112 South Third Street
Saturdays May 25 to December 14, 2019    9:00 AM to 1:00 PM   Wednesdays June 12 to September 25, 2019  5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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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Downtown Marquette Farmers Market’s 2019 Season Review

The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market celebrated its 20th anniversary during the 2019 season, and what a fabulous season it was. Thank you to the Marquette Downtown Development Authority (MDDA) for sponsoring the market. Thank you as well to the shoppers, vendors and community partners for your support and participation; and a special thank you to the Saturday weather for its cooperation too. This was the very rare season that it was dry for each Saturday Market morning!

The Saturday Market season opened May 25 and ran through October 26, offering products from 57 seasonal vendors and 37 rotating daily vendors. The vendor offerings included fresh produce, eggs, meats, prepared foods, and artisan goods. The Late Fall Market consisted of 34 different vendors throughout the fall and was open through December 14.  New during the 2019 season was the addition of a Wednesday Evening market, held June 12 through September 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The MDDA was very pleased to be able to pilot a mid-week market. Look for continued growth in 2020.

UP North Roast generously sponsored live music during the Saturday Market. Throughout the 2019 summer season, the market also partnered with various organizations to provide food tasting and educational programming. The national Power of Produce program continued for its second season at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market. Partridge Creek Farm provided volunteer staff to operate the program on a weekly basis through the end of October. Additional funding was provided by Partridge Creek Farm, ACHIEVE Coalition of Marquette County and Taste the Local Difference Local Food Event. Over 750 children participated throughout the season.
The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market participates in five food assistance programs (SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH, Senior Market FRESH and Hoophouses For Health). Over $45,000 was distributed in food access benefits during the 2019 season.

The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market has been listed as one of the “9 Best Farmers Markets in Michigan” by bestthingsmi.com and recognized by onlyinyourstate.com as one of the “10 Incredible Farmers Markets in Michigan That Are A Must Visit.” 

Planning for the 2020 Market season is currently underway. The Market Manager for the past 7 seasons, Myra Zyburt, will be leaving the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market in January. Under Myra’s watch, the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market has grown by leaps and bounds into the outstanding market we now have. A search is underway for the next Downtown Marquette Farmers Market Manager, and details about the position can be found at downtownmarquette.org.

Thanks again for an amazing market season. Warmest winter wishes to you all, and we’ll see you in the spring.


Checks presentation, Partridge Creek Farm and Taste the Local Difference to Power of Produce program at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

Huge Thank You to Dan Perkins of Partridge Creek Farm for their continued support of the Power of Produce Program at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market. Dan secured additional funding that has allowed the program to operate through October 26. Partridge Creek Farm provides the volunteers and runs the program at the market.
Taste the Local Difference UP representative, Alex Palzewicz, presents a donation from the Local Food Event to Myra Zyburt, Market Manager, MDDA Downtown Marquette Farmers Market for the Power of Produce program. Thank you Alex and Taste the Local Difference for your continued support.

featured recipe

Crispy Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites

‘Tis the season to be jolly and gather for holiday parties. When it’s your turn to bring an appetizer make sure your market shopping list includes potatoes and bacon. Then you will be ready to make your customized party tray.  This recipe is perfect as a side dish too.

YIELD: Makes 10-15, depending on number of potatoes


1 lb. small potatoes (about 2″ across – red or Yukon work fine)
Olive oil
Kosher salt
Sliced cheese (picture shows Colby Jack) cut into small squares

For topping:
Light sour cream
Cooked bacon, chopped
Sliced green onions


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Using a sharp knife, make several cuts through each potato, avoiding cutting all the way down. Place potatoes on baking sheet. Rub with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

Bake for 30 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Place cheese squares in between a few of the cuts on each potato. Return to oven for 5-10 additional minutes, until cheese has melted. Let cool 10 minutes before topping with sour cream, bacon and green onions, or your desired toppings.

Serve warm or at room temperature.