The East Lansing Farmers Market (ELFM), a growers-only market, is located in an inviting, open-air park atmosphere, just steps away from the MSU campus and downtown East Lansing. Customers can fill their shopping bags with a diverse selection of fresh, farm-grown Michigan produce and products, including vegetables, fruit, artisan bread, cheese, meat, coffee, maple syrup, honey, flowers and more.
2018 Market Season
The 2018 ELFM will take place June 3-Oct. 28, 2018 on Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court.
The East Lansing Farmers Market's popular annual Autumn Fest event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14. This year’s Autumn Fest will feature everything from horse-and-wagon rides to fall-themed children’s activities, free donuts and cider, an outdoor fire pit, live music, fall photo opportunities and 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.
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.