Greeting Alpena Farmers Market Customers,
In these uncertain times the Alpena Farmers' Market is committed to keeping the community, vendors and our customers as safe as possible while providing access to high quality, locally produced, fresh products.
WE ARE NOW OPEN outside on Saturdays at Mich-e-ke-wis park from 8am-1pm. We are following local, state and federal guidelines as well as monitoring the Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) closely to try and reduce risk of exposure to the community and our vendors.
We have taken a number of proactive steps to reduce risk of exposure at our farmers' market and asking our vendors and market partners to follow best practices as recommended by the CDC to reduce exposure and spread of COVID 19. We will be following District Health Department No. 4 recommendations requiring screening and social distancing measures at open businesses of operations subject to Governors's Executive Order 2020-21.
The following changes have been made:
In addition for the safety of our community we ask that everyone take personal precautions to prevent the spread of COVID 19:
We understand this is a complex and constantly changing time for our community. We are consulting, learning, and getting the best information from our key partners, advisors, and collaborators, including state leaders and organizations. Please stay safe.
Alpena Farmers Market Management
Contact us at 989-255-9372
Founded in 1978. Selling locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, grass fed beef, eggs, poultry, fresh herbs, mushrooms, plants, artisan breads, cut flowers, perennials, maple syrup, honey, and arts and crafts from Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency, Presque Isle, and Oscoda counties. We accept credit cards, EBT, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC, Project Fresh coupons.
Winter Market- at Alpena Mall Saturdays 10am-2pm
Summer Market-at Mich-E-Ke-Wis park near large picnic area, playground, volley ball courts, outdoor pavilion, and Starlite Beach with its awesome new splash pad. Starting May 30th every Saturday 8am-1pm. Open Wednesday and Saturday 8am-1pm, starting July 8th through October 24th.
It is the vision of the Alpena Farmers Market to become a leader in the development a year-round market, to foster agricultural growth, and maximize locally produced products.
Building an adaptable market that will allow year round produce and host healthy community educational programs and events
Event to Celebrate all that the Alpena area has to offer with dinner provided by local chefs using local produced and grown products. Live auction and Chinese raffle to support Friends of the Farmers Market projects and scholarship fund.
September 12th and 19th 8:00-12:00pm
Friends of the Alpena Farmers' Market sell beautiful large hardy mums to raise money for Kids Day
On this day the Friends of the Alpena Farmers' Market and the FFA help with many free kids activities including live music, FFA hay rides, petting zoo, pumpkin carving, cider making demonstrations, face painting, balloons, games, cider and donuts, giant pumpkins.
Program that encourages and educates kids about healthier food and healthier choices by participating in fun, interactive activities alongside market vendors and volunteers. Kids are also given the opportunity to sell their own produce and products for free on certain market days. By empowering kids we hope to future health outcomes of childhood obesity while developing a new generation of informed and healthier market shoppers and producers.
Free transportation to the market for seniors using a TBTA vouchers that can be found at The Friends of the Alpena Farmers Market booth located at the market. This program is made possible through the Older Persons Act/Alpena Count millage dollars.
$500 scholarship awarded to college bound or high school senior pursuing an agricultural, forestry, wildlife, or environmental science major. Deadline for this scholarship has been extended until June 8th 2020 due to unforeseeable circumstances.
Do you have questions or comments? Send us a message, and we will get back to you soon!
Summer-Mich-e-ke-wis Park, 1302 S State Ave, Alpena, Michigan 49707
Open Year Round Summer Market 2020 (June-October) Mich-e-ke-wis Park, 1302 State Street 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Open every Saturday Starting May 30th and Wednesday and Saturday Starting July 8th-October 24th
Winter Market 2020 (October-May) Located at the Alpena Mall Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm Starting Saturday October 24th
Upcoming Farmers Market Events
First day for outside summer market at Mich-E-Wis Parke
Market will be open every Wednesday and Saturday through October 21st
Large beautiful fall hardy mums for sale to raise money for Kids day and other farmers market events.
Beautiful large hardy mums for sale a the market to raise money for Kids Day and other market events.
2020 ALPENA FARMERS MARKET BY LAWS (docx)Download
FINAL - 2020 WIC Project Fresh Market Farmer Agreement (pdf)Download
FRIENDS OF THE ALPENA FARMERS Bylaws 3 18 2019 (docx)Download
2020 Double Up Food Bucks Vendor Agreement (pdf)Download
2020 Alpena Farmers Market Vendor Applicaiton (docx)Download
Friends Sign up Sheet 2020 (docx)Download