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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Awesome August at the farmers market

Welcome back Northern Michigan Students. The market, open through December 19,  has many products to help nourish your success this semester.  When the semester is coming to a close, you will find many unique and delicious items to satisfy your gift giving list before you   head home for semester break.

Lots of food, lots of activity at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market this Saturday, August 29.
This is our ‘bonus” weekend of the summer, with Memorial Day as early as it can be and Labor Day as late as it can be we have an additional weekend and week of summer. Lets enjoy!

Yarnwinders of Marquette will be at the market this week

Live music by Travis Swanson and Harold South from 10 am-1 pm

We are at the point of the growing season where  just about everything is available now.  Sweet corn, tomatoes, summer squash, carrots, beets, onions, potatoes, greens, garlic, beans, basil, kale, and much more. It is a beautiful, delicious time of the year.

August allocation of Hoophouses for Health voucher pick up is available every Saturday.

Looking ahead to September and Labor Day weekend: apples, peaches and pears will be available at the market starting September 5. Also more sweet corn




Announcing: Double Up Food Bucks begins June 6, 2015

Get more fruits & vegetables when you use your Bridge Card at farmers markets!

It’s easy with Double Up Food Bucks. Find a market near you and see below for how it works:

  1. Bring your SNAP Bridge Card to the farmers market office or info booth before you shop. Market staff are there to help.
  2. Buy any SNAP-eligible foods at the market with your Bridge Card dollars.
  3. We’ll match what you spend with FREE Double Up Food Bucks – up to $20, every market day. Use them right away or later on to buy Michigan grown fruits & vegetables.



featured recipe

Yogurt Cucumber Mint

Yogurt, Cucumber & Mint

There are lots of cucumbers at the market and mint and it is predicted to warm up again this weekend. Here is a recipe to help you keep cool.

Maast O Khiar

For Iranians, this dish serves the purpose of cooling you down in the sweltering summers. As in Turkey, Greece and India, a yogurt dish of this sort is a staple on the table during every family meal. Iranians love to vary the content, often using beetroot or spinach in place of the cucumber. In the height of summer, this dish is virtually treated as a soup, so perhaps it is Iran’s answer to the Spanish gazpacho. 
It should be served chilled and, on the hottest of occasions, with ice cubes to help it stay cool.

  • 1 large cucumber, coarsely grated
  • 2 tsp dried mint
  • generous handful of golden raisins
  • 500ml (18fl oz) Greek yogurt
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

To serve (optional):

  • olive oil
  • chopped walnuts
  • finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • dried edible rose petals

Carefully squeeze out and discard the excess water from the grated cucumber — you can do this by hand or in a sieve. Put the drained cucumber pulp into a mixing bowl.

Add the dried mint and golden raisins to the bowl, followed by the yogurt, and mix well. Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper. Cover with clingfilm and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. To serve, drizzle with a little olive oil and scatter with chopped walnuts, finely chopped mint leaves and dried rose petals, if desired.


Try adding chopped fresh dill or mint, as well as walnut pieces for a different take on this dish.

From Persiana by Sabrina Ghayour, Interlink 2014.


Serves 6 as part of a mezze