Farmer's Market

East Lansing Farmer's Market Shop Local logo

The East Lansing Farmer's Market (ELFM), a growers-only market, is located in an inviting, open-air atmosphere, just steps away from the Michigan State University campus and downtown East Lansing. Customers can fill their shopping bags with a diverse selection of fresh, farm-grown Michigan produce and products, including fresh vegetables and fruit, grass-fed beef, artisan bread, cheese, all-natural chicken, coffee, maple syrup, honey, flowers and much more.

2016 Market Season


The 2016 ELFM will take place June 5-Oct. 30, 2016 on Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court.


Autumn Fest


Enjoy the splendor of fall at the East Lansing Farmer's Market's annual Autumn Fest. The 2016 Autumn Fest will be taking place Sunday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Park. Come on out for free donuts and cider, horse-and-wagon rides, fall children's activities, live music and much more!

“100% Homegrown Makes Us Different”

 
What makes the ELFM unique is that every item sold by vendors is 100% homegrown. Vendors must either grow their own produce or make their own products. Customers at the market enjoy authentic local Michigan goods.

Weekly Shopping Checklist


A shopping checklist is posted online each week to provide ELFM customers with a preview of what vendors will be selling at the upcoming market. 

Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks Accepted


The ELFM accepts SNAP/Bridge cards at the market and allows customers to stretch their dollars with the Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program. As a result of a grant from the Fair Food Network, the DUFB program "matches" SNAP/Bridge card dollars spent at farmer's markets. Customers will receive a dollar for dollar match (up to $20) that can be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Michigan. For example, if a customer spends $20 on their SNAP/Bridge Card, they receive an extra $20 to spend at the market.

Connect to ELFM!


Check out the ELFM Facebook page! Visit www.cityofeastlansing.com/news to subscribe to the ELFM weekly e-newsletter!

History


The market made its successful debut in 2009, bringing fresh, farm-grown Michigan produce and products to community members throughout the region. The market has proven to be a huge hit ever since, drawing a crowd of an estimated 1,000 visitors to Valley Court Park on market days.