Long considered West Michigan’s premiere farmers market, the Muskegon Farmers Market moved from its original, mid-1880s location to a new, state-of-the-art facility in spring 2014. The Muskegon Farmers market is now conveniently located in downtown Muskegon and offers expanded space, restrooms, and an indoor area to accommodate a winter market and community programs.
The new market also features Kitchen 242, a professional, commercial kitchen that is a rent-able facility for food business entrepreneurs to prepare their products in and a space where cooking classes and culinary events can be held to enhance community awareness of good nutrition.
In summer, the market draws over 100 West Michigan vendors and brings thousands of people to downtown Muskegon each week, while providing access to healthy food in our urban core.
As a major funder of the new Muskegon Farmers Market project, we also sought outside funding resources, advocated for state support, and worked closely with donors to share opportunities for support from their donor advised funds. We continue to be committed to the Muskegon Farmers Market through grant funding and donor support along with community advocacy and downtown engagement.