Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market Opening Day

Searching for a sure sign of spring?

Head to the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market on Opening Day, Saturday, May 7.

Celebrating its 17th season, the Farmers’ Market is a frequent stop for area residents to enjoy the vibrant colors, aromas and flavors of southeast Michigan’s growing season. Located at the corner of E. Third and Water Street, just one block east of Main Street, the market is open every Saturday, May 7 through October 29, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

Downtown Rochester Farmer’s Market

“The Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market is a place for the community to shop for fresh, locally-grown foods and spend time with friends and family,” said Kelly McMahon, Marketing Coordinator for the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “Shopping at the market helps support the local economy and has a very positive impact on the area.”

Opening Day festivities will include:

  • FREE Farmers’ Market Tote Bags with special offers from Downtown Rochester businesses and farmers’ market vendors for the first 500 adult customers
  • Live music by blues artist, Paul Miles
  • Children’s Mother’s Day activity, sponsored by the Rochester DDA and MSU Extension Master Gardeners
  • Live animals from Upland Hills Farm
  • Enter-to-win for gift certificates donated by Downtown Rochester businesses
  • Enter-to-win the Harvest Basket Drawing for a plethora of products donated by market vendorsFarmers-Market-logo

The market features only Michigan-grown (or made) products including vegetables, fruits, flowers, container gardens, fresh cut flowers, herbs, homemade baked goods, gnocchi, jams and jellies, honey, maple syrup, tea blends, locally roasted coffee and various certified organic products including eggs, beef and chicken.

The Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market is presented by the Rochester Downtown Development Authority and Crittenton Hospital Medical Center. For more information about the market, please visit or contact the Rochester DDA office at 248/656-0060.


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