YPSILANTI FARMERS MARKET - DOWNTOWN

farmersmarketypsiTuesdays (May-Oct, Indoors Nov-April)
3:00pm – 7:00pm
Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace Hall

16 South Washington Ypsilanti, MI 48197

For over 15 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 weekly May through October, and January-April indoors on the second Tuesday of the month.

For a list of upcoming market vendors, visit us on Facebook: Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Facebook

 

YPSILANTI FARMERS MARKET - DEPOT TOWN

farmersmarketypsi2Saturdays, May 5 – October 27   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 2018 season opening day on Saturday, May 5th!
*2018 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE 

YPSILANTI FARMERS MARKET - WINTER

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!

 

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 $250 – get a everything listed above plus recognition on the website and Friends of the Market signage.
  • Garden $500 – get a button, window cling, t-shirt, a special surprise gift, and recognition on the Friends of the Market poster at the Market!
  • Farm $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: market@growinghope.net 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.

 FREE!  Register at http://growingthehope.eventbrite.com. 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.

2018 “Building Blocks for the Local Food Entrepreneur”

Growing Hope’s Free Winter Workshop Series

 

Make your Message Stick: Insights into Marketing and Social Media Strategy

Monday, February 5, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace, Robert C Barnes Sr. Markeplace Hall,  16 South Washington Street, Ypsilanti, 48197

Parking available on site
Join this class to learn strategies for marketing your own local food business and utilizing the various forms of social media to get your message heard. Facilitated by Tricia Phelps, CEO of Taste the Local Difference (TLD), Michigan’s Local Food Marketing Agency. TLD is committed to offering affordable marketing services to farms and food businesses across the state and Tricia has over seven years of experience in marketing, social media management and building consumer demand for local food.

Register for the event here

 

From Cottage Law to Commercial Food Producer

Monday, February 12, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace, Robert C Barnes Sr. Marketplace Hall, 16 South Washington Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Parking available on site or at public parking lot across the street. 

Understand what you can legally make and sell under the Cottage Food Law. From there, learn how to take it to the commercial level. Amanda Cooley from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Becky DeYoung, Innovation Counselor with the MSU Product Center will speak about the technicalities of the Cottage Food Law and how you can get your dream food business started.

Register for the event here

 

From the Start to Selling: Small Food Business Entrepreneurship

Monday, February 26, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace, Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace Hall,  16 South Washington Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Parking available on site or at public parking lot across the street.

Gretchen Kopmanis informally started the Czechbox Bakery in 2012. Based on lessons she’s learned, she’ll guide you through the planning stages for starting a successful business including product development, establishing your brand, pricing strategies, record keeping, marketing, display and setting up as a Farmers Market vendor.

Register for the event here

 

734-707-7442 for questions and register at http://growingthehope.eventbrite.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Ypsilanti Farmers Market 2017 Season Report - Now Available

Want to learn more about the great impact the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets had in 2016 and over the last THIRTEEN years? Check out our 2017 and 2016 Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Season Reports for tons of great pictures, stories, and stats here: Ypsilanti Farmers Market 2017 Season Report and Ypsilanti Farmers Market 2016 Season Report

 

Currently Accepting 2018 Sponsors!

Thank you to our 2018 Ypsilanti Farmers Market Sponsors!

St Joseph Mercy Health System
United HealthCare
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti CVB
Bank of Ann Arbor
Comcast

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
Zingerman’s

Calendar

September 30, 2018
  • Chefs in the Garden 2/3
    September 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

October 14, 2018
  • Chefs in the Garden 3/3
    October 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

October 18, 2018
  • Building Blocks: From Cottage to Commercial
    October 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace, 16 S Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA

November 5, 2018
  • International Volunteer Managers Day
    November 5, 2018
    http://volunteermanagersday.org/

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