To support local farmers, growers, and artisans; to make available wholesome, quality food and goods, and to provide a festive marketplace that benefits the Marquette Community.

The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is sponsored by the Marquette Downtown Development Authority

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July 2, Independence Weekend

Reminder, the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is open every Saturday at the Marquette Commons through December 17. Even when the weather is less favorable, fabulous locally grown food is harvested and ready for your meals (we all eat daily!)

What is happening July 2 at the market:

Live music from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. this week provided by:  Green Gene

Michigan Songwriter,Storyteller and Farmer, Green Gene began writing songs early on and polished and honed up his songwriting skills at the Cheatham St. Warehouse in San Marcos TX..
His styles vary from Rock to Folk and from Alternative to Country, partial to food he hints of rural America within his lyrics, Gene enjoys his little micro Farm and spends many hours writing and singing to and about his Ducks, Goats,and chickens!
Green Gene 6-29-13

Demonstrations at the market:

Wood turning demonstration by Dave Payant of Trillium Turning, Dave makes platters, bowls and other items on his lathe and sells them from his website and at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market every Saturday morning.  He uses local woods like Cherry, Maple, Ash and Pine to create useful and decorative pieces.  Dave has a gallery of photos and some information on the turning process and the wood he uses.
wood turning demo
 Superior Watershed Partnership will be at the market this week offering milkweed seedlings, raised in Northern Michigan University’s greenhouse, in conjunction with their Marquette Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative. This summer the Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) in cooperation with the City of Marquette and other project partners is launching a two-year, 19 acre restoration project along the Iron Ore Heritage Train/North Country Trail between the Marquette Welcome Center and the mouth of the Carp Rover. This project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program The goal of the project is to enhance and restore the diversity and abundance of important coastal stopover habitat utilized by migratory bird species as well as the monarch butterfly, a species that has observed an 80% decline form historic average population levels in recent years. Stop by thier boot to learn more about this project and how  you can participate by planting milkweed. Milkweed seedings

In addition to the 47 Season vendors at the market this week, we also welcome these 7 Daily vendors:

Cedar & Swell: Handmade stationary, journals, postcards, greeting cards, calendars, jewelry and  home decor.
Beverly Myers: Plant starts

Marilyn Keefe crates art prints on paper and cloth or on objects such as trays or boxes as well as watercolors of the Marquette area. Marilyn Keefe June 18
Mean Jean Foods: Gourmet mustard’s – flavors include Original, White Wine, Hot Jalapeno, Cranberry
Mean Jean Mustard

Sha Renee Designs includes metal and stone focal piece jewelry with a-symmetrical accents. Shana also paints intricate dot designs on canvas.


 She Renee Design
Sunny Day Giggles: Upcycled clothing and accessories for adults and children including wool sweaters coats, skirts, accessories, purses and more. Sunny Day Giggles
Tea & Crumpets: Celebrating Marquette’s beauty and bounty with unique floral and plants, quality teas and fancy bakery treats. Tea and Crumpets 6-25-16







Looking ahead at the market


Each week we are looking forward to all the customers, the delicious food and beautiful artisan products available at the market. Reminders, the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is open every Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m at the Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third St., through December 17. Regardless of the weather on Saturday’s, fabulous fresh local food is harvested and ready for you, as well as everything else  you need to round out your weekly menu. The market accepts MI Bridge Card,and distributes Double Up Food Bucks, up to $20.00 per market day, as a matching grant when you use your MI Bridge Card at the market. Hoophouses for Health vouchers are distributed to qualified households, bring the Hoophouses for Health postcard you received from your child’s participating childcare organization. Visit the market kiosk to access these programs. Project FRESH and Market FRESH coupons will be accepted through October 31, use those directly with the farmers. cashier picture
July 9 
Live music from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. provided by Jenn Copeman Jenn Copeman
Discover Michigan Fresh: learn how to use the luscious fresh food that is available at the market Discover MI Fresh
Dia de los Taco Dia de los Taco truck
In addition to the 50 season vendors that are at the market every week, we welcome these 4 Daily vendors
N.A.P.S.: Rain Barrels rain barrels cropped
Odds & Ends: upcycled purses, hats and bags
UP Roc Doc: sterling silver jewelry
White Birch Apiary: Honey, honey products and gift baskets honey, gift boxes, White Birch Apiary 5-28-16

















featured recipe


Strawberry Salsa

Strawberries made their appearance at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market this past Saturday. Summer is truly here! They will be available for the next 3-4 weeks. There is nothing like the sweet aromatic flavor of fresh, Upper Peninsula strawberries. Of course they are delicious eaten out of hand and so versatile they can be added to many things, from cereal or smoothies in the morning, sliced on sandwiches or salad at lunch and any dessert. Strawberries are also delicious as an ingredient to savory dishes. Give this recipe a try during this coming 4th of July weekend. BBQ’s are popular, use this as a topping to any grilled meat or as a dip for tortilla chips. It would be great over scrambled eggs or in place of a dressing on a bed of greens. How will you use it?


This 5-Ingredient Strawberry Salsa is sweet, simple to make, and so delicious!



  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno, stem and seeds removed, finely diced
  • half of a small red onion, peeled and finely diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2/3 cup finely-chopped fresh cilantro, loosely-packed
  • juice of 1 lime, about 2 tablespoons
  • (pinch of salt and black pepper)

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