Farmers’ Market Opens May 1 in Downtown Rochester

Meet at the market – where friends and families can access the freshest, locally grown Michigan-made products. Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market Opening Day, is Saturday, May 1.

Celebrating its 22nd 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 through October 30, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market provides a community gathering place throughout the summer months,” said Taylor Clayton, Marketing Coordinator for the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “The market is not only a great way to start your Saturday but, has a great atmosphere to shop some of the freshest and healthiest food in our local food economy.

Opening Day Festivities                               

  • FREE Farmers’ Market Tote Bags with special offers from Downtown Rochester businesses and farmers’ market vendors for the first 500 adult customers (A giveaway for the kids, while supplies last).
  • Live music by singer, Jenifer Kincer Music.
  • 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 vendors.

The market features 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. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 circumstances, the market will be following the most current State and County health and safety guidelines. Call the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) office at 248-656-0060 for more information.

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