Farmington Farmers Market 3-peats ‘Best of’ contest

The Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market has, for a third consecutive year, won the WDIV-TV “Vote 4 the Best” competition.

Farmington Farmers Market

Market Master Walt Gajewski said one of the things that distinguishes the local market, held Saturdays May through October in downtown Farmington, is the variety of goods and steady rotation of vendors.

“This week, for example, we will see 22 vendors that were not at the market last week!” he said.

Market Master Walt Gajewski
Market Master Walt Gajewski will add another year to the WDIV 4 the Best banner that hangs in the pavilion.

Gajewski also credits the “standout growers and producers.”

“We purposefully bring farmers in from all compass points,” he said. “Farmers can be as far as over 100 miles apart, so if one region is challenged by poor growing conditions, another region may be  temperate with moderate precipitation.“

That allows the market to showcase a full complement of Michigan produce in season, Gajewski added.

This week, Michigan sweetcorn, peaches and field tomatoes headline the market’s “chalkboard”. Odie’s vegetables and flowers joins the market on the west side of the pavilion, and Charley Odie will bring his sharpening wheel to work on just about anything with a blade.

The market is open 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.; learn more and find a list of in-season produce at farmingtonfarmersmarket.com.