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- Regular-Season Market
- Rally on Ridge
- Off-Season Markets
- Holiday Artisan Market
- Vendor Info
- Market Cooking
- Food Assistance
- Community Gardening
- Special Events
- Canton Mobile Farmers Market
- Market Kids
- Support the Market
- Dog Park
- Market Resources
- Why Buy Local?
- Canton Historical Society
- community Benefits of local Farmers markets
2023 regular-season market
May 14 - October 15
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (rain or shine)
Market closed on June 18, July 2, and September 3
Regular Season Market Location:
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. . Senior Project FRESH and WIC Project FRESH Opens a New Window. will both be accepted from participating vendors. For details, stop by the Market information table.
See you at the Market!
Rally on Ridge 2023
(now part of Cherry hill village Festival)
August 26, 2023, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
2023 Food Trucks
To Be Announced
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, a 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.
Parking is available at Preservation Park (500 N. Ridge Road)
Contact our Rally Coordinator Opens a New Window. ! Or call #734/394-5375.
Off-Season Markets: Winter/Spring 2023
Join us on our Off-Season market dates, which provide a great opportunity to visit local food growers and producers during these indoor Markets.
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.
- February 19
- March 19
- April 16
Vendor List (Subject to Change)
- Betty's Best Soap
- Boblin Honey
- Cora + Co Handmade
- Crave Home LLC
- Evermore Backyard Farm LLC
- Geiser-Weaver Crafts
- Kapolnek Farms
- Mariposa Boutique
- Moxy Eats
- Pat Kubert
- Pick Michigan
- Planted Detroit
- Sign Woodworks
- SkinCare SocialClub
- Spice Grrrl
- The Cheese People of Grand Rapids
- The Cooking Teta
- The Pasta Shop
- Urge Juice Facebook Social Network
For additional information about these special indoor markets, contact the Farmers Market coordinator via email the Farmer’s Market or call 734/394-5375.
6th Annual Holiday Artisan Market
Saturday, November 4, 2023
Get a start on your holiday shopping during the Annual Canton Holiday Artisan Market! Join us on Saturday, November 4 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway. There is no admission fee required to enter the Market. Weather permitting, this special market will be held outdoors in the Summit parking lot.
If you are interested in being a vendor, contact the Canton Farmers Market team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendor List (Subject to change):
To Be Announced
- Baubles by Barb, featuring jewelry, sun catchers, and clay pots
- Betty's Best Soap, featuring goat milk soaps, lotions, and goat meat
- Bittersweet Bakehouse, featuring baked goods
- Boblin Honey, featuring a variety of honey and bees wax
- Celeste Morency, featuring ice box cookies, and chocolate bark
- Cheekoo, LLC., featuring leather wallets, and leather accessories
- Christine's Creations, featuring hand-painted jewelry and pour painting
- Cora + Co Handmade, featuring kids clothing and accessories
- Don't Worry Bead Happy, featuring beaded jewelry
- Evermore Backyard Farm, LLC., featuring artisan bread, bread mixes, cookies, and dessert bread
- Floral and Hive, featuring macrame plant holders, home décor, jewelry, house plants, and cut flowers
- Fowl Creek Farm, featuring cut flowers
- Fresh Line, LLC., featuring soaps (face, body, dog, dish, laundry) and scrubs
- Gateway Farms, featuring various produce
- Good Times Kettle Corn, featuring freshly popped kettle corn
- Hall's Herb Garden LLC., featuring tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and other various produce
- Jessica's Confectionery, featuring chocolate-dipped treats
- Joe's Baked Wells, featuring baked goods and dry mixes
- Kapnick Orchards, featuring various produce
- Kapolnek Farms, LLC., featuring meat
- LayBrandCo, featuring clothing and accessories
- Lula Bre's Sweet Eats, featuring jams, jellies, fudge, and fruit bars
- Madison's Closet & Farm, featuring produce, jams, suckers, cookies, and butters
- Nemeth Farms, featuring various produce
- Pat Kubert, featuring microwave cozies and sugar scrubs
- Pick Michigan, featuring various produce
- Planted Detroit, featuring ready-to-eat salads
- S.TEA.P, featuring tea and accessories
- Sign Woodworks, featuring custom signs and wood products
- SkinCare SocialClub, featuring body care
- Spice Grrrl, featuring spices
- The Cheese People of Grand Rapids, featuring gourmet cheeses
- The Cooking Teta, featuring baked goods
- The Pasta Shop, featuring pasta, sauce, and pesto
- Uniquely Different, featuring jewelry, bracelets, diffusers, and oils
- Urge Juice, featuring cold-pressed juice
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
If you are interested in being added to the waitlist, please email the Farmers Market Coordinator Opens a New Window. or call 734/394-5375 and complete a Vendor Inquiry Form. Vendors are added to the waitlist 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 via email at Canton Farmer’s Market Opens a New Window. or call 734/394-5375 with any questions.
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 participates in SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project Fresh & Senior Project Fresh. To apply for SNAP, WIC, and other assistance programs, visit MI Bridges!
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)
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. SNAP benefits can be used for:
- Fruits and vegetables;
- Meat, poultry, and fish;
- Dairy products;
- Breads and cereals;
- Other foods such as snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages; and
- Seeds and plants, which produce food for the household to eat.
DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS (DUFB)
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 $10 every Market day to buy fresh produce grown in Michigan. DUFB Benefits can be used for Michigan grown fruits and vegetables.
SENIOR PROJECT FRESH
The Senior Project Fresh/Market Fresh program is aimed at helping older adults eat healthier as they age. This program provides participants free nutrition education and $25 in coupons that can be exchanged for fresh fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods sold at local farmers’ markets and roadside stands. Click here for a list of eligible food through Senior Project Fresh.
Program Duration: May 1st -October 31st
Eligibility: Residents who are aged 60 or older with a total household income of $25,142 or less for an individual, or $33,874 for a couple, are eligible to apply for the program. Residents who are aged 55 or older who belong to a Michigan federally recognized tribe or urban tribal group are also eligible. Applicants must live in the county where coupons are obtained.
Registration Information: Lauren Wonsowski The Senior Alliance, Inc. 5454 Venoy Road Wayne, MI 48184 Phone: 734-716-4890 Email:email@example.com
WIC Project Fresh
WIC Project FRESH provides low-income, nutritionally-at-risk WIC clients with eligible, locally grown, fresh, unprepared fruits and vegetables from authorized farmers, farmers' markets and roadside stands throughout Michigan. Enrolled WIC clients, excluding infants, may be eligible to receive a $25 booklet containing five, $5 coupons. Click here for a list of eligible food items.
Program Duration: June 1st - October 31st
To find more information and to find out if you are eligible for WIC Project Fresh, contact your local WIC clinic. WIC Clinic Finder
Garden plots are limited and come in sizes: 4'x6' and 4'x10' By renting a garden plot at Preservation 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.
- Regular Season Opening Day at the Market: May 14, 2023, 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: May 21, 2023, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 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 are 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
- Rally on Ridge: August 26, 2023, 4-9 p.m. Located at 50440 Cherry Hill Road in Canton. Join us for a festive evening filled with food trucks, live entertainment, and a beer garden encompassing the entire festival area! Attendees can choose from a variety of cuisines from local food trucks. Interested in being a food truck or sponsor at the event? Please email the Market Coordinator.
- Brew, Brats, and Bands at the Barn: TBA 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; Every September.
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.
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.
Support the Market!Sponsorship 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: August 26, 2023 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: 2023 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
Dog Park webpage
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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 Farm Fresh Produce Availability Calendar (PDF) Opens a New Window.
Michigan Farmers Market Association
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
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Michigan State University Extension
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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.
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.
Healthy Food Access Spotlight:
Health Benefits of Eating Locally Grown Food
Locally grown food is a broad term that describes food that was grown within a geographical region that could be considered local to your particular area.
When we look at the countless benefits of buying locally grown food, it's easy to see why individuals and families are making it a staple part of their diet.
Locally grown food provides several benefits:
- It is often pesticide free
- It is preservative free
- It offers improved nutrition
- It supports diet-related conditions
- It encourages eating a well-balanced diet
- It improves food safety
Article source: Arrowquip
Environmental Benefits of Locally Grown Food
Local food is food that is grown within a geographical region that is considered local to your specific area. This can be food grown in your city, neighborhood, or home!
There are various health and economic benefits of buying locally grown food. For instance, it promotes food safety and supports the local economy, but have you ever wondered how buying local could benefit the environment?
Locally grown food provides several environmental benefits:
- Decrease in Food Miles – the more food miles collected during food transportation, the more fossil fuels are burned, allowing more harmful greenhouse gas emissions to be released into the atmosphere
- Protects Local Land – Buying local food can help protect local land and wildlife
- Creates Fresh Produce – By purchasing and eating locally, consumers are able to appreciate produce that is fresh and healthy.
Article source: University of Waterloo
Economic Benefits of Locally Grown Food
When you choose to spend money on locally grown food, it keeps your money in your community. Instead of supporting large supermarket chains, you can support individuals in your own community and help them prosper.
Buying locally grown food can help support your local economy in the following ways:
- Keeps money in the community
- Local farmers keep more profit
- Creates jobs
- Supplies other local businesses
- Keeps taxes down
Article source: Arrowquip
Gardening Tips and Tasks by Month
See this month's Gardening To-Do List! We list "what to do" in the yard and garden with gardening tips specifically for your area of the country. Prioritize your planting and garden chores with our regional monthly checklist.
- Begin preparing tools for storage by cleaning them once you’re finished with them.
- Place chicken wire on the ground over newly planted bulbs to deter animals from digging.
- Be sure to remove any leaves from your lawn to help reduce lawn problems; use as mulch for plants; shred leaves and add to compost.
- Plant garlic now for harvesting next summer.
Find out more gardening tips and tasks at https://www.almanac.com/gardening/tips