Growing Hope manages the Saturday Depot Town Ypsilanti Farmers Market, the Tuesday Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market, and the Ypsi Area Online Market. Our markets 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.

Ypsilanti Farmers Markets

Growing Hope manages two Ypsilanti Farmers Markets; the Depot Town Market on Saturdays from May-October and the Ypsi Area Online Market. Learn More

Become a Vendor

Market vendors include small backyard farmers, full-time farming families, and urban farmers offering local agricultural products, jams, baked goods, artisan soaps and crafts. Learn More

The Ypsi Area Online Market

The Ypsi Area Online Market is a collaboration between Growing Hope, The Farm at St. Joe’s, Zilke Farm Kitchen, and a growing list of area farmers and food producers. Learn More

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of market shoppers say they feel more connected to the community because they shop at the Ypsilanti Farmers Market

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of market customers reported increased access to affordable healthy food

to local farmers and makers through the Ypsi Area Online Market in 2020

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. 

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