all votes for Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers' Market

  • Mike Bodary
  • 118 days, 1 hour ago
Great local food and friendly vendors
  • Judi Speir-Crawford Speir-Crawford
  • 118 days, 2 hours ago
I lived in Ypsilanti for 30 years and saw them struggle. Many times we were low on money and still able to purchase quality produce. Vendors are friendly and pull together and have a childrens' garden for low income folks. It is truly a community organization and I vote for them getting the $5,000 prize for the refurbishment of the train depot where musicians played, the elderly had a place to hang out and dance, the handicapped were welcommed, and toddlers waved at the trains and were encouraged to participate! Oh the food was wonderful and very inexpensive!
  • Jan Katz
  • 118 days, 3 hours ago
Depot Town is a mainstay of our little burg
  • Tara Truax
  • 140 days, 2 hours ago
The market is very easy to access for many different people and has brought new vibrancy to downtown. All of the vendors are friendly and offer great variety and reasonable prices.
  • Amy Willacker Morgan
  • 150 days, 12 hours ago
affordable, real food where people who need it most can get it
  • Emily Melander
  • 150 days, 21 hours ago
I support Farmers' Markets everywhere! I lived in Ypsilanti a few years back, and saw the need for this market when it was just starting. Currently, I live in Southern Mexico, where I have started a grass roots org. educating the importance of growing, selling and consuming locally produced organic foods. Was a member of the East End Food Co-op when I lived in Pittsburgh for many years and am very happy to see that it still survives--stronger than ever--despite the fact that "Whole Foods" moved in practically next door. It's all about growing the local community.
  • Amanda Topping
  • 150 days, 22 hours ago
  • E. Daniel Ayres
  • 151 days, 7 minutes ago
This market on Tuesday from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm is an ideal market for the local neighborhood. It is within walking distance from a lot of lower income residents, many of whom can't afford gas to drive to a supermarket. Note that there are no supermarkets in the City of Ypsilanti.
  • Sally Van Slambrouck
  • 151 days, 15 minutes ago
There are so many fresh picked vegetables and fruits. It's wonderful to have a farmer's market so convenient.
  • Daniel Nance
  • 151 days, 3 hours ago
Great fresh local produce.
  • Mitch Sessions
  • 151 days, 16 hours ago
Downtown Farmers Market rules! I can take my dog there, we can hang out with friends and eat some awesome locally produced food!!!! And if you've got a hankering for some excellent coffee, you can get it FROM A LOCAL SOURCE! The Downtown Farmers' Market is the shiznit!!!
  • Denise Cutlip
  • 151 days, 18 hours ago
I love the market for it's accessibility. The fresh foods, friendly vendors, community atmosphere and prices. Most of all I love the fact that the food is coming from farms in my area- not shipped 1000 miles - and that those vendors are shopping at local businesses and paying taxes in the same region that I am in. .
  • Hollie Pietsch
  • 151 days, 22 hours ago
Fresh local food supports my economy and is better for me.
  • Diane Engleman
  • 151 days, 23 hours ago
good food, good people and an excellent market.
  • Lisa Bashert
  • 151 days, 23 hours ago
Because I can get GREAT local food there -- fruit, veggies, homemade pies, cakes & cookies, local cheese and everything. I also pick up my share from my CSA farm there each week. I love running into my neighbors at the Farmer's Mkt each week.
  • Betty Kennedy
  • 152 days, 2 hours ago
I love the fresh, local food and the amazing cheese available at the market.
  • Anonymous
  • 152 days, 2 hours ago
to stimulate the local economy and to promote to buy produce locally
  • Georgina Hickey
  • 152 days, 2 hours ago
The mission of this market is right: good local food for all. They value food that is produced in a healthy and humane way and they have done great things to get that food to people who might not typically have access to a market of this sort because of money or mobility (they even offer food and plant deliveries by bike!). They also generously share their space with other local organizations that have compatible missions, support performance art, and generally help to build community. It is about so much more than just buying a tomato... (but the tomatoes are awesome too!).
  • Kristen Cuhran
  • 152 days, 2 hours ago
Ypsilanti has the most diverse market, in many ways. I love the variety of the food and vendors-and I come home with food every Tuesday that is delicious, local, and home-grown! The Farmer's Market also has a debit card system and accepts the bridge card.
  • Erin Dion
  • 152 days, 3 hours ago
Because it builds consciousness and community while making fresh food affordable.
  • David Palmer
  • 152 days, 3 hours ago
Great people, great food, good fun... it's all about saying hello to neighbors and building community (without even knowing it).
  • Aubrey Thomason
  • 152 days, 4 hours ago
because it is dynamic, convivial, and excting. All of the vendors share and tradewith one another, and the community is commited to the market. and the market is committed to the community
  • randal baier
  • 153 days, 19 hours ago
samll growers, great morning talk, identity
  • Kathleen Eder
  • 153 days, 19 hours ago
Convenient weekday afternoon!
  • Anonymous
  • 156 days, 18 hours ago
Cause there the shit
  • Anonymous
  • 157 days, 13 hours ago
They accept EBT and are part of the Project Fresh Program.
  • Tracy Rush
  • 159 days, 4 hours ago
To keep the farmers in the industry to have the fresh fruits and vegetables we need. To continue to support their hard work in providing the citizens what they need and the comfort of getting fresh produce straight from the farm.
  • Sharon Tripp
  • 160 days, 14 hours ago
Because it not only helps the local economy but offers the community healthy food it can't find in stores.
  • Jackie Richards
  • 176 days, 18 hours ago
It's packed with interesting farmers and community groups looking to spread the word on the importance of eating local slow food! Go Ypsi!
  • jake smith
  • 178 days, 1 hour ago
Walking distance from housing. Great selection of veggies. Alternative to the corporatist food system. Fresh eggs I can feel good about eating. Maggie's zucchini bread.
  • Kira Berman
  • 181 days, 1 hour ago
Fresh local food and community building, not to mention a healthy walk or bike ride.
  • Anonymous
  • 181 days, 1 hour ago
Because it is essential for our community!
  • Elizabeth Lassiter
  • 181 days, 1 hour ago
I enjoy supporting local farmers. The food is fresher and of better quality too. This farmer's market has a great location as well!
  • TaShara Coakley
  • 181 days, 1 hour ago
The food is great and I love the music!
  • Lauren Darmanin
  • 181 days, 2 hours ago
  • Michelle Fucci
  • 181 days, 2 hours ago
the DYFM has delicious local foods, and it's always a lot of fun!
  • Bob Winning
  • 182 days, 4 hours ago
  • melissa chalmers
  • 182 days, 13 hours ago
I like knowing where my food comes from, and I like that it's a tangible way to support local food systems. It's also a fun activity for my two year old, even if she steadfastly refuses to talk to anyone!
  • Christopher Hee
  • 183 days, 2 hours ago
Good locally grown fresh produce, which is available readily to the seniors living in the high rise as well as to the entire Ypsilanti area.
  • Therese Doud
  • 183 days, 3 hours ago
It's a geat idea to support local farmers and artists. The Ypsilanti Farmer's Market is a vital part of the community.
  • Sean Stidd
  • 183 days, 4 hours ago
What's not to like? Great location, selection, and timing.
  • Kelly Nichols
  • 183 days, 5 hours ago
Because I love fresh, local food!
  • Lisa Lamb
  • 183 days, 17 hours ago
I work downtown for a business that buys locally from the farmer's market. It allows us to serve fresh local food to a large variety of people while supporting small local farmers and artisans. It's the best!!!
  • Amanda Simanek
  • 183 days, 17 hours ago
  • aneta leavitt
  • 183 days, 19 hours ago
fantastic location, great food and ambiance.
  • Gerry Butterwick
  • 183 days, 20 hours ago
Close to home and good for the community body.
  • Anonymous
  • 184 days, 7 minutes ago
The produce was great and displayed so nicely. The people were very friendly and answered questions willingly. The market was very well organized. I will gladly return and buy locally!
  • Megan Brown
  • 184 days, 5 hours ago
Great, fresh, local food!
  • Beka Heinz
  • 184 days, 20 hours ago
Great spirit and varied vendors. Always willing to talk about their products.
  • Peter Thompson
  • 185 days, 7 hours ago
I prefer to buy fresh produce near my home.
  • lisa baker
  • 185 days, 8 hours ago
I can support the local economy and michigan farmers as well being able to buy very fresh food.
  • joshua smith
  • 185 days, 14 hours ago
i love ypsilanti i love local ypsilanti I love local food culture and people and I love the market manager!
  • Mary Beth Coffey
  • 185 days, 17 hours ago
  • Kristyn Spangler
  • 185 days, 18 hours ago
I can walk with my kids to the market and get farm fresh fruit.
  • DeBorah Borden
  • 185 days, 22 hours ago
The Ypsilanti Farmers Market is a healthier alternative for residents who otherwise would have to purchase produce from local gas stations, etc. which sometimes is not in the best condition, It's also in a convenient location for easy access. Its food demonstrations teach how to enhance the nutrients of food which some people have no clue of how to do. It' a good education tool.
  • Sharon Sheldon
  • 185 days, 22 hours ago
Friendly vendors, local produce, close to work, great prices and fresh food - all the important elements of a great farmers market
  • Jenna Bacolor
  • 185 days, 22 hours ago
The market is a lively community gathering spot filled with fresh veggies and other yummy food. It has become THE place to be on Tuesday afternoons!
  • Anonymous
  • 186 days, 49 minutes ago
to support local business -- financially by keeping the money we spend in our local community and to get fresher produce then the local stores.
  • Anonymous
  • 186 days, 1 hour ago
Parking, local vendors and shoppers.
  • Anonymous
  • 186 days, 3 hours ago
I love right by it!
  • Linda Wilber
  • 186 days, 3 hours ago
I believe that buying from local people is always a great idea, and Ypsilanti is a great home town and I do all I can to support it!!
  • Gina McGovern
  • 186 days, 4 hours ago
Tamales.
  • Stacey Fallis
  • 186 days, 4 hours ago
The fresh produce and prepared foods available at the market are local and far superior to what is available at the chain grocery stores.
  • Anonymous
  • 186 days, 4 hours ago
  • Holly Smith
  • 186 days, 4 hours ago
Love those locally grown veggies and all the other wonderful things the market has to offer!
  • John Gundrum
  • 186 days, 4 hours ago
it is a good thing for Ypsilanti
  • Alison Donigan
  • 186 days, 5 hours ago
The Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers' Market is a convenient place to buy fresh, healthy food while supporting local businesses.
  • Chantal Cotton
  • 186 days, 5 hours ago
It is located in a great space in Ypsilanti and is a great place that everyone wants to go to.
  • Anne Stevenson
  • 186 days, 5 hours ago
Ypsilanti's Farmers' Market is a great place to come together as a community, particularly in this struggling economy - to not only meet and spend time with members of our city, but to support local business. There is a great variety of fruits, vegetables, plants as well as baked goods and crafts. I hope that our Market continues to grow and can't wait to get out there again!
  • Janice Charlton
  • 186 days, 5 hours ago
  • carol erickson
  • 186 days, 6 hours ago
Great addition to the downtown area. I like weekday marketing as weekends are pretty busy.
  • Rick Coughlin
  • 186 days, 6 hours ago
It's fresh, friendly and frequent!
  • Peggy White
  • 186 days, 6 hours ago
I like getting fresh fruit and vegetables, along with really great bread and little sweet potato pies!
  • Sandee French
  • 186 days, 7 hours ago
The location is close and convenient. The hours work perfectly for stopping by on the way home, the displays are always inviting, the diverse products that are offered, the opportunity to learn about a variety of healthy subjects, but MOST of all...the great, fresh food that I purchase for my family!
  • Rene Greff
  • 186 days, 7 hours ago
It is helping to create and support a fresh, local food system in our community. Gives people a chance to meet their neighbors and their farmers and feel good about what we buy and what we eat. Love it!
  • Erin Gilligan
  • 186 days, 7 hours ago
Cool market!
  • Marti Bombyk
  • 186 days, 14 hours ago
The community is alive with hope and gardening fervor, and in Michigan we are experiencing hard times. This makes a huge difference!!
  • Mike Munn
  • 186 days, 15 hours ago
I enjoy supporting local businesses while obtaining fresh fruits and veggies locally grown. I enjoy meeting interesting people there as well. It is a fun place to meet!
  • Bob Kranz
  • 186 days, 15 hours ago
It's a cool market in a cool town.
  • Nancy Wu
  • 186 days, 15 hours ago
close to home, fresh produce, yummy breads
  • Pamela Larsen
  • 186 days, 15 hours ago
  • Keri Middaugh
  • 186 days, 16 hours ago
It's close and healthy and fun!
  • Dolly Tittle
  • 186 days, 16 hours ago
Great fresh produce, cheese, plants, music,and even latin food!
  • Stephanie Yannella
  • 186 days, 16 hours ago
Its an Awesome Market in the heart of DownTown Ypsilanti! It is right across from the Center Citizen Building and near College Town... where alot of people walk! Very easy access for people that may not otherwise be able to visit Farm Markets and buy fresh fruits and veggies!
  • Bridgit Cook
  • 186 days, 16 hours ago
I can bike to it! Oh, and the food is top notch.
  • Anne Hooghart
  • 186 days, 17 hours ago
It's a convenient way to buy fresh food!
  • Angela Moloney
  • 186 days, 17 hours ago
It is such a fun place to gather with neighbors and friends. Such a good selection!
  • sierra clair
  • 186 days, 19 hours ago
I want to support local farmers and local business.
  • Anonymous
  • 186 days, 20 hours ago
I support local business as much as I can and trust the safety of the veggies more than I do the chain store veggies.
  • Julia Stransky
  • 186 days, 20 hours ago
It's very accessible to people of all incomes AND it's a great way for us to support our local businesses and farmers.
  • Donna Parmelee
  • 186 days, 20 hours ago
  • Joyce Ramsey
  • 186 days, 20 hours ago
I love the downtown market! Lots of variety, fresh vegies,fruit,wonderful bread, cheese and tamales... I am so bummed when my work schedule conflicts and I can't get down there to shop.
  • Michele Jarvis
  • 186 days, 21 hours ago
It's great to be able to support the locals. You can find everything from vegetables to jewelry to awesome cheeses and breads -- and it's all FRESH.
  • Jim Streeter
  • 186 days, 21 hours ago
The Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers' Market offers a wide range of products, from cheese, to meats, to vegetables, to crafts. It gives you a lot of options to buy fresh food.
  • Kent Baumkel
  • 186 days, 21 hours ago
A Market for the senses: Yummy fresh goat cheese with herbs, a loaf of fresh crusty bread, a rainbow of jewel-like colors that I can eat (fresh produce) in my bag. Ummmmmm.........'scuse me while I chew... Supporting local growers/farmers/bakers/cheesmakers/beekeepers, etc. Knowing where my food actually came from.
  • Anonymous
  • 186 days, 21 hours ago
Because I like to support Michigan farmers.
  • Amie Anderson
  • 186 days, 21 hours ago
  • Megan Turf
  • 186 days, 21 hours ago
I love the fresh produce and flowers! SO much better than local grocery stores!!!
  • Brooke Dagnan
  • 186 days, 21 hours ago
I love biking to the market to pick up my CSA and buy other locally grown produce.
  • Kerri Pepperman
  • 186 days, 21 hours ago
  • Eileen Shields
  • 186 days, 21 hours ago
The freshest Products at the best prices
  • claire cabrera
  • 186 days, 21 hours ago
I love being able to walk down there from my home in the afternoons, it's a great outing with my son. The vendors are great, helpful and there is always something I can get. It makes up a main part of my shopping experience.
  • Anonymous
  • 186 days, 21 hours ago
It is a lovely and friendly market that is close to home.
  • Marco Cabrera
  • 186 days, 21 hours ago
I love that I can walk somewhere to get good vegetables, and I enjoy supporting local farmers... To top it off, it ends up being a great place to talk to friends that I often don't get to see otherwise.
  • Rebecca Dunkle
  • 186 days, 21 hours ago
I LOVE the variety of low-cost, healthy local products, and the location and schedule of the market is great -- very convenient for people driving home from work, across the street from senior high-rise apts, and walkable for a lot of citizens of Ypsi.
  • Dan Davis
  • 186 days, 22 hours ago
because i love being able to get fresh veggies
  • Maggie Sell
  • 187 days, 28 minutes ago
Fresh produce from local vendors/farmers. Love to shop locally and see my fellow community members in the great out of doors!
  • Jennifer Williams
  • 187 days, 48 minutes ago
So much locally grown produce as well as a variety of other products. I support local farmers as well as my community.
  • Yvette Broda
  • 187 days, 1 hour ago
there is nothing else like fresh homegrown produse. your helping your community, your neighbor, and yourself........
  • Tamara Larson
  • 187 days, 1 hour ago
It's important to support your local farmers! I'd be lost without the farmers market! I love going up there when I can.
  • Mary Linke
  • 187 days, 1 hour ago
Ypsilanti Farmers' Market had been the meeting place in Depot Town for many years. It was used for meetings, dances, receptions and many other functions. We need to raise the money so this building can be used as it was intended to be used.
  • Kristin Robinson
  • 187 days, 2 hours ago
It is local growers and has a nice variety of plants, to plant, then veggies and fruit and always cheese and breads and jams to sell - very good and closer to those of us on the west side of the city. Prices are very good for the quality of what is sold there.
  • Carole Clare
  • 187 days, 2 hours ago
It is the best place to shop for quality and price.
  • Anonymous
  • 187 days, 3 hours ago
It's local food, local organizations and a wonderful jewel to have downtown.
  • Maureen Harding
  • 187 days, 3 hours ago
Wonderfully convenient. This week a quick stop resulted in zucchini bread and green tomatoes!
  • Joy Meadows
  • 187 days, 3 hours ago
They have so much to offer. Great produce, meat, coffee, baked stuff and MORE!! I love our farmers market in Ypsilanti!!
  • Bob Krzewinski
  • 187 days, 4 hours ago
Its close to home with lots of vendors.
  • Anonymous
  • 187 days, 4 hours ago
It's so convenient, and always has amazing, fresh, local food!
  • Dina Bankole
  • 187 days, 4 hours ago
  • Bernard Swiecki
  • 187 days, 4 hours ago
Great location and great people
  • James Oyler
  • 187 days, 4 hours ago
They are awesome.
  • Candace Pinaud
  • 187 days, 4 hours ago
The Downtown Ypsilanti Farmer's Market brightens up our downtown once a week. Not only do they have local & organic produce but they also support local artisans shocasing their crafts, jewelry and baked goods. I hear residents bragging about the market all the time and showing off their wares! We are thrilled that they opened the downtown Ypsilanti Market and whole-heartedly support their cause and their need for this grant. May you win the grant and we all win in Ypsilanti due to your continued success!!
  • Tisha Moore
  • 187 days, 4 hours ago
New and familiar faces each week. The most wonderful and informative farmers around. Food that was grown by people who care, in soil that is close to home. Its just that lovely.
  • Karyl Costage
  • 187 days, 4 hours ago
Fresh food, close to home with great prices.
  • Anne Gardner
  • 187 days, 4 hours ago
I love that I have a place for fresh, locally grown produce within walking distance from my house!
  • Arika Lycan
  • 187 days, 4 hours ago
The vendors are great, the produce and food products are fresh! Everyone is nice and friendly! Also, it's great that our Farmer's Market takes EBT and food stamps, and gives you the option to use tokens- that way if you are like me and you never have cash, you can purchase tokens with your debit card! :)
  • Laura Cifor
  • 187 days, 4 hours ago
It's one of our best local resources for fresh food, supporting our own growers and in turn our own economy.
  • Wendy Cribelar
  • 187 days, 4 hours ago
They are the most friendly people. Prices are great~ This is one of many business in the Depot town that keeps me coming.
  • nan Schuette
  • 187 days, 4 hours ago
Location is great - easy access - excellent prices for fresh produce
  • Ed Golembiewski
  • 187 days, 4 hours ago
Great food, prices, people. You meet neighbors and make friends! What could be better?
  • Hollie Pietsch
  • 188 days, 16 hours ago
  • Beckey Ginbey
  • 190 days, 1 hour ago
It's a great market with a perfect loacation in the downtown Ypsilanti area.
  • Kari Blouin
  • 193 days, 7 hours ago
Growing Hope is there. Its easy for me to get to, and I like the time so i can go after work. Its casual and laid back and there's a large variety of food/crafts. and I love Pilar's.
  • Anonymous
  • 194 days, 6 hours ago
They have the best locally grown and best prices around. And the people are real and down to earth!
  • Neha Shah
  • 194 days, 21 hours ago
Farmer's Markets are wonderful places for communities to support local farmers and the local economy. You also are able to buy great local food without the buying food that has traveled thousands of miles, which in itself has many detrimental effects to the environment.
  • Karrie Black
  • 194 days, 23 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 194 days, 23 hours ago
great selection, wonderful vendors.
  • Anonymous
  • 195 days, 40 minutes ago
The farmers market is a great place for local residents to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Brit Satchwell
  • 195 days, 1 hour ago
It's the essence of "local". I live in A2 and love their market as well, but it seems like a McMarket whereas Ypsi's market seems cozier and more "homegrown".
  • Anonymous
  • 195 days, 2 hours ago
It has been a great opportunity for many low income seniors to attend from the senior center across the street. And the market has great produce, cheese and bread from terrific vendors.
  • Lindsey Scalera
  • 195 days, 2 hours ago
I love this market! The vendors are diverse and the produce is always great. Everyone is so nice and this market keeps growing and improving.
  • Jennifer Emkow
  • 195 days, 2 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 195 days, 2 hours ago
I love the healthy food options that are available in our city.
  • Ellen Bunting
  • 195 days, 2 hours ago
Music, tamales, fresh food demonstrations, herbs, kids, adults, seniors, local eggs, meat, vegetables, all the peoples of the planet... need I say more?
  • Anonymous
  • 195 days, 21 hours ago
I use their EBT machine, which makes it really convenient to buy fresh food with my food stamps. The vendors are diverse in race and age, and the market is easily accessible with lots of parking.
  • Lesley Chace
  • 196 days, 1 hour ago
It's very convenient, has more and more vendors of fresh, local produce and other products every year (great tamales and pumpkin pies), fun and social - I always see someone I know!
  • Anonymous
  • 196 days, 1 hour ago
It provides fresh produce for a community that doesn't necessarily have total access to fresh foods (at least at an affordable price), has an EBT machine, and has the friendliest vendors.
  • Anonymous
  • 196 days, 2 hours ago
Diverse farmers and shoppers. Brings healthy food and programs to residents of Ypsi.
  • Judy Wright
  • 196 days, 2 hours ago
Fresh home grown veggies at a great price - Fresh is the key...
  • corinne sikorski
  • 197 days, 28 minutes ago
It is creating a grocery opportunity in our community that is minimal for locally grown food. There is also a nice synergy between the various partners supporting this market: Growing Hope, Ypsilanti Food Coop, Washtenaw County Public Health Department and Michigan State Extension, which creates a great sense of community.
  • Anonymous
  • 197 days, 1 hour ago
they have an ebt machine and have lots of diverse, local farmers.
  • Liz Dahl MacGregor
  • 197 days, 2 hours ago
I love the opportunity to support local businesses, met and get to know the people growing and making so much of my food, and having a weekly event to take my son to and connect to the community.
  • Sarah Smith
  • 197 days, 3 hours ago
The DYFM has a great variety of produce grown by wonderful farmers that are always willing to share recipes and ideas, even those that aren't food related! I love having a face with the food I buy, and knowing that it was grown close to the market- so much closer than food at large grocery stores. And I love local artists and musicians and chefs... the whole thing brightens my week.
  • Raymond Putman
  • 201 days, 20 hours ago
It is a very friendly place filled with great stuff.
  • Terry Heiss
  • 201 days, 22 hours ago
I like to support local business'
  • Gabriel Heiss
  • 202 days, 18 hours ago
It's GREAT! (plus my dad's a vendor)
  • Hal Wolfe
  • 203 days, 15 hours ago
Because it's a proud old market with some great farmers that have stuck with it thru thick and thin. Around here lately we're a bit on the thin side and we could sure use a little help until things thicken up again. But they will.
  • Yvette Colon
  • 203 days, 20 hours ago
Local offerings, great atmosphere, friendly
  • Kathy Rogers
  • 205 days, 20 hours ago
It's just the greatest place to go and the people are so friendly
  • Theresa Redick
  • 206 days, 18 hours ago

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