Growing Hope manages the Saturday Depot Town Ypsilanti Farmers Market and works with The Farm at St. Joe’s and Zilke Farm Kitchen to run the Ypsi Area Online Market, which provide vibrant community spaces for local farmers and small businesses to sell directly to their customers. Our farmers markets are dedicated to increasing access to local fresh food and emphasize this effort by accepting six forms of food assistance benefits including SNAP/EBT/Bridge Card, Double Up Food Bucks, Prescription for Health, Senior Project FRESH, WIC Project Fresh, and Hoophouses for Health.
of market shoppers say they feel more connected to the community because they shop at the Ypsilanti Farmers Market
of market customers reported increased access to affordable healthy food
of total market sales were made up of food assistance sales in 2019
Your Dollars Support New Local Farmers
Growing Hope raises 100% of the funds to operate and staff the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets and the Growing Hope Mobile Farm Stand. Funding comes from four sources: grants, business sponsorships, earned revenue from vendor fees, and gifts from individuals such as you. Please consider donating to the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets to help us continue to expand these vibrant community building spaces and make local, fresh, affordable food more accessible.