This free event is made possible from a Youth and Rec Grant with help from FFA, Alpena Optomist Club, and many area businesses. On this day The Alpena Farmers’ Market takes on a carnival like atmosphere as it fills with families with children. The throng is entertained with live music and there are lots of free activities including petting zoo, veggie tasting, dunk tank, balloon animals, hay rides, face painting, games, cider and donuts/cookies, drawing for bikes donated by Wal Mart, pumpkin decorating, vegetable tasting, fire trucks, ambulance, and many other activities put on by area businesses and organizations.
The goal of this project is to reduce the use of single use plastic bags. Starting in 2022, 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!
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.
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
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1302 South State Avenue, Alpena, Michigan 49707, United States
Open Year Round. Summer Market 2023 (June-October) outside at Mich-e-ke-wis Park, 1302 State Street 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Winter Market 2022/23 (October-May) Located inside at Mich-e-ke-wis Park warming shelter Saturdays 8:00am-1:00pm
Upcoming Farmers Market Events
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.
This free event has many activities including bounce house, hay rides, petting zoo, face painting, cider making, fire trucks, ambulance, and...
Alpena Farmers Market Vendor Application (pdf)Download
ALPENA FARMERS MARKET BY LAWS.docx April 2022 (docx)Download
2022 WIC agreement (pdf)Download
2022 double up food buck Agreement (pdf)Download
Friends Sign up Sheet 2022 (pdf)Download
FRIENDS OF THE ALPENA FARMERS Bylaws April 2021 (docx)Download
Special event day participant application (pdf)Download
Special event days rules copy (pdf)Download