Welcome to the Texas Township “Fresh on Q!” Farmers’ Market – where our community gathers to celebrate fresh, local foods and the rich agricultural diversity of southwest Michigan!
Mark your calendars for our 2014 Farmers’ Market season! We’ll be open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, starting May 10 (just in time for Mother’s Day!) and running to October 18 and on Tuesdays from 4 – 7 p.m. from May 27 to August 26. Follow us on Facebook or sign up for the e-newsletter to count down to opening day with us!
The “Fresh on Q!” farmers’ market features fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, cheeses and yogurt, breads, pastries and baked goods, potted plants and cut flowers, as well as foods prepared on site, ready to eat at the market, and more! Sign up for the e-newsletter to get weekly updates on what’s happening at the market, what’s in season for your shopping list and who our vendors are each week.
The market accepts food assistance benefits this year, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH, Senior Market FRESH! Visit the Farmers’ Market Information Table on the east end of the pavilion to learn more about using these programs at the market.
The deadline for vendor applications for the 2014 season was February 24. However, we will continue to accept applications for the wait list. See the 2014 Texas Township Farmers’ Market Rules, Guidelines and Application to see if your farm or food business is a good fit for the market. Tables are assigned based upon several factors, including participation in the market in the previous year; proximity to Texas Township; variety of products; adherence to Market Rules and Guidelines; and application detail and completeness. Please note that we have limited vendor space at the market and have had a waitlist in past years.
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
7110 West Q Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(3 miles west of US-131, Exit 31, in Texas Corners)
Saturdays, May 10 through October 18 from 8 a.m. – Noon
Tuesdays, May 27 through August 26 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Our market exists to:
- Create a sense of community for Texas Township and surrounding areas
- Promote local businesses and create economic development around foods that are grown, raised, and processed locally
- Raise awareness about the rich and diverse agricultural areas in SW Michigan
Our definition of “local:”
Food that is grown, raised and/or processed in Michigan