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Food Navigators

Food Navigators are at farmers markets across the state and can help you maximize your food dollars while purchasing fresh, healthy food for your family.

Family at Magicland Farmers Market

Food Navigators give personalized tours, introductions to vendors, and explain the food assistance programs available at the market. They also provide food tastings, recipe ideas, and strategies to help you and your family eat more seasonal produce. Scroll down to find a food navigator at a farmers market near you.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Locations

Farmers Market Food Navigators are working in communities from Escanaba to Detroit. In addition, shoppers can stretch their food assistance dollars by using Double Up Food Bucks, WIC and Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH coupons. Be sure to inquire with your Food Navigator to learn which food assistance benefits are accepted at your farmers market.

All farmers markets listed on this page accept SNAP/EBT/Bridge Cards and Double Up Food Bucks.

Check back regularly for updates to this directory. To learn more about Michigan Fitness Foundation’s Farmers Market Food Navigator program, visit michiganfitness.org.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Colleen

Meet Colleen

As a Nutrition Educator at Gratiot Isabella RESD, Colleen is looking forward to spending time serving her community as a Farmers Market Food Navigator this summer. She will share healthy tips and recipes, answer nutrition and food assistance benefits questions, offer food tastings that feature a different fruit or vegetable each week, and help families maximize their food dollars so they can live healthier lives.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Tomatoes

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Corn and Green Chili Salad

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Watermelon

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Watermelon Slushie

Join Colleen

2021 Schedule

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursdays (ongoing)

Online

Facebook

Location

Artesian Well Produce and Spring Water
77 W. Monroe Road
Elwell, MI 48832

Directions

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Sarah

Meet Sarah

Sarah is a Certified Health Education Specialist at the District Health Department #10 and Farmers Market Food Navigator at the Big Rapids Farmers Market. Sarah has a passion for health education and looks forward to promoting fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet by sharing recipes for locally grown food.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Broccoli

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Lightened Up Broccoli Salad

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Strawberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Strawberry Spinach Salad

Join Sarah

2021 Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Fridays (ongoing)

Online

Facebook

Location

Big Rapids City Hall Parking Lot
226 N. Michigan Avve
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Directions

Bus Route:

Dial-A-Ride 231-796-8675

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card.. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

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Meet Lacey

Lacey is a Health Educator at the District Health Department #10 and Farmers Market Food Navigator at the Big Rapids Farmers Market. She likes to help people connect to resources and services that will help community members to market vendors, provide nutrition education, recipe ideas and produce selection.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Green Beans

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Garlicky Green Beans

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Peaches

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Peaches and Waffles

Join Lacey

2021 Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Fridays (ongoing through July)

Online

Facebook

Location

Big Rapids City Hall Parking Lot
226 N. Michigan Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Directions

Bus Route:

Dial-A-Ride 231-796-8675

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Jill

Meet Jill

As a Nutrition Educator at the Battle Creek YMCA and Operation Fit, Jill likes to help people connect to resources and services that will help them maintain their health. Being a Farmers Market Food Navigator gives her the opportunity to help shoppers navigate the Battle Creek Farmers Market and find local, fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables for their families.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Asparagus

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Medley

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Berries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Banana Berry Smoothie

Join Jill

2021 Schedule

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesdays (ongoing)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Battle Creek Farmers Market
25 S. McCamly Street
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Directions

Bus Route:

Battle Creek Transit Route 3W

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Kathryn

Meet Kathryn

At Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District, Kathryn works as a nutrition facilitator for the LifeSpan program. As a Farmers Market Food Navigator, she looks forward to sharing healthy cooking tips and recipes and supporting families to make the most of their food budget.

Kathryn’s Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Asparagus

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Medley

Kathryn’s Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Strawberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Berry Banana Split

Join Kathryn

2021 Schedule

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday (ongoing starting July 29)

Online

Facebook

Location

Bay Mills Market Pavilion- Adaawegamigowaa
11644 Plantation Road
Brimley, MI 49715
Directions

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Cara

Meet Cara

At Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District, Cara (left) works as a nutrition facilitator for the LifeSpan program. As a Farmers Market Food Navigator, she is excited to support shoppers by offering healthy eating tips, seasonal recipes, and ways to maximize family food budgets at the Brimley/Bay Mills Farmers Market.

Cara’s Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Sweet Potatoes

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Sweet Potato Hash

Cara’s Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Strawberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Strawberry Spinach Salad

Join Cara

2021 Schedule

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday (ongoing July 29 – October 28)

Online

Local Difference Website

Facebook

Location

Bay Mills Market Pavilion- Adaawegamigowaa
11644 Plantation Road
Brimley, MI 49715
Directions

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Courtney

Meet Courtney

Courtney is a chef and nutrition educator who loves to share his knowledge about food and healthy eating. At the CHASS Farmers Market, he will help you navigate the market, share ways to stretch your food dollars, use fresh fruits and vegetables with delicious and easy seasonal recipes, and learn fun facts about food.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Potatoes

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe:  Herb Roasted Potatoes

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Apples

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Dried Plum and Apple Salad

Join Courtney

2021 Schedule

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesdays (ongoing through October 12)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center
5636 W. Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48209
Directions

Transportation

Bus: 11, 19

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Amanda

Meet Amanda

Amanda works as a Registered Dietician at Henry Ford Health System where she has a passion for helping people make healthier food choices. As a Farmers Market Food Navigator, she looks forward to sharing cooking tips and recipes to make delicious meals with locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Green Beans

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: 3 Bean Salad

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Peaches

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Bakes Peaches and Oatmeal

Join Amanda

2021 Schedule

Virtual Food Navigator, visit their Facebook page for videos, tips and more!

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Dodge Park Farmers Market
40620 Utica Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Directions

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Other

Check Facebook for weekly videos that highlight a different fruit or vegetable of the week.

Food Navigator Haley Mahr

Meet Haley

A Nutrition Educator with Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency (MARESA), Haley also serves the community at the Farmers Market Food Navigator. She looks forward to helping people maximize their food dollars, explore the fruits and vegetables at the market, and introduce shoppers to the farmers that grow their food. She also loves to share her favorite recipes that use locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Butternut Squash

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup and Roasted Butternut Squash

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Blueberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Michigan Blueberry Salad

Join Haley

2021 Schedule

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays (ongoing June 16- September 15)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

The Marquette Commons
112 S. 3rd Street
Marquette, MI 49855
Directions
Bus Route: South Marquette Route

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

foodnav-allie

Meet Allie

Allie works as a Nutrition Facilitator for Saginaw Intermediate School District. She became a Farmers Market Food Navigator to spread the word about eating seasonally using locally grown fruits and vegetables. She loves to share recipes, offer cooking tips, and suggest ways to save money when shopping at the farmers market.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Green Bell Peppers

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Pico de Gallo

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Apples

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Slaw

Join Allie

2021 Schedule

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays (ongoing through September)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market
230 S. Washington Ave
Saginaw, MI 48607
Directions
Bus Route: Route 7

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Josh Miller

Meet Josh

For the last seven years, Josh has been working as a Nutrition Facilitator on the Saginaw Intermediate School District’s Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds team. He became a Farmers Market Food Navigator because it gives him the opportunity to connect with his community. When Josh isn’t working, he loves both watching and coaching sports, and spending time with his family and friends.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Asparagus

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Asparagus Turkey Roll Ups

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Blueberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Blueberry Brown Rice Salad

Join Josh

2021 Schedule

Josh: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Fridays (ongoing through October)

Shari and Allie: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays (ongoing through September)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market
230 S. Washington Ave
Saginaw, MI 48607
Directions
Bus Route: Route 7

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Sheri

Meet Shari

Shari works as a Nutrition Facilitator on the Saginaw Intermediate School District’s Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds team. She became a Farmers Market Food Navigator because, like her teammates, it gives her the opportunity to connect with her community and share her knowledge about eating healthy and seasonally. This is her first year at the market.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Corn

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Corn and Green Chili Salad

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Strawberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Strawberry Smoothie

Join Shari

2021 Schedule

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays (ongoing through September)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market
230 S. Washington Ave
Saginaw, MI 48607
Directions
Bus Route: Route 7

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Rachel

Meet Rachel

Rachel serves the Escanaba community at the Escanaba Farmers Market as a Food Navigator. She looks forward to helping individuals and families  maximize their food dollars, explore the variety of in-season produce available, and share fun recipes and tips.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Kale

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Kale and Apple Salad

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Watermelon

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Watermelon Salsa

Join Rachel

2021 Schedule

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays, and likely on a few Saturdays too.

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Escanaba Farmers Market
1501 Ludington Street
Escanaba, MI 49829
Directions
Delta Area Transit Authority (906) 786-1186

Double Up Food Bucks

(Inquire about availability) Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

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Meet Kelsey

A Nutrition Program Coordinator for Crim Fitness Foundation, Kelsey teaches nutrition education to students in Flint Community Schools. Being a Farmers Market Food Navigator gives her the opportunity to inspire the community to try a variety of local, fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables, while helping them maximize their food dollars.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Corn

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Ranch Corn Salad

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Apples

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Crunchy Apple Salad

Join Kelsey

2021 Schedule

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Tuesdays (ongoing from June 8)

Online

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Location

Flint Farmers Market
300 E. 1st Street
Flint, MI 48502
Directions
Bus Route: MTA Route 6

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

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Meet Tessa

Tessa is the Lead Nutrition Educator with the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, she teaches nutrition, cooking and fitness in low-income elementary schools and community settings. A long-time gardener, she is local food advocate and farmers market patron.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Spinach

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Strawberry Spinach Salad

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Blueberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Michigan Blueberry Salad

Join Tessa

2021 Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Fridays (ongoing)

Online

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Location

Fulton Street Farmers Market
1145 Fulton Street E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Directions
Bus Route: The Rapid East Fulton Route 14

And, just a 10 minute walk from Routes 5, 6, 13, &  19

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Matt Nathan

Meet Matt

Matt is a chef, educator, artist and community social worker with a deep connection to Detroit farmers markets. This is his 6th market season working with the Generation With Promise program team through Henry Ford Health System. As a Food Navigator, Matt shares easy, delicious, and healthy recipes while helping people maximize their food dollars at HOPE Village Farmers Market. HOPE Village is a community gathering space that provides access to fresh, local and healthy foods while integrating art and community.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Celery

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Ranch Corn Salad

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Pears

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Fruit Crunch Cobbler

Join Matt

2021 Schedule

Virtual Food Navigator

As a virtual Farmers Market Food Navigator, Matt posts loads of delicious, healthy recipes and tips on the HOPE Village Farmers Market Facebook page.

Online

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Location

Cool Cities Park
14150 Woodrow Wilson Street
Detroit, MI 48238
Directions

Bus Route: DDOT 43 Schoolcraft

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator La Nita

Meet La Nita

A Nutrition Educator for National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and Farmers Market Food Navigator at the Inkster Task Force Farmers Market, La Nita helps people lead healthier lives. She likes to help families maximize their food dollars and inspire people to eat more locally grown, fresh, fruits and vegetables.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Green Beans

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Garlicky Green Beans

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Strawberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Strawberry Smoothie

Join La Nita

2021 Schedule

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays (ongoing through October 6)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Inkster Task Force Building
27020 Michigan Ave
Inkster, MI 48141
Directions
SMART Bus: Michigan Ave Route

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Food Nav Austin

Meet Austin

As a Nutrition Educator for National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and Farmers Market Food Navigator at the Inkster Task Force Farmers Market, Austin likes to help people live healthier lives. He looks forward to sharing recipes, introducing folks to the farmers that grow their food and inspiring everyone to eat more locally grown, fresh, fruits and vegetables.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Green Beans

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Garlicky Green Beans

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Strawberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Strawberry Spinach Salad

Join Austin

2021 Schedule

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays (ongoing through October 6)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Inkster Task Force Building
27020 Michigan Ave
Inkster, MI 48141
Directions
SMART Bus: Michigan Ave Route Bus Stop 19398 Michigan + Hill

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Amy

Meet Amy

As a Nutrition Educator for Kent Intermediate School District, Amy likes to help people live healthy lives. Being a Farmers Market Food Navigator gives her the opportunity to help shoppers navigate the Kentwood Farmers Market and find local, fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables for their families.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Spinach

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Blueberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Michigan Blueberry Salad

Join Amy

2021 Schedule

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursdays (ongoing through August 26)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Kentwood City Hall
4900 Breton SE
Kentwood, MI 49508
Directions

The Rapid: M Route 2 and Route 44

 

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Meet Grace

A graduate of Central Michigan University, Grace studied community health and nutrition. Grace also comes from a family of rural farmers, where they primarily grow wheat, soy beans, and corn. Involved with her local 4-H, she also loved showing dairy cows. She is looking forward to helping shoppers navigate the Manistee Farmers Market: A Program of Manistee Community Kitchen. Here, she will share her knowledge and enthusiasm for fresh fruits and vegetables, and to inspire the community to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Green Beans

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Garlicky Green Beans

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Apples

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Join Grace

2021 Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturdays (ongoing till sometime in October)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Downtown Manistee
Corner of Memorial Drive and Washington Street (across from North Channel Brewing Company)
Manistee, MI 49660

Directions

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card.. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Emma - Mount Clemens Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet Emma

This community educator, mom and outdoor enthusiast was born in Haiti, grew up in the US and served in the Peace Corps in Africa. From her experiences around the globe, Emma has a deep understanding of food across cultures. She loves opportunities to chat about food, and especially loves to share how to recreate traditional dishes with a healthy twist. At the Mount Clemens Farmers Market, she will help you navigate the market by sharing ways to stretch your food dollars, use fresh fruits and vegetables with delicious and easy seasonal recipes, and learn fun facts about food.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Green Beans

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe:  Garlicky Green Beans

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Blueberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Blueberry Brown Rice Salad

Join Emma

2021 Schedule

7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturdays (ongoing from July 11 through November 21)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Mount Clemens Farmers Market
141 N. River Road
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Directions

Smart Bus – Routes 560, 563

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Loraine

Meet Loraine

A Registered Nurse with a 40 year professional career in cardiology, Loraine loves to share her passion for living a healthier quality of life, including simple tips to improve nutrition and physical activity. Her mantra is “Transforming lives and communities through health and wellness – one person at a time.”

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Corn

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe:  Corn and Green Chili Salad

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Strawberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Berry Banana Smoothie

Join Loraine

2021 Schedule

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturdays (ongoing through September)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Mount Clemens Farmers Market
141 N. River Road
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Directions

Smart Bus – Routes 560, 563

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Lily

Meet Lily

A Nutrition Educator for Gratiot-Isabella Regional Educational Service District and Farmers Market Food Navigator at the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market, Lily helps people maximize their food dollars and inspire people to eat more locally grown, fresh, fruits and vegetables. She likes to walk shoppers through the farmers market to meet the people that grow their food and conduct community outreach to build awareness for the farmers market and the food assistance benefits that are accepted, like EBT/SNAP.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Asparagus

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Asparagus & Rice Casserole

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Blueberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Michigan Blueberry Salad

Join Lily

2021 Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Thursdays (ongoing)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Island Park
331 N. Main Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Directions
Transportation: I-Ride, call 989-772-9441 to schedule

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Amy St. Germain

Meet Amy

A Muskegon native, Amy is a teacher and works as a nutrition educator for the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids who loves to teach about health and fitness. She wants to do what she can to inspire people to eat more fruits and vegetables, which is why she is excited about being a Farmers Market Food Navigator at the Muskegon Farmers Market.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Butternut Squash

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Peaches

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Peaches Smoothie

Join Amy

2021 Schedule

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursdays (ongoing through October)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Muskegon Farmers Market
242 West Western Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440

Directions

Bus Routes

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card – up to $20 every market day. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Josh Miller

Meet Josh

For the last seven years, Josh has been working as a Nutrition Facilitator on the Saginaw Intermediate School District’s Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds team. He became a Farmers Market Food Navigator because it gives him the opportunity to connect with his community. When Josh isn’t working, he loves both watching and coaching sports, and spending time with his family and friends.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Asparagus

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Asparagus Turkey Roll Ups

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Blueberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Blueberry Brown Rice Salad

Join Josh

2021 Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Wednesdays (ongoing through October 20)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Au Sable Shoreline Park (Oscoda Au Sable Chamber of Commerce Parking Lot)
4440 N. South US Hwy 23
Oscoda, MI 48750

Directions

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Leslie

Meet Leslie

Working as a Nutrition Facilitator on the Saginaw Intermediate School District’s Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds team, Leslie teaches children and their families about the importance of eating healthy. This is her second year as a Farmers Market Food Navigator, and she is looking forward to helping friends and neighbors maximize their food dollars, introducing the farmers that grow their food, and sharing healthy recipes featuring locally grown fruits and veggies. When Leslie isn’t working, she love reading, music, movies, baking, going to the beach and for walks with her kids and grandkids, and tending to her backyard chickens.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Asparagus

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Asparagus Turkey Roll Ups

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Blueberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Blueberry French Toast

Join Leslie

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturdays (ongoing through September 4)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Gateway Park Pavilion
15 W. Lake Street
Tawas City, MI 48763
Directions
Bus Route: Route 7

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Danielle

Meet Danielle

A Nutrition Educator with Henry Ford Health System, Danielle also serves her community as a Farmers Market Food Navigator at the Northwest Detroit Farmers Market in the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhood. She looks forward to helping neighbors maximize their food dollars, explore the seasonal fruits and vegetables, and sharing her favorite healthy recipes.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Kale

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Simple Kale Pesto

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Blueberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Blueberry French Toast

Join Danielle

2021 Schedule

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursdays (ongoing through October 14)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

North Rosedale Park Community House
18445 Scarsdale Street
Detroit, MI 48223
Directions
Bus Route: 3 Grand River

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Bre’Anna

Meet Bre’Anna

Bre’Anna will help you shop local, navigate the market by sharing ways to stretch your food dollars, use fresh fruits and vegetables with delicious and easy seasonal recipes, learn fun facts about food, and meet the community of vendors that provide fresh food on Detroit’s Eastside.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Cabbage

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe:  Tomato Cabbage Soup

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Blueberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Blueberry French Toast

Join Bre’Anna

2021 Schedule

4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays (ongoing)

Online

Facebook

Location

Palmer Park Farmers Market
19013 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48203
Directions

DDOT Bus – Route 8, Route 7, Route 4

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Gabby

Meet Gabby

A Grand Rapids native, Gabby graduated from Grand Valley State University where she majored in natural resource management focusing on environmental education and sustainable agriculture. She moved north and is now the Market Manager at the Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market. In her role as a Farmers Market Food Navigator, Gabby looks forward to serving the TC community by offering healthy eating tips and resources.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Cherry Tomatoes

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Caesar Salad Wrap

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Strawberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Strawberry Smoothie

Join Gabby

2021 Schedule

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturdays (ongoing)

Online

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Location

Parking Lot B, Across from Clinch Park, Southwest Corner of E Grandview Pkwy between Union and Cass
Note: During the National Cherry Festival, the market moves to the Old Town Parking Garage

Traverse City, MI 49307
Directions

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card.. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Angela

Meet Angela

For 16 years, Angela has been serving the Lansing community as a teacher with Child and Family Charities Family Growth Center where she works to strengthen families by providing parents with the tools and resources they need to raise healthy and happy children. She extends that work as a Food Navigator at the South Lansing Farmers Market and looks forward to welcoming families using food assistance benefits to get the most for their food dollars, meet the farmers that grow their food, and share seasonal recipes that incorporate Michigan-grown produce for their family meals.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Asparagus

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Asparagus & Rice Casserole

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Apples

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Tuna Apple Salad

Join Angela

2021 Schedule

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursdays (ongoing through October 21)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

St. Casimir Church Parking Lot
Moores Park Neighborhood
800 W. Barnes Ave
Lansing, MI 48910
Directions

Capital Area Transportation Authority: CATA Route 9 South MLK – Miller

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Lily

Meet Lily

A Nutrition Educator for Gratiot-Isabella Regional Educational Service District and Farmers Market Food Navigator at the St. Louis Farmers Market, Lily helps people maximize their food dollars and inspire people to eat more locally grown, fresh, fruits and vegetables. She likes to walk shoppers through the farmers market to meet the people that grow their food and conduct community outreach to build awareness for the farmers market and the food assistance benefits that are accepted, like EBT/SNAP.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Asparagus

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Asparagus & Rice Casserole

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Blueberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Michigan Blueberry Salad

Join Lily

2021 Schedule

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursdays (ongoing)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

St. Louis Farmers Market
300 N. Mill Street
St. Louis, MI 48880
Directions

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Amy St. Germain

Meet Amy

A Muskegon native, Amy is a teacher and works as a nutrition educator for the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids. She loves to teach about health and fitness, and inspire people to eat more fruits and vegetables, which is why she is excited about working year ’round at the YMCA Veggie Van parked outside Scott Meats in Muskegon Heights. She’ll also help you learn about the food assistance benefits accepted, like EBT/SNAP, share delicious recipes, and tips about cooking and storing fresh produce. 

The YMCA Veggie Van is West Michigan’s first and only mobile farmers market. For additional locations, visit their website.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Butternut Squash

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Peaches

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Peach Smoothie

Join Amy

2021 Schedule

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Mondays (ongoing year ’round, except the last Monday of each month when Scott Meats is closed)

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Scott Meats
260 E. Broadway Ave
Muskegon Heights, MI 49444

Directions

Bus Routes

Double Up Food Bucks

Get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for every dollar you spend on SNAP-eligible foods with your Bridge Card – up to $20 every market day. Use them right away or save for later to buy Michigan-grown fruits & vegetables.

Michigan Farmers Markets  (links to new window) Experience Michigan’s fresh coast flavors at your local farmers market.

Michigan Farmers Market Association  (links to new window) offers seasonality guides to help you find the freshest food across seasons.

Michigan Grown (links to new window) Michigan farmers take pride in the art and science of growing fresh, high-quality foods for our families.

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