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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Farmers markets offer more than produce

Farmers Markets are a great place to buy fresh produce and find new food products. Entrepreneurs will often start out marketing food products at the markets. Some merchants sell at several markets on different days of the week. In Oakland County, there is a farmers markets on every day of the week except Monday. Most markets are held once a week. Here is a complete list of Oakland County markets.

Auburn Hills Farmers Market, 3308 Auburn Road, behind Duffy’s, open 3-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 7 through end of season, 248-504-8102, auburnhills.org/farmersmarket/

Birmingham Farmers Market, 660 N. Old Woodward Ave., Parking Lot No. 6 N. Old Woodward Ave., north of Harmon, open 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays, May 6- Oct. 28, 248-530-1200, enjoybirmingham.com/event-birmingham-farmers-market-2/

Clarkston Farmers Market, 6558 Waldon Road, in the front lot of the Renaissance High School/Community Education building in Clarkston. Open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, June 23 through Oct. 13, 248-821-4769, clarkstonfarmersmarket.org/

Clawson Farmers Market, Clawson City Park, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, July 29 - Sept. 30, 248-435-6500, clawsonfarmersmarket.info/

Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market, at Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion, 33113 Grand River Ave., at Grove St., open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, May 5- Nov. 17, 248-473-7276 ext. 13,
downtownfarmington.org/Downtown-Events/Whats-Happening/Farmers-Artisans-Market/

Lake Orion Farmers Market Downtown, S. Anderson St., two blocks south of Flint Street and one block east of Broadway, near Children’s Park. open 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays, June 6- Aug. 29, 248-693-9742, www.lakeorionfarmersmarket.com/

Lathrup Village, 27400 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village, open 2 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays, open June 6 through end of season, lathrupvillage.org/index.aspx?NID=241/

Lyon Township Farmers Market, 56808 Grand River Avenue New Hudson, open 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays, June 1-Oct. 12 .lyontwp.org/news_detail.php?NewsID=135/

Milford Farmers Market, on East Liberty Street between S. Main St. and Union St. open 3-8 p.m., Thursdays, May 10 through end of season, 248-496-7056, www.milfordfarmersmarket.org/ 

Northville, Northville Downs Track, 7 Mile and Sheldon, open 8  a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays, May 3-Oct. 25, 248-349-7640, www.northville.org/Events_Calendar/Content/Farmers_Market/

Novi Farmers Market, at Fuerst Park, corner of 10 Mile Road and Taft, Novi, open 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays, June 9 to Oct. 20, 248-504-8102, www.novifarmersmarket.com/

Oakland County Farmers Market, 2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. open 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May to December and Saturdays year-round.

Orion Farmers Market at Canterbury Village on Joslyn Road north of I-75, open 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning June 14 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, beginning May 7 through end of season. orionfarmersmarket.com/

Orion Farmers Market at Howarth United Methodist Church, 550 East Silverbell, east of M-24, Orion Township, open 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, June to October. Visit orionfarmersmarket.com/

Ortonville’s Beets, Beats and Eats, Crossman Park, downtown Ortonville, open 6-9 p.m.,Fridays, June 15- Aug. 31, 248-240-0907, www.downtownortonville.org/bbe/

Oxford Mill Street Farmers' Market, at the crossroads of Burdick and Mill Street, open 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, June through October, 248-770-8587, oxfordfarmersmarket.org/

Rochester Farmers Market, E. Third and Water St., open 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturdays, May 5- Oct. 27, 248-656-0060, downtownrochestermi.com/events/farmers-market/

Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak Farmers Market, 3601 W. 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak, open 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 7, 248-898-3031, www.beaumont.edu/nutrition-services-farmers-market/

Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile, open 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, May to December and Saturdays, year-round. 248-246-3276, http://www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us/portal/community-links/farmers-market

South Lyon Farmers Market, at Pontiac Trail and Liberty St., South Lyon, open 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays, May 23-Oct. 10, 248-437-1735, www.southlyonmi.org/

Springfield Farmers Market, 1200 Davisburg Road, Davisburg, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays, June 17 through the end of season, 248-846-6558, springfieldfarmersmarket.wordpress.com/

Walled Lake Farmers Market, 1499 E. W. Maple, Walled Lake, open 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, May through October, 248-624-4847, local-farmers-markets.com/market/2527/walled-lake/walled-lake-farmers-market

White Lake, 1500 Bogie Lake Road 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, whitelakefarmersmarket.weebly.com/

Wixom Farmers Market, 49399 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, May 24- Oct. 4, 248-624-2850, wixomparksandrec.com/Default.aspx?id=11

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