The East Lansing Farmer's Market, a growers-only market, is located in an inviting, open-air atmosphere, just steps away from the Michigan State University campus. Customers can fill their shopping bags with a diverse selection of fresh, farm-grown Michigan produce and products, including fresh vegetables, grass-fed beef, artisan bread, cheese, all-natural chicken, organic produce and much more.
2015 Market Season
The 2015 ELFM will take place June 7-October 25, 2015 on Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court.
East Lansing Farmer’s Market Autumn Fest and Cart Bash to Take Place Oct. 4 The ELFM will celebrate the splendor of fall with its annual Autumn Fest event on Sunday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It will feature free cider and donuts, wagon rides, a bonfire, live music, pumpkin painting and fall-themed crafts and games.
In celebration of East Lansing’s new recycling cart program, the Cart Bash will feature recycling information, recycling cart games, freebies (including superhero recycling capes), free kettle corn and an up-close look at East Lansing’s new hydraulic hybrid recycling truck.
“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. In essence, customers at the market enjoy authentic local Michigan goods rather than purchasing wholesale items.
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 would receive an extra $20 for FREE..
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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 over the last few years, drawing a crowd of an estimated 1,000 visitors to Valley Court Park each week.