Did you know that Greater Lansing is home to well over 20 community famers’ markets? Each set up weekly and offer locally-grown, fresh-as-can-be delicious produce. Nearly every day of the week you can find a market in Greater Lansing, and I promise you, you’ll be delighted with the vast array and display of products. Lansing is primarily thought of as an urban environment, but it is surrounded with a acres and acres of fertile farmland. Even within the city, you can find many neighborhood co-op gardens that are growing tremendously in size and numbers with booths at various markets.

Farmers' Market at the Capitol

A particularly spectacular market is the one hosted by the Michigan Farmers Market Association in downtown Lansing on the lawn of the State Capitol Building. Dates for 2016 are July 28, August 25 and September 22: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Keep your eyes peeled for artisan cheeses and eggs, meat, pasta and sauces, baked goods, apples, cider, donuts, pies, mixes, rubs, jams, fish, chocolates and caramels, soaps, vegetables, fruit, honey, beeswax products, popcorn, maple syrup, cut flowers and even some dog treats. It’s the mitten state’s natural seasonal bounty; fresh off the vine, straight from the farm, possibly still warm from the sun and probably picked earlier that morning. THIS is pure Michigan.

Want all the information on all of Lansing and the surrounding communities’ farmers’ markets? Visit: http://www.lansing.org/things-to-do/greater-lansing-area-farmers-markets/