Growing Hope manages two Ypsilanti Farmers Markets and our Mobile Farm Stand, 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. 

Ypsilanti Farmers Markets

Growing Hope manages two Ypsilanti Farmers Markets; the Downtown Market on Tuesdays year-round and the Depot Town Market on Saturdays from May-October. 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

Mobile Farm Stand

The Growing Hope Mobile Farm Stand expands points of fresh food access so that people with the greatest health inequities have equal opportunities to fresh, affordable food. 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

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of total market sales were made up of food assistance sales

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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