m. in the 200 block of West Grand River in the Downtown Development Authority’s new parking lot next to the hardware store.

On Saturdays you can stop by the Downtown Brighton Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the municipal parking lot at city hall.

Also on Saturdays, you can shop till you drop at the Hartland Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Old Hartland High School parking lot on M-59, west of Target.

The Howell Sundays Farmers Market of course is open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the corner of State Street and Clinton Street in historic Downtown Howell,next to the Livingston County Courthouse.

If you feel like traveling outside of Livingston County and seeing what other nearby farmers markets have to offer, I encourage you to explore the following locations:

  • The Laingsburg Farmers Market in downtown Laingsburg from 4 p.m. to dusk every Wednesday.
  • Weather permitting, the Durand Union Station Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday at 200 S. Railroad Dr.
  • The Downtown Owosso Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at 301 W. Main St.

I hope you take advantage of the warming weather and visit one of these great farmers markets to pick up some fresh produce and support your local economy. I know I plan on it!

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Sen. Joe Hune is chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. He represents the 22nd state Senate District, which includes Livingston and Shiawassee counties, and the southern part of Ingham County. The Ingham County portion includes Bunkerhill, Leslie, Stockbridge and Vevay townships, and the cities of Leslie and Mason.

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