Rummage Sale and Antiques Day & Grow Sports Day July 31st
Rummage Sale and Antiques Day & Grow Sports Day July 31st
Check out our summer market
The Friends of the Alpena Farmers’ Market is once again binging back our Community Rummage Sale and Antiques Day at Mich-e-ke-wis park. This event will take place along with the Alpena Farmers' Market and allow community members, antiques dealers and collector the opportunity to buy and sell their local treasures.
This day will also take place along with the Grow Sports Day from 10:00AM-2:00PM. All of the $20 vendors stall fees from this event will go towards area sports and we will be accepting donated rummage sale items to be sold at a fundraising booth. Contact
Nancy Mead at 989-884-9225 or
J.B. Cook at 989-255-9372
To participate in this event please fill out attached application and review special event rules. Then send this application to PO Box 123, Alpena 49707, or drop this off at the during the Alpena Farmers's Market to the Friends booth.
If you would like to donate sport items, have items for our rummage sale fundraiser, or have questions about the event please contact Nacy Mead 989-884-9225, or J.B. Cook 989-255-9372.
Please fill out the form below and either send this to the Friends of the Alpena Farmers' Market not PO Box 123 Alpena 49707 or drop off during market hours. Please also download rules and bylaws for the event.
Getting kids and adults involved in sports again or for the first time. Donated sports equipment will be given away to help get us moving toward a healthier Alpena. Local sports will be also be represented and signing up participants.
This day will also take place along with the Community Rummage Sale & Antiques Day from 8:00AM-5:00PM. All vendor fees from this event will go towards area sports and we will be accepting rummage sale items to be sold at a fundraising booth.
MidMichigan Health Trauma Program will also be giving out free bike helmets at this event.
Nowicki's Sausage will be catering the event and 20% of their sales will go toward area sports programs.
We would appreciate any donated rummage sale and antiques items to be sold at the fundraising boot durning the Rummage Sale and Antiques Day. We are also looking for any sport equipment to give the participating sports booths to give away at the event. These include: Baseball helmets, gloves, bats, and shoes. Soccer shoes, balls, and shin guards. Footballs, and shoes. Golf Clubs. Tennis racquets. Skis and boots(cross country and downhill). Hunting cloths and equipment. Fishing poles and tackle. Kayaks and canoes, paddles, and oars. Sale boats and equipment. Hockey skates, sticks, and equipment. Figure skates, bags, and costumes. Costumes. Skateboards. Weights and exercise equipment. Bikes. Disk Golf equipment. Track shoes/equipment. Boxing gloves. Rollerblades. Roller-skates.
Thank you! Northland Area Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this event.
Please contact Liz Klemens at 989-255-8106 if you or your organization would like to participate. We are accepting donations sports items and rummage sale items at the farmers market every Sauturdays until the event day and Wednesdays starting in July. The market is open 8AM-1PM. Call J.B. Cook for market information 989-255-9372
This event raises money to go toward the expansion of the Alpena Farmers' Market and our programs. On these days we will have large hardy mum plants in 9 inch pots for sale at the market form 8AM-1PM or until sold out.
The main event in our program is our annual Kids Day. During Kids Day, the Alpena Farmers’ Market takes on a carnival atmosphere as it fills with families with children. The throng is entertained with live music and there are lots of free activities including a bounce house, inflatable slides, petting zoo, cider making demonstrations, hay rides with FFA, face painting, games, cider and donuts/cookies, giant pumpkin contest, Bike drawing, vegetable tasting, fire trucks, ambulance, smoke house and many other activities put on by area businesses. Every child is given a pumpkin to decorate and take home. The Alpena FFA and many area businesses and organizations help us with this even.
This program sponsored by Greenstone Farm Credit Union 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.
The goal of this project is to reduce the use of single use plastic bags. Starting in August of 2021, the Alpena Farmers' Market is hoping to eliminate the use of single use plastic bags at the market. In order the help with the acceptance of this program we would like to provide our customers with reusable bags at a minimal or at no cost to the customer. We hope that this project would then spread to other farmers markets and businesses within the area. Thank you Alpena Alcona Area Credit union and Community Foundation Community Impact Grant!
Local chefs teaching us how to prepare local fresh produce in a health way
Local musicians entertaining us at the market
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. Congratulations Kennedy Ellis! This years 2021 Scholarship winner. Deadline for for 2022 application is April 4th 2022.
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.
To become a leader in the development a year-round market, to foster agricultural growth, and maximize locally produced products.
Friends growing together to support the health and nutrition of our local community.
Friends growing together to support the health and nutrition of our local community
Do you have questions or comments? Send us a message, and we will get back to you soon!
1302 South State Avenue, Alpena, Michigan 49707, United States
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
Market will be open every Wednesday and Saturday through October 21st
Health screening and BLS/AED education at the market
This event will take place along with the farmers market and Grow Sports Day. Community members, antique dealers and collectors the opportun...
Getting kids and adults involved in sports again or first the time. Donated, new, and used sports equipment will be given away to get us mov...
Large beautiful fall hardy mums for sale to raise money for Kids day and other farmers market events.
2021 Alpena Farmers Market Vendor Applicaiton (pdf)Download
2021 double up food vendor agreement (pdf)Download
2021 WIC agreement (pdf)Download
ALPENA FARMERS MARKET BY LAWS April 2021 (pdf)Download
FRIENDS OF THE ALPENA FARMERS Bylaws April 2021 (pdf)Download
Friends Sign up Sheet 2020 (pdf)Download