This season, our Farmers’ Market is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. through October 18 and Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. from May 27 to August 26.
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.
This year, the Texas Township Farmers’ Market will be participating in the popular food preservation program, Discover You Can: Learn, Make, Share℠ to help our community learn to can and vacuum seal food, make recipes, and use fresh local produce to enjoy and share favorite dishes with friends all year long. Our market is one of 50 in the nation chosen to participate in this program, which spreads awareness of the benefits of food preservation for healthy, sustainable living, and provides tools to support farmers’ market experiential educational programs.
We’ll feature canning and vacuum-sealing demonstrations and education twice each month in June, July and August, highlight our favorite Fresh on Q! fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods and more. And we have all kinds of coupons, recipes, information booklets and canning and vacuum-sealing prizes to give away throughout the season, thanks to the Makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products and FoodSaver® Brand.
Discover You Can: Learn, Make, Share is a partnership between the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), FoodSaver®, the #1 vacuum-sealing system, and makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products, in order to support healthy, sustainable food practices. We’re a proud member of the FMC!
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