Frankenmuth

Farmers Market

  • Sat 8am-2pm, Wed 3pm-7pm

Market Events Detail


Late Market Season
9am-noon Saturdays through November 19. The Market season is being extended with a selection of vendors in front of the Market Building along Main Street and also inside the Gathering Barn. The Farm Store will also be open at this time. Vendor offerings will include organic produce, poultry, meat, and eggs from Dost Family Farms and Ma Tilger Family Farm and baked goods from Butter Crust Bakery along with other rotating growers and artisans.

Market Classes
The Frankenmuth Farmers Market is pleased to announce the schedule of upcoming classes in the recently completed $2.3 million complex, providing education on the benefits of local food and products. Registration for each class must be paid ahead of time in the Farm Store or by calling the Market at (989) 607-9214. The Farm Store is now open year-round, operating 12:30-5:30pm Wednesday to Saturday. Upcoming events in the Market Pavilion, Gathering Barn, or Artisans Kitchen include:
6:30-9pm Tuesdays Oct. 11, 18, 25 & Nov. 1: Beginning Acrylic Painting Class with Rosemary Hayes, $85 per person, limited to 10 students. Learn the basics of quick-drying acrylic painting from a professional artist.
3-7pm Wednesday, October 12: Hurley Hospital Kids Cooking at the Market—Free! Taste apple-cinnamon oatmeal bites made with Market ingredients by Hurley Registered Dietitian Amanda Leddy and receive a free Hurley measuring cup.
7pm Tuesday, October 18: Introduction to Brick Oven Baking Class by Artisans Kitchen Manager Jenny Miller, $35 per person, limited to 12 students. Learn the basics of wood-fired brick-oven baking in our Artisans Kitchen.
7pm Tuesday, October 25: Halloween Treats Cooking Class by Artisans Kitchen Manager Jenny Miller, $15 per person, limited to 15 students. Create cute and clever Halloween treats to dazzle and surprise guests.
7pm Tuesday, November 1: Apple Pie Baking Class by Artisans Kitchen Manager Jenny Miller, $35 per person, limited to 15 students. Learn the ABCs of apple pie-baking from Miller Family Orchard’s expert pie baker.
7pm Tuesday, November 29: Christmas Cookies Class by Artisans Kitchen Manager Jenny Miller, $20 per person, limited to 15 students. Learn how to make easy, cute, and creative Christmas cookies with quick shortcuts that deliver high impact!
The following health and nutrition classes taught by Amanda Leddy RD are funded in part by the Allen Foundation, helping to lower the registration fee to $15 per class. Register for 3 classes and attend the fourth class for free!
6pm Tuesday, November 8: Holiday Healthy Eating—Learn about healthy eating as a family, making healthier traditions with smart substitutions, eating as holiday parties, and using new healthy recipes that will be provided.
6pm Tuesday, November 15: Eating Heart Smart—Learn to eat well for a healthy heart by focusing on nutrition basics, label reading, and portion control. A healthy snack will be provided.
6pm Thursday, December 1: Understanding Food Allergies Class—Learn about the most common food allergies, the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance, cross reactivity and cross contamination, and food allergies in infants and children.
6pm Tuesday, December 13: Cooking with Kids—This 90 minute class will have children taste-testing fruits, vegetables, and recipes made on-site.

Beginning Acrylic Painting Class
October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 2. Tuesday Evenings 6:30 - 9 pm @ The Frankenmuth Farmer's Market.
It is fun to learn how to paint with acrylic paints. Acrylic paint dries quickly, so the acrylic medium is easy to use. Lessons include color theory, color mixing, art history, painting demonstrations and how to choose the perfect brush. You will discover theories in the aesthetics of composition, and learn the benefits of the dramatic use of light, value and contrast. Also, you will learn classical glazing, impasto and complementary color painting techniques. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Class limit is 9. Find your supply list here. Instructor: Rosemary Hayes- The University of Michigan, School of Art, Ann Arbor, Bachelor of Fine Arts 1983. Class Fee: $85
Questions?: email rosehayes@aol.com or call Rosemary (989) 624-4754

Christkindlmarkt
November 25-27 and December 2-4. The Christkindlmarkt offers food, fun, festivity, and shopping in a heated tent over the course of two weekends. Each weekend, local artists, growers, and producers will offer a wide range of products, foods, gifts, jewelry, décor and more. Over two dozen artisans will appear daily with a different selection, encouraging guests to return each day while shopping the rest of the stores in the heart of Frankenmuth. The focus is on local, quality, artisanal specialties for customers to enjoy themselves or purchase as gifts. Featured items include made-to-order greenery and garlands, fresh local chestnuts and chestnut products, traditional baked delights, cooking sauces and condiments, teas, honey and beeswax products, preserves, handmade jewelry, clothing, ornaments, décor, knitted wares, handmade soaps, dog treats, and more.

Taste of Frankenmuth
March 9, 2017. This event is run by the Frankenmuth Noon Rotary Club and will draw a crowd of over 1,000 guests to sample dishes prepared by Frankenmuth restaurants and vendors. The Frankenmuth Farmers Market has been honored to have received a large boost of funds to their capital campaign for establishing a permanent Market facility. Over thirty restaurants, cafes, and stores will offer guests samples of their cuisine. The Frankenmuth Farmers Market will have a booth at the event, both serving a dish and illustrating plans for the new Market pavilion and connected facilities. Utilizing ingredients from as many Market vendors as possible.
Pig Roast
August 2017. Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth’s Pig Roast at the Market will takes place annually on a Saturday in the late summer, at the Market’s new location, 534 North Main Street next to Frankenmuth Credit Union. With the Market operating 9am-1pm that day, diners will savor their swine on the Market Midway in the middle of the vendors’ booths. Meals typically include a roasted pork sandwich, Market corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw, Market watermelon, dessert, and iced tea. Market farmers are providing all produce, and the pork can be slathered with a selecti on of Market vendors’ sauces.

Feast of the Harvest Moon
September 2017. The annual signature fundraising dinner, the Feast of the Harvest Moon, will be held at Market for the first time. Local foods hero Chef Josh Schaeding of The Maple Grille will be sourcing foods at the Market to prepare for the multi-course feast, themed “reALLy local.” The occasion is held in observance of the Harvest Moon, the full moon nearest the fall equinox, which illuminated fields late into the night so farmers could reap their crops. The evening will begin with a reception and local art auction before the dinner. Tickets are limited to 100 guests. Beverage pairings will accompany the sumptuous extravaganza of local foods, and a cash bar will be available. Video footage will illustrate the growing and gathering of the food while introducing diners to the farmers who produced the harvest. The culinary creation of each course will also be conveyed. The menu will be planned as soon as possible to the event to showcase the ripest, freshest harvest available. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, the Market is focused on educating people about the importance and impact of local foods, farmers, producers, and those who feed us. The experience will be an enriching one for everyone involved while working towards a more closely connected food system for the future.


Free Kid's Program
Wednesdays July through September 2017. Inspired by the national Farmers Market Coalition, “The Power of Produce” (PoP) program engages children in their local food system by connecting with farmers, participating in games and demonstrations, and being exposed to buying and cooking fresh fruits and vegetables. The MidMichigan 100+ Women Who Care are contributing $10,000 to provide 200 children ages 5-12 a weekly $2 token, educational activity, t-shirt and re-usable shopping totebag. The $2 token is redeemable only for fresh fruits or vegetables by participating children, not accompanying adults. Benefiting the entire region, PoP will serve the 200 first students to apply from Birch Run, Bridgeport, Frankenmuth, Frankentrost, Reese, Richville and Vassar school districts. To register, email the child’s name, age, school, t-shirt size and parent name to ffmpresident@gmail.com, or sign up in person at the 3-7pm Wednesday Markets.

FFM Vintage Market
2017 dates to be announced. This will feature vintage, retro, rustic, antique, and shabby chic treasures.