Farmers Markets



farmersmarketypsiTuesdays (Outdoors May 2 – October 31, Indoors November 7- December 19, 2017)
3:00pm – 7:00pm
Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace Hall

16 South Washington Ypsilanti, MI 48197

For over ten years Growing Hope has hosted a Farmers Market in Downtown Ypsilanti on Tuesdays. This market has become a staple in our community and is vital to the residents it serves. In 2015 we relocated and began work on the Robert C. Barnes Sr. Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace, a year-round, indoor-outdoor, space to house this market. Market is outdoors through the end of October, and then you can join us for our 2017 Indoor Market season opening day, Tuesday, November 7th and see how we’ve grown! Indoor Market is weekly on Tuesdays through Tuesday, December 19th. January-April the Indoor Market takes place on the second Tuesday of the month and resumes full weekly operations in May.



Second Tuesdays (Winter Market Indoors Jan. 9 – Apr. 10, 2018)
3:00pm – 7:00pm
Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace Hall, 16 South Washington Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Our very first extended Winter Market Season starts in January 2018! Join us on the second Tuesday of every month for a bustling Ypsilanti Farmers Market indoors in the MarketPlace Hall.
Dates are: January 9, February 13, March 13, and April 10.
Outdoor Market Season resumes on Tuesday, May 1!



farmersmarketypsi2Saturdays, May 6 – October 28   9:00am – 1:00pm 100 Rice Street in Depot Town Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Since 2013 Growing Hope has managed and continued to fund the beloved and historic Depot Town Farmers Market in Ypsilanti on Saturdays. Join us for our 2017 season opening day on Saturday, May 6th!

Become a Friend of the Market!

Love the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets? Join our Friends of the Market membership program to help support them and get some fun goodies to show your love. Every year we must raise the budget to make the Markets happen, and individual donors help make it possible! With different membership levels, there’s a way to be a Friend of the Market for the 2018 season that will work for you.

  • Root $20 – get a cool button to show you’re a true Friend.small robert
  • Shoot $50 – get a button and a window cling to show your support.
  • Flower $100 – get a button, window cling, and a Friend of the Market t-shirt.
  • Fruit $500 – get a button, window cling, t-shirt, a special surprise gift, and recognition on the Friends of the Market poster at the Market!
  • Garden $1000 – get a button, window cling, t-shirt, a special surprise gift, and a shout-out on our facebook page, plus an invitation to a special Garden Members event at Growing Hope!

Sign up at the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets or email: to get going!

Building Blocks for the Food Entrepreneur: Free Workshops for Market Vendors and Others!

BuildingBlocksBanner-NowordsBuilding Blocks for the Food Entrepreneur is a series of free workshops put on by Growing Hope, with partnership from the MI Small Business Development Center, SCORE – Washtenaw County, the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC, and SPARK East Incubator.  Support comes from Growing Our Local Economy: Washtenaw County Act 88 funds.

 FREE!  Register at All classes in this series will be held at SPARK East, 215 W. Michigan Ave,    Ypsilanti, MI 48197. For questions please call MaryAnn at 734-707-7442.


Monday, October 16, 2017 6:30-8:30 pm

Building Blocks for Local Food Entrepreneurs:  Defining the Cottage Food Law  and Becoming a Farmers Market Vendor.

Thinking of starting a food based business or selling produce you grow? This workshops will answer many of your questions. What does the Cottage Food Law allow you to do produce and sell to consumers?  What items can you sell at farmers market and other venues? What niche can you fill at the Ypsilanti Farmers Market?.

Speakers, Amanda Cooley Senior Safety Food Inspector MDARD,Dayna Sprental, Ypsilanti Farmers Market Manager and Cottage Law  Baker Gretchen Kopmanis


Wednesday, October 25 , 2017 6:30-8:30 pm

Becoming a Commercial Vendor

Learn what you have to do to expand  beyond the cottage law into commercial food production. Get details on what is required for commercial kitchen space. Find out what is required to sell to large or small grocery companies, restaurants and schools.

Presenter: Becky DeYoung MSU Product Center,


Building Blocks Sessions Location: SPARK East, 215 W Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734-707-7442 for questions and register at






Ypsilanti Farmers Market 2016 Season Report - Now Available

Want to learn more about the great impact the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets had in 2016 and over the last TEN years? Check out our 2016 and 2015 Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Season Reports for tons of great pictures, stories, and stats! Ypsilanti Farmers Market 2016 Season Report and our Ypsilanti Farmers Market 2015 Season Report


Thank you to our 2017 Ypsilanti Farmers Market Sponsors!

Toyota Motor North America
St Joseph Mercy Health System
DTE Energy Foundation
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti CVB
Capstone Tax & Financial
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
Key Bank
La Vision


January 27, 2018
  • Farm Volunteer Days Restart
    January 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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April 14, 2018
November 5, 2018
  • International Volunteer Managers Day
    November 5, 2018
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