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Fresh eggs, homemade jams, and seasonal herbs, oh my! If you’re living in, around, or happen to be visiting the town of Traverse City, Michigan, making time to pay homage to one of its many farmer’s markets are well worth the trip.

Whether you’re searching for organic groceries, spices, or just something quick and healthy for that afternoon’s lunch, you can rest assure that bazaars like these offer what you seek. Keep reading below for the scoop on Traverse City farmers markets, when to visit them, and how you can support local by shopping local:

1. Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market

Where: Parking Lot B, at the southwest corner of Cass and Grandview Parkway in downtown Traverse City, across from Clinch Park. This market may, on occasion, be temporarily relocated to accommodate other events happening in the same space. Did we mention it’s just a quick, two-minute drive from the Livnfresh store? Sounds to us like a shopping trip is in order!

When: Saturdays – 7:30 a.m. to noon; Wednesdays – 8:00 a.m. to noon.

What: The Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market, named after one of Traverse City’s leading philanthropists, is a grassroots market that’s grown from hosting only ten vendors in 1984, to proudly serving as one of the state’s largest farmers markets overall, and the largest growers-only market. Currently, the market serves over 115 local area farmers.

In keeping with its passionate roots of philanthropy, the Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market observes a firm belief in food accessibility, and thus accepts the following food assistance programs: EBT/SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, Senior Project Fresh, Project Fresh, & Hoophouses for Health.

So, what are you waiting for? Pick up a cappuccino to fuel your searches and get ready to stumble across fresh floral bouquets, strawberry rhubarb pies, and all the baskets of berries your heart (or stomach) could possibly desire!

2. The Village Farmers Market

Where: Outdoors on The Piazza (between Cottage view and Red Drive) during the months of May through October, and inside The Mercato corridor between November and April.

When: During the warmer months of May through October, the outdoor farmers market happens on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Between November and April, you can shop indoors on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

What: Go ahead and make up that grocery list. The Village Farmers Market offers farm fresh eggs, milk, fish, meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, honey, preserves, homemade pasta and bread, maple syrup, baked goods, and more! Depending on when you go, there are even cooking classes available that are specifically designed with all of your freshly found ingredients in mind.

3. Gallagher’s Farm Market And Bakery

Where: Off of East Traverse Highway.

When: During the months of June through October from 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m., seven days a week.

What: Gallagher’s Farm Market and Bakery were opened in 1971 by Jack and Bernie Gallagher. The market is still running strong today, now operated (for the past 40 years) by Gallagher’s daughter, Maria Lammers, and her husband Sid. Come June, when the local asparagus and strawberry crop begin to ripen, the market opens, and the market remains open until October when Gallagher’s famous pumpkin donuts and apple cider can really take the spotlight.

Mouthwatering? Understandable! Stop by Gallagher’s Farm Market and Bakery to browse through a fine selection of wines, jams, jellies, salsas, sauces, assorted candies, and produce, but stay for the seasonal rotation of sweets prepared in-house… blueberry ice-cream and a slice of peach pie, anyone?