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Food Navigators

Farmers Market Food Navigators can help you maximize your food dollars while purchasing healthy, farm fresh fruits and veggies for your family at your local farmers market.

Farmers Market Food Navigator at a farmers market showing a red pepper to a teen girl and her mom

Farmers Market Food Navigators give personalized tours, introductions to farmers, market vendors, and explain the food assistance programs available at your local farmers market. They also provide food tastings, recipe ideas, and tips to help you and your family add more nutritious, locally grown, fresh fruits and veggies to your meals.

Scroll down to find a food navigator at a farmers market or participating Michigan Farm to Family: CSA near you.

Farmers Market Food Navigator Locations

Farmers Market Food Navigators assist people using food assistance dollars at the farmers market such as SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC, Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH coupons, Prescription for Health, and more. All farmers markets listed on this page accept SNAP/EBT/Bridge Cards and Double Up Food Bucks. Be sure to inquire with your Farmers Market Food Navigator to learn which additional food assistance benefits are accepted at your farmers market so you can make the most of your food budget.

We are always adding more food navigators and farmers markets to our directory, check back regularly for updates.

To learn more about Michigan Fitness Foundation’s Farmers Market Food Navigator program, visit michiganfitness.org.

Jessica, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet Jessica

Jessica is the Youth Program Coordinator at American Indian Health & Family Services (AIHFS) and serves as the Food Navigator at the AIHFS Eastern Market Farm Stand. She looks forward to helping the community maximize their food dollars as well as exploring seasonal fruits and vegetables. Stop by, say hello, and pick up healthy cooking tips, recipes and food tastings.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Squash

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Strawberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Strawberry Spinach Salad

Join Jessica

2023 Schedule

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursdays, July through September

Online

Offsite Markets | Eastern Market

Facebook

Instagram

Location

American Indian Health & Family Services
4880 Lawndale
Detroit, MI 48210
Directions

Public Transportation

Detroit Public Transportation – Smart Bus

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Other

Check out our Facebook video about our AIHFS Eastern Market Farm Stand here:  https://fb.watch/llACe7V2Dy/

Haley, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet Haley

A Nutrition Educator with Gratiot-Isabella Regional Educational Service District (GIRESD), Haley also serves the community at the St. Louis Farmers Market as a 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 and help inspire people to eat more locally grown and fresh food. She also loves to share her favorite recipes that use locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Bell Peppers

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Vegetable Quesadilla 

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Strawberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Berry Banana Split

Join Haley

2023 Schedule

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Fridays, June through September

Online

Facebook

Location

Artesian Well Produce and Spring Water
7777 W. Monroe Road
Elwell, MI 48832

Directions

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet Lacey

Lacey is a Public Health Educator with District Health Department #10 (DHD10), she also serves the community as the Farmers Market Food Navigator. Lacey looks forward to sharing nutritous recipes, inspiring community members to eat more fruits and vegetables every day, and introduce shoppers to the farmers that grow their food.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Zucchini

Michigan Harvest of the Month‚ĄĘ Recipe: Cheesy Zucchini Dip

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Peaches

Michigan Harvest of the Month‚ĄĘ Recipe: Peach Smoothie

Join Lacey

2023 Schedule

10:00 a.m. ‚Äď 1:00 p.m., Fridays, July 21 through September

10:00 a.m. ‚Äď 1:00 p.m., Tuesdays, August through September

Online

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Location

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

Public Transportation

Dial-A-Ride 231-796-8675

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

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Meet Jill

Stop by the market and meet Jill with Operation Fit, or one of the Battle Creek YMCA’s Nutrition Educators as they take turns serving as Farmers Market Food Navigators. They’ll share information about fresh produce, recipes, offer tastings and introduce families to the farmers that grow our food. If you are looking for local, fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables that you can buy with SNAP/EBT, and how to prepare, cook, and store your fresh finds from the market, this is the place to be.

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 Us

2023 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

Public Transportation

Battle Creek Transit Route 3W

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Kathryn, Farmers Market Food Navigator

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

2023 Schedule

4:00 p.m. ‚Äď 7:00 p.m., Thursdays, ongoing, late July through October

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

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

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Cara, Farmers Market Food Navigator

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: Peppers

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Colorful Quesadillas

Cara’s Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Strawberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Strawberry Spinach Salad

Join Cara

2023 Schedule

4:00 p.m. ‚Äď 7:00 p.m., Thursdays, ongoing, late July through October

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

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

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Kariann, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet Kariann

At the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District, Kariann works as a Native Nutrition Facilitator for the LifeSPAN program. As a food navigator, she is looking forward to connecting with shoppers and the community by promoting seasonally healthy foods and recipes, tips for healthy living, and sharing her knowledge on ways to optimize family food budgets.

Kariann’s Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Green Beans

Michigan Harvest of the Month‚ĄĘ Recipe: Garlicky Green Beans

Kariann’s Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Blueberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month‚ĄĘ Recipe: Michigan Blueberry Salad

Join Kariann

2023 Schedule
4:00 p.m. ‚Äď 7:00 p.m., Thursdays, ongoing, late July through October

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

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

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Leah, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet Leah

Leah is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist working with Generation with Promise through Henry Ford Health System who is excited to participate in her first market season as a Farmers Market Food Navigator. She loves to stay active in the communities she serves and help families incorporate locally grown produce into healthy seasonal meals.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Tomatoes

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe:  Pico de Gallo

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Apples

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Kale Apple Salad

Join Leah

2023 Schedule

9:00 a.m. ‚Äď 1:00 p.m., Thursdays, June through September

Online

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Location

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

Transportation

Bus: 11, 19

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when you use your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately or save them to use at another time.

Courtney, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet Courtney

Courtney is a  nutrition educator with Generation with Promise through Henry Ford Health System, he is also a chef who loves to share his knowledge about food and healthy eating. At CHASS Mercado 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

2023 Schedule

3:00 p.m. ‚Äď 7:00 p.m., Tuesdays, through mid-October

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

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

Public Transportation

Bus: 11, 19

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Katt, Farmers Market Food Navigator
Farmers Market Food Navigator Amanda

Meet Amanda

Amanda works as a Registered Dietitian 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

2023 Schedule

In person
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursdays, June through September or head over to Facebook anytime 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

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Haley, Farmers Market Food Navigator

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

2023 Schedule

5:00 p.m. ‚Äď 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays, June through late August

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturdays, May through early September

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

The Marquette Commons
112 S. 3rd Street
Marquette, MI 49855
Directions

Public Transportation

Bus Route: South Marquette Route

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Allie, Farmers Market Food Navigator

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

2023 Schedule

10:00 a.m. ‚Äď 3:00 p.m., Fridays, May through September

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market
230 S. Washington Ave
Saginaw, MI 48607
Directions

Public Transportation

Bus Route: Route 7

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

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.

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

2023 Schedule

10:00 a.m. ‚Äď 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays, ongoing through September

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market
230 S. Washington Ave
Saginaw, MI 48607
Directions

Public Transportation

Bus Route: Route 7

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Kate, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet Kate

A Nutrition Program Coordinator for Crim Fitness Foundation, Kate also serves the Flint community as a Farmers Market Food Navigator. She looks forward to introducing families to locally grown produce, connecting the community with the farmers that grow their food, and sharing seasonal recipes that feature fresh off the field fruits and veggies.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Sweet Potatoes

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Sweet Potato Hash

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Nectarines

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Honey Gingered Fruit Salad

Join Kate

2023 Schedule

10:00 a.m. ‚Äď 2:00 p.m., Tuesdays (June – September)
Food demos – first Tuesday of the month

Noon – 1:00 p.m., First Tuesday of the month (November through April)
Kate hosts the Crim Food Navigator table where she provides cooking demonstrations and recipe tastings in the Demonstration Kitchen at Flint Farmers Market.

Online

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Location

Flint Farmers Market
300 E. 1st Street
Flint, MI 48502
Directions

Public Transportation

Bus Route: MTA Route 6

Double Up Food Bucks

When you use your Bridge Card, Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar, up to $10 a day. That means you and your family get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. Just sign up at the market.

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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

2023 Schedule

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

Online

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Location

Fulton Street Farmers Market
1145 Fulton Street E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Directions

Public Transportation

Bus Route: The Rapid East Fulton Route 14

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

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Amy, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet The Food Navigator

YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Farmers Market Food Navigator at Heights City Market. More information coming soon.

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 Us

2023 Schedule

10:00 a.m. ‚Äď 2:00 p.m., Fridays, June through October

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Heights City Market
99 Center Street
Muskegon Heights, MI 49444

Directions

Public Transportation

Bus Routes

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Leah, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet Leah

Leah is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist working with Generation with Promise through Henry Ford Health System who is excited to participate in her first market season as a Farmers Market Food Navigator. She loves to stay active in the communities she serves and help families incorporate locally grown produce into healthy seasonal meals.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Tomatoes

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe:  Pico de Gallo

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Apples

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Kale Apple Salad

Join Leah

2023 Schedule

3:30 p.m. ‚Äď 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays, June through September

Online

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Location

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

Public Transportation

Bus Route: DDOT 43 Schoolcraft

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Carolyn, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet Carolyn

Carolyn is a dietitian and diabetes educator for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. She has worked as a community dietitian and diabetes educator for nearly 30 years, her mission is to share accurate information so that people can make informed choices regarding their health. In her role as a Farmers Market Food Navigator, she looks forward to helping families live healthier lives and sharing ideas for enjoying locally grown produce from the market.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Tomatoes

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Pico de Gallo

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Watermelon

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Watermelon Slushie

Join Carolyn

2023 Schedule

4:00 p.m. ‚Äď 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays, May through early October

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Inkster Task Force Farmers Market
27020 Michigan Ave
Inkster, MI 48141

Directions

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

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

2023 Schedule

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursdays through September 7.

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Kentwood City Hall
4900 Breton SE
Kentwood, MI 49508
Directions

Public Transportation

The Rapid: M Route 2 and Route 44

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Amanda, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet Amanda

Amanda is a nutrition educator with NorthWest Initiative and also serves as a Farmers Market Food Navigator for the Lansing Mobile Farmers Market. She is looking forward to sharing tips about how to save money on fruits and vegetables, cooking creatively, seasonally, and economically with the residents of Lansing’s Northwest neighborhoods.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Asparagus

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Asparagus & Rice Casserole

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Grapes

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Grape Smoothie (you can substitute strawberries, blueberries, pitted cherries, nectarines, or plums for peaches in this recipe too)

Join Amanda

2023 Schedule

Tuesdays, July 11 through October 3
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Capitol Commons, 601 N. Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48912
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Lett’s Community Center, 1220 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48915
Thursdays, July 6 through October 5
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Riverfront Apartments (Senior), 500 S. Pine St., Lansing, MI 48933
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Abigail Apartments I & II, 715 W. Willow St., Lansing, MI 48906

Online

Facebook Рlike and follow the page for featured veggies and fruits each week

Instagram

For more information, email Elvin: elvincaldwelljr@gmail.com or call NorthWest Initiaive’s office at 517-999-2894

Location

See locations and addresses with google maps links posted above

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Jacob, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet Jacob

More information coming soon…

Join Jacob

2023 Schedule

Tuesdays, July 11 through October 3
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Capitol Commons, 601 N. Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48912
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Lett’s Community Center, 1220 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48915
Thursdays, July 6 through October 5
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Riverfront Apartments (Senior), 500 S. Pine St., Lansing, MI 48933
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Abigail Apartments I & II, 715 W. Willow St., Lansing, MI 48906

Online

Facebook Рlike and follow the page for featured veggies and fruits each week

Instagram

For more information, email Elvin: elvincaldwelljr@gmail.com or call NorthWest Initiaive’s office at 517-999-2894

Location

See locations and addresses with google maps links posted above

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Karrie, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet Karrie

A Nutrition Educator with NorthWest Initiative, Karrie looks forward to serving her community as a Farmers Market Food Navigator. With a background in grocery, retail, and professional cooking, she feels honored to have the opportunity to share her passion and skill for cooking creatively, seasonally, and economically with the residents of Lansing’s Northwest neighborhoods.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Asparagus

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Asparagus & Turkey Roll Ups

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Stone Fruit

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Peach Smoothie (you can substitute pitted cherries, nectarines, or plums for peaches in this recipe too)

Join Karrie

2023 Schedule

Tuesdays, July 11 through October 3
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Capitol Commons, 601 N. Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48912
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Lett’s Community Center, 1220 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48915
Thursdays, July 6 through October 5
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Riverfront Apartments (Senior), 500 S. Pine St., Lansing, MI 48933
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Abigail Apartments I & II, 715 W. Willow St., Lansing, MI 48906

Online

Facebook

Instagram

For more information, email Elvin: elvincaldwelljr@gmail.com or call NorthWest Initiaive’s office at 517-999-2894

Location

See locations and addresses with google maps links posted above

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Gracie, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet Gracie

A Public Health Educator and Farmers Market Food Navigator with District Health Department #10, Gracie looks forward to helping shoppers navigate the Manistee Farmers Market: A Program of Manistee Community Kitchen.  She will connect families with farmers and vendors that grow and produce food locally, empower people to maximize their food dollars, and inspire everyone to eat more fruits and vegetables every day.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Kale

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Simple Kale Pesto

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Strawberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Berry Banana Split

Join Gracie

2023 Schedule

9:00 a.m. ‚Äď 12:00 p.m., Saturdays, June through September

Online

Website

Location

Manistee Farmers Market
Wagoner Community Center
260 Saint Mary’s Parkway
Manistee, MI 49660
Directions

Public Transportation

Manistee County Transportation 231-723-6525

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Colleen, Farmers Market Food Navigator

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 Collen

2023 Schedule

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

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Island Park
331 N. Main Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Directions

Public Transportation

I-Ride, call 989-772-9441 to schedule

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Amy, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet The Food Navigator

New Farmers Market Food Navigator this season at the Muskegon Farmers Market. Information coming soon….

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 Us

2023 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

Public Transportation

Bus Routes

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Josh, Farmers Market Food Navigator

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

2023 Schedule

8:00 a.m. ‚Äď 1:00 p.m., Wednesdays, ongoing through mid-October

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

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

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

2022 Schedule

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturdays, ongoing through Labor Day Weekend

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

Gateway Park Pavilion
15 W. Lake Street
Tawas City, MI 48763
Directions

Public Transportation

Bus Route: Route 7

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Danielle, Farmers Market Food Navigator

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

2023 Schedule

4:00 p.m. ‚Äď 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

Public Transportation

Bus Route: 3 Grand River

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Haley, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet Haley

A Nutrition Educator with Gratiot-Isabella Regional Educational Service District (GIRESD), Haley also serves the community at the St. Louis Farmers Market as a 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 and help inspire people to eat more locally grown and fresh food. She also loves to share her favorite recipes that use locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Bell Peppers

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Vegetable Quesadilla 

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Strawberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Berry Banana Split 

Join Haley

2023 Schedule

2:00 p.m. ‚Äď 5:00 p.m., Thursdays, June through September

Online

Website

Facebook

Location

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

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Amanda, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet Amanda

Amanda serves as a Nutrition Educator for the Healthy Habits Start Now program in collaboration with Washtenaw Intermediate School District and is the Farmers Market Food Navigator for West Willow Farmers Market. She is passionate about doing her part to help create a diverse, inclusive, and sustainable food system with nutrition security and nutrition equity the forefront. Amanda looks forward collaborating with West Willows’ community leaders to learn about the local culture and culinary traditions so she can inspire healthy eating and best serve the community.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Cucumbers

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Cucumber Chickpea Salad

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Strawberries

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe:  Strawberry Spinach Salad

Join Amanda

2023 Schedule

9:00 a.m. ‚Äď 3:00 p.m., Saturdays, July 15, July 29, August 26, September 16

Online

Facebook

Location

West Willow Farmers Market
2057 Tyler Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Directions

Public Transportation

TheRide, Route 44 or Route 45

Amy, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet The YMCA Veggie Van

The YMCA Veggie Van is parked outside Scott Meats in Muskegon Heights. More information coming soon.

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

Visit The YMCA Veggie Van

2023 Schedule To Be Determined

2022 Schedule: 11:30 a.m. ‚Äď 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

Public Transportation

Bus Routes

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

Katt, Farmers Market Food Navigator

Meet Katt

Katt is a member of the Ypsilanti community and the Community Food Educator at Growing Hope, and they are excited that the role includes being a Food Navigator for the Depot Town Market. Katt is most looking forward to having folks sample tasty recipes, highlighting the amazing produce available from vendors, and helping shoppers feel more confident navigating the market and sharing tips about how to use their food dollars.

Favorite Michigan Grown Vegetable: Onion

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Pico de Gallo

Favorite Michigan Grown Fruit: Tomato

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe: Vegetable Quesadillas

Join Katt

2023 Schedule

9:00 a.m. ‚Äď 1:00 p.m., Saturdays, July through October

Online

Growing Hope Website

Ypsi Markets Instagram

Location

Depot Town
100 Rice Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Directions

Public Transportation

Ypsilanti Public Transportation

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar when using your Bridge Card, up to $10 a day. That means you get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. You can use Double Up Food Bucks immediately, or save them to use later.

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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