We will create a sustainable market that, as part of a larger food system, will provide a) all Eastside residents with access to affordable, locally-grown produce and other locally processed foods and b) small local farmers and artisans with an economically viable market for their goods. Most importantly, we will build rural-urban connections and grower-neighbor friendships that contribute to a secure and equitable food system.
Our first market season in 2004 was just 10 weeks long, featuring 4 female farmers. In 2005, we became the first market in Michigan to accept EBT/SNAP food assistance! We have increased our accessibility to our widely diverse neighbors by accepting a variety of payment options, including EBT, year-round Double Up Food Bucks, WIC and Market Fresh coupons, Hoophouses for Health vouchers, and credit/debit cards.
Allen Farmers Market has grown into a thriving weekly market that provides our neighborhood with access to fresh produce and other delicious products, a convivial atmosphere to visit with neighbors, and opportunities to engage with each other and share diverse resources and perspectives.
Find the Allen Farmers Market year round, located at 1629 E Kalamazoo, Lansing MI 48912, either inside the Allen Market Place building from November to early May, or outside in the parking lot on the corner of Kalamazoo and Allen Streets from May to October.
Parking is available in our Shepard Street parking lot near the corner of E. Kalamazoo Street.
Sign up for our Market Alert to find out who and what will be at the market each week.
Interested in becoming a vendor at the market? Spots are very limited but we’re always accepting applications!
For more information contact: Julia Kramer, Farmers Market Manager at 517-999-3911 or firstname.lastname@example.org